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1Title:  Engineering Research Library subsubseries, 1917-1974 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1618 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Division. 
 Abstract:  The Engineering Research Library subsubseries consists of general information collected by staff in the Engineering Research Library. The accession includes presentation material and press releases describing Ford Motor Company's Levacar program, an experimental high speed mass transit system, and program notes and progress reports on the company's transition to the metric system between 1972 and 1974. Also included is technical and general material relating to Ford's tractor operations. Of special interest is a copy of a parts list for the 1917 Fordson tractor, the company's first production tractor. 
 Subjects:  Metric system | Tractors--Design and construction. | Experimental automobiles 
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2Title:  DARPA Urban Challenge Collection, 2007 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2013.16.4 
 Creator:  United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 
 Abstract:  The DARPA Urban Challenge was part of a series of competitions intended to promote the development of autonomous (driverless) motor vehicles. This collection of materials related to the 2007 event consists of press releases, team press kits, and a poster illustrating the event course. Note: This is an unprocessed collection. 
 Subjects:  Cars | Automobiles | Trucks | Experimental automobiles | Victorville (Calif.) 
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3Title:  P.J. Gaughan collection, 1952-1967 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1686 
 Creator:  Gaughan, P.J. 
 Abstract:  P. J. Gaughan was a product planning executive in the Central Product Planning Office (CPPO) in the mid 1950s and early 1960s. During this time, the CPPO assembled a large collection of photographs, taken at various auto shows, which were used by the Ford Motor Company Car Product Planning Department to analyze the styling of competitor cars between 1951 and 1967. 
 Subjects:  Gaughan, P. J. | Ford Motor Company. Product Planning and Design Department. Central Product Planning Office. | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions. | Detroit Auto Show. | General Motors Motorama. | New York International Auto Show. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Experimental automobiles | Exhibitions--Detroit. | Exhibitions--New York. | Exhibitions--Chicago. | Sports cars | Ford automobile | Thunderbird automobile | General Motors automobiles | Photographs. | Photographic prints 
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