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1Title:  Ford Foundation subject file records, 1949-1977 (bulk 1966-1976) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1410 
 Creator:  Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 
 Abstract:  The Ford Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded in 1936. Benson Ford served as a trustee for the foundation from 1947 to 1976. This collection contains records from Benson Ford’s office relating to his work with the foundation. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford Motor Company | Ford Foundation | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Foundation--Finance | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations | Charities | Foundations | Philanthropists | Annual reports | Oral histories | Organizational charts | Publications 
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2Title:  Nevins and Hill interviews series, 1952-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE003 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Allan Nevins and Frank Hill interviewed many people involved with Ford Motor Company for their three volume history of Henry Ford and the company. This series includes transcripts from many of these oral histories. The series includes Accessions 834 and 975. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Davis, J. R., (John R.), 1894-1985 | Miller, Arjay R. (Arjay Ray), 1916- | McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916- | Williams, Walker A. (Walker Alonzo), 1901-1981 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Oral histories | Sound recordings 
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3Title:  Editorial Services Department records subseries, 1949-1956 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  720 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. 
 Abstract:  The Editorial Services Department records subseries contains speeches given by Ford Motor Company executives. The bulk of the speeches were given by Ernest R. Breech, Benson Ford, Henry Ford II, William T. Gossett, and Thomas R. Reid. The subseries also includes correspondence from the general public to Ford executives, including Henry Ford II, Ernest Breech, and Robert McNamara, along with replies written by the editorial staff on behalf of the executives. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Breech, Ernest R., 1897-1978. | Bugas, John S. (John Stephen) 1908-1982. | Crusoe, Lewis D., 1895-1973. | Duffy, Irving A., 1904-1980. | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978. | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Gossett, William T., 1904-1998. | McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916- | Patterson, Charles H. | Reid, Thomas R., 1914-1987. | Williams, Walker A. 1901-1981. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. Editorial Services Department. | Ford Motor Company. Office of Public Relations. Speech Services. | Ford Motor Company--Public relations. | Speeches. 
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4Title:  Topical for Henry Ford series, 1918-1930 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  34 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains two subseries: the General photograph albums subseries and the Camping albums subseries. The General photograph albums subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's mother's family, Fair Lane, and the ships M/S Henry Ford II and M/S Benson Ford. The Camping subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's camping excursions with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Travel | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1966-1950--Travel | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921--Travel | Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Travel | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931--Travel | Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Travel | Ford family | Litogot family | Litogot, Sapharia, 1833-1878 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Henry Ford II (Ship) | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Cargo ships | Santa Claus | Shipping--Great Lakes | Christmas | Camping | Automobile travel | Vacations | Waterwheels | Ford automobile | Packard automobile | Photographers | Locomotives | Horsemanship | Tractors | Fishing | Carts & wagons | Dearborn (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) | Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Genealogies | Portraits | Group portraits | Negatives 
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5Title:  Owen W. Bombard Interviews series, 1951-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  65 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  In 1951, Ford Motor Company began an oral history program directed by Owen Bombard, which was intended to complement activities conducted for the company’s fiftieth anniversary. Over three hundred interviews were conducted by the time the program was discontinued in 1956. The series contains bound volumes, notes, draft manuscripts and audio tapes produced during the course of the program. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978. | Ford family | Bombard, Owen W. 1922- | Ablewhite, Hayward S., 1887-1964. | Ahrens, Norman J., 1895- | Alexander, P. A., 1890- | Bacon, Irving Ruben, 1875-1962. | Barthel, Oliver Edward, 1877-1969. | Bennett, Charles Henry, 1863-1956. | Bennett, Frank, 1881-1958. | Berghoff, Bredo W., 1887-1963. | Breech, Ernest R. (Ernest Robert), 1897-1978. | Brown, George A., 1881-1955. | Briggs, L. E. (Leon Eugene), 1892-1965. | Cooper, H. G. | Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961. | Davis, J. R., (John R.), 1894-1985. | Derrick, Robert O. | Esper, Alphonse L., 1899-1985. | Farkas, Eugene Jeno, 1881-1963. | Hayes, Clarence B., 1866- | Hicks, Harold A., 1894- | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967. | Lepine, Alfred J., 1885-1972. | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956. | Loskowske, Fred W., 1895-1959. | McCloud, John Lanse, 1891-1969. | McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916- | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944. | Miller, Arjay R. (Arjay Ray), 1916- | Moekle, Herman Liveright, 1885-1957. | Nelson, Walter G., 1900-1987. | O'Connor, James, 1887- | Parr, Fred Depler, 1885-1964. | Perry, Percival Lea Dewhurst, 1878-1956. | Pioch, William F., 1890- | Riecks, Frank C., 1894-1988. | Ruddiman, Stanley Perry, 1890- | Ruddiman, Margaret Ford, 1867-1960. | Schumann, Roy, 1897-1981. | Smith, Charles James, 1884-1955. | Smith, Roscoe Martin, 1894-1991. | Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968. | Stout, William Bushnell, 1880-1956. | Voorhess, Charles, 1886- | Ward, Willis F. (Willis Franklin), 1912-1983. | Williams, Walker A. (Walker Alonzo), 1901-1981. | Zoerlein, Emil A., 1902-1982. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Oral histories | Sound recordings. 
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