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1Title:  Fred L. Black "Century of Progress" Photograph Album, 1933-1934 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2017.73 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection consists of a single album containing photographs taken during the 1934 Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois. Images show Ford staff, presenters, and performers, along with exhibit buildings and visitors, including Henry and Edsel Ford. The album was either made by or assembled for Fred L. Black, who was selected by Edsel Ford to organize the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Exposition, and who appears in many of the images. Prior to that assignment, Black had served as Editor of the Dearborn Independent and head of the Ford Advertising Department. He would go on to oversee Ford involvement in other expositions held during the 1930s, including the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. 
 Subjects:  Black, Fred L., 1891-1971 | Ford Motor Company | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) | Chicago (Ill.) | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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2Title:  Exhibitions and World's Fair collection, 1848-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Assembled 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Exhibitions and World's Fairs Collection consists of a variety of ephemeral materials related to expositions and exhibitions. 
 Subjects:  Exhibitions--20th century. | Tourism | 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) | Advertisements | Brochures | Certificates | Circulars | Clippings | Announcements | Guidebooks | Invitations | Maps | Menus | Periodicals | Programs (documents) | Booklets | Souvenirs | Stamps | Stationery | Tickets | Admission tickets 
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3Title:  Ford Rotunda Lantern Slides series, 1948-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  74.300.1182 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department 
 Abstract:  The Ford Rotunda was used for many purposes, including exhibit space and office space, from 1934 until it was destroyed by a fire in 1962. The Ford Rotunda Lantern Slides series contains glass lantern slides documenting Ford Motor Company's activities at the Rotunda building. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Kahn, Albert Eugene, 1912-1979. | Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 | Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands, 1909- | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Tours. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions. | Century 21 Exposition (1962: Seattle, Wash.) | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934: Chicago, Ill.) | Exhibition buildings | Exhibit booths | Automobile industry and trade | Rotundas | Tourism | Horticultural exhibitions | Celebrities | Dearborn (Mich.)--Buildings. | Lantern slides 
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4Title:  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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5Title:  A. M. Wibel Office papers subseries, 1903-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  390 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. 
 Abstract:  A. M. Wibel served in many roles at Ford Motor Company, including head of the Purchasing Department. The A. M. Wibel Office papers contain a variety of materials including correspondence, cost analyses, leases, product comparisons, purchase orders, specification blueprints, strike data, credit reports, wage reports, labor agreements, and publicity event documents. 
 Subjects:  Wibel, A. M. (Albert M.), 1886-1965 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1965 | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. | Autostroy | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 -Chicago, Ill) | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Companhia Ford Industrial do Brasil | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Ford Motor Company of Canada | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | Universal Credit Company of America | Universal Credit Corporation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry and trade--Costs | Automobile industry and trade--England--Dagenhan | Automobile industry executive--Salaries, etc. | Automobiles--Bodies | Automobiles--Purchasing | B-24 bomber | Bombers | Branches (Business enterprises) | Costs, Industrial | Ford automobile | Glass manufacture | Industrial relations | Industrial procurement | Labor costs | Plantations--Amazon River Region | Rubber industry and trade--United States | Rubber industry and trade--Brazil | Steel | Strikes and lockouts--Automobile industry | Tire industry | Tires--Purchasing | Wages--Accounting | World War, 1939-1945 | Blueprint (reprographic copies) | Photographs | Scrapbooks 
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6Title:  Clarence W. Olmstead records series, 1915-1954 (bulk 1936-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  554 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Clarence W. Olmstead records series contains attendance figures, budgets, contracts, correspondence, departmental communications, exhibit specifications, lectures, newspaper clippings, negatives, photographs, press releases publications, reports, speeches, and other records documenting the planning, implementation, and final analysis of Ford Motor Company exhibits at international, national, regional, and local events in the 1930s and 1940s. 
 Subjects:  Black, Fred L., 1891-1971. | Cameron, William John, 1879-1955 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Olmstead, Clarence W. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.) | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) | Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) | Great Lakes Exposition (1936-1937 : Cleveland, Ohio) | Mid-America Exposition (1946 : Cleveland, Ohio) | Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.) | Texas Centennial (1936 : Dallas, Tex.) | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile industry and trade | Exhibit booths | Exhibition buildings | Exhibitions--United States. | Roads | Press releases | Clippings | Negatives | Photographs | Speeches 
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