A Lifetime of Automobilia Finds a New Home
Friday, April 29, 2011
NY Times -- Mark Patrick has his hands full. As the librarian and archivist at the Collier Collection here, on the Gulf Coast in southwest Florida, he and his small staff face the daunting task of sorting through the 7,000 automotive books and 300,000 photographs and files that the Collier recently bought from Karl Ludvigsen, the prolific author, journalist and former auto executive.
The trove arrived from Mr. Ludvigsen’s home in England in mid-March, the photos and documents in 41 four-drawer filing cabinets and the books in more than 500 green plastic bins, each holding volumes that once occupied two-and-a-half linear feet at the Ludvigsen Library in Hawkedon, Suffolk, northeast of London. (Full Story)