Collection on the Riverside International Raceway.

Finding aid prepared by Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Fax: 951-827-4673
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection on the Riverside International Raceway
Date (inclusive): 1963-1988
Collection Number: MS 089
Source: Kleinman, John F.
Source: Owens, Thomas H.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box, 2 flat file folders)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains photographs, slides, and programs from races held at the Riverside International Raceway, a race track in Riverside, California that was in operation from 1957-1989.
Languages: The collection is in English.


This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Collection on the Riverside International Raceway (MS 089). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

This collection was processed by Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Collection on the Riverside International Raceway was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections and University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Historical Note

The Riverside Interntational Raceway was a race track in Riverside, California that was in operation from 1957-1989. It held a variety of auto races, including IndyCar, NASCAR, and drag races, and was used as a frequent filming location for movies, television, and commercials.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection consists mostly of photographs and slides taken by John F. Kleinman, and one photograph by Thomas H. Owens, at auto races held at the Riverside International Raceway during the 1970s and 1980s. Photographs in the collection depict mostly the racecars and action shots, with some photographs of the drivers, crews and spectators. The collection also includes a brochure for the raceway, and programs from races, including one program signed by driver Tim Richmond.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Kleinman, John F.
Owens, Thomas H.
Automobiles, Racing
Racetracks (Automobile racing)
Riverside (Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Materials

Slides (photographs)

Box 1, Folder 1

Brochure 1963

Box 1, Folder 2

Negatives 1972

Box 1, Folder 3, Flat-File-Folder 1, Flat-File-Folder 2, Item 3

Photographs 1969-1972

Flat-File-Folder 2, Items 1-2

Posters 1972-1973

Box 1, Folder 4

Program - Budweiser 400 June 1987

General Note

Program is signed by Tim Richmond.
Box 1, Folder 5

Program - Budweiser 400 June 1988

Box 1, Folder 6

Program - Winston Western 500 November 1987

Box 1, Folders 7-8

Slides 1985-1988