Scope and Contents note
The collection spans the years 1961-1979, but the majority of the documentation is from the 1960s. The collection is arranged into seven series.
Series 1: James W. Holmes Advertising Agency, 1979, consists of invoices from the Holmes Advertising Agency.
Series 2: Manufacturers, ca. 1960s, is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer name (clients Holmes handled) and consists of negatives and some photographs of parts produced by the manufacturers. The negatives were used to create catalogs for various companies selling go-karts.
Series 3: Go-Kart Races, 1961-1978, undated, is arranged alphabetically by the race site. Almost exclusively negatives, there are some photographs and two microfilm reels depicting races throughout the United States.
eries 4: Go-Kart Associations, 1964-1968, undated, contains documentation on associations, councils and clubs associated with the go-karting industry. Of interest are seven issues of the
Grand Prix Press
, a newspaper published by Meadowdale International Raceways, Inc.
Series 5: Miscellaneous, undated, consists of one folder of material which includes newspaper clippings, business cards, art work, and articles.