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1Title:  Automobile Plant Construction Photographs, 1918, 1940-1941 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.47 
 Creator:  Mow, Floyd V. 
 Abstract:  The Automobile Plant Construction Photographs consist of 136 black-and-white photographic prints of images taken during construction of the Ford Motor Company Rouge River Plant located in Dearborn, Michigan, and of a Chevrolet Service Parts Division building located in Saginaw, Michigan. 
 Subjects:  Mow, Floyd V. | Albert Kahn Associates | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant (Dearborn, Mich) | General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Design and construction | Dearborn (Mich.) | Saginaw (Mich.) | Photographs | Photographic prints 
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2Title:  Ford Motor Company property records, 1922-1978 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1906 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company property records contain documents relating to the purchase and sale of Ford properties in Michigan, Ohio, Iowa and Florida. 
 Subjects:  Building sites | Acquisition of property | Automobile factories | Real property, Exchange of | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. | Ford Motor Company. Autolite Division. | Henry Ford Farms. | Electric Auto-Lite Company. | Photographs. | Deeds. | Land surveys. 
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3Title:  Marvin Buckberry papers, 1944-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  42 
 Creator:  Buckberry, Marvin 
 Abstract:  The Marvin Buckberry papers consist of research material collected by Buckberry in preparation for writing a history of Ford Motor Company. The papers in include photographs, Ford Motor Company records and correspondence, handwritten notes and copies of other unpublished manuscripts on the company’s history. 
 Subjects:  Buckberry, Marvin | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Dance | Pacifism | Labor Unions--Automobile industry workers | Labor--History | Chronologies | Genealogies | Photographs 
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4Title:  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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5Title:  Office of the Treasurer records subseries, 1903-1932 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  483 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 
 Abstract:  The Office of the Treasurer records subseries contains plant engineering contracts and various financial and legal records of the Ford Motor Company for 1903 thorough 1932. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Treasurer. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Auditors' reports | Blast furnaces | Credit | Installment plan | Plant engineering | Factory management | Power-plants | Ford Motor Company--Finance. | Financial records. 
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6Title:  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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7Title:  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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8Title:  Frank Ernest Hill papers, 1950-1966 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  940 
 Creator:  Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 
 Abstract:  Frank Ernest Hill collaborated with Allan Nevins in the 1950s on the first two volumes of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company. He coauthored a third volume. The papers are comprised of research material. 
 Subjects:  Hill, Frank Ernest 1888-1969 | Nevins, Allan, 1890-1971. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, William Clay, 1925- | Ford family | Ford Motor Company -- History. | Ford Motor Company -- Industrial relations. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Airlines | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Industry and education | Labor -- History. | Trade unions -- Automobile industry workers. | Philanthropists | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Detroit (Mich.) -- History | Genealogies. 
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9Title:  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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10Title:  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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11Title:  Manufacturing and Assembly Department Records Series, 1930-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  507 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. International Division. Manufacturing and Assembly Department 
 Abstract:  In 1946, Ford Motor Company initiated a wide-sweeping reorganization of its operations and administrative offices and departments into a modern corporate divisional structure. The International Division created in 1946 and reorganized again in 1949, acquired direct administrative control over foreign production plants through the division's Manufacturing and Assembly Department. 
 Subjects:  Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Parts | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade--Argentina | Automobile industry and trade--Belgium | Automobile industry and trade--Brazil | Automobile industry and trade--Chile | Automobile industry and trade--China | Automobile industry and trade--Colombia | Automobile industry and trade--Cuba | 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--Hungary | Automobile industry and trade--Japan | Automobile industry and trade--Mexico | Automobile industry and trade--Netherlands | Automobile industry and trade--Peru | Automobile industry and trade--Philippines | Automobile industry and trade--Portugal | Automobile industry and trade--Romania | Automobile industry and trade--Russia | Automobile industry and trade--Spain | Automobile industry and trade--Sweden | Automobile industry and trade--Uruguay | Exports | International business enterprises | Industrial procurement | Industrialists--Costs | Production scheduling | Sales reporting | Cort, Frank J. 1903- | Ford Motor Company. International Division. Manufacturing and Assembly Department | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Finance | Production reports | Design drawings | Organizational charts 
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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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16Title:  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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