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1Title:  Augustus Degener papers, 1905-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  187 
 Creator:  Degener, Augustus 
 Abstract:  Augustus Degener worked with Henry Ford on the "999"racer and on steel heat-treatment processes. His papers contain notes on the early years of Ford Motor Company, architectural drawings and information concerning the fifteen millionth Model T motor. 
 Subjects:  Degener, Augustus | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Metallurgy | Ford Model T automobile | Automobiles, Racing | Architectural drawings 
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2Title:  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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3Title:  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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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:  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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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:  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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9Title:  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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10Title:  World's Fair photographs series, 1933-1964 (bulk 1933-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  232 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photograpic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company was a leading exhibitor in world fairs and other expositions held in America between 1934 and the early 1960s. This collection, consisting of 8x10 black and white photographic prints, documents various aspects of Ford's involvement including buildings, exhibits, displays, employees, celebrities and special events. 
 Subjects:  Exhibitions--20th century. | Exhibition buildings | Exhibit booths | Rotundas | Public relations--Automobile trade | Automobile industry workers | Lincoln-Zephyr automobile. | Ford automobile | Mercury automobile | Families--United States. | Tourism | Automobile industry and trade--By-products. | Celebrities | Automobile dealers | Soybean products | Roads | Automobile driver education | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Trade School. | Ford Village Industries. | WED Enterprises, Inc. | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) | Texas Centennial (1936 : Dallas, Tex.) | California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.) | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | New York World's Fair (1964-1965) | Photographs. | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Aerial views. 
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11Title:  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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12Title:  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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13Title:  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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