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1Title:  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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2Title:  Victor J. Perini papers, 1918-1931 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  494 
 Creator:  Perini, Victor J., 1889-1941 
 Abstract:  Victor J. Perini began working for Ford Motor Company in 1910. He supervised Ford operations in locations around the world, including New York, England and Brazil. His papers consist of photographs of the different locations at which he worked. 
 Subjects:  Perini, Victor J., 1889-1941 | Compania Ford Industrial do Ford Brasil | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Airplanes--Motors | Assembly-line methods | Lumbering--Michigan | Plantations--Amazon River Region | Power plants | Rubber industry and trade--Brazil | Rubber | Rubber plants | Sawmills | Brazil | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Green Island (New York) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Progress photographs 
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3Title:  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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4Title:  Chronological Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  902 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. 
 Abstract:  Owen W. Bombard headed the Oral History Section of the Ford Motor Company in the 1950s. The Chronological Information Files subseries contains chronological histories of Ford Motor Company and the life and interests of Henry Ford. 
 Subjects:  Bombard, Owen W., 1922- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry workers | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Industry and education | Aircraft industry | Industrialists | Oral history | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Radio--History | Camping | Chronologies 
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5Title:  E-M-F, Flanders, and Studebaker photographs, circa 1910-1914 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  91.1.1769 
 Creator:  Unknown 
 Abstract:  Mainly unlabeled and undated photographs that detail the history of E-M-F and Flanders automobiles, both of which were incorporated into Studebaker Brothers manufacturing Company in 1912 and sold under that name. Also depicted is automotive production and shipping, images of automobile track racing, and photographic materials that promote the durability and reliability of E-M-F, Flanders and Studebaker vehicles. 
 Subjects:  AAA (Organization : U.S.) | Atlantic, Yellowstone and Pacific Highway Association | Everett-Metzger-Flanders Co. | Everett, Barney | Flanders, Walter E. (Walter Emmett), 1871-1923 | Glidden, Charles J. (Charles Jasper), 1857-1927 | Metzger, William | Pelletier, LeRoy | Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co. | Assembly-line methods | Automobile dealers | Automobile driving on mountain roads | Automobile driving in bad weather | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Automobile travel | Automobiles--Performance | Endurance sports | Industrialists | Denver (Colo.) | Detroit (Mich.) | Grand Canyon (Ariz.) | Savannah (Ga.) | Seattle (Wash.) | Photographic prints 
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6Title:  Photographic Library (Earle Hager) records series, 1938-1971 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1685 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photograpic Department. 
 Abstract:  Earle Harger was a librarian for the Ford Motor Company. The series contains research files on Ford Motor Company history, reports on practices of other large photographic libraries and printed and published material about the company. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Harger, Earle, 1905-1976 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company--By-products | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Assembly-line methods | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Design and construction | Agriculture--Research | Coal mines and mining | Waste products | Lincoln automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Special libraries | World War, 1939-1945 | Annual Reports | Chronologies | Photographs | Posters | Publications 
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7Title:  Subject Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 (bulk 1950-1956) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  903 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. 
 Abstract:  Owen W. Bombard headed the Oral History Section at Ford Motor Company in the 1950s. The Subject information files subseries contains reference and topical files created by Bombard and his staff. 
 Subjects:  Bombard, Owen W., 1922- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry workers | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Industry and education | Aircraft industry | Industrialists | Oral history | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Radio--History | Camping | Chronologies 
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8Title:  Topical Photographic Prints in Binders series, circa 1903-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1854 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company Archives 
 Abstract:  This series is a reference tool created by Ford Motor Company Archives staff prior to 1965. It contains photographic reproductions of continuous tone photographs, documents and printed materials. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--Archives. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum. | Ford Times | Canadian Ford Times | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile industry and trade | Aircraft industry | Assembly-line methods | Automobile racing | Automobile travel | Automobiles--Social aspects | Celebrities | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury Zephyr automobile | Ford trucks | Roads | Ford Zephyr automobiles | Lincoln Zephyr automobile | Portraits | Photographs 
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9Title:  Northern Michigan Operations photographs series, 1920-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  270 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  In the 1920s Ford Motor Company constructed what was at the time the worlds largest sawmill complex in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Iron Mountain plant supplied automobile body parts and wood patterns for the production of aircraft, ships, railroad cars, and mining trams. The photographs in this series serve to visually document Ford Motor Company production methods, as well as sawmill production, lumber manufacturing, and logging camp life. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Industrial buildings | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Iron Industry | Logging--Michigan. | Lumbering--Michigan | Lumber camps | Lumbermen | Power-plants | Sawmills--Michigan. | Station wagons | Woodies (Automobiles) | Wood in automobiles | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Aircraft industry | Chemical plants--Michigan. | Charcoal | World War, 1939-1945 | Waste products | Shipping--Michigan. | Big Bay (Mich.) | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Pequaming (Mich.) | Sidnaw (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Maps. | Negatives. 
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10Title:  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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11Title:  Renovated Assembly Plants photographs series, 1920-1951 (bulk 1930-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  696 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The Renovated Assembly Plants photographs series is comprised of photographs of Ford Motor Company automotive plants in operation, assembly lines, and plant alterations. 
 Subjects:  Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921- | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Briggs Motor Bodies Inc. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories--California--Los Angeles | Automobile factories--California--Richmond | Automobile factories--Illinois--Chicago | Automobile factories--Kentucky--Louisville | Automobile factories--Missouri--Kansas City | Automobile factories--Missouri--St. Louis | Automobile factories--New Jersey--Metuchen | Automobile factories--New Jersey--Edgewater | Automobile factories--Egypt--Alexandria | Automobile factories--Greece--Athens | Automobile factories--Netherlands--Amsterdam | Automobile factories--Belgium--Antwerp | Automobile factories--Argentina | Automobile factories--Asnieres (France) | Automobile factories--Spain--Barcelona | Automobile factories--Italy--Bologna | Automobile factories--Romania--Bucharest | Automobile factories--Germany--Cologne | Automobile factories--Denmark--Copenhagen | Automobile factories--Ireland--Cork | Automobile factories--England--Dagenham (London) | Automobile factories--Finland--Helsinki | Automobile factories--Portugal--Lisbon | Automobile factories--Sweden--Stockholm | Automobile factories--France--Strasbourg | Factories--Design and construction | Industrial buildings | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Briggs Motor Bodies Inc.--Buildings | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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12Title:  Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series, 1845-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  572 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In 1954, Columbia University historian Allan Nevins in collaboration with Frank Ernest Hill published the first volume of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and his automobile company. The series is comprised primarily of original documents that were selected between 1952 and 1954 from accessions held by the Ford Motor Company Archives for research use in the three volume Nevins and Hill history of the company. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Aircraft industry | Ford automobile | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry workers | Industrialists | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Industry and education | Schools | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford family | Couzens, James, 1872-1936 | Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Knudson, William S., 1879-1948 | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956 | Martin, Peter Edmund, 1882-1944 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Nevins, Allan 1890-1971 | Sorensen, Charles Emil 1881-1968 | Wills, Childe Harold, 1878-1940 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Sociological Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Henry Ford (Organization) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Village Industries | Ford Fleet | Detroit (Mich.)--History | Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History | Genealogies 
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13Title:  General Photographs series, 1913-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  833 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company photographers recorded the company’s manufacturing work and contributions to innovation around the nation and world. This series contains photographic prints and negatives created by the company’s first photographic department. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford family | Kahlo, Frida, 1907- | Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 | Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries. | Henry Ford Trade School. | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich.) | Detroit Institute of Arts | Ford Fleet. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Assembly line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Automobile dealers | Aircraft industry | Factories--Design and construction | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Buses | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Cargo ships | Industry and education | Industrial buildings | Photographers | Power-plants | Radio--History | Rubber industry and trade | Service stations | Soybean products | Tractors | Trucks | Vehicles, Military | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Negatives (Photographic) 
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14Title:  Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Photographic vertical file series is an assembled collection of photographs from a variety of sources. The series contains both original photographs and copy photographs, covering a wide range of topics. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Eleanor, 1896- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Bryant family | Litogot family. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company -- Employees. | Ford Motor Company -- Executives. | Ford Motor Company -- Buildings. | Ford Village Industries. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Fleet. | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Henry Ford (Organization) | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing drivers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races. | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Tractors | Trucks | Industrialists | Camping | Celebrities | Power-plants | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Advertising | Peace movement -- United States. | Vehicles, Mililtary. | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Peace Ship. | Photographs | Group portraits | Vertical files 
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15Title:  Charles E. Sorensen Office Files and Personal Records Subseries, 1915-1945 (bulk 1920-1943) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  38 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Superintendents Office. 
 Abstract:  The Department Files subseries consists of Charles Sorensen's office and personal records. The subseries is organized into four subsubseries. The Foreign Ford Companies subsubseries, 1929-1939 (16.8 cubic ft.), consists of correspondence, summary production data, and financial analysis data from Ford overseas plants and subsidiary companies in Argentina; Belgium; Canada; China; Denmark; Egypt; England; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Holland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Mexico; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Sweden; and Turkey. In addition, the Foreign Ford Companies subsubseries includes meeting minutes from Ford overseas general manager's meetings. The Branch Correspondence subsubseries, 1915-1946 (36.2 cubic ft.), contains correspondence, analysis summaries, and production data from Ford branches and plants. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject and there is additional material arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The material covers a wide variety of topics and reflects Sorensen's diverse interests and responsibilities with Ford. The Cablegrams and Telegrams subsubseries, 1917-1928 (1.2 cubic ft.), consists of incoming and outgoing messages detailing weekly production data and labor rates from branches and plants. The Charles E. Sorensen Personal records subsubseries, 1915-1945 (15.4 cubic ft.), contains personal correspondence; receipts and vouchers for personal expenses; accounts; contracts; insurance policies and non-automotive material including copies of design drawings, Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad maps, and general publications. 
 Subjects:  Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Village Industries. | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.) | Henry Ford and Son Inc. | Henry Ford & Son., Ltd. | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Assembly-line methods | Fordson tractors | B-24 bomber | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Aircraft industry--Military aspects | Costs, Industrial | Armored vehicles, Military | Automobile industry and trade--Argentina. | Automobile industry and trade--Belgium. | Automobile industry and trade--Canada | Automobile industry and trade--China | Automobile industry and trade--Denmark. | Automobile industry and trade--Egypt. | Automobile industry and trade--England. | Automobile industry and trade--Finland. | Automobile industry and trade--France. | Automobile industry and trade--Germany. | Automobile industry and trade--Greece. | Automobile industry and trade--Ireland. | Automobile industry and trade--Italy. | Automobile industry and trade--Luxembourg. | Automobile industry and trade--Mexico | Automobile industry and trade--Netherlands. | 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--Turkey. | Automobile industry and trade--Management | Automobile industry and trade--Costs. | Automobile factories | Coal mines and mining--Michigan. | Tractor industry--Ireland. | Production scheduling | Wages and labor productivity | World War, 1939-1945 | Willow Run (Mich.) | Design drawings | Minutes 
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