<VV> [Fwd: RE: Corvair Document/Publication (TIS Request #
southernheritage at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 11:43:54 EDT 2005
Last week (or there-abouts) I requested some assistance with locating a
copy of the publication of the study exonerating the Corvair and
received some very nice assistance from y'all. One member has even
offered to assist me with getting a copy if the online references failed
to "pay off". I thank everyone who responded with their help,
suggestions, and advice.
I had called and e-mailed NHTSA/TIS regarding the publication and I
received the following e-mail response which I am forwarding to the list
as an FYI for anyone who is interested. I also received the publication
on microfiche this past Saturday. Now, all I need is to find some way
of getting it printed off of the microfiche. My plans are to scan and
index the images then place them on the web for a research & reference
resource for anyone who may be interested in it.
BTW... I have an alternate e-mail addie for anyone interested... It is
"rebelvair at hushmail.com".
'67 Corvair Monza 2-dr HT
looking for a '60 Corvair project
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Corvair Document/Publication (TIS Request # TIS05-007888 DGD)
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:21:53 -0400
From: TIS <TIS at nhtsa.dot.gov>
To: Kevin Spargur <southernheritage at bellsouth.net>
CC: Doernberg, David <David.Doernberg at nhtsa.dot.gov>
Dear Mr. Spargur:
The NHTSA Web Site is a fairly recent development by this Agency. No
attempt was made to "archive" documents more than 7-8 years old. There
are no current resources to add to our web site HS reports back to the
late 1960's (the title you cited was produced in 1972). Only those
documents the Program Offices produced in HTML or pdf were the ones
added to the web site. Most of the other 8,000 + technical reports and
43,000 other types of reports assigned numbers and stored in TIS can be
ordered from us (tis at nhtsa.dot.gov <mailto:tis at nhtsa.dot.gov>).
Please note that NHTSA is an organization of several hundred employees.
NHTSA TIS is the Agency Library. The toll-free number you contacted is a
contractor, the Vehicle Safety Hotline, with telephone representatives
located in Kentucky under their current contract with NHTSA. Their
primary mission is to assist the public in locating recalls on their
vehicle, making them aware of defect investigations, receiving consumer
complaints and taking orders for standard publications. They have not
been trained in the intricacies of our document collection. The HS 820
series was a special series of NHTSA sponsored papers and studies (all
assigned numbers in that series between 1972 and 1973).
I have almost 20 years of experience in this Office and most of the
other staff have at least 8-10 years and are very familiar with the
various collections here in Washington DC at TIS. None of the HS 820
series still exist here in paper. All were filmed to microfiche. When
the document was originally filmed, paper originals were sent, as with
most Government reports to the National Technical Information Service,
5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield VA 22161 and their order numbers all
begin with "PB" (for their former name, Publications Board). Please
telephone 1-800-553-6847, after you receive the microfiche if there are
readability problems, and they can make a better blow-back or produce a
paper version for you at their current price schedule.
I will be mailing you the best blow-back I can make from our jacketed
microfiche) for this document. The 3 sheets of microfiche are being
mailed out today (although the mail room may not postmark them until
tomorrow morning) and there is no charge.
I apologize for any inconvenience and hope that this document proves
useful. Thank you for your request.
NHTSA Technical Information Services
*From:* Kevin Spargur [mailto:southernheritage at bellsouth.net]
*Sent:* Monday, September 26, 2005 6:03 PM
*Subject:* Corvair Document/Publication
To Whom It May Concern,
First, trying to find archived documents on your website then
attempting to get assistance via your toll-free number when the web
search fails is not user friendly to say the least. I will say
that, once I got to a live person, getting the fax and e-mail
information was easy though I was denied any additional assistance.
The reason for my telephone contact and now this e-mail is to
request a specific document publication which I need for a research
project. Is there anyway possible that I can obtain a copy of
"/_*DOT HS-820198*_/" entitled "_/*Evaluation of the 1960-1963
Corvair Handling and Safety*/_" that was produced in July 1972? The
publication is also available on microfiche as _/*PB-211015*/_. I
would welcome either or both (preferred) formats if possible.
If it is possible, please either e-mail me the document to this
e-mail address or send it via regular mail to:
10713 Squires Court
Please advise me of any charges and I will expedite payment.
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