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1Title:  William M. Schmidt papers, 1950-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1672 
 Creator:  Schmidt, William M. 
 Abstract:  William M. Schmidt worked as an automotive stylist and designer at Ford Motor Company, Packard Motor Car Company, Chrysler and his own private studio. His papers include photographs and clippings about various cars he helped design. 
 Subjects:  Schmidt, William M. | Ford Motor Company | William M. Schmidt Associates | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Drawings | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Ford automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Packard automobile | Studebaker automobile | Trucks--Design and construction | Photographs | Design drawings 
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2Title:  Suzanne Vanderbilt papers, 1958-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1751 
 Creator:  Vanderbilt, Suzanne, 1933-1988 
 Abstract:  Suzanne Vanderbilt joined General Motors in 1955 as a Junior Designer for Chevrolet Interiors. She was part of a new group of women working in design centers for automobile companies that reflected the industry's growing awareness of the female consumer. This collection contains material relating to product planning, reports, and projects Vanderbilt supervised in the Design Center. 
 Subjects:  Vanderbilt, Suzanne, 1933-1988 | General Motors Corporation | General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Correspondence | Design drawings | Photographs | Speeches | Technical reports 
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3Title:  Elwood Paul Engel papers, 1942-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1737 
 Creator:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 
 Abstract:  Elwood Paul Engel was a talented automotive designer who spent time at both Ford Motor Company and Chrysler. His papers include biographical material, drawings, clippings, awards and photographs of concept and production cars. 
 Subjects:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile drafting | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Fairlane automobile | Galaxie automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury automobile | Design drawings | Photographs | Photographic prints 
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4Title:  Howard A. Elliot papers, 1930-2004 (Bulk 1964-1972) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2006.62 
 Creator:  Elliott, Howard A. 
 Abstract:  The Howard A. Elliott papers consist of correspondence, design drawings, reports, and patent copies related to Elliot's career in the automotive electrical systems industry. The papers include clippings about Essex Wire Corporation, design drawings of wiring connectors and harnesses, correspondence related to court actions he participated in, and copies of patents awarded to him personally and those assigned to Essex Wire. The bulk of the papers consist of general correspondence from Elliott's career at Essex, including plant photographs illustrating various wiring and winding tools and machines developed by Essex, as well as general reports. 
 Subjects:  Elliott, Howard A. | Essex Wire Corporation. | Ford Motor Corporation. Wiring Division. | Automobiles--Electric wiring | Design drawings | Patents | Photographs 
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5Title:  Fayette and Karl Kendrick Collection, 1913-1932 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1695 
 Creator:  Kendrick, Fayette D. 
 Abstract:  Fayette D. and Karl A. Kendrick were inventors of automobile accessories. The collection consists of patent applications, patents, drawings, and correspondence relating to their inventions. 
 Subjects:  Kendrick, Fayette D. | Kendrick, Karl A. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Automobiles Lighting | Detroit (Mich.) | St. Paul (Minn.) | Correspondence | Design drawings | Design patents | Photographs 
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6Title:  Gebelein Silversmiths Collection, 1906-1990 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.375 
 Creator:  Gebelein Silversmiths, Inc. 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of the corporate records of the Gebelein Silversmiths, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts. The records span the company's entire stead in the Boston area, in addition to a few miscellaneous items after the company moved to Vermont with materials reflecting the daily operations of the small business from its inception to its final days as a silver shop. The collection includes correspondence, invoices, bookkeeping records, printed material, advertising, drawings, photographs, and some related artifactual material not covered in this description. NOTE: Pages 27, 31 and 32 are missing from the finding aid. 
 Subjects:  Gebelein Silversmiths, Inc. | Jewelry--Design | Silversmiths | Silverwork | Advertisements | Design drawings | Financial records | Photographs | Trade catalogs 
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7Title:  William C. Klann papers, 1918-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  499 
 Creator:  Klann, William C., 1884- 
 Abstract:  William C. Klann worked for Ford Motor Company from 1905 to 1928. His papers include photographs, drawings and personal notes. 
 Subjects:  Klann, William C., 1884- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Airplanes--Motors | Airplanes--Design and construction | Ford Model T automobile | Engines | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Assembly-line methods | Automobiles--Drawings | Production and logistics | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Portraits | roup portraits | Photographs | Photographic prints | Design drawings 
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8Title:  Willoughby Company Records, 1900-1939 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.1.1749 
 Creator:  Willoughby Company 
 Abstract:  The Willoughby Company, a custom design automobile body firm, originated in Rome, New York in the late nineteenth century, and later relocated to Utica, New York. One of Willoughby's largest clients was Ford Motor Company, for whom they built many custom Lincoln body styles. The collection consists of business records documenting sales, vehicle specifications, material purchases, and employee wages, and also includes over 600 design drawings for Lincoln, Packard, and Cadillac bodies, among others. Extent: 11.8 cubic ft. (17 boxes, 2 rolls). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Willoughby, Edward | Willoughby, Francis | Willoughby Company | Willoughby Body Works | Automobiles--Design and construction | Lincoln automobile | Cadillac automobile | Advertisements | Clippings | Design drawings | Financial records | Photographs 
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9Title:  W. Dorwin Teague papers, 1937-2001 (Bulk 1960-1999) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2004.2 
 Creator:  Teague, W. Dorwin 
 Abstract:  Dorwin Teague was a noted industrial designer. The collection is comprised of material from both his personal and professional life. Included are correspondence, family photographs, project files, photographs, and slides, patents and miscellaneous speeches, writings and books. 
 Subjects:  Teague, W. Dorwin | Walter Dorwin Teague Associates | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Inventors | Housing--Energy conservation | Household electronics--Design and construction | Household appliances--Design and construction | Skis and skiing | Winter sports | Design drawings | Floppy disks | Photograph albums | Photographs 
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10Title:  Mel Boldt and Associates records, 1950-1989 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1746 
 Creator:  Mel Boldt and Associates 
 Abstract:  Mel Boldt was a product sylist for household appliances. He opened his own firm in 1947, Mel Boldt and Associates. His records contain drawings and photographs of appliances designed by the firm as well as business records. 
 Subjects:  Boldt, Melvin H., 1917-1981 | Mel Boldt and Associates | Amana Refrigeration, Inc. | Bendix Corporation | National Presto Industries, Inc. | Zenith Electronics Corporation | Zenith Radio Company | Cooking--Equipment and supplies | Designers | Household appliances--Design and construction | Household electronics--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Prototypes, Engineering | Radio--Receivers and reception | Sound--Equipment and supplies | Television--Receivers and reception | Color photographs | Design drawings | Patents | Photographs | Technical drawings | Trade catalogs 
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11Title:  Stickley family collection, 1879-1978 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1624 
 Creator:  Stickley family 
 Abstract:  Gustav, Leopold, and John George Stickley along with two other brothers were furniture craftsman in New York in the early 1900s. The collection, which contains correspondence, financial records, photographs and printed material, primarily documents the work of Leopold and John George Stickley. 
 Subjects:  Stickley family | Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942 | Stickley, John George, 1871-1921 | Gustav Stickley Co. | Stickley & Associates | Stickley Bros. Co. | L. and J. G. Stickley Inc. | Furniture industry and trade | Furniture workers | Furniture, Mission | Arts and crafts movement. | Advertisements. | Design drawings | Financial records | Minutes | Oral histories | Patents | Photographs | Sales catalogs | Trade catalogs 
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12Title:  Small Accessions Collection, 1812-1984 (bulk 1903-1978) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Not Available 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  Originally started by Ford Motor Company archivists to house and administer collections deemed too small to be described individually, the bulk of the Small Accession collection was donated to The Henry Ford in the 1964 donation (the first and largest transfer of archives from Ford Motor Company to The Henry Ford) and the practice was continued by Edison Institute staff. 
 Subjects:  Airplanes | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles | Buildings--Michigan--Dearborn | Ford automobile | Ford tractors | Lincoln automobile | Fordson tractors | Industrialists | Philanthropists | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Village Industries | Lincoln Motor Company | Edison Institute Schools | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Farms | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Detroit (Mich.) | Oral histories | Audiotapes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Compact discs | Design drawings | Diaries | DVDs | Ledgers (account books) | Photographs | Publications | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Videotapes 
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13Title:  Ford Motor Company, Ltd. collection, 1903-1990 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1790 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company, Ltd. 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of correspondence, advertising, promotional material, and photographs documenting Ford Motor Company's operations in England, Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. 
 Subjects:  Burgess Wise, David | Hennessy, Patrick | Perry, Percival L. D. (Lea Dewhurst), 1878-1956. | Briggs Body Works, ltd. | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Ford Motor Company ltd.--History. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Ford Motor Company ltd.--Public relations. | Henry Ford & Son, Ltd. | Advertising--Automobiles. | Ralleye automobile Monte Carlo. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry and trade--Belgium. | Automobile industry and trade--Brazil | Automobile industry and trade--Canada | Automobile industry and trade--Sri Lanka. | Automobile industry and trade--China | Automobile industry and trade--Denmark. | Automobile industry and trade--Egypt. | Automobile industry and trade--England--Dagenham. | Automobile industry and trade--Finland. | Automobile industry and trade--France | Automobile industry and trade--Germany | Automobile industry and trade--Greece. | Automobile industry and trade--India | Automobile industry and trade--Ireland. | Automobile industry and trade--Italy. | Automobile industry and trade--Malta. | Automobile industry and trade--Netherlands. | Automobile industry and trade--Norway. | Automobile industry and trade--Philippines. | Automobile industry and trade--Poland. | Automobile industry and trade--Portugal. | Automobile industry and trade--Romania. | Automobile industry and trade--Spain. | Automobile industry and trade--Sweden. | Automobile industry and trade--Switzerland. | Automobile industry and trade--Turkey. | Automobile industry and trade--United States | Automobile factories | Automobile rallies | Automobile racing | Automobiles, Racing | Sales reporting | World War, 1939-1945 | Anglia automobile | Consul automobile | Corsair automobile. | Cortina automobile | Escort automobile | Ford automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Ford Motor Company, Ltd. collection | Meteor automobile | Pilot automobile. | Prefect automobile | Popular automobile | Mercury Zephyr automobile | Zodiac automobile | Bus industry | Fordson tractors | Thames truck. | Trucks--Design and construction | Truck industry | Press releases | Ford Zephyr automobile | Lincoln Zephyr automobile | Production reports | Clippings | Contracts | Design drawings | Glass negatives | Photograph albums | Photographs | Publications | Scrapbooks 
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