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1Title:  Ford Motor Company 1949 Ford Introduction Scrapbook Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1334.498 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of a single oversize scrapbook titled, "Presenting the 1949 Ford". A variety of aspects of the introduction of the 1949 Ford are described, including planning, advertising, television appearances, dealer and regional showings around the US, magazine and periodical appearances, attendance figures, and the public introduction at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on June 18, 1949. 
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2Title:  Ford Motor Company Ltd. Reports on Turin Motor Show Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1334.500 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company Ltd. 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of two reports in the form of oversize scrapbooks produced by Ford Motor Co. Ltd. The reports contain photographs and notes describing impressions and features of various automobiles and trucks on display at the 1952 and 1953 Turin, Italy, Motor Shows. The reports carry Object IDs 00.1334.500.1 and 00.1334.500.2. 
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3Title:  Richmond Hill Plantation Photograph Albums, circa 1947 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1334.504 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection of four photograph albums which document Henry and Clara Ford's home at Richmond Hill, Georgia, and the surrounding community during the mid-1940s. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Plantations--Georgia | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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4Title:  Columbus Dispatch Children's Promotions Photograph Album Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1334.55 
 Creator:  Columbus Dispatch 
 Abstract:  Collection consists of a single photograph album (12x15x1.5 inches) containing black-and-white prints along with text describing ten children's promotions conducted by the Columbus Dispatch during 1936. The events include a Rabbit Drawing Contest; Yo-Yo Contest; Family Picnic; Bicycle Derby; Soap Box Derby; Playground Day; Doll and Pet Parade; Penmanship Contest; Turkey Coloring Contest; and Old Toy Campaign. 
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5Title:  Ford Motor Company Central Office Accounting Cash Received Ledgers, 1941-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1814.1966 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Finance, Controller's Office. Cash received records for various plants and operations. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company 
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6Title:  Ford Motor Company Styling Studios Show Car Review Records Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1814.1970 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The records consist of a single bound report titled, "Advanced Show Car Review, June 8, 1956", which contains 8x10 inch black-and-white photographic prints illustrating vehicle models and drawings developed by several Ford Motor Company styling studios. The report was either created by, or for, G.W. Walker. Styling studios represented include Staff Advanced, Canadian-International, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Special Products. Vehicles represented include the DePalma, De Paolo, Maxima, Nucleon, Volante, Monaco (Freya), Goliath, Saturn, Scorpion, Truck-Convertible, Attache, Missile I, Missile II, and Shrike. 
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7Title:  Ford Motor Company Advertising Cost Estimate Records, 1941-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1814.510 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The records consist of foreign and domestic advertising cost estimates produced for Ford Motor Company by Irwin Vladimir & Company of New York City. Extent: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Irwin Vladimir & Company | Advertising | Advertising media planning | Automobile industry and trade | Cost estimates | Financial statements | Reports 
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8Title:  L.D. Haggerty & Son Records Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.4.7425 
 Creator:  L.D. Haggerty & Son 
 Abstract:  Records of L.D. Haggerty & Son, brick manufacturers located in Detroit, Michigan. Consists of correspondence and a receipt (3 items total) dating 1903-1907. Also included are several pages of non-collection reference material related to the Haggerty family, including L.D. Haggerty's son, John Strong Haggerty. 
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9Title:  Henry Ford Imprints and Reprints Collection, 1850-1950 (bulk 1935-1944) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1023 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 
 Abstract:   
 Subjects:  Agriculture--Research | Soybean products | Soybean industry | Soybean products | Dance | Cigarettes | Education | Industrial relations | Pacifism | Poetry | Politics and literature | Smoking | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) | Publications | Cameron, William John, 1878-1955 
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10Title:  International Division Purchasing Office Records, 1947-1962 (Bulk 1960-1961) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1942 
 Creator:  The Ford Motor Company 
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11Title:  Ford Motor Company Expired and Unobtained Patents, 1898-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1096 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Expired Ford Motor Company patents and patents never obtained. U.S. patents. Material arranged by patent number. 
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12Title:  World War I Production records subseries, 1917-1920 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  116 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. 
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13Title:  50th Anniversary Speech (Dwight D. Eisenhower), 1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  131 
 Creator:  Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 
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14Title:  Seventy-fifth Anniversary Committee records subseries, 1975-1978 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1389 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1953 and its seventy-fifth anniversary in 1978. The subseries holds material documenting the celebration of Ford Motor Company's seventy-fifth anniversary including news releases; press packets; interoffice correspondence; Ford and non-Ford publications; photographs of Ford Motor Company plants around the world, Ford products, Ford family members, and others; newspaper clipping books; 16mm film footage and audio tape coverage of the seventy-fifth anniversary celebration at Greenfield Village; news articles of seventy-fifth anniversary activities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Uruguay, and Venezuela, many which are in foreign languages; and a design drawing for the 1903 Model A Ford which was used to create official commemorative models. 
 Subjects:  Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Model A automobile | Press releases | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Design drawings. | Motion pictures. | Photographs. | Sound recordings. 
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15Title:  General Agreements and Contracts Subseries, 1903-1909 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  140 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. 
 Abstract:  The General Agreements and Contract subseries contains photostatic copies of early Ford Motor Company agreements and contracts, including receipts from the purchase of property for the Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit, Michigan. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary | Contracts 
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16Title:  Rawsonville Power Plant Construction Records Series, 1930-1939 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1588 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Construction Department 
 Abstract:  The Rawsonville Power Plant Construction records series consists of 135 24x36 inch pencil and ink on linen architectural drawings of building floor plans, exterior and interior elevations, and equipment lists used in the construction of the power plant and dam. The drawings are organized sequentially and numbered 100 to 328. Sheet number 100 is an indexed list of drawings. The drawings were digitized in 2006 and digital versions are available on CD-ROM in box 4 of the accession. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Building and Construction Department | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Rawsonville Power Plant | Plant engineering | Building sites | Dams--Michigan | Hydroelectric power plants--Michigan--Ypsilanti | Design drawings | Compact discs 
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17Title:  Accession 1609 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1609 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Material on race cars, performance and competitive events related to Ford, Lincoln Mercury and Ford International Divisions. 
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18Title:  Accession 1610 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1610 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  Automotive fuels and emissions reports. 
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19Title:  Wright brothers collection, 1867-2006 (bulk 1903-1956) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1623 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Wright Brothers collection is comprised of published material, photographs, and some correspondence, primarily from the period following the first Wright brother's flight on December 17, 1903. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 | Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 | Wright family | Wright Aeronautical Corporation. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Aeronautics--United States--History. | Airplanes--Design and construction | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Clippings. | Correspondence. | Photographs. | Scrapbooks 
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20Title:  Accession 1654 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1654 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  Photographs of early Ford automobiles and trucks, street scenes, and manufacturing plants. 
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