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1Title:  Automotive design drawings collection, 1935-1987 (bulk 1940-1979) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Assembled 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Design Drawings collection consists of a variety of sketches, renderings and blueprints created in conjunction with the design of the external structure and internal components of various automotive products. Incorporated into the collection are drawings for a wide range of vehicles including concept automobiles, show automobiles, production models, trucks, military and mass transit vehicles. The collection, which includes work from more than eighty designers, is arranged alphabetically by name of designer. 
 Subjects:  Albert, Jon. | Aldrich, Jake. | Cafaro, John A. Jr. | Gierscheck, W. | Mitchell, William L. (William Leroy), 1912-1988. | Najjar, John. | Querfeld, Arthur L. | Russinoff, Elia. | Salvador, Ben E. | Scheelk, Robert J. | Shenk, William B., 1933- | DaimlerChrysler | Ford Motor Company | General Motors Corporation | Walter Dorwin Teague Associates. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers | Trucks--Design and construction | Urban transportation--Design and construction. | Vehicles, Military | Design drawings. | Technical drawings. 
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2Title:  Automotive industry design oral histories collection, 1980-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1673 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Industry Design Oral Histories collection consists of tapes and transcripts of interviews with automotive designers conducted by David Crippen of The Henry Ford staff during the late 1980s. There are approximately 118 interviews, some of which are available digitally and online: http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Oral_histories.htm 
 Subjects:  Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers | Women designers | Andrews, Robert F. | Arrington, L. D. | Bernays, Edward. | Bordinat, Eugene. | Boyer, Robert A. | Brunn, Herman C. | Buehrig, Gordon. | Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. | Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973. | Ford, Bill, 1957- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Gregorie, E. T. | Halderman, Gail. | Hodges, Audrey Moore. | Holls, David R. | MacMinn, Strother, 1918- | Madawick, Tucker P. | Mitchell, William L. (William Leroy), 1912-1988. | Morris, C. Lester | Najjar, John. | Rybicki, Irvin W. | Shenk, William B. | Teague, W. Dorwin. | Thomas, Robert | Tremulis, Alex Sarantos | Vanderbilt, Suzanne E. | Vandermolen, Willemina J. | Veraldi, Lewis C. | Walker, George W. | DaimlerChrysler | Ford Motor Company. | General Motors Corporation | Oral histories 
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3Title:  Eli Nichols Automotive Design Drawings, circa 1980-1990 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.396 
 Creator:  Nichols, Eli 
 Abstract:  The Eli Nichols Automotive Design Drawings consists of 52 sketches and renderings of vehicles for various Chrysler Corporation programs done by Mr. Nichols in the period circa 1980-1990. 
 Subjects:  Nichols, Eli | Chrysler Corporation | Automobile industry and trade | Automotive design | Chrysler automobile | Industrial designers | Design drawings 
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4Title:  Photographs For The Company series, 1918-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  189 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series is comprised of photographic prints and negatives created by the Ford Motor Company Engineering Photographic Department. Subjects include the engineering and design on Ford Motor Company automobiles, tractors and airplanes, as well as factories, celebrities and other Ford interests. NOTE: This PDF formatted document is quite large, may take some time to open and/or download. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Village Industries | Sialia (Ship) | Aircraft industry | Aeronautics--Competitions | Antiques | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Testing | Industrial designers | Celebrities | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Ford Three-engined Monoplane (Transport plane) | Radio--History | Soybean products | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Photographs | Negatives (Photographic) | Photographic prints 
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5Title:  Photographs for Ford News Bureau album series, circa 1946-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1505 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains an album containing striking photographic images depicting Ford Motor Company plants, Ford employees, and the process of producing automobiles and trucks. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Ford automobile | Cargo ships | Industrial designers | Shipping | Photograph albums | Photographs | Aerial views 
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6Title:  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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7Title:  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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