Reo Motor Car Company
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The Forest Akers papers include correspondence, speeches, news clippings and other materials related to Michigan State University; a variety of educational materials, legal documents, and articles; a history of Williamston, Michigan; and personal papers including Akers' class reunion information (1950) and a certificate of appointment to the State Board of Agriculture. Scrapbooks contain family photographs and photographs and other information relating to Chrysler Corporation.
This collection contains notes made by Bill Taylor from a 1964 interview with H. J. Karn, in which Karn discusses his working experience in the Lansing plant of the REO Motor Car Company during the years 1906-1916. Also included is a REO Company brochure describing a 1910 record-breaking transcontinental trip from New York to San Francisco in a REO car. The collection includes a photograph of the REO bus that traveled across the country in 1920.
The papers of Lisa Gerber and Mojden Hojjati consist of a student paper written by Gerber and Hojjati entitled "Industrial Patriotism: Americanization in the REO Motor Company." They argue that the paternalistic program of the REO Company was aimed at making immigrants better citizens, whereas the program of the Ford Motor Company was directed at increasing production.
Peter Berg papers consist of a paper "Welfare Capitalism and Worker Response at the REO Motor Car Company, 1916-1929," which was written by the donor for History 901, June 1983. The paper discusses the welfare capitalism program at the REO Motor Car Company of Lansing, Michigan. REO Motor Car Company of Lansing, Michigan, was founded by R. E. Olds. The welfare capitalism program was established there by 1919 and flourished throughout the 1920s.