ACD Museum digitizing its archives

The cars of Indiana | ACD Museum Photo

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is hosting History on the Rocks, a fundraising effort Friday to help the museum digitize its archival collections. Guests in attendance will be treated to cocktail sampling, hors d’oeuvres, and live galleries throughout the museum.

Initially when the Auburn Automobile Company closed, a majority of the records were destroyed. The collection in place has stemmed from years of donations to the museum by members and enthusiasts.

“The Museum has a vast archival collection,” said Ethan Bowers, digitization and access manager of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

“Only a fraction of the Museum’s archival collection is available to share with people digitally, and the museum hopes to share its artifacts globally by digitizing the library.

“The Museum has prioritized its over 70,000 pieces of archival materials and will concentrate on digitizing its most popular and influential 45,000 pieces first.  This process will take approximately 10 years to digitize all 70,000 pieces,” Bowers said.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person.

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