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1Title:  Given Ankeny Brewer papers, 1942-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1710 
 Creator:  Brewer, Given Ankeny, 1913-1987 
 Abstract:  Given Ankeny Brewer worked as a research engineer at Ford Motor Company and later at his own company, Brewer Laboratories. His papers consist of correspondence and test results. 
 Subjects:  Brewer, Given A. (Given Ankeny), 1913-1987 | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Aerospace engineering | B-24 bomber | Industrial designers | World War, 1939-1945 | Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio) | Willow Run (Mich.) 
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2Title:  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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3Title:  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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4Title:  Ford Motor Company Property records collection, 1920-1971 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1700 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company Property records collection consists of correspondence, real estate records, and plat maps of various personal properties owned by Henry Ford and Edsel Ford, as well as Ford Motor Company production and manufacturing properties. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Botsford Inn (Mich.) | Ford Motor Company. | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Aircraft industry--Michigan--Willow Run | Hydroelectric power plants | Real property | Big Bay (Mich.) | Botsford Inn (Mich.) | Bryan County (Ga.) | Chester (Pa.) | Clarkston (Mich.) | Flat Rock (Mich.) | Hamilton (Ohio) | Hudson Mills (Mich.) | Macon (Mich.) | Manchester (Mich.) | Milford (Mich.) | Mount Clemens (Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Scio Township (Mich.) | Somerville (Mass.) | Southfield (Mich.) | Tecumseh (Mich.) | Waterford (Mich.) | Willow Run (Mich.) | Ypsilanti (Mich.) | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Contracts | Maps 
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5Title:  Photographs For The Company series, 1918-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  189 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series is comprised of photographic prints and negatives created by the Ford Motor Company Engineering Photographic Department. Subjects include the engineering and design on Ford Motor Company automobiles, tractors and airplanes, as well as factories, celebrities and other Ford interests. NOTE: This PDF formatted document is quite large, may take some time to open and/or download. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Village Industries | Sialia (Ship) | Aircraft industry | Aeronautics--Competitions | Antiques | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Testing | Industrial designers | Celebrities | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Ford Three-engined Monoplane (Transport plane) | Radio--History | Soybean products | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Photographs | Negatives (Photographic) | Photographic prints 
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6Title:  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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7Title:  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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8Title:  Fair Lane papers subgroup, 1835-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. 
 Abstract:  Henry and Clara Ford lived in a succession of fourteen homes, the last of which, Fair Lane, was constructed on the shores of their Rouge River estate in 1915. The Fair Lane papers contain documents representing the Fords' busy and complex lives assembled from the rooms of the mansion after Clara died in 1950. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Family | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 | Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 | Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951 | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Ford Motor Company--History | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Hospital | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Ford Foundation | Ford Motor Company. Airplane Division | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad | Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation (1916) | Henry Ford Peace Expedition (1915-1916) | Dearborn Independent | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Historic gardens--Michigan | Historic buildings | Historic sites--Conservation and restoration | Ford tractors | Automobiles, Racing | Pacifism | Peace movements | Technology--United States | World War, 1914-1918--Peace | Schools--Michigan | Power-plants--Michigan | Industrialists--Michigan--Dearborn | Camping | Landscape architecture | Willow Run (Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Scrapbooks | Genealogy | Diaries | Postcards | Landscape architectural drawings 
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9Title:  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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