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Hanson Motor Company documents

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Identifier: ahc.MSS928f

Scope and Content

This collection contains items collected by the Boyce Motor Meter company. It contains two Hanson logo draft drawings as well as a self published book about Hanson Automobiles that consists of an introduction to the company and copies of newspaper clippings, photographs, trade magazine articles, and advertisements.

Dates

  • 1917-1925, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Hanson Motor Company was an Atlanta based car manufacturing company founded by George W. Hanson (1875-1940) and Don M. Ferguson in 1917. The company produced small, low priced cars in a factory in Detroit, Michigan. The budget six-cylinder vehicle called the Little Six, or the Hanson Six, was one of its most popular models. Before closing in 1925 due to a boll weevil scourge that weakened the Southern economy, they produced approximately 1,800 cars.

Extent

2 folder(s)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1997

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Title
Hanson Motor Company documents
Author
Rebecca Grieco
Date
August 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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