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John A. Conde collection on George W. Romney

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8719

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to George Romney's time as chairman and president of the American Motors Corporation. Includes newspapers and clippings, books, speeches and addresses, letters, photographs, and other documents related to American Motors. Materials dated 1945-1968.


  • approximately 1945-1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John A. Conde collection on George W. Romney must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

John A. Conde (1918-2008) was an automotive historian and a founding member and director of the Society of Automotive historians.

John A. Conde was born on March 25, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a founding member and a director of the Society of Automotive Historians, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library and an active member of many of the car hobby clubs in the United States. He was also the curator of transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn and served 32 years as the public relations director at American Motors creating one of the most complete corporate archives in the industry, during which time he worked closely with George W. Romney, who was later elected as governor of Michigan. Conde's experience in these positions led him to publish his first book, "The Cars that Hudson Built."

Conde passed away on August 29, 2008 in Michigan.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Purchased from Walter Miller's Automobile Literature in 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Walter Miller Automobile Literature; 2015.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.

Register of John A. Conde collection on George W. Romney
Clarissa McIntire
2015 April 14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States