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1Title:  Allegheny Plate Glass Company records, 1917-1931. Requires cookie*
 Accession:  457 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Superintendents Office. 
 Abstract:  The records include materials documenting building upgrades and equipment purchases after Ford Motor Company purchased the Allegheny Plate Glass Company as well as production cost records. 
 Subjects:  Costs, Industrial | Factories--Design and construction | Glass manufacture | Allegheny Plate Glass Company. 
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2Title:  O. H. Husen records, 1924-1934 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  479 
 Creator:  Husen, Otto H., 1896-. 
 Abstract:  O. H. Husen worked in the Rouge Division of Ford Motor Company, first as Accounting Manager in 1946 then as Resident Controller in 1948. His records include financial summaries for plants and other ventures, such as the Henry Ford Trade School and Fordson Coal Company. Also included are a number of training and stock manuals. 
 Subjects:  Husen, Otto H., 1896- | Carnegie, W. E., 1933- | Ford Motor Company. Accounting Department. | Fordson Coal Company | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Motor Company. Finance. | Ford Motor Company. Statistics. | Ford Motor Company. Employees. | Automobiles. Accounting. | Costs, Industrial | Financial records 
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3Title:  Ford Motor Company, Account Receivable and Accounts Payable Records Subseries, 1904-1925 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  64.167.623 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Auditing Department 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company, Account Receivable and Accounts Payable Records Subseries, 1904-1925 (15.4 cubic ft.), Accession 64.167.623, is made up of ledgers from the General Accounting Office containing the following financial data: accounts receivable, 1905-1914 and 1918-1920, which include an incomplete listing of cars sold to Ford Motor Company dealers and Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., from 1905 to 1914; accounts payable, 1907-1909; special accounts receivable, 1913-1920, the bulk of which is entries for management personnel including Henry Ford and Edsel B. Ford; Lincoln accounts payable, 1922; a patterns lent account book, 1913-1917, regarding suppliers of malleable iron castings; and miscellaneous account books, including journal vouchers and foreign and domestic accounts receivable, 1918-1925. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Auditing Department | Ford Motor Company. Finance Staff | Ford Motor Company--Finance | Ford Motor Company. Lincoln Division | Ford Motor Company of Canada | Automobile dealers | Automobiles--Accounting | Automobile industry and trade--Costs | Automobile industry and trade--Statistics | Accounts payable | Accounts receivable | Branches (Business enterprises) | Cost control | Costs, Industrial | Financial statements | Ford autmobile | Labor costs | Lincoln automobile | Sales accounting | Wages--Accounting | Ledgers 
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4Title:  Carl Edvard Johansson records, 1916-1927 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  214 
 Creator:  Johansson, C.E. (Carl Edvard), 1864-1943 
 Abstract:  Carl Edvard Johansson was a Swedish inventor who pioneered the concept of universal measuring standards in industry with his invention of gauge blocks. He formed his own company in 1917 and worked for Ford Motor Company from 1924 to 1936. His records include financial records, trade catalogs and exhibit designs. 
 Subjects:  Johansson, C. E. (Carl Edvard), 1864-1943 | C. E. Johansson, Inc. | Ford Motor Company. C. E. Johansson Division | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Automobile industry and trade | Affiliated corporations | Costs, Industrial | Financial statements | Gage blocks | Gages | Income Taxes | Measuring instruments | Payrolls | Subsidiary corporation | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Ledgers | Trade catalogs 
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5Title:  Defense Contracts Department records series, 1940-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  748 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Finance Staff. 
 Abstract:  The Defense Contracts Department records series consists of files maintained by the Defense Contract Financial Administration Department, Controller's Office, Finance Division. The records document Department of Defense contract administration of Ford's maritime operations during World War II. Records include correspondence from Ford employees in the Traffic Import-Export Department in Edgewater, New Jersey; Traffic Department; and Marine Department. Files from the postwar period, circa 1947-1948, are predominantly from the Ford Navigation Company. Materials are arranged by subject. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Finance Staff. | Ford Motor Company. Finance Staff. | Ford Motor Company. Defense Contracts Department. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Finance. | Ford Motor Company--Management. | Ford Navigation Company. | United States. Dept. of Defense. | Automobile industry and trade--Costs. | Automobiles--Accounting | Branches (Business enterprises) | Costs, Industrial | Freight and freightage | Overhead costs | Subsidiary corporations | World War, 1939-1945 
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6Title:  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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7Title:  Charles C. La Croix Records, 1941-1956 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  435 
 Creator:  La Croix, Charles A. 
 Abstract:  Collection consists of sixty-one volumes that provide overview and description of Ford Motor Company production activiites during World War II. 
 Subjects:  Airplanes -- Motors | Motor vehicles, Amphibious | Antiaircraft artillery | Aircraft industry -- Michigan -- Willow Run. | Armored personnel carriers | Armored vehicles, Military | Automobile industry and trade | B-24 bomber | Branches (Business enterprises) | Costs, Industrial | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Industrial procurement | Manual training | Jeep automobile | Military trucks | Production control | Schools -- Michigan -- Willow Run. | Tanks (Military science) | Vehicles, Military | Vocational education | Women employees | World War, 1939-1945 | La Croix, Charles C. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Willow Run Industrial Complex. | Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company | Ford Village Industries. | United States. Army -- Equipment | Naval Service School. | Airplane Apprentice School. | Camp Willow Run. | Willow Run (Mich.) | Production and logistics | Contracts. | Patents. | Photographs. 
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8Title:  Charles E. Sorensen Office Files and Personal Records Subseries, 1915-1945 (bulk 1920-1943) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  38 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Superintendents Office. 
 Abstract:  The Department Files subseries consists of Charles Sorensen's office and personal records. The subseries is organized into four subsubseries. The Foreign Ford Companies subsubseries, 1929-1939 (16.8 cubic ft.), consists of correspondence, summary production data, and financial analysis data from Ford overseas plants and subsidiary companies in Argentina; Belgium; Canada; China; Denmark; Egypt; England; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Holland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Luxembourg; Mexico; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Sweden; and Turkey. In addition, the Foreign Ford Companies subsubseries includes meeting minutes from Ford overseas general manager's meetings. The Branch Correspondence subsubseries, 1915-1946 (36.2 cubic ft.), contains correspondence, analysis summaries, and production data from Ford branches and plants. The material is arranged alphabetically by subject and there is additional material arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The material covers a wide variety of topics and reflects Sorensen's diverse interests and responsibilities with Ford. The Cablegrams and Telegrams subsubseries, 1917-1928 (1.2 cubic ft.), consists of incoming and outgoing messages detailing weekly production data and labor rates from branches and plants. The Charles E. Sorensen Personal records subsubseries, 1915-1945 (15.4 cubic ft.), contains personal correspondence; receipts and vouchers for personal expenses; accounts; contracts; insurance policies and non-automotive material including copies of design drawings, Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad maps, and general publications. 
 Subjects:  Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Village Industries. | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.) | Henry Ford and Son Inc. | Henry Ford & Son., Ltd. | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Assembly-line methods | Fordson tractors | B-24 bomber | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Aircraft industry--Military aspects | Costs, Industrial | Armored vehicles, Military | Automobile industry and trade--Argentina. | Automobile industry and trade--Belgium. | Automobile industry and trade--Canada | Automobile industry and trade--China | Automobile industry and trade--Denmark. | Automobile industry and trade--Egypt. | Automobile industry and trade--England. | Automobile industry and trade--Finland. | Automobile industry and trade--France. | Automobile industry and trade--Germany. | Automobile industry and trade--Greece. | Automobile industry and trade--Ireland. | Automobile industry and trade--Italy. | Automobile industry and trade--Luxembourg. | Automobile industry and trade--Mexico | Automobile industry and trade--Netherlands. | Automobile industry and trade--Poland. | Automobile industry and trade--Portugal. | Automobile industry and trade--Romania. | Automobile industry and trade--Spain. | Automobile industry and trade--Sweden. | Automobile industry and trade--Turkey. | Automobile industry and trade--Management | Automobile industry and trade--Costs. | Automobile factories | Coal mines and mining--Michigan. | Tractor industry--Ireland. | Production scheduling | Wages and labor productivity | World War, 1939-1945 | Willow Run (Mich.) | Design drawings | Minutes 
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