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1Title:  John Najjar papers, 1939-1974 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1592 
 Creator:  Najjar, John 
 Abstract:  See also Accession 1651. 
 Subjects:  Najjar, John | Automobiles--Design and construction 
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2Title:  John Najjar papers, circa 1930 - circa 1981 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1651 
 Creator:  Najjar, John 
 Abstract:  See also Accession 1592. 
 Subjects:  Najjar, John | Automobiles--Design and construction 
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3Title:  Henry Haga papers, 1951-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1735 
 Creator:  Haga, Henry G., 1931-1988. 
 Abstract:  Henry Haga was Chief Designer for General Motors Chevrolet Studio during the muscle car era of the 1960s and Director of Design for Opel during the 1970s. This collection includes articles, periodicals, correspondence and drawings which provide detail about Haga and his design career. 
 Subjects:  Haga, Henry G., 1931-1988. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Articles | Correspondence | Design drawings 
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4Title:  Pantera production records, 1973-1974 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1910 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the General Counsel. 
 Abstract:  The Pantera production records contain production assembly records for approximately 1,500 Pantera sports cars. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the General Counsel. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade--Italy | De Tomaso automobiles 
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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 | AutomobilesDesign and construction | Drawings (visual works) 
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6Title:  Suzanne Vanderbilt papers, 1958-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1751 
 Creator:  Vanderbilt, Suzanne, 1933-1988 
 Abstract:  Suzanne Vanderbilt joined General Motors in 1955 as a Junior Designer for Chevrolet Interiors. She was part of a new group of women working in design centers for automobile companies that reflected the industry's growing awareness of the female consumer. This collection contains material relating to product planning, reports, and projects Vanderbilt supervised in the Design Center. 
 Subjects:  Vanderbilt, Suzanne, 1933-1988 | General Motors Corporation | General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Correspondence | Design drawings | Photographs | Speeches | Technical reports 
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7Title:  Fayette and Karl Kendrick Collection, 1913-1932 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1695 
 Creator:  Kendrick, Fayette D. 
 Abstract:  Fayette D. and Karl A. Kendrick were inventors of automobile accessories. The collection consists of patent applications, patents, drawings, and correspondence relating to their inventions. 
 Subjects:  Kendrick, Fayette D. | Kendrick, Karl A. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Automobiles Lighting | Detroit (Mich.) | St. Paul (Minn.) | Correspondence | Design drawings | Design patents | Photographs 
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8Title:  John Tjaarda papers, 1916-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1714 
 Creator:  Tjaarda, John, 1897-1962 
 Abstract:  The John Tjaarda papers include general and legal correspondence, clippings, photographs and a sketch book of designs. The bulk of the papers cover Tjaarda's work at Briggs Manufacturing Company and subsequent legal claims against Briggs and Chrysler Corporation over ownership of designs and patents. 
 Subjects:  Tjaarda, John, 1897-1962. | Briggs Manufacturing Company. | Ford Motor Company. | John Tjaarda and Associates. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Drafting and industrial drawings. | Industrial designers. | Lincoln automobile | Patent suits | Photographs. | Design drawings. 
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9Title:  Model T part specification and machine operation sheets, 1915-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  166 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The part specification sheets are part of Ford Motor Company’s purchasing system. Each automobile part had its own informational sheet and corresponding number. This collection includes Model T, truck, Lincoln and Fordson tractor sheets. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Fordson tractors | Automobiles--Parts | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial procurement 
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10Title:  Joseph Galamb papers, 1907-1919 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  82 
 Creator:  Galamb, Joseph A., 1881-1955 
 Abstract:  Joseph Galamb was a key member of Ford Motor Company from 1905-1944. He played an important role in the design of the Model T and subsequent Ford vehicles. This small accession includes sketches, photostats, postcards and communication between Galamb, Henry Ford and Edsel Ford. 
 Subjects:  Galamb, Joseph A., 1881-1955 | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Engineers | Tractors--Design and construction | Photographs | Postcards | Sketches 
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11Title:  Edward S. Huff Records Subseries, 1906-1933 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  64.167.799 
 Creator:  Huff, Edward S., 1879-1933 
 Abstract:  Edward S. "Spider" Huff helped Henry Ford design electrical and ignition systems for his earliest racing vehicles and achieved racing immortality by riding with Ford during a race against Alexander Winton in October 1901. The records consist of one bound volume of automotive electrical wiring designs, sketches, and radio schematics by Huff, along with a single rough sketch. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Dearborn Engineering Laboratory (Dearborn, Mich.) | Automobile engineers | Electrical engineering | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Automobiles--Electronic equipment | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Radio equipment | Graphs | Technical drawings 
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12Title:  Engineering data collection, 1948-1958 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1119 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Engineering Data collection is an assembled collection containing summary technical information for new model cars, trucks and tractors. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Motors | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Lincoln Cosmopolitan automobile | Ford tractors | Ford trucks | Photographs | Technical manuals 
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13Title:  Willoughby Company Records, 1900-1939 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.1.1749 
 Creator:  Willoughby Company 
 Abstract:  The Willoughby Company, a custom design automobile body firm, originated in Rome, New York in the late nineteenth century, and later relocated to Utica, New York. One of Willoughby's largest clients was Ford Motor Company, for whom they built many custom Lincoln body styles. The collection consists of business records documenting sales, vehicle specifications, material purchases, and employee wages, and also includes over 600 design drawings for Lincoln, Packard, and Cadillac bodies, among others. Extent: 11.8 cubic ft. (17 boxes, 2 rolls). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Willoughby, Edward | Willoughby, Francis | Willoughby Company | Willoughby Body Works | Automobiles--Design and construction | Lincoln automobile | Cadillac automobile | Advertisements | Clippings | Design drawings | Financial records | Photographs 
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14Title:  Virgil M. Exner papers, 1913-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1741 
 Creator:  Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 
 Abstract:  Virgil Exner was an automobile designer who worked for General Motors, Studebaker, Chrysler, and his own company Virgil Exner, Inc. The collection consists of concept and engineering drawings, renderings, photographs, correspondence and art work. 
 Subjects:  Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 | Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max) Jr. | Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 | Virgil Exner, Inc. | Automobile industry and trade. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Industrial designers. | Chrysler automobile. | General Motors automobiles. | Bugatti automobile. | Duesenberg automobile. | Advertising--Automobiles | Boats and boating--Design and construction. | Design drawings. | Sketches. | Photographs. 
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15Title:  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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16Title:  Valentine Y. Tallberg Records subseries, 1944-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  480 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Division. 
 Abstract:  Valentine Y. Tallberg worked in multiple positions in Ford Motor Company, including Administrative Engineer and Vice President of Engineering. These records include meeting minutes and agendas, progress reports and program schedules of many of the committees on which Tallberg served. 
 Subjects:  Tallberg, Valentine Y. (Valentine Yngve), 1901-1976 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Division | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile engineers | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Model A automobile | Ford automobile | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury automobile | Production scheduling | Tractor industry | Truck industry | Corporate minutes | Reports | Schedules (time plans) 
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17Title:  W. Dorwin Teague papers, 1937-2001 (Bulk 1960-1999) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2004.2 
 Creator:  Teague, W. Dorwin 
 Abstract:  Dorwin Teague was a noted industrial designer. The collection is comprised of material from both his personal and professional life. Included are correspondence, family photographs, project files, photographs, and slides, patents and miscellaneous speeches, writings and books. 
 Subjects:  Teague, W. Dorwin | Walter Dorwin Teague Associates | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Inventors | Housing--Energy conservation | Household electronics--Design and construction | Household appliances--Design and construction | Skis and skiing | Winter sports | Design drawings | Floppy disks | Photograph albums | Photographs 
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18Title:  William Clay Ford records, 1913-1981 (bulk 1953-1961). Requires cookie*
 Accession:  921 
 Creator:  Ford, William Clay, 1925- 
 Abstract:  William Clay Ford, the son of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, worked for the Ford Motor Company from 1949 to 2005. His office files consist of records pertaining to public relations projects, philanthropies, the Edison Institute (The Henry Ford), and speeches. Also included are electrical drawings and a photograph album. 
 Subjects:  Ford, William Clay, 1925- | Ford family | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Motor Company. Management. | Ford Motor Company. Public Relations. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Lincoln Continental Automobile | Design drawings | Technical drawings | Photograph albums 
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19Title:  William M. Schmidt papers, 1950-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1672 
 Creator:  Schmidt, William M. 
 Abstract:  William M. Schmidt worked as an automotive stylist and designer at Ford Motor Company, Packard Motor Car Company, Chrysler and his own private studio. His papers include photographs and clippings about various cars he helped design. 
 Subjects:  Schmidt, William M. | Ford Motor Company | William M. Schmidt Associates | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Drawings | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Ford automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Packard automobile | Studebaker automobile | Trucks--Design and construction | Photographs | Design drawings 
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20Title:  Industrial Arts Awards Records subseries, 1949-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  836 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Public Relations Department. 
 Abstract:  The Industrial Arts Awards was a nationwide (later a multinational) contest involving high school students working on a variety of industrial-themed projects. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. Educational Affairs Department. | Ford Motor Company. Public relations. | Automobile--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial arts--Awards | Business and education | Teaching--Aids and devices | Traffic safety | Filmstrips | Photographs | Negatives (Photographic) | Photographic prints 
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