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1Title:  Phil Harms Collection Photographic Negative Index, 1896-2003 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.103 
 Creator:  Harms, Phil 
 Abstract:  The index lists photographic negatives in the Phil Harms Collection, and was created by Mr. Harms. The original Microsoft Access database that this index is drawn from is part of the collection. A finding aid for the collection is available separately. 
 Subjects:  Harms, Phil | Automobile racing | Photographs 
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2Title:  Photographic Vertical File Series, Racing Addendum, 1900-1985 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  The Addendum to the Photographic Vertical File Series entitled Automobile Racing includes photographs of courses, drivers, race cars, road races, and transcontinental races. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Archives | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races | Automobile racing drivers | Photographs | Veritcal files 
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3Title:  Ford Motorsports records, 1957-1968 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1930 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Public Affairs Department. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motorsports records are made up of correspondence, press releases and other textual materials, photographs, proof sheets, and negatives maintained by the Lincoln-Mercury Public Affairs Department documenting Ford Motor Company's involvement in racing and performance testing. 
 Subjects:  Gurney, Dan | Nicholson, Don, 1927-2006 | Ford Motor Company. Lincoln-Mercury Public Affairs Department. | Indianapolis Speedway Race | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile rallies | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Automobiles, Racing | Comet automobile | Drag racing | Dragsters | East African Safari Rally | Le Mans Endurance Race, France | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Motorsports | Sports cars | Stock cars (Automobiles) | Photographs | Photographic prints | Negatives (photographic) | Color transparencies 
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4Title:  Jacque Passino Collection on Auto Racing Race Day Ephemera, 1962-1972 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.65 
 Creator:  Passino, Jacque, 1920- 
 Abstract:  The Auto Racing Race Day Ephemera collected by Jacque Passino consists of badges, passes or tickets given to Passino in his capacity as a Ford Racing team official. 
 Subjects:  Passino, Jacque, 1920- | Automobiles, Racing | Canadian-American Challenge Cup | Racetracks (Automobile racing)--United States | Stock car racing | Trans-Am racing | Badges | Passes (tickets) 
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5Title:  Gordon Eliot White Leo Goossen Drawing Collection Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2013.143 
 Creator:  White, Gordon Eliot 
 Abstract:  Reproduction of the Leo Goossen Drawing Collection inventory originally created and distributed by Gordon White. The inventory is intended as a reference only, and covers approximately 4,000 of the roughly 12,000 drawings contained in Accession 2013.143. Researchers interested in access to these materials should contact Benson Ford Research Center staff to discuss collection availability. 
 Subjects:  White, Gordon Eliot | Goossen, Leo W., 1892-1974 | Miller, Harry A. (Harry Armenius), 1875-1943 | Automobile racing | Automobiles—Design and construction | Drawings (visual works) 
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6Title:  Edsel Ford Automotive Scrapbook series, 1911-1925 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  660 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  Edsel Ford was a connoisseur of fine art and antiques, and a designer of considerable talent. His interest in automobiles and design is expressed through the scrapbook, which holds magazine and catalog clippings of fine cars (mostly European), illustrations and snapshots of English custom bodies on the Model T chassis, and pictures of early racing cars. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Homes and haunts. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. | Ford Motor Company--Management. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Ford Model T automobile | Industrial designers. | Automobiles, Racing. | Boats and boating | Selling--Automobiles | Photographs. | Scrapbooks 
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7Title:  PCGCampbell Ford Racing Transparencies, 1985-1987 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  88.208 
 Creator:  PCGCampbell 
 Abstract:  The PCGCampbell Ford Racing Transparencies, 1985-1987, contains photographic slides that document Ford Motor Company's automobile racing program from 1985-1987. Images include drivers, vehicles, and logos. Extent: 1.65 cubic ft. (approximately 2,000 photographic slides). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  PCGCampbell | Campbell & Co. | Campbell Marketing & Communications | Ford Motor Company | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Mustang automobile | Thunderbird automobile | Photographic prints | Slides (photographs) 
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8Title:  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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9Title:  Collection on Barney Oldfield, 1895-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2005.108 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  Barney Oldfield was American racing’s first “superstar” documented in this collection through photographs, tickets, and advertisements. 
 Subjects:  Oldfield, Barney (Berna Eli), 1878-1946 | King, Anita | Automobile racing | Automobiles, Racing--Speed records | Bicycle racing | Endorsements in advertising | Land speed record car | Photographs | Advertisements | Postcards 
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10Title:  Gordon Eliot White Auto Racing Reference Collection, 1894-2002 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2013.143 
 Creator:  White, Gordon Eliot 
 Abstract:  The Gordon Eliot White Auto Racing Reference Collection is comprised of periodicals and microfilmed materials, such as AAA contest boards and scrapbooks, relating to automobile racing from 1894-2002. 
 Subjects:  White, Gordon Eliot | American Automobile Association | Indianapolis Speedway Race | Vanderbilt Cup Race | Automobile racing | Midget cars (Automobiles) | Racetracks (Automobile racing) | Sprint cars | Sports car racing | Stock car racing | Microfilms | Periodicals | Programs (documents) | Reports 
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11Title:  Publications series, 1953-1964 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  532 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company Archives staff documented many special events held by the company in the 1950s and 1960s. The Publications series contains publications and artwork from many of these events. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Automobile racing | Press releases | Photographs 
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12Title:  Racing Photographs collection, 1920-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2005.109 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  An assembled collection of photographs documenting American open-wheel and stock car racing. 
 Subjects:  Indianapolis Speedway Race | Automobiles, racing | Indy cars | Karts (Automobiles) | Midget cars (Automobiles) | Stock cars (Automobiles) | Automobile racing drivers | Photographs | Photographic prints 
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13Title:  John Clark racing photographs, 1994-2000 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2011.125 
 Creator:  Clark, John 
 Abstract:  The John Clark racing photographs consist of 35mm color slides covering an array of races including motocross motorcycles, off-road trucks, Indy cars, and various levels of stock car racing including Busch Grand National series, Craftsman Truck series, and Winston Cup series. 
 Subjects:  Clark, John | Automobiles, racing | Indy car | Motocross | Motorcycle racing | Off-road racing | Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds | Stock car racing | Stock cars (Automobiles) | Automobile racing--Arizona | Automobile racing--California | Automobile racing--Colorado | Automobile racing--Florida | Automobile racing--Nevada | Color slides | Photographic negatives | Photographic prints | Photographs 
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14Title:  Ocean to Ocean Race Re-Enactment subseries, 1959 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  717 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  In 1959, Ford Motor Company re-enacted a 1909 transcontinental race that had been won by a Model T. The re-enactment celebrated the 50th anniversary of the race and the construction on the 50 millionth Ford. The collection contains promotional materials, newspaper clippings and maps from the re-enacted race. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Automobile racing | Press releases | Transcontinental journeys | Maps | Motion pictures | Photographs | Sound recordings 
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15Title:  Barry Taylor Racing Photographs, 1979-1993 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.33 
 Creator:  Taylor, Barry, 1942- 
 Abstract:  Images of a variety of races and racing classes including Formula 1, CART, NASCAR, Super V, Vintage and racing school leagues. Also includes images from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and Paralympics. 
 Subjects:  Taylor, Barry, 1942- | Antique and classic cars | Automobiles, racing | Canadian-American Challenge Cup | Grand Prix racing | Sports car racing | Stock car racing | Formula Atlantic automobiles | Formula One automobiles | Indy cars | Karting | Trans-Am Championship | Automobile Racing--United States | Track and field | Bicycle racing | Black-and-white negatives | Color negatives | Color slides | Contact sheets | Photographs 
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16Title:  Gordon Eliot White Leo Goossen Papers Collection, 1918-1934 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.120 
 Creator:  White, Gordon Eliot 
 Abstract:  The Gordon Eliot White Leo Goossen Papers Collection is an assembled collection containing correspondence, personal financial records, other documents, and ephemera relating to draftsman Leo Goossen, who worked for the Buick Motor Division of General Motors and Harry A. Miller. 
 Subjects:  White, Gordon Eliot | Goossen, Leo W., 1892-1974 | Miller, Harry A. (Harry Armenius), 1875-1943 | General Motors Corporation. Buick Motor Division | Automobile racing | Automobiles—Design and construction | Automobile--Motors | Buick automobile | Real estate development | Ranching | Tuberculosis | World War I | California | Michigan | Southwestern States | Bank statements | Clippings (information artifacts) | Drafting equipment | Drawings (visual works) | Financial records | Greeting cards | Negatives (photographic) | Photographic prints | Postcards 
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17Title:  Bobby Unser papers, 1930-2009 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2009.123 
 Creator:  Unser, Bobby, 1934- 
 Abstract:  Bobby Unser is one of automobile racing's elite performers. As a driver, he has piloted every category of professional race car to success from karts and dirt track racers to Formula 1 and stock cars. The Bobby Unser papers contain correspondence, technical data and photographs documenting his extensive racing career. 
 Subjects:  Unser, Bobby, 1934- | Bobby Unser Inc. | Theodore Racing, Ltd. | Automobile racing--Rules. | Automobile racing drivers. | Automobiles, Racing--Motors | Automobiles, Racing--Chassis | Automobiles, Racing--Models | Automobiles, Racing--Motors Testing | Automobiles, Racing--Aerodynamics | Automobiles, Racing. | Trials, litigation, etc. | Drag racers. | Endorsements in advertising. | Formula One automobiles. | Indy cars. | Pikes Peak Race to the Clouds. | Sprint cars. | Stock car drivers. | Stock cars (Automobiles) | Brochures. | CD-ROMs. | Contracts. | Digital images. | Financial records. | Manuals (instructional materials) | Models (representations) | Operating manuals. | Periodicals. | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Promotional materials. | Sales catalogs. | Scrapbooks. | Souvenir programs. | Technical manuals. | Telegrams. | Trade catalogs. | Videocassettes. 
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18Title:  Robert Post Automotive Research Papers, 1965-2005 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2005.124 
 Creator:  Post, Robert 
 Abstract:  The Robert Post Automotive Research Papers, 1965-2005, is a collection of research materials and documents related to the writing of books on the history of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Also included is correspondence and biographical materials relating to drag racing, information on a possible drag racing museum exhibit, and drag racing related ephemera. Extent: 16.31 cubic ft. (40 boxes). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Post, Robert | Garlits, Don | Montgomery, Don | Muldowney, Shirley, 1940- | Parks, Wally | Johns Hopkins University Press | National Hot Rod Association | Society of Automotive Engineers | Tehabi Books | Automobile racing | Automobile racing drivers | Drag racers | Drag racing | Dragsters | Hot rods | Museum exhibits | Research | Women automobile racing drivers | Annual reports | Audiocassettes | CD-ROMs | Circulars (fliers) | Clippings (information artifacts) | Color photographic prints | Contact sheets | DVDs | Embroidery (visual works) | Lapel pins | Pamphlets | Photographic prints | Videocassettes 
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19Title:  Peter Bryant Papers, 1964-2008 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.65 
 Creator:  Bryant, Peter 
 Abstract:  Peter E. Bryant was an automotive engineer who began his career in the race car industry. After designing cars for the Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup, most notably the Autocoast Ti-22 and the United Oil Products (UOP) Shadow, Bryant moved into other areas of vehicle design. His later works include transports for Disney, a variety of buses, and a mobile CAT scan unit. 
 Subjects:  Bryant, Peter | Thompson, Mickey | Amtech Incorporated | General Motors Corporation | Shelby American, Inc. | Society of Automotive Engineers | United Oil Products | Automobile parts | Automobile racing | Automotive engineering | Buses | Canadian-American Challenge Cup | Electric vehicles | Engineering drawings | Patents | Renewable energy sources | Safety | Shelby automobile | Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah) | Brochures | Catalogs | CD-ROMs | Color photographs | Color slides | Floppy disks | Photographs | Promotional materials | Technical drawings | Trade literature | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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20Title:  Automotive Press Kit Collection, 2006 Addendum, 1945-2000 (bulk 1990-2000) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1845.1 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Press Kit collection, 2006 Addendum, is an intentionally assembled collection consisting of press kits, packets, and releases. The press kits encompass a wide variety of American and foreign automotive and automotive-related manufacturers and include press releases for publication, photographs, slides, and electronic media. 
 Subjects:  Advertising--Automobiles | Advertising--Transportation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile supply industry. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Parts. | Farm equipment | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Sport utility vehicles | Traffic safety | Tractors | Trucks | Press releases | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Compact discs | Photographs 
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