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1Title:  Automotive Price Books Collection, 1930-2017 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2017.88 
 Creator:  Price Books and Forms, Inc. 
 Abstract:  Price books like those found in this collection were used by new car and truck salespeople to help sell their products and were updated and published as pricing and option changes occurred over the course of a vehicle model year. The collection consists of approximately 2700 books covering Ford (1930-2016), General Motors (1960s-2017), Chrysler (1960s-2017), and Nissan (1991-2016) vehicles. 
 Subjects:  Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade 
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2Title:  Fred J. Thoms papers, circa 1910-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  650 
 Creator:  Thoms, Fred J. 
 Abstract:  Fred J. Thoms was an employee of the Ford Motor Company for many years, and worked at several locations including the Flint (Mich.) plant. During his time with Ford he held many different positions including drill press operator. Among the materials in the collection are photographs, engineering and production data, and engineering drawings. 
 Subjects:  Thoms, Fred J. | Automobile industry and trade. | Photographs | Patents | Technical drawings 
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3Title:  Albert Smith Publications and Clippings collection, 1907-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  925 
 Creator:  Smith, Albert 
 Abstract:  The collection is comprised of printed material and clippings primarily relating to Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company. Includes a "Souvenier Book of Cartoons" from the first Detroit auto show hosted by the Detroit Automobile Dealer's Association (DADA), 1907-1908. 
 Subjects:  Smith, Albert. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford Motor Company. | Detroit Automobile Dealer's Association. | Automobile industry and trade. | Clippings (information articles) 
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4Title:  Ford Investment Plan subseries, 1966 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1000 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Investment Plan subseries is a chronology of the plan from 1919 to 1947 by Alice Benn. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--history 
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5Title:  Plant Histories Background subseries, 1933-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  429 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Plant Histories Background subseries is comprised of data regarding Ford Motor Company plants including charts, plant opening dates, employee statistics, and other summary material. 
 Subjects:  Automobile factories--New Jersey--Edgewater. | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
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6Title:  Emery L. Applegate records, 1923-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  989 
 Creator:  Applegate, Emery L. 
 Abstract:  These records contain the desk files of Emery L. Applegate. They include branch histories as well as information about Ford Motor Company products such as the Tri Motor plane, the Model A and the Model T. 
 Subjects:  Applegate, Emery L. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford Motor Company. | Automobile industry and trade. | Ford Model T automobile. | Ford Three-engine Monoplane (Transport plane) | Ford Tri-Motor. | Photographs | Publications | Reports 
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7Title:  Ford Motor Company Ltd. records subseries, 1929-1935 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  261 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company Ltd. records subseries consists of records pertaining to the financial operations of English and European companies owned by the Ford Motor Company, and include monthly, quarterly, and annual reports sent to the president of the company, Edsel B. Ford. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. | Automobile industry and trade | Financial records 
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8Title:  Ford Motor Company production reports, 1919-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  BFRC01 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company production reports contains production reports, schedules, ledgers, and other documentation relating to production from 1919 to 1952. The reports are comprised of three Accessions: 221, 382 and 396. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Production scheduling | Branches (Business enterprises) | Financial records 
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9Title:  Henry Ford II European Trip collection, 1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  11 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In February of 1948, Henry Ford II and his advisor Graeme K. Howard undertook a fact-finding trip to survey the condition of the company’s assets in Europe. Among the collection materials that document this trip are clippings, photographs, speeches, and dinner menus. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford, Anne Mc Donnell | Ford family | Ford Motor Company-–Presidents | Automobile industry and trade | International travel | Clippings | Photographs 
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10Title:  Robert A. Shaw papers, 1924-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  618 
 Creator:  Shaw, Robert A. 
 Abstract:  Robert A. Shaw was in charge of all safety engineering at Ford Motor Company from 1913 to 1927. His papers include diagrams, the “Safe Practices” newsletter and a book. 
 Subjects:  Shaw, Robert A. | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Automobile industry and trade | Safety engineers | Safety engineering in practice | Tractors 
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11Title:  Edsel B. Ford office papers, 1903-1945 (bulk 1920-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  6 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  Edsel B. Ford, the only child of Henry and Clara Bryant Ford was secretary of the Ford Motor Company from 1915 to 1917 and president of the company from 1919 until his death in 1943. The papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, subject files, and financial records. The bulk of the records relate to company business in the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company -- Management. | Ford Motor Company -- Presidents. 
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12Title:  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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13Title:  Executive Correspondence subsubseries, 1949-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1882 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  The Executive Correspondence subsubseries is comprised of correspondence from the general public to Ford executives along with replies written by the editorial staff on behalf of the executives. Among the topics are requests for photographs of automobiles, expressions of admiration for Ford automobiles, letters from school children, comments on Walter Reuther and the United Auto Workers, inquiries about the Foundation for the Republic, requests for charitable donations, support for organizations, Model T reminiscences, anti-Communism, and inflation. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. Editorial Services Department. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. 
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14Title:  F. Gibson Butler Collection, 1919-2006 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.42 
 Creator:  Butler, Frederick Gibson, 1915-2006 
 Abstract:  Frederick Gibson Butler was a noted Oldsmobile designer employed at the Oldsmobile Research and Development Center in Lansing, Michigan. The papers and film primarily reflect Butler's personal interests in nature, the circus, the environment and family activities, with a smattering of business related material. There are four series. The Correspondence series is comprised of family, professional, and social correspondence. The Personal Interests series details Butler's amateur cinematography and editing processes, along with drafts of papers, speeches, and clippings. The Greeting Cards series is a collection of cards and notes sent to Butler and his family. The Film and Audio series contains mainly family related footage such as holiday gatherings and vacations, along with some business related footage. Also included are clips of circus performances, nature and wildlife. 
 Subjects:  Butler, Frederick Gibson, 1915-2006 | Butler Family | Automobile industry and trade | Cinematography | Circus | Holidays | Vacations | Photographs | Film | Greeting cards 
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15Title:  Five Dollar Day collection, 1909-1919 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  683 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  The Five Dollar Day was implemented by the Ford Motor Company in 1914 and effectively doubled the daily income of its qualifying automobile workers. This collection is comprised of photocopies primarily of newspaper articles related to the implementation of the Five Dollar Day. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Sociological Department | Automobile industry and trade | Wage payment systems | Clippings (information artifacts) 
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16Title:  Ford Foundation subseries, 1956 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1189 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Foundation subseries contains a history of the formative years of the Ford Foundation from 1930 to 1956 by William Greenleaf. 
 Subjects:  Ford Foundation | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Greenleaf, William, 1917-1975 | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Foundation--history 
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17Title:  National Recovery Administration records subseries, 1933-1937 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE001 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 
 Abstract:  The National Recovery Administration, or NRA, operated during the period that Edsel Ford served as president of Ford Motor Company. The records are comprised of correspondence, reports, literature, NRA codes and other federal government information relating to Ford Motor Company involvement with the NRA. Contains Accession 52 and Accession 279. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--Finance | United States. National Recovery Administration. | Financial records 
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18Title:  Augustus Post papers, 1928-1944, (bulk 1939-1944) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1765 
 Creator:  Post, Augustus 
 Abstract:  Major Augustus Post purchased the first automobile sold in New York City, and in 1899, along with several others, organized the first public garage in the United States. Post later founded the Automobile Old Timers Association, and this collection contains Post's personal records of the Association, including information concerning annual meetings, purposes, projects and members, along with a group of Post's personal correspondence. 
 Subjects:  Post, Augustus | American Automobile Association | Automobile Old Timers Association | Automobile industry and trade | New York (N.Y.) | Business records | Correspondence 
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19Title:  Ford Motor Company Advertising and Sales Promotion Records, 1953-1964 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.1.1949 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection consisting of Ford Motor Company advertising and sales records related to the 1964 vehicle model year. Extent: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Advertising | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Marketing | Correspondence | Reports | Specifications 
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20Title:  Ford Motor Company Advertising Cost Estimate Records, 1941-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1814.510 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The records consist of foreign and domestic advertising cost estimates produced for Ford Motor Company by Irwin Vladimir & Company of New York City. Extent: 0.4 cubic ft. (1 box). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Irwin Vladimir & Company | Advertising | Advertising media planning | Automobile industry and trade | Cost estimates | Financial statements | Reports 
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