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Cycle history research online: Guide to sources

Lists some of the best bets for researching cycle history in digital libraries, archives and more.


Cover of La Vie au grand air, November 1, 1898Access historic texts and images relating to bicycle history without traveling to distant libraries.  Many publications have aged into the public domain, and are now freely available online.  

This guide gives tips for some of the best collections on the internet for historic bicycle research, and provides search tips and strategies.  I welcome suggestions for additional content.


This website was made to accompany a presentation at the International Cycle History Conference. 

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Marie Concannon
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(573) 882-0748