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1Title:  Edsel B. Ford scrapbook, 1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  994 
 Creator:  Greenwald, Peter F., 1899-1968. 
 Abstract:  The scrapbook contains newspaper clipping pertaining to the death and burial of Edsel B. Ford in 1943. It was created by Peter Greenwald of Michigan Life Insurance Company. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford Motor Company | Scrapbooks | Obituaries 
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2Title:  Overview for the Edsel B. Ford office papers, 1903-1945 (bulk 1920-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  RG001 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  This document presents an overview of the Edsel B. Ford Office papers record group. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company--Management. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. 
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3Title:  Detroit University School Yearbook "Helicon" Collection, 1906-1935 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  79.300.1461 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  Collection consists of five editions of the Detroit University School yearbook, "Helicon", along with a booklet from 1915 announcing "The New Detroit University School". The editions of the "Helicon" date from 1906, 1908, 1912, 1913, and 1935. Edsel Ford attended the school from 1905 to 1912, and is mentioned as an alumnus in the 1913 edition. Several of the editions appear to have been removed from other Ford Motor Company accessions in the Research Center holdings, including 64.167.1 and 64.167.13. 
 Subjects:  Detroit University School (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | School yearbooks 
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4Title:  Edsel B. Ford office papers, 1903-1945 (bulk 1920-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  6 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  Edsel B. Ford, the only child of Henry and Clara Bryant Ford was secretary of the Ford Motor Company from 1915 to 1917 and president of the company from 1919 until his death in 1943. The papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, subject files, and financial records. The bulk of the records relate to company business in the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company -- Management. | Ford Motor Company -- Presidents. 
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5Title:  Edsel Ford in Memoriam subseries, 1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1390 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. 
 Abstract:  The Edsel Ford in Memoriam subseries is comprised of condolence letters, testimonials and bound remembrances of Edsel Bryant Ford, who died on May 26, 1943. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. | Condolence notes. | Clippings files | Sound recordings | Testimonials 
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6Title:  Ford Motor Company Ltd. records subseries, 1929-1935 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  261 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company Ltd. records subseries consists of records pertaining to the financial operations of English and European companies owned by the Ford Motor Company, and include monthly, quarterly, and annual reports sent to the president of the company, Edsel B. Ford. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. | Automobile industry and trade | Financial records 
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7Title:  National Recovery Administration records subseries, 1933-1937 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE001 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 
 Abstract:  The National Recovery Administration, or NRA, operated during the period that Edsel Ford served as president of Ford Motor Company. The records are comprised of correspondence, reports, literature, NRA codes and other federal government information relating to Ford Motor Company involvement with the NRA. Contains Accession 52 and Accession 279. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--Finance | United States. National Recovery Administration. | Financial records 
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8Title:  Gaston Plantiff papers, 1905-1931 (bulk 1920-1930) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  66 
 Creator:  Plantiff, Gaston, 1874-1934. 
 Abstract:  Gaston Plantiff was New York Branch Manager for Ford Motor Company from 1913-1929. The papers consist of files maintained by Plantiff during this time. 
 Subjects:  Plantiff, Gaston 1874-1934. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford Motor Company -- New York. | Bulow, Robert. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967. | Sorensen, Charles Emil, 1881-1968. | Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation 1916. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile dealers | Advertising--Automobiles | Tractors | Correspondence 
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9Title:  Fred L. Black "Century of Progress" Photograph Album, 1933-1934 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2017.73 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection consists of a single album containing photographs taken during the 1934 Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago, Illinois. Images show Ford staff, presenters, and performers, along with exhibit buildings and visitors, including Henry and Edsel Ford. The album was either made by or assembled for Fred L. Black, who was selected by Edsel Ford to organize the Ford Motor Company exhibit at the Exposition, and who appears in many of the images. Prior to that assignment, Black had served as Editor of the Dearborn Independent and head of the Ford Advertising Department. He would go on to oversee Ford involvement in other expositions held during the 1930s, including the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair. 
 Subjects:  Black, Fred L., 1891-1971 | Ford Motor Company | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) | Chicago (Ill.) | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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10Title:  Henry and Edsel Ford Quotations collection, 1919-1944 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  511 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The collection contains notebooks and folders of quotes by Henry and Edsel Ford. Many reference history, free enterprise, agriculture and Greenfield Village. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford Motor Company--History | Henry Ford (Organizations)--History | International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO) | Industrial relations--Michigan--Detroit | Labor unions | Quotations 
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11Title:  Overview for the Henry Ford and Ford Family papers, 1773-1955 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  RG002 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 
 Abstract:  This document presents an overview of the Henry Ford and Ford Family record group. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Office of Henry Ford. | Ford Motor Company--History. 
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12Title:  Edsel Ford Automotive Scrapbook series, 1911-1925 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  660 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. 
 Abstract:  Edsel Ford was a connoisseur of fine art and antiques, and a designer of considerable talent. His interest in automobiles and design is expressed through the scrapbook, which holds magazine and catalog clippings of fine cars (mostly European), illustrations and snapshots of English custom bodies on the Model T chassis, and pictures of early racing cars. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Homes and haunts. | Ford Motor Company--Presidents. | Ford Motor Company--Management. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Ford Model T automobile | Industrial designers. | Automobiles, Racing. | Boats and boating | Selling--Automobiles | Photographs. | Scrapbooks 
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13Title:  Joseph C. Beh, Sr. papers, 1915-1928 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  147 
 Creator:  Beh, Joseph C., Sr., 1889-1975. 
 Abstract:  John C. Beh Sr. became an employee of the Ford Motor Company in 1915. These papers mostly include employee lists for engineering and power plant related departments and other miscellaneous documents relating to his employment. 
 Subjects:  Beh, Joseph C., Sr., 1889-1975. | Allison, Fred. | Perry, William, 1853-1940. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Electrical Power Department. | Automobile industry and trade | Power-plants--Michigan. | Automobile engineers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | Photographs. | Group portraits. 
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14Title:  Office of the Treasurer records subseries, 1903-1932 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  483 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 
 Abstract:  The Office of the Treasurer records subseries contains plant engineering contracts and various financial and legal records of the Ford Motor Company for 1903 thorough 1932. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Treasurer. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Auditors' reports | Blast furnaces | Credit | Installment plan | Plant engineering | Factory management | Power-plants | Ford Motor Company--Finance. | Financial records. 
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15Title:  Official telegram file records, 1938-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  50 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford Office. 
 Abstract:  The Official telegram file records contain business telegrams of the Ford Motor Company as well as personal telegrams between the Ford family, the general public and students at the Edison Institute. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford Office. | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Plant. | Willow Run Industrial Complex | Automobile industry and trade | Aircraft industry--Michigan--Willow Run | Birthdays | Condolence notes | World War, 1939-1945 | Telegrams 
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16Title:  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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17Title:  Ford Hydro-Electric Company records, 1917-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  311 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Hydro-Electric Company was one of many companies owned by Henry Ford that supported various aspects of the automobile production process. These records include correspondence and other documents produced by the company as well as stock certificates for the Banner Fork Coal Company. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary. | Ford Hydro-Electric Company | Banner Fork Coal Company | Affiliated corporations | Subsidiary corporations | Water-power | Hydroelectric power plants | Coal mines and mining | Coal--Kentucky | Dams--Wisconsin | Stock certificates | Articles of incorporation | Corporate minutes 
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18Title:  Henry Ford Farms records, 1909-1950 (bulk 1922-1948) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  445 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Henry Ford acquired many farms in southeastern Michigan. He rented out the farms to employees and donated the produce grown on the farms to needy families. These records include financial and other records pertaining to the farms and those who lived on them. 
 Subjects:  Dahlinger, Raymond C., 1885-1969 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Henry, 1893-1947 | Ford, William Clay, 1925- | GTE Automatic Electric Incorporated | Ford Motor Company | Henry Ford Farms | Automobiles--Registration and transfer | Farm management--Michigan | Housing--Michigan | Telephone | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Finance | Henry Ford Farms--Employees | Belleville (Mich.) | Cherry Hill (Mich.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Macon (Mich.) | Architectural drawings | Financial records 
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19Title:  Leonard Willeke Collection, 1916-1982 (bulk 1916-1924) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1605 
 Creator:  Brunk, Thomas 
 Abstract:  Leonard B. Willeke was an architect who completed several commissions for Henry and Edsel Ford as well as other Ford Motor Company executives. The collection includes fire-damaged fragments of blueprints and sketches of Fair Lane as well as a guide to the records on microfilm. 
 Subjects:  Willeke, Leonard B., 1885-1970 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951 | Architects--Michigan | Architecture--Michigan | Architecture, Domestic | Architect-designed furniture | Buildings--Specifications | Ford, Henry--Homes and haunts | City planning | Industrial housing--Michigan | Historic buildings--Michigan | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Fordson (Dearborn, Mich.) | Indian Village (Detroit, Mich.) | Kanzler Residence (Detroit, Mich.) | Sorensen Residence (Detroit, Mich.) | Architectural drawings 
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20Title:  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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