<VV> [Fwd: RE: Corvair Document/Publication (TIS Request # TIS05-007888 DGD)]

Kevin Spargur southernheritage at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 17:43:56 EDT 2005

Ordinarily, going to the library would not present a problem.  Our main 
library downtown has w microfiche reader-printer in the genealogy 
department but it is closed until November 12th; reason being is because 
they just built a new main library and they are in the process of moving 
everything to the new facility.  The downside to this is that the 
microfiche reader-printer in the genealogy room is the ONLY one in the 
Jacksonville Public Library system.  None of the other branches have one.

Right now, I am looking around and checking with various resources to 
see if there is not one elsewhere such as the local junior college, UNF 
(University of North Florida), etc.  I have a friend who works for the 
Florida National Guard who might be able to help as well but he's been 
tied up with Hurricaine Disaster Relief in the Panhandle area so I don't 
know when that will be.

Oh well... off to the races!

Happy Corvairing!

Kevin Spargur
'67 Corvair Monza 2-dr HT
looking for a '60 Corvair project

N. Joseph Potts wrote:

>Your public library probably has microfiche equipment, including the means
>to print the thing to paper in full size.
>Joe Potts
>-----Original Message-----
>From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
>[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org]On Behalf Of Kevin Spargur
>Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 11:44 AM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: <VV> [Fwd: RE: Corvair Document/Publication (TIS Request #
>TIS05-007888 DGD)]
>List Members:
>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".
>Happy Corvairing!
>Kevin Spargur
>'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.
>David Doernberg
>NHTSA Technical Information Services
>    -----Original Message-----
>    *From:* Kevin Spargur [mailto:southernheritage at bellsouth.net]
>    *Sent:* Monday, September 26, 2005 6:03 PM
>    *To:* TIS
>    *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:
>    Kevin Spargur
>    10713 Squires Court
>    Jacksonville, Florida
>    32257-3342
>    Please advise me of any charges and I will expedite payment.
>    Sincerely,
>    Kevin Spargur
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