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1Title:  Air Pollution Study subseries, 1954-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  978 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Air pollution study subseries is a study compiled for a report on the history of air pollution and the automotive industry assembled by Alice Benn from 1959 to 1961. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Air--Pollution 
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2Title:  Archives Reports subseries, 1958 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  906 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Archives reports subseries is a set of material pulled together for a 1958 presentation by the Ford Archives reporting on the value of the archives to the company. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Archivists | Reports 
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3Title:  Ford Investment Plan subseries, 1966 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1000 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Investment Plan subseries is a chronology of the plan from 1919 to 1947 by Alice Benn. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--history 
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4Title:  Plant Histories Background subseries, 1933-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  429 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Plant Histories Background subseries is comprised of data regarding Ford Motor Company plants including charts, plant opening dates, employee statistics, and other summary material. 
 Subjects:  Automobile factories--New Jersey--Edgewater. | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
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5Title:  Photographic Vertical File Series, Racing Addendum, 1900-1985 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  The Addendum to the Photographic Vertical File Series entitled Automobile Racing includes photographs of courses, drivers, race cars, road races, and transcontinental races. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Archives | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races | Automobile racing drivers | Photographs | Veritcal files 
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6Title:  Ford Foundation subseries, 1956 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1189 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Foundation subseries contains a history of the formative years of the Ford Foundation from 1930 to 1956 by William Greenleaf. 
 Subjects:  Ford Foundation | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Greenleaf, William, 1917-1975 | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Foundation--history 
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7Title:  Winthrop Sears Records Series, 1952-1974 (bulk 1952-1974 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  895 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Winthrop Sears served as archivist at Ford Motor Company and later the Edison Institute (now The Henry Ford) from 1951 to 1981. His papers include correspondence, reports, notes, and planning documents pertaining to the various moves of the Archives. 
 Subjects:  Sears, Winthrop, 1918-2000 | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Archivists 
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8Title:  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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9Title:  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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10Title:  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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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:  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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13Title:  American Road marketing and publicity photographs series, 1903-1964 (bulk 1920-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1859 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  A set of photographs called American Road that was created primarily as a resource to help staff of the Ford Motor Company Archives answer requests for historical photographs that fell under the heading "something about roads." 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile dealers | Automobile driving on mountain roads | Automobile driving in bad weather | Automobile travel | Automobile--Social aspects | Bridges | Ferries | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Railroads | Roads | Roads--Design and construction | Street-railroads | Transportation--History | Women automobile drives | Aerial photographs | Photographs | Cityscapes | Landscapes | Streetscapes 
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14Title:  Collected Research Papers subgroup, 1935-1976 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE005 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Collected research papers subgroup is a set of research papers that cover a wide range of subjects. The papers came from a variety of sources, including students, graduate students, and people writing family reminiscences. Subgroup includes accessions 168, 423, 819, 858, 866, 872, 997, 1129, 1164, 1216, and 1417. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 | Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Airplane Division | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Henry Ford Hospital | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Automobile industry and trade | African American automobile industry workers | Industry and education | Lumbering | Pacifism 
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15Title:  Photographic Library (Earle Hager) records series, 1938-1971 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1685 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photograpic Department. 
 Abstract:  Earle Harger was a librarian for the Ford Motor Company. The series contains research files on Ford Motor Company history, reports on practices of other large photographic libraries and printed and published material about the company. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Harger, Earle, 1905-1976 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company--By-products | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Assembly-line methods | Automobile racing | Automobiles--Design and construction | Agriculture--Research | Coal mines and mining | Waste products | Lincoln automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Special libraries | World War, 1939-1945 | Annual Reports | Chronologies | Photographs | Posters | Publications 
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16Title:  Topical Photographic Prints in Binders series, circa 1903-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1854 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company Archives 
 Abstract:  This series is a reference tool created by Ford Motor Company Archives staff prior to 1965. It contains photographic reproductions of continuous tone photographs, documents and printed materials. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--Archives. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum. | Ford Times | Canadian Ford Times | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile industry and trade | Aircraft industry | Assembly-line methods | Automobile racing | Automobile travel | Automobiles--Social aspects | Celebrities | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury Zephyr automobile | Ford trucks | Roads | Ford Zephyr automobiles | Lincoln Zephyr automobile | Portraits | Photographs 
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17Title:  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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18Title:  Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series, 1845-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  572 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In 1954, Columbia University historian Allan Nevins in collaboration with Frank Ernest Hill published the first volume of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and his automobile company. The series is comprised primarily of original documents that were selected between 1952 and 1954 from accessions held by the Ford Motor Company Archives for research use in the three volume Nevins and Hill history of the company. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Aircraft industry | Ford automobile | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry workers | Industrialists | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Industry and education | Schools | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford family | Couzens, James, 1872-1936 | Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Knudson, William S., 1879-1948 | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956 | Martin, Peter Edmund, 1882-1944 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Nevins, Allan 1890-1971 | Sorensen, Charles Emil 1881-1968 | Wills, Childe Harold, 1878-1940 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Sociological Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Henry Ford (Organization) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Village Industries | Ford Fleet | Detroit (Mich.)--History | Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History | Genealogies 
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