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1Title:  General Agreements and Contracts Subseries, 1903-1909 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  140 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. 
 Abstract:  The General Agreements and Contract subseries contains photostatic copies of early Ford Motor Company agreements and contracts, including receipts from the purchase of property for the Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit, Michigan. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary | Contracts 
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2Title:  Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant records, 1950-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  523 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company owned a large amount of land in the Upper Peninsula from the 1920s to 1954. One use of the land was the building of the Iron Mountain Plant. These records include plant engineering data on the Iron Mountain plant such as plant layouts, photographs, and technical drawings. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Ford Motor Company. Iron Mountain Plant. | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Automobile--Materials | Factories--Design and construction | Industrial buildings | Ford Motor Company. Buildings. | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Maps | Photographs | Reports | Technical Drawings 
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3Title:  Rawsonville Power Plant Construction Records Series, 1930-1939 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1588 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Construction Department 
 Abstract:  The Rawsonville Power Plant Construction records series consists of 135 24x36 inch pencil and ink on linen architectural drawings of building floor plans, exterior and interior elevations, and equipment lists used in the construction of the power plant and dam. The drawings are organized sequentially and numbered 100 to 328. Sheet number 100 is an indexed list of drawings. The drawings were digitized in 2006 and digital versions are available on CD-ROM in box 4 of the accession. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Building and Construction Department | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Rawsonville Power Plant | Plant engineering | Building sites | Dams--Michigan | Hydroelectric power plants--Michigan--Ypsilanti | Design drawings | Compact discs 
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4Title:  World War I Production Contracts Series, 1916-1922 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  267 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary 
 Abstract:  This series contains contracts and related correspondence between Ford Motor Company and the United States Government including the Army Department, Department of Interior, Navy Department, and Post Office Department regarding production of supplies for World War I such as ambulances, armored tractors, automobile parts, helmets, and other supples. Also included are government leases of Ford Motor Company buildings. 
 Subjects:  Ambulances | Automobile industry and trade | World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies | Vehicles, Military | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary | United States. Dept. of the Army | United States. Dept. of the Interior | United States. Navy Dept. 
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5Title:  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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6Title:  Northern Michigan Operations photographs series, 1920-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  270 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  In the 1920s Ford Motor Company constructed what was at the time the worlds largest sawmill complex in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Iron Mountain plant supplied automobile body parts and wood patterns for the production of aircraft, ships, railroad cars, and mining trams. The photographs in this series serve to visually document Ford Motor Company production methods, as well as sawmill production, lumber manufacturing, and logging camp life. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Industrial buildings | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Iron Industry | Logging--Michigan. | Lumbering--Michigan | Lumber camps | Lumbermen | Power-plants | Sawmills--Michigan. | Station wagons | Woodies (Automobiles) | Wood in automobiles | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Aircraft industry | Chemical plants--Michigan. | Charcoal | World War, 1939-1945 | Waste products | Shipping--Michigan. | Big Bay (Mich.) | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Pequaming (Mich.) | Sidnaw (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Maps. | Negatives. 
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7Title:  General Photographs series, 1913-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  833 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company photographers recorded the company’s manufacturing work and contributions to innovation around the nation and world. This series contains photographic prints and negatives created by the company’s first photographic department. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford family | Kahlo, Frida, 1907- | Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 | Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries. | Henry Ford Trade School. | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich.) | Detroit Institute of Arts | Ford Fleet. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Assembly line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Automobile dealers | Aircraft industry | Factories--Design and construction | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Buses | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Cargo ships | Industry and education | Industrial buildings | Photographers | Power-plants | Radio--History | Rubber industry and trade | Service stations | Soybean products | Tractors | Trucks | Vehicles, Military | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Negatives (Photographic) 
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8Title:  Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Photographic vertical file series is an assembled collection of photographs from a variety of sources. The series contains both original photographs and copy photographs, covering a wide range of topics. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Eleanor, 1896- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Bryant family | Litogot family. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company -- Employees. | Ford Motor Company -- Executives. | Ford Motor Company -- Buildings. | Ford Village Industries. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Fleet. | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Henry Ford (Organization) | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing drivers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races. | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Tractors | Trucks | Industrialists | Camping | Celebrities | Power-plants | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Advertising | Peace movement -- United States. | Vehicles, Mililtary. | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Peace Ship. | Photographs | Group portraits | Vertical files 
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9Title:  Small Accessions Collection, 1812-1984 (bulk 1903-1978) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Not Available 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  Originally started by Ford Motor Company archivists to house and administer collections deemed too small to be described individually, the bulk of the Small Accession collection was donated to The Henry Ford in the 1964 donation (the first and largest transfer of archives from Ford Motor Company to The Henry Ford) and the practice was continued by Edison Institute staff. 
 Subjects:  Airplanes | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles | Buildings--Michigan--Dearborn | Ford automobile | Ford tractors | Lincoln automobile | Fordson tractors | Industrialists | Philanthropists | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Village Industries | Lincoln Motor Company | Edison Institute Schools | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Farms | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Detroit (Mich.) | Oral histories | Audiotapes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Compact discs | Design drawings | Diaries | DVDs | Ledgers (account books) | Photographs | Publications | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Videotapes 
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10Title:  Renovated Assembly Plants photographs series, 1920-1951 (bulk 1930-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  696 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The Renovated Assembly Plants photographs series is comprised of photographs of Ford Motor Company automotive plants in operation, assembly lines, and plant alterations. 
 Subjects:  Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921- | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Briggs Motor Bodies Inc. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories--California--Los Angeles | Automobile factories--California--Richmond | Automobile factories--Illinois--Chicago | Automobile factories--Kentucky--Louisville | Automobile factories--Missouri--Kansas City | Automobile factories--Missouri--St. Louis | Automobile factories--New Jersey--Metuchen | Automobile factories--New Jersey--Edgewater | Automobile factories--Egypt--Alexandria | Automobile factories--Greece--Athens | Automobile factories--Netherlands--Amsterdam | Automobile factories--Belgium--Antwerp | Automobile factories--Argentina | Automobile factories--Asnieres (France) | Automobile factories--Spain--Barcelona | Automobile factories--Italy--Bologna | Automobile factories--Romania--Bucharest | Automobile factories--Germany--Cologne | Automobile factories--Denmark--Copenhagen | Automobile factories--Ireland--Cork | Automobile factories--England--Dagenham (London) | Automobile factories--Finland--Helsinki | Automobile factories--Portugal--Lisbon | Automobile factories--Sweden--Stockholm | Automobile factories--France--Strasbourg | Factories--Design and construction | Industrial buildings | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Briggs Motor Bodies Inc.--Buildings | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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11Title:  Plant Engineering Construction Photographs series, 1913-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  721 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  This series contains photographs taken by Ford Motor Company photographers to document the growth of the company around the country. It mainly includes construction photographs of factories, railroad stations, and Dearborn, Michigan buildings. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant (Dearborn, Mich). | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich) | Dearborn Country Club | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn Mich.) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries | Stout Metal Airplane Company | World’s Fair (1934-1935: Chicago, Ill.) | New York World’s Fair (1939-1940) | Aircraft industry | Airports | Automobile dealers | Automobile factories--California | Automobile factories--Colorado | Automobile factories--Florida | Automobile factories--Georgia | Automobile factories--Illinois | Automobile factories--Kentucky | Automobile factories--Michigan | Automobile factories--Minnesota | Automobile factories--Missouri | Automobile factories--Nebraska | Automobile factories--New Jersey | Automobile factories--North Carolina | Automobile factories--North Dakota | Automobile factories--Ohio | Automobile factories--Oklahoma | Automobile factories--Pennsylvania | Automobile factories--Tennessee | Automobile factories--Texas | Automobile factories--Virginia | Automobile factories--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Industrial buildings | Service stations | Factories--Design and construction | Airport buildings | Hangars | Power-plants | Sawmills | Buildings--Michigan--Dearborn | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.)--Buildings | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village--Buildings | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum--Buildings | Stout Metal Airplane Company--Buildings | Big Bay (Mich.)--Buildings | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Progress photographs | Photographs | Photographic prints | Photographic negatives 
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