Bibliography: Bicycles

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Bicycles Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.

Archival

  • Acc. 1708 Automotive Related Programs Collection
    • box 13 
      • Metropolitan Circuit Races, Greater New York Fair and Exposition, Empire City Park, NY, 1913
      • Stadium Motordrome (motorcycle and bicycle), NY, 1914
      • Twelfth National Motorcycle, Bicycle and Accessory Show, Madison Square Garden, NY, 1926
      • Thirteenth National Motorcycle, Bicycle and Accessory Show, Madison Square Garden, NY, 1927
         
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 1861 Bicycles, 1936 (advertisements and information on various bicycles)
       
  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Office Papers
    • box 140 CAL-CAV (includes Canada Dry Ginger ale on HF’s association with professional bicycle riders), 1939
       
  • Acc. 765 Edsel Automobile Public Relations Records
    • box 9 Shows and Events; Little 500 Bicycle Race, 1951-1952
       
  • Acc. 2004.2 W Dorwin Teague Papers
    • box 33 SOC (Scott Mathauser Corp – Bicycle Brake)
       
  • Acc. 2009.141 Bill Stumpf Papers
    • box 7 Bicycles, undated
       
  • Acc. 2003.109 Ford Earl Design Associates Records
    • box 33 Evans Products Company, undated (includes bicycles, arocycles and barbecues) 
       
  • Acc. 2005.108 Collection on Barney Oldfield
    • box Photographs, tickets, correspondence, and advertisements 
       
  • Acc. 80.140 Roy Mobeck Bicycle Racing Scrapbook 
     
  • Acc. 1623 Wright Brothers Collection
    • box 12 Printed leaflet of Wright Cycle Company on "Van Cleve" bicycles
       
  • Acc. 82.129 Seymour Dunbar Collection 
    • box 1 Prints (82.129.1 - 82.129.29 includes bicycles) 
       
  • E.I. 174 Edison Institute Advertising Drawings
    • box 4 Interior Views - Individual Items: Bicycles
       
  • E.I. 235 Public Relations Records
    • box 39 Bicycles; General, 1977
    • box 44 Bicycle; General, 1978
    • box 48
      • Bicycle Book, 1979-1981
      • Bicycles; General, 1979
    • box 58 Bicycles; General, 1980
    • box 65 Bicycles; General, 1981
       
  • R.C. 50 General Advertisement Collection
    • box 1
      • Bicycles and Tricycles
      • Bicycles and Tricycles—Tires 
         
  • R.C. 25 Trade Card Collection
    • box 1 Trade Card for the American Cycle Co., 1893 (89.0.541.82)
    • box 5 Trade Card for Fisk Bicycle Tires, circa 1938 (89.0.541.708)
    • box 11 Trade Card for the Pope Manufacturing Company, Columbia Bicycle, circa 1880
       
  • R.C. 21 General Postcard Collection
    • box 2 Size J; Bicycles and Tricycles
    • box 11 Size A; Bicycles and Tricycles
       
  • R.C. 26 Travel Literature Collection
    • box 58 New York; Cyclists Map, 1893
       
  • R.C. 23 Program Collection 
    • box 1 Bicycle Racing  
       
  • R.C. 39 Poster Collection
    • Bicycle Road Maps in Harper's Round Table, 1895 (86.15.6.3)
    • Bearings Decoration Day Cycle Races, circa 1896 (86.15.6.4)
       
  • R.C. 27 Print Collection
    • box 7 Size A; H.C. WHEELER (89.0.332.48)
    • box 22 Size BB; HA! HA! YOU CAN'T PEDAL (85.13.8.5)
    • box 1 Size F
      • Les Velocipeaduses, C'est pas plus difficile que ca, Les Bain de Mer, circa 1870 (00.3.3482)
      • Nouveau Steeple-Chase (00.3.3483)
         
  • R.C. 17 Menu Collection
    • box 5 Bicycle Jim's Restaurant & Pub, Ann Arbor, MI, 1987
       
  • R.C. 53 Sheet Music Collection
    • box 13
      • Velocipede Galop, 1869 (00.4.177)
      • New Velicopede, 1869 (00.4.175)
      • Unlucky Velocipedist, 1869 (00.4.178)
    • box 40
      • Bloomer 2-Step March, 1895 (00.4.865)
      • Doolin and his Bike, 1895
    • box 41 The “Zimmy: Caprice, 1895 (00.4.883)
    • box 44 Two On a Wheel, 1897 (00.4.866)
    • box 46 Mary Ellen Simpkin’s Bike, 1898
       
  • UE-033
    • Bicycle News, 1896
    • Membership Card, League of American Wheelmen, 1892
       
  • UE-56
    • Photoprint; Women on the Orient Cycle multi bicycle (37.555.19) 
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  • UM-577A
    • Photograph of Dunlop and son on a bicycle with pneumatic tires and letter describing a bicycle, particularly the spokes and wheels, 1913
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  • UV-240
    • Carte de Visite; Bicycles
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  • UV-348
    • Photoprint; MA Bicycle Club 1886 and guide to faces
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  • UV-363
    • Photoprint; Meeting-League of American Wheelmen 1896-Baltimore (30.1664)
    • Photoprint; National Assembly -League of American Wheelmen - DC 1891 (30.1664)
       
  • UV-372
    • Newton Bicycle club dinner, 1901 (30.1664.)
    • Cycle racing men, 1892 (30.1664.)
    • Wheelmen St. Louis, 1898 (30.1664.)
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  • UV-384
    • Photoprint; Henry Ford and William Ford on county road with bicycle (P.O. 732)
    • Photoprint; Henry Ford bicycle- pocket Kodak image, 1893-98 (P.O.724)
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  • UV-385
    • Photoprint; State Fair tent interior bicycles, Indian motorcycles 
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  • UV-386
    • Photoprint; Man riding old bike (B101907)
    • Photoprint; man on old bicycle (B99562)
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  • Acc. 32.351 Jenny Young Chandler Photographs Collection. Glass Plate Negatives.
    • box 2 Size K Prospect Park, girl with bicycle (32.351.196)
    • box 5 Size K View from Kalulu’s, bicycle, man with boat (32.351.380)
       
  • Acc. 2010.33 Barry Taylor Racing Photographs
    • box 1 1977 vol.1 Long Beach Grand Prix Bicycle, April
    • box 4 1979 vol.3 Los Angeles Times 500 (with Bicycle Demo), (NASCAR), 18 November
    • box 5 1980 v.1 United State Grand Prix West/Long Beach Grand Prix bicycles, 29-30 March
    • box 24 1984 LOS ANGELES SUMMER OLYMPICS AND PARALYMPICS (includes images of various track and field events, velodrome and track bicycle racing)
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  • Acc. 87.135 AAA Michigan Photograph Collection
    • box 35 Bicycles and Tricycles
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  • Acc. 1630 Thomas A. Edison Collection. Photoprints Series.
    • box 1 LGJ.112, High Wheel bicycle rider (negative # O.15899)  
    • box 2 LGJ.112, High Wheel bicycle rider
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  • Acc. 00.1334.55 Columbus Dispatch Children's Promotions Photograph Album
    • Photoprints and text information on ten children’s promotions conducted by the Columbus Dispatch during 1936, including bicycle derby
       
  • Acc. 37.102 Detroit Publishing Company Collection
    • box 34 Transportation; Bicycles
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  • R.C. 29 General Photographs Collection
    • Photoprints size A box 12 Bicycles and Tricycles
    • Photoprints size F Bicycles and Tricycles 
    • Cabinet Cards size K box 1 Bicycle and Tricycles 
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  • Acc. 188 Personal for Henry Ford Photographs
    • neg 2389 Copy – Bicycle, 5-21-1930
    • neg 3046 Copy – Bicycle Track, 10-1-1930
    • neg 6542 High Wheel Bicycle, 1926
    • neg 9372 Ten Seat Bicycle, 7-20-1933
    • neg 9615 Bicycles in Museum, 9-30-1933
    • neg 9871 Copy -Bicycle Title, 2-20-1934
    • neg 10065 Antique Bicycle
    • neg 13114 Copy – Bicycle Racer, 7-2-1935
    • neg 14669 Modern Bicycle, 9-5-1935
    • neg 16054 Copy – Bicycle Picture at St. Johns, Michigan, 1890, 1-24-1936
    • neg 16862 Bicycle, Electric City Bike in Museum, 6-29-1936
    • neg 17977 Copy – Bicycle Rider – Bishop, 11-25-1936
    • neg 17978 Copy – Bicycle Rider – Bishop – Clipper #14 Bicycle and Benjamin F. Bailey
    • neg 20621 Copy – Ten Man Bicycle, 5-12-1937
    • neg 22662 Copy – Man and Woman on Bicycle, 3-31-1938
    • neg 28627 Copy – Men on 10-seater Bicycle, 1-22-1941
    • neg 29218-20 10-seater Bicycle at Watering Trough – Village, 6-16-1941
    • neg 33251-286 Antique Bicycles, 4-2-1937
    • neg 39037 Trick Bicycle, 11-14-1938
    • neg 49158 10-seater Bicycle, 10-6-1940
    • neg 51074-77 Antique Bicycles, 1-7-1942
    • neg  52550-56 Bicycles and Carriages, 2-11-1941
    • neg 52845 View of Bicycle Section, 8-23-1945
    • neg 72396 Copy – Mr. Ford on Bicycle, 7-31-1944
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 61 Bicycles and Tricycles
    • box 85 Ford, Henry – Bicycles 

Trade Catalogs

Periodicals 

The Herald

  • Velocipedes and Bicycles; When Men Took to Wheels, v.3 n.23 p.1

Ford News

  • Fatal accident on Dearborn Avenue, 3:14L:8:2
  • Ford Exhibits at Dearborn Centennial, 7:18L:3:1-4
  • Oxcart to Motor Car (1926 Michigan State Fair), 6:23L:1+:4
  • Seen and Heard at…Fair (1926-Michigan State Fair), 6:23L:2+:1
  • The White Line On The Road...Detroit Printer Who Made Road Building A Hobby, 21:4:91+:1-3
  • Stolen Bicycles (1921), 2:1L:8:4
  • Dunlop, Inventor of the Pneumatic Tire, 6:12L:2+:3-4
  • Briefly Told (Volume in the US as of 1939), 19:5:119:3
  • "We Hopped From Bike To Automobile."...(Popularity with women), 18:2:37+:1-2

Oral Histories

  • 65_89 W. L. Hughson (Hughson was Ford Motor Company’s first dealer and sold bicycles prior to his car dealership)
  • 65_75 W. Griffith (discusses beginnings of Winton Bicycle Company)
  • Acc. 90.47.1.0 Dr. Alex Moulton (3 cassette tapes)

Archives Vertical File

  • Bicycles
  • Ford, Henry - Bicycle

Museum Vertical File

  • box 7 Bicycles
  • box 50 Moulton bicycle
  • box 62 Transportation; Bicycles, tricycles, and unicycles 

Books

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