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Wanger REO Collection


This collection is managed by the Forest Parke Library & Archives, a department of the Capital Area District Libraries.

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The Wanger REO Collection

Author, attorney, delegate to the 1961 Michigan Constitutional Convention, and former Chair of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, Eugene G. Wanger studies, publishes and collects on a variety of subjects. Mr. Wanger is one of the three original incorporators, past president and life member of the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum in Lansing, Michigan; and was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the Historical Society of Michigan in connection with these activities.  In 1984 he organized and chaired the first general purpose antique truck show held in Michigan and organized the Michigan Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society.  He served as the Chapter's President, and for many years was a member of the national board of the American Truck Historical Society.  He is a longtime member of the REO Club of America and has owned two antique REO motor vehicles.

This archival collection contains papers, photographs and artifacts that cover the history of the REO auto company and its products.

Wanger REO Collection Finding Aid

Sample Items


REO insignia. Click to enlarge.


A truck catalog ca. 1916. Click to enlarge.


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