The Digital Library

The Revs Institute Digital research library was established to advance the scholarly study of the automobile.

In addition to traditional resources such as books, periodicals, documents, art, and ephemera, the collections at Revs include approximately one million images, many of which can be accessed via the Revs Digital Library. These images span a period from the late 19th Century to the present day.  They document international motor sports, production and custom-body cars, automotive design and engineering, auto shows, industry personalities and race car drivers.

The Revs Digital Library provides excellent geographic coverage of both Europe and America with a focus on major international Grand Prix and sports car racing, plus coverage of a broad range of road course and oval events in the United States.  In addition to the study of automotive history, the research facility provides resources to understand the broader historic context of both the 19th and 20th centuries—themes such as the impact of the automobile on art, literature, engineering, science, architecture and social history.  The Revs Digital Library, which was launched in 2012, is a dynamic  resource which continues to grow each year as new images are added to the collection. Presently, the Revs Digital Library contains 500,000 images from thirty-two different photographers and sources.