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NADA Launches New Digital Collection of Archives

June 8, 2017

TYSONS, Va. — As part of its 100th anniversary, the National Automobile Dealers Association has partnered with the Hagley Museum and Library, a Smithsonian affiliate, to create a digital collection of historic publications, press releases, photographs, video and other collateral.

The NADA digital collection at Hagley began with a scanning project supported by the NADA in 2014. Since then, Hagley has digitized and made available more than 2,600 publications and 600 videos.

The publications include periodicals and newsletters like AutoExec, NADA Magazine, Cars & Trucks and NADA Bulletin. Other documents in the collection comprise material related to the annual NADA convention, now known as the NADA Show.

Past NADA conventions make up much of the video material available in the archive. Material is also available for the American Truck Dealers (ATD) division of NADA.

The NADA archive offers access to a significant resource on the study of automobile culture in America, and provides a nuanced historical view of the thousands of dealerships that have played a vital role in local economies of small towns and big cities over the last century.

To view the NADA collection, click here.

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