Within the Museum itself is a comprehensive research facility considered one of the top ten automotive libraries in the world. The archival materials on American and European marques predate the 20th century. Much of it is the legacy of the revered Wellington Everett Miller, the late automotive coach designer and engineer, who gathered this data for more than 70 years.
Materials housed in the library include a database on The Nethercutt Collection, containing technical manuals, promotional material and sales literature from throughout the automotive age, along with biographies of great motoring engineers. Complete runs of automotive trade journals abound, along with rare owner’s manuals, plans and engineering documents of automobile coachbuilders dating from 1900 to 1940.
The library facility is open to the public, with some restrictions on access to the research and historical stack material. There is a research service provided at a rate of $25/hour, which includes the capability to make color copies. For more information, contact the facility at (818) 364-6464 ext. 235, with inquiries directed to Archivist Lori Thornhill or Chief Curator Skip Marketti. For automotive information and automotive research inquires please email firstname.lastname@example.org