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Jack Randinelli and John Martin Smith Collection Open House

Presented by the Eckhart Public Library

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Date: Friday, August 30

Time: 10AM - 3PM, short program at noon.

Location: Willennar Genealogy Center 700 South Jackson Street (across from the Eckhart Public Library)

Cost: Free

Come see some of the items being digitized by the Eckhart Public Library from the Jack Randinelli Collection and the John Martin Smith Collection. The Randinelli Collection is the focus of a project called “All Things Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg: The Early Years,” which explores the foundational years of four major ACD organizations and events – the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, the ACD Festival, the ACD Museum, and the ACD Hoosier Car Tour. The collection, which is on loan by Randinelli’s daughter Kari Randinelli Ackerman, contains several decades’ worth of behind-the-scenes history by way of letters, meeting minutes, photographs, financial records and other items. The Smith Collection includes items of local, state and national importance, including many items relating to Auburn’s automotive history. The collection is on loan by the Smith family. Digitization of these collections is made possible by grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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