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Motor Wheel Corporation collection

Identifier: 00242

Scope and Contents

This collection contains bi-weekly newspapers printed for the employees of Motor Wheel Corporation. In addition to news about employees and the company, there is information about Lansing, Michigan. Of particular interest are the papers from the World War II era. The newspaper was named The Spokesman when the Motor Wheel Corporation became a subsidiary company of Goodyear Tire.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Motor Wheel Corporation was formed in 1920 as the result of a merger of the Prudden Wheel Company and Gier Pressed Steel and Auto Wheel. By 1934, Motor Wheel controlled approximately a third of all wheel production in the United States. It was a major manufacturer in Lansing and in Michigan. Motor Wheel was purchased by Goodyear Tire in 1964. The Motor Wheel Plant at 725 E. Saginaw St, Lansing was closed in 1975.


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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Motor Wheel Corporation Collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
[Notice to Former Motor Wheel Employees: For questions about pensions, please contact the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Phone: 1-800-400-7242, Website:, Email:]

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US