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Dana Holding Corporation Records

Identifier: MSS-242

Scope and Contents

The records of the Dana Holding Corporation, formerly known as the Dana Corporation and before that, Spicer Manufacturing, range from a 1891 bond held by a relative of Dana’s founder Clarence Spicer to the January 2012 Toledo Blade obituary for former Dana executive Philip J. Mazziotti. The collection offers an array of research possibilities for anyone interested in not only Toledo history but also the history of the automobile industry, both nationally and internationally. Major figures in the collection include Clarence W. Spicer, Charles A. Dana, Ralph Carpenter, Rene “Ren” McPherson, John “Jack” Martin, Gerry Mitchell, Southwood “Woody” Morcott, and Joseph Magliochetti, among others. There are engineering drawings that offer a glimpse into Spicer’s mind as he developed the encased universal joint, journals that document Spicer’s early years in business, photographs of plants that illustrate the growth of the Dana Corporation, flags, banners, and commendations signed by U.S. President George W. Bush when Dana reached its centennial in 2004, and much more.

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  • 1891-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials.

Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.


264 Linear Feet

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Dana Holding Corporation Records, 1891-2012
Sara Mouch
November 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States