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1Title:  Holmes Brown records subseries, 1953-1955 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  746 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Ford Division. 
 Abstract:  The Holmes Brown records subseries contains clippings, correspondence, Ward's Automotive Reports, and a survey on news reports during March 1955. The clippings cover events at American Motors, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and other domestic automobile companies. The correspondence is incoming correspondence to Holmes Brown from regional public relations managers. 
 Subjects:  Brown, Holmes, 1914- | Ford Motor Company. Ford Division. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. 
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2Title:  Executive Correspondence subsubseries, 1949-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1882 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  The Executive Correspondence subsubseries is comprised of correspondence from the general public to Ford executives along with replies written by the editorial staff on behalf of the executives. Among the topics are requests for photographs of automobiles, expressions of admiration for Ford automobiles, letters from school children, comments on Walter Reuther and the United Auto Workers, inquiries about the Foundation for the Republic, requests for charitable donations, support for organizations, Model T reminiscences, anti-Communism, and inflation. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. Editorial Services Department. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. 
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3Title:  Ford Good Drivers' League subseries, 1940-1942 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  440 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. General Sales Department 
 Abstract:  The Ford Good Drivers' League subseries contains general correspondence and correspondence with other youth organizations promoting the good driving program. 
 Subjects:  Ford Good Drivers’ League | Ford Motor Company. General Sales Department | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Traffic safety | Automobile drivers’ tests | Automobile driving 
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4Title:  Ford Motor Company fiftieth anniversary records, 1947-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  242 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1953 with the book Ford at Fifty. This collection contains records surrounding the creation of the book as well as notes on other companies’ anniversary activities. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Fairfield, Fred | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company. Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company. History. | Ford Motor Company. Public relations. | Financial records | Corporate minutes | Proofs 
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5Title:  Publications series, 1953-1964 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  532 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company Archives staff documented many special events held by the company in the 1950s and 1960s. The Publications series contains publications and artwork from many of these events. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Automobile racing | Press releases | Photographs 
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6Title:  Fiftieth Anniversary Tributes subseries, 1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  129 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Fiftieth Anniversary Tributes subseries contains recordings, printed materials and awards presented to Ford Motor Company on its fiftieth anniversary. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Press releases | Photographs | Sound recordings 
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7Title:  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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8Title:  Sidney Olson papers, 1952-1963 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  PP004 
 Creator:  Olson, Sidney 
 Abstract:  Sidney Olson conducted independent research in the Ford Archives, with the intention to write a series of books on Henry Ford. After his death, his manuscript was published under the title Young Henry Ford. His papers contain his manuscript, research notes, and plans for other projects. 
 Subjects:  Olson, Sidney | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--History. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Ford Falcon automobile | Flora (Ill.) | Chronologies | Photographs | Maps | Minutes 
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9Title:  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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10Title:  Frank Vivian papers, 1907-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  89 
 Creator:  Vivian, Frank, 1885- 
 Abstract:  Frank Vivian worked for the Ford Motor Company for a number of years at the Richmond, California plant, and was personally acquainted with Henry and Edsel Ford. His papers include correspondence, administrative material, photographs, published pieces, and clippings. 
 Subjects:  Vivian, Frank, 1885- | Ford Motor Company--Management. | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions. | Ford Motor Company--Public Relations. | Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940: San Francisco, Calif.) | Automobile industry and trade--California. | Automobile factories--California. | Exhibitions--California--20th century. | Flags--United States | Process control | World War, 1939-1945 | Antiques | Photographs. 
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11Title:  Ocean to Ocean Race Re-Enactment subseries, 1959 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  717 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  In 1959, Ford Motor Company re-enacted a 1909 transcontinental race that had been won by a Model T. The re-enactment celebrated the 50th anniversary of the race and the construction on the 50 millionth Ford. The collection contains promotional materials, newspaper clippings and maps from the re-enacted race. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Automobile racing | Press releases | Transcontinental journeys | Maps | Motion pictures | Photographs | Sound recordings 
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12Title:  Henry Ford Centennial subseries, 1963 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE004 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Henry Ford Centennial celebrated the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford and the 60th anniversary of the creation of Ford Motor Company in 1963. The Henry Ford Centennial subseries contains administrative files concerning the planning of the many events, memorabilia, photographs, clippings and a scrapbook commemorating these events. The subseries includes accessions 899 and 1139. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Archives | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Birthdays | Press releases | Sound recordings | Photographs | Lantern slides | Motion pictures | Scrapbooks 
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13Title:  Fred Lee Black records series, 1929-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  56 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  Fred Lee Black began his career with Ford Motor Company in 1918 and served in a number of positions before leaving the company in 1942. The bulk of the material in this series comes from the period that Black was in charge of Ford displays for the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. 
 Subjects:  Black, Fred L., 1891-1971. | Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 | Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile industry and trade | Exhibit booths | Exhibition buildings | Exhibitions--United States. | First day covers (Philately) | Ford Motor Company Strike, Dearborn, Michigan, 1941. | World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies | Dearborn (Mich.) | New York (N.Y.) | Business records | Photographs. 
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14Title:  Seventy-fifth Anniversary Committee records subseries, 1975-1978 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1389 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 1953 and its seventy-fifth anniversary in 1978. The subseries holds material documenting the celebration of Ford Motor Company's seventy-fifth anniversary including news releases; press packets; interoffice correspondence; Ford and non-Ford publications; photographs of Ford Motor Company plants around the world, Ford products, Ford family members, and others; newspaper clipping books; 16mm film footage and audio tape coverage of the seventy-fifth anniversary celebration at Greenfield Village; news articles of seventy-fifth anniversary activities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Uruguay, and Venezuela, many which are in foreign languages; and a design drawing for the 1903 Model A Ford which was used to create official commemorative models. 
 Subjects:  Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Model A automobile | Press releases | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Design drawings. | Motion pictures. | Photographs. | Sound recordings. 
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15Title:  Ford Listens records, 1970-1976 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1835 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Marketing Department. 
 Abstract:  Program established by Ford Motor Company in the 1970s to receive and respond to customer inquiries about the company's products and services. Records consist of original research sheets and material used by Ford Listens staff to answer the questions including press releases, clippings, photographs, publications, and manuals. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Iacocca, Lee A., 1924- | Nader, Ralph, 1934- | Ford Motor Company. Marketing Department. | Ford Motor Company. Customer Service Division | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Automobile industry and trade | Advertising | Automobiles--Safety measures | Automobiles--Seat belts | Edsel automobile | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Marketing | Mercury automobile | Pinto automobile | Pollution | Safety. | Sales promotion | Press releases | Clippings | Photographs | Publications | Vertical files 
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16Title:  William Clay Ford Records Series, 1949-1956 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  773 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Continental Division 
 Abstract:   
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Lincoln Continental automobile | Press releases | Breech, Ernest R. (Ernest Robert), 1897-1978 | Ford, Walter Buhl, 1920-1991 | Ford, William Clay, 1925- | Ford Motor Company. Continental Division | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Ford Motor Company. Special Product Division | Ford Motor Company. Special Product Operations | W. B. Ford Design Associates | Negatives | Organizational charts | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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17Title:  Audio Speeches series, 1938-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1689 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  The series consists of recordings of speeches made by Edsel B. Ford during the period 1938-1943, and include speeches made at the 1940 New York World’s Fair, and the Willow Run (Mich.) bomber plant. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. | Ford Motor Company --Management. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) | United States. Navy Dept. | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | Automobile driver education | Automobile industry and trade | Exhibitions--United States. | Radio programs | Used cars | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Sunday Evening Hour (Radio program) | Compact discs. | Sound recordings. | Speeches. 
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18Title:  Automotive Press Kit Collection, 2006 Addendum, 1945-2000 (bulk 1990-2000) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1845.1 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Press Kit collection, 2006 Addendum, is an intentionally assembled collection consisting of press kits, packets, and releases. The press kits encompass a wide variety of American and foreign automotive and automotive-related manufacturers and include press releases for publication, photographs, slides, and electronic media. 
 Subjects:  Advertising--Automobiles | Advertising--Transportation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile supply industry. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Parts. | Farm equipment | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Sport utility vehicles | Traffic safety | Tractors | Trucks | Press releases | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Compact discs | Photographs 
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19Title:  Automotive Press Kit Collection, 1946-2006 (bulk 1990-2000) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1845 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Press Kit collection is an intentionally assembled collection consisting of press kits, packets, and releases. The press kits encompass a wide variety of American and foreign automotive and automotive-related manufacturers and include press releases for publication, photographs, slides, and electronic media. 
 Subjects:  Advertising--Automobiles | Advertising--Transportation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile supply industry. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Exhibitions. | Automobiles--Maintenance and repair | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Parts. | Farm equipment | Ford trucks | Marketing | Sales promotion | Sport utility vehicles | Traffic safety | Tractors | Trucks | Press releases | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Compact discs | Photographs 
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20Title:  Clipping books series, 1879-1951, (bulk 1913-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  7 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  The Clipping Books series contains newspaper clippings from Detroit newspapers and other newspapers around the United States about the varied interests of Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company history. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford tractors | Industry and education | Jews | Labor | Profit-sharing | Public welfare--Michigan--Detroit. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945. | Sapiro, Aaron, 1884-1959. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) | Lake Carriers Association. | League of Nations | Five dollar day. | Mount Clemens (Mich.) | Muscle Shoals (Ala.) | Clippings. | Comic strips. | Scrapbooks 
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