Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


PO BOX 467108 W. 3rd StreetPERRY, MI 48872 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Automotive History Preservation Society (AHPS) is an IRS non-profit 501 c(3) public charity that has been in existence since 2010. We are "Preserving the Past for the Future" - by digitizing the history of the automobile as found in pictures, period print advertisements, brochures, magazine articles, manufacturer's published training and education materials as well as any other items that document the history of the automobile, including press photos, vehicle service manuals and guides, and any other appropriate sources. When it comes to materials we collect, we scan them, restore them to their original condition and then post them to our Internet-based Digital Documents Library where anyone can view them, or download them or print them. We have over 250,000 pages of material already stored and available.


The grave decline into obscurity of our original documentation of the history of the automobile gets closer and closer to critical mass each day. The longer we wait - the fewer pieces of automotive history will remain.

Paper and photographic materials have a short life-span. Even with the best of efforts, much of our automotive history will decay to unreadability in the next 50 years. Protecting these materials from that slow slide requires expensive storage, protective encasement, and worse ? restricted access. Worse, organizations can no longer carry the rising cost of storage and manual retrieval of these significant materials.

Fixing It.
The solution to this issue has been available for the last 30 years, but few have executed on it. There is an excellent technical solution. Imaging the material (via scanning) is not only possible, but the best and least expensive answer.

We have scanned and cleaned over 200,000 page images of historically significant material in the last 7 years and are shooting for an additional 25,000 in the next 12 months.


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