The Studebaker National Museum Archives (SNMA) contains the surviving corporate archives of the Studebaker Corporation, the Packard Motor Car Company and other South Bend area industries. The Archives contain over 70 tons of material that dates from the 1850s. Its largest collections include:
The Image Collection:
The SNMA holds over 50,000 images dating to the 19th century, covering a wide variety of subjects. Image reproductions are available for both commercial and personal use.
The Engineering Drawing Collection:
The SNMA possesses the largest collection of Studebaker and Packard factory engineering drawings in existence. The engineering drawing collection dates from the 1900s (Packard) and 1920s (Studebaker) up through the end of production for both companies. Reproductions of Studebaker and Packard factory engineering drawings are available.
The Motion Picture Collection:
Film footage from as early as 1927 can be found at the SNMA. The motion picture collection contains over 500 titles of Studebaker and Packard produced films including promotional films, television commercials and movie shorts. Many titles are available through The Studebaker National Museum Store. Film footage reproduction is available for commercial use.
The Production Order Collection:
Factory Production Orders, also called “build sheets” or “line setting tickets”, are available for most 1936-1966 Studebaker cars and trucks and most 1956-1958 Packards. The Production Order is a vehicle’s “birth certificate” and shows how it was equipped when it left the factory. Order your Production Order now!