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81Title:  PCGCampbell Ford Motor Company Photographs and Motion Pictures, 1981-2009 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.1.1959 
 Creator:  PCGCampbell 
 Abstract:  The PCGCampbell Ford Motor Company Photographs and Motion Pictures contains photographic and film materials related to automobile racing, primarily in the 1980s and 1990s. Also included are materials related to the Volvo Car Company and the production of Ford's GT car in the 2000s. Extent: 58.76 cubic ft. (69 boxes). The collection is open for research, however access to original audio, film and video recordings, and electronic data are restricted and may require production of digital copies for access use. 
 Subjects:  PCGCampbell | Earnhardt, Dale, 1951-2001 | Elliott, Bill, 1955- | Petty, Richard, 1937- | St. James, Lyn | Stewart, Jackie | Ford Motor Company | NASCAR (Association) | National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) | Volvo Car Corporation | Daytona 24 Hours (Automobile race) | Indianapolis Speedway Race | North American International Auto Show (Detroit, Mich.) | Advertising | Automobile parts | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Automobile rallies | Automobiles | Drag racing | Ford GT automobile | Ford Probe automobile | Formula One automobiles | Grand Prix racing | IMSA GTP Series (Competition) | Indy cars | Mercury automobile | Mustang automobile | NASCAR/Winston Cup stock car racing series | Offroad vehicles | Racetracks (Automobile racing)--United States | Stock car racing | Stock cars (automobiles) | Television programs | Trans-Am racing | Truck racing | Volvo automobile | Watkins Glen Circuit (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) | CD-ROMs | Clippings (information artifacts) | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Contact sheets | DVDs | Floppy disks | Motion pictures (visual work) | Negatives (photographic) | Photographic prints | Promotional materials | Videocassettes 
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82Title:  Bill Stumpf Papers, 1913-2006 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.141 
 Creator:  Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 
 Abstract:  Bill Stumpf was an industrial designer who specialized in ergonomic chair and seating design. Working with the Herman Miller Research Corporation, he worked on the design of well-known ergonomic office chairs, including the Ergon and Aeron chairs. Stumpf's papers include drawings, correspondence, photographs, and other documents related to his design projects, as well as personal papers, publications, and memorabilia. 
 Subjects:  Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 | Campbell, Kermit | Chadwick, Don, 1936- | Child, Julia | De Pree, Hugh | De Pree, Max | Kelley, Jack | Propst, Robert | Weber, Jeff | Chadwick, Stumpf, and Associates | Herman Miller Research Corporation | Herman Miller, Inc. | Sister Kenny Institute | Stumpf, Weber, and Associates | Walker Art Center | William Stumpf and Associates | Chair design | Chairs | Ergonomics | Furniture | Furniture design | Human comfort | Industrial design | Office chairs | Office furniture | Office layout | Offices | Seating--Furniture Hospitals--Furniture, equipment, etc. | United States, Ann Arbor (Michigan) | United States, Cannon Falls (Minnesota) | United States, Madison (Wisconsin) | United States, Minneapolis (Minnesota) | United States, Santa Monica (California) | United States, St. Croix Valley (Minnesota) | United States, St. Paul (Minnesota) | United States, Stockholm (Wisconsin) | United States, Winona (Minnesota) | Advertisements | Audiocassettes | Awards | Awards certificates | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Books | Brochures | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Correspondence | Design drawings | Drawings | DVDs | Financial records | Floppy disks | Magazines (periodicals) | Memorabilia | Memorandums | Negatives (photographs) | Patents | Periodicals | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Posters | Promotional materials | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Technical reports | Trade catalogs | Videocassettes 
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83Title:  Watts Campbell Company Records, circa 1860-1990 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.174 
 Creator:  Watts Campbell Company 
 Abstract:  The Watts Campbell Company was founded in 1851 in Newark, New Jersey, by William Watts and Zachariah Belcher. By 1865, Belcher withdrew from the company, and Daniel T. Campbell became a partner. The company specialized in the production of stationary steam engines until the 1930s, then changed their focus to repair and maintenance until the 1990s. The collection contains business records, correspondence, drawings, and ledgers relating to the company's operation. Extent: Approximately 546 cubic ft. (455 boxes and 140 volumes). The collection is unprocessed. Contact Research Center staff to discuss access. 
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84Title:  Curt Flood Collection, 1969-1997 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.190.5 
 Creator:  Flood, Curt, 1938-1997 
 Abstract:  Curt Flood, an African-American Major League Baseball player, was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Philadelphia Phillies without his permission in 1969. Flood felt that the league's reserve clause in contracts violated federal laws and his rights, ultimately resulting in a suit against the league. Although Flood lost the suit, his efforts helped modify the reserve clause and inspired the 10/5 rule, which requires consent from certain players before trades. The Curt Flood Collection contains a copy of his lawsuit, correspondence regarding "The Baseball Network," signed photographs of St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres players, a signed 1967 Cardinals dinner program, a program from the 20th Annual NAACP Image Awards, and a 1968 edition of Sports Illustrated that featured Flood on the cover. 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box). 
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85Title:  John Warren Watson Duesenberg and Stabilator Collection, 1904-1941 (bulk 1921-1941) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.33 
 Creator:  Watson, John Warren 
 Abstract:  John Warren Watson was the owner of the John Warren Watson Company in Philadelphia. He developed a Stabilator to be used to create a more comfortable ride in automobiles by slowing down the recoil of the car springs. Watson was also the original owner of the 1931 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria that is currently in the collections of The Henry Ford (Object ID 62.9.2). The John Warren Watson Duesenberg and Stabilator Collection contains two automobile registrations for the Duesenberg, from 1931 and 1941; 3 photographic prints and 2 photographic slides of the vehicle; 7 pieces of Stabilator product literature; 3 Stabilator parts and service manuals; 5 photographic prints showing the Stabilator attached to a vehicle, as well as product advertising; and one photographic print of a 1904 Autocar. The collection is open for research. 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box). 
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86Title:  Neil Simmons Justowriter Collection Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.39 
 Creator:  Simmons, Neil 
 Abstract:  The Friden Justowriter was a justifying typesetting machine which served as a transitional phase between analog and digital in typesetting and publishing. In the late 1970s, Neil Simmons acquired one for use at his church. As computers became more popular, Simmons connected the Justowriter to an early notebook computer, where it could act as a printer. This collection contains a punched paper tape, punch cards, two Justowriter user manuals, a package of carbon paper, invoices, drawings of wiring schematics, and a genealogical record of the donor's great-grandfather which was printed on the Justowriter. 
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87Title:  James and Ann Bradbury Ford Motor Company Plant Photographs, circa 1930-1973 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.89 
 Creator:  Bradbury, James 
 Abstract:  James and Ann Bradbury both worked at the Ford Rouge Plant Steel Mill, James as a metallurgist and Ann as a chemist. Retiring around 1985 and 1980, respectively, they witnessed many changes at the plant during their tenures. The James and Ann Bradbury Ford Motor Company Plant Photographs contains photographs commissioned by Ford Motor Company to document various plant construction projects from the 1930s to 1973. It contains 152 linen-backed photographs illustrating construction sites of Ford locations, a series on the construction of an electric furnace (project no. 10763), and a series on Rolling Mill Shipping (project no. 10764). The collection contain 37 additional photographic prints not associated with specific projects and a 1971 newspaper clipping. 0.5 cubic ft.(1 box). 
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88Title:  Gloria Rich Hendricks Papers, 1940-1941 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.92 
 Creator:  Hendricks, Gloria Rich (1913-2015) 
 Abstract:  The Gloria Rich Hendricks Papers, 1940-1941, contains press releases, photographic prints, telegrams, itineraries, bulletins, caricatures, pamphlets, and a scrapbook relating to her time working for Ford Motor Company at the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. 
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89Title:  Hamid Durmisevich papers, 1930-1995 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.20.8 
 Creator:  Durmisevich, Hamid, 1907-1994 
 Abstract:  Amateur radio operator Hamid Durmisevich's papers, logbooks, notes, and printed material. 
 Subjects:  Durmisevich, Hamid, 1907-1994 | Amateur radio stations | Radio--Equipment and supplies | Radio--Amateur’s manuals | Radio operators | Radio stations | Logbooks | Periodicals | Photographs | Technical drawings | Trade catalogs | Audio cassettes 
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90Title:  Lancaster Motor Company Records, circa 1915-1955 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.4 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  The Lancaster Motor Co., located in Clinton, Michigan, was a sales and service dealership for Ford automobiles between 1912 and 1960. The building that housed this business is currently an insurance office operated by the grandson of the original owner, who located these records in the basement. The Lancaster Motor Sales Records contains business correspondence; sales records; accounting, sales tax, and payroll records; and several short films that includes images of the Ford baseball team in Clinton, Michigan, and a damaged Model T being driven in for service. The collection is open for research, however access to original films contained in the collection is restricted. 7.8 cubic ft. (9 boxes). 
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91Title:  United States Naval Service Training School Collection, 1942-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.70 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  The United States Naval Service Training School Collection consists of four items: two small notebooks from different individuals covering service of the B24 and PB4Y aircraft; one Ford Aircraft School manual; and one flying instructor's manual. All the material is thought to have belonged to service men attending the United States Naval Service Training School which was located at the Ford Motor Company Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan during World War II. 
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92Title:  Arthur T. Hopkins Papers Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.71 
 Creator:  Hopkins, Arthur T. 
 Abstract:  Arthur T. Hopkins developed a special hose to be used by hydraulic brakes on vehicles. He attempted to work with the Huppmobile Co. in the manufacture and use of this device on their vehicles, but the deal did not come to fruition. Hopkins attempted to work with other manufacturers to produce his invention; however, B.F. Goodrich developed their own hydraulic hose that overtook the industry. The collection contains drawings for the hose, as well as some correspondence with R.C. Hupp regarding the invention and the possible deal to manufacture it. Also included are some patent records related to the hose Hopkins developed. 
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93Title:  Fair Lane Railroad Business Car Collection, 1921-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.72 
 Creator:  Kughn, Richard P. 
 Abstract:  In 1920, Henry Ford commissioned the Pullman Company to build the Fair Lane business car. Ford, and his family, used this private car until 1942, when the car was sold to the St. Louis Southwestern Line. In 1973, it was donated to the Cherokee National Historical Society, and 7 years later, was purchased by Richard Kughn, who restored the car and updated it to modern Amtrak specifications. The Fair Lane Railroad Business Car Collection contains photographic prints; blueprints, assembly drawings and wiring diagrams; correspondence from 1957-1975 and 1980-1989; 3 wall plaques; a logbook dating from 1948-1971; expense and inspection reports, work orders, and mechanical logbooks from the 1980s; 36 record books from 1983-1984 noting mileage and destinations; parts and installation manuals; restoration paperwork; three 12-inch floppy disks; and newspaper clippings. The collection is open for access, except for the 3 items of floppy disk electronic media. 
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94Title:  Robert Propst Papers, 1952-1998 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.83 
 Creator:  Propst, Robert 
 Abstract:  This collection covers the professional and personal life of noted industrial designer Robert L. Propst. Propst is best known for his work with Herman Miller and for designing the "Action Office," an office furnishing system which became the basis for the modern cubicle. Materials include reports, design photographs, design drawings, and blueprints, as well as personal photographs, writings, and artwork. 
 Subjects:  Propst, Robert | De Pree, D.J. (Dirk Jan De Pree), 1891-1990 | De Pree, Hugh | De Pree, Max | Houy, Chuck (Charles) | Kelley, Jack | Stumpf, Bill (William) | Wodka, Michael (Mike) | Herman Miller, Inc. (HMI) | Herman Miller Research Corporation (HMRC) | Herman Miller Research & Design | Michigan State University | The Propst Company | Propst Design Company | Propst Forestry System Corporation (PFSC) | Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) | University of Massachusetts | Chairs | Children's furniture | Furniture | Furniture design | Furniture designers | Hospital beds | Industrial design | Living room furniture | Logging | Lumbering | Medical offices | Office chairs | Office furniture | Playground equipment | Seating (Furniture) | Travel | China | Japan | Tibet | United States, Ann Arbor (Michigan) | United States, Denver (Colorado) | United States, Redmond (Washington) | United States, Zeeland (Michigan) | Advertisements | Artwork | Audiocassettes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Brochures | Calendars | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Design drawings | Drawings | Engineering drawings | Financial records | Floppy disks | Journals | Manuals | Microfiche | Microfilm | Negatives (photographic) | Pamphlets | Patents | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Portraits | Posters | Promotional materials | Publications | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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95Title:  Leab Kyes Family Scrapbook Collection, 1903-2009 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.85 
 Creator:  Leab family 
 Abstract:  The Leab Kyes Family Scrapbook Collection, 1909-2009, contains 46 scrapbooks documenting a family's travels throughout the United States and Europe, mainly Germany, Switzerland, and England, from 1961-2007, as well as an oral history interview with Daniel J. Leab. Extent: 33.5 cubic ft. (35 boxes). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Leab, Daniel J., 1936-2016 | Leab, Katharine Kyes, 1941-2020 | Kyes, Carolyn | Kyes, Helen J., 1904-2003 | Kyes, Roger M., 1906-1971 | Leab, Abigail E. | Leab, Constance M. | Leab, Herta, 1901-1981 | Leab, Leo, 1897-1979 | Leab, Marcus Rogers | American Book Prices Current | Hedda Maar Beauty Aids | American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976 | Expo 67 | Airplanes | Airports | Auctions | Booksellers and bookselling | Botanical gardens | Cable cars (Streetcars) | Cemeteries | Circus | Concorde (jet transports) | Conference proceedings | Genealogy | Helicopters | Hotels | Ice skating | Lectures and lecturing | Motion pictures | Museums | Passports | Railroad trains | Restaurants | Seminars | Ships | Skis and skiing | Theaters | Zoos | Austria | Belgium, Brussels | Belgium, Ostend | Bulgaria, Varna | Canada, Montreal | Denmark, Copenhagen | France | Germany | Germany, Bad Dürkheim | Germany, Berlin | Germany, Bremen | Germany, Cologne | Germany, Düsseldorf | Germany, Falkenstein | Germany, Frankfort | Germany, Freiburg | Germany, Göttingen | Germany, Hamburg | Germany, Hannover | Germany, Köln | Germany, Munich | Germany, Nuremburg | Germany, Stuttgart | Germany, Tübingen | Hungary, Budapest | Italy | The Netherlands | The Netherlands, Amsterdam | The Netherlands, Rotterdam | Russia, Moscow | Switzerland, Basel | Switzerland, Bern | Switzerland, Engelberg | Switzerland, Geneva | Switzerland, Lucerne | Switzerland, St. Moritz | Switzerland, Zurich | United Kingdom, England | United Kingdom, England, London | United States, Detroit (Michigan) | United States, Georgia | United States, New York (New York) | United States, Palm Beach (Florida) | Albums (books) | Business cards | CD-ROMs | Clippings (information artifacts) | Conference materials | Correspondence | Greeting cards | Maps | Menus | Notebooks | Photographic prints | Postcards | Receipts | Stationery | Trade catalogs 
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96Title:  Tucker Automobile Photographs Collection, 1946-1963 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.88 
 Creator:  Tucker Corporation 
 Abstract:  Collection consists primarily of 26 photographic prints showing the Tucker automobile in modeling and production stages; Preston Tucker selling a car to General Wainwright; and the final product on display at automobile shows and on State Street in Chicago, Illinois. Also included is a photo of the Tucker Torpedo Special with driver George Barringer at the Indianapolis Speedway. Images date circa 1946-1948. In addition to photographs, the collection contains car labels from auto shows; a Tucker article from a 1960 magazine; and an ad from the May 1963 issue of Motor Trend describing Ford Motor Company use of Tucker front wheel drive principles in the new Thunderbird. 
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97Title:  A.V.M. Voting Machine Documents Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.8 
 Creator:  Boardman Township (MI) Board of Trustees 
 Abstract:  In 1980, the Board of Trustees for Boardman Township, Michigan, approved the purchase of a new voting machine for use in elections. They ultimately purchased a gear and lever voting machine produced by the Automatic Voting Machine Corporation and distributed by Doubleday Brothers and Co.. in Lake Ann, Michigan. This collection contains a pocket folder containing operating instructions for the machine; a manila envelope for voting machine keys; photocopies of the February 1980 Board of Trustees meeting minutes when the purchase was approved; a photocopy of the check issued by Boardman Township for the purchase; printing paper for the machine; voting machine inserts for elections held between 2000 and 2004; and a booklet entitled "Laws Relating to Elections" that was published by the State of Michigan. 
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98Title:  Peggy Hoyt Collection Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.90 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  Peggy Hoyt grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, but moved to New York City as a child. Becoming interested in fashion while away at school, Hoyt became an apprentice at a Fifth Avenue millinery shop after graduation. By 1915, she established her own clothing shop, Peggy Hoyt, Inc., and a few years later, married a naval officer named Aubrey Eads. After World War I, Hoyt broadened her fashion reach by designing women's clothing, as well as theatre costumes, hats, and perfumes. This collection contains a Peggy Hoyt check with a signature; 2 pieces of correspondence between Aubrey Eads and Frank Cruise, her accountant and business manager; 3 photographic prints of the Peggy Hoyt Salon in New York City; an autographed photographic print of Aubrey Eads; and a booklet from the American Newspaper Publishers Association convention entitled "The Right Angle." 
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99Title:  Ray Masser Racing Collection, 1950-2014 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2011.149 
 Creator:  Masser, Raymond 
 Abstract:  Ray Masser documented multiple levels of amateur and professional automobile racing, including karts, sprint cars, stock cars, and Indy cars, through photographs, negatives, programs, and other printed materials from the late 1950s through 2014. Extent: 37.82 cubic ft. (71 boxes). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Masser, Raymond | Andretti, Mario, 1940- | Foyt, A.J., 1935- | Unser, Al, Sr. | Unser, Bobby, 1934- | Dover International Speedway (Dover, De.) | Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) | Hatfield Speedway (Hatfield, Pa.) | Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, Ind.) | Langhorne Speedway (Langhorne, Pa.) | Maple Grove Dragway (Mohnton, Pa.) | NASCAR (Association) | Nazareth Speedway (Lehigh Valley, Pa.) | Phoenixville Raceway (Phoenixville, Pa.) | Pocono Raceway | Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) | Trenton Speedway (Trenton, N.J.) | Watkins Glen Circuit (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) | Indianapolis Speedway Race | United States Grand Prix Race | Antique and classic cars | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Daredevils | Drag racing | Fire departments | Formula One automobiles | Indy cars | Midget car racing | Midget cars (automobiles) | NASCAR/Winston Cup stock car racing series | Racetracks (Automobile racing) | Racetracks (Automobile racing)--New Jersey | Racetracks (Automobile racing)--Pennsylvania | Recycling industry | Sprint cars | Sports car racing | Stock car racing | Stock cars (automobiles) | United States, Delaware | United States, Indiana | United States, New Jersey | United States, Pennsylvania | Badges | Clippings (information artifacts) | Color negatives | Color photographs | Contact sheets | Decals | Embroidery (visual works) | Motion pictures (visual work) | Negatives (photographic) | Periodicals | Photographic prints | Picture postcards | Promotional materials | Safety film | Slides (photographs) | Souvenir programs | Souvenirs | Stickers | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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100Title:  Lyn St. James Papers, 1980-2010 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2011.264 
 Creator:  St. James, Lyn 
 Abstract:  Papers, memorabilia, and video recordings documenting the life and career of race car driver, mentor and motivational speaker Lyn St. James. These records include coverage of her participation in the Indianapolis 500, world speed record racing, endurance racing, and the advancement of women in sport. 
 Subjects:  St. James, Lyn | Colorado Silver Bullets (Baseball team) | Ford Motor Company | Indy Racing League | J.C. Penney Co. | NASCAR (Association) | Women in the Winners Circle | Women’s Sports Foundation | 24 Hours of Daytona (Automobile race) | 24 Hours of Le Mans (Automobile race) | All-American Soap Box Derby | Indianapolis Speedway Race | Advertising campaigns | Automobile driver education | Automobile racing | Corporate sponsorship | Open-wheel racing cars | Racetracks (Automobile racing) | Television programs | Women athletes | Women automobile racing drivers | Indianapolis (Ind.) | Awards | Banners | Bumper stickers | Clippings (information artifacts) | Contracts | Correspondence | Floppy disks | Photographic prints Plaques (flat objects) | Posters | Video recordings 
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