- the old highschool in Greenfield
- Coachfield article
- THE PATTERSON CAR
- State of Ohio on relation of CR Patterson vs The Board of Education
- Baltimore Afro-American Aug 1980 - some details are different. Federicks' mother is white, not mulatto named Qutz and he graduated high school in 1883 and left college because he didn't like the conditions.
- Smith, "Four Wheel First", Ohio Magazine
- Henry A. May, First Black Autos: CR Patterson & Sons Company, Mt. Vernon, NY: Stalwart Publications, 2006) Patterson .
- Edwardian Promenade, blog, not an RS
- Joseph Cox, Great Black Men of Masonry, 2002. p 262]
- Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-breaking and Pioneering Historical Events, edited by Jessie Carney Smith (1994); 2nd edition, Visible Ink Press, 2003, pp. 78-79
- Book on CR Patterson & Sons Co., by Charles Wilson is self-published, so is not RS.
- Monette Bailey, "CR Patterson & Son: America’s Only African-American Automobile Manufacturers", African Americans On Wheels magazine, January 2005. Parkwells (talk) 23:02, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
The Baltimore Afro-American Aug 1980 and other sources seem to be in disagreement. I'm not sure which to rely upon and it's not clear if he was the first AA athlete at Ohio State and whether he graduated. Some source says he did and the other not. Some forces likely really did not want him to graduate. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:04, 11 May 2013 (UTC)