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1Title:  Henry Ford In Repose Photographs, April 1947 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2017.34 
 Creator:  Gniewek, Mack 
 Abstract:  A collection of 19 4x5 inch black-and-white prints of images taken by photographer Mack Gniewek following the death of Henry Ford in April 1947. The photographs were taken for the Detroit Times newspaper and primarily show Henry Ford lying in repose at Lovett Hall as well the line of mourners. Also included are images of black bunting and lowered flags displayed at the Ford Rouge Plant and the Dearborn Municipal Building. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Photographs 
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2Title:  Robert Rankin papers, 1940-1947 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  9 
 Creator:  Rankin, Robert, 1887-1966. 
 Abstract:  Contents consist of account of drive taken by Henry Ford on the day of his death, newspaper articles, and automobile registrations. 
 Subjects:  Rankin, Robert, 1887-1966. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Chauffeurs | Newspaper clippings 
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3Title:  Remittances, Henry Ford Office subseries, 1941-1946 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  790 
 Creator:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 
 Abstract:  The Remittances, Henry Ford Office subseries consists of one ledger containing remittance advices for personal accounts of Henry Ford. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Industrialists--Michigan--Dearborn | Financial records | Ledgers 
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4Title:  Dearborn Independent financial records, 1920-1921 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  218 
 Creator:  Dearborn Publishing Company. 
 Abstract:  The Dearborn Independent was a weekly periodical published by Henry Ford from 1919-1927. These records contain a ledger of balance sheets and correspondence from the periodical. 
 Subjects:  Dearborn Publishing Company | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Dearborn Independent | Financial records | Periodicals 
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5Title:  Henry and Clara Ford Memorials subseries, 1947 and 1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1136 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. 
 Abstract:  Henry Ford died at his home in Dearborn, Michigan on April 7, 1947 at age eighty-three; Clara Bryant Ford died at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan on September 29, 1950 at age eighty-four. This subseries is comprised of bound memorials and prayers in remembrance of Henry and Clara Ford. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. | Condolence notes. | Detroit (Mich.) | Speeches | Testimonials 
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6Title:  Albert Smith Publications and Clippings collection, 1907-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  925 
 Creator:  Smith, Albert 
 Abstract:  The collection is comprised of printed material and clippings primarily relating to Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company. Includes a "Souvenier Book of Cartoons" from the first Detroit auto show hosted by the Detroit Automobile Dealer's Association (DADA), 1907-1908. 
 Subjects:  Smith, Albert. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford Motor Company. | Detroit Automobile Dealer's Association. | Automobile industry and trade. | Clippings (information articles) 
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7Title:  Alex Y. Malcomson scrapbook and clippings, 1903-1907 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  190 
 Creator:  Malcomson, Alex Y. 
 Abstract:  The Malcolmson scrapbook and clippings consist of a scrapbook of clippings, primarily about the coal industry, from 1903 to 1907. There are also several folders of clippings that were added after Malcomson's death in 1923 including his obituary. 
 Subjects:  Malcomson, Alex Y. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Coal trade | Clippings (information artifacts) | Obituaries 
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8Title:  Dearborn Independent records, 1919-1928 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  BFRC002 
 Creator:  Dearborn Publishing Company. 
 Abstract:  Henry Ford published the Dearborn Independent from 1919-1927. These four accessions contain financial records, correspondence concerning the court case and text and graphics from the newspaper. The records include accessions 91.98, 218, 271 and 273. 
 Subjects:  Dearborn Publishing Company | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Sapiro, Aaron | Antisemitism | Dearborn Independent | Trials, libel | Financial records | Periodicals | Photographs | Drawings (visual works) 
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9Title:  Dodge Brothers collection, 1904-1920 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  893 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  The Dodge brothers, John and Horace, worked closely with Ford Motor Company until 1914 when they began their own automobile company. The collection consists of a miscellany of correspondence between the brothers and various Ford Motor Company executives. 
 Subjects:  Dodge, Horace E. (Horace Elgin), 1868-1920 | Dodge, John F. (John Francis), 1864-1920 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Correspondence 
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10Title:  Ford Motor Company production reports, 1919-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  BFRC01 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. 
 Abstract:  The Ford Motor Company production reports contains production reports, schedules, ledgers, and other documentation relating to production from 1919 to 1952. The reports are comprised of three Accessions: 221, 382 and 396. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Production scheduling | Branches (Business enterprises) | Financial records 
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11Title:  Herbert Morton papers, 1929-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  24 
 Creator:  Morton, Herbert 
 Abstract:  Herbert Morton, an Englishman, collected heavily for Henry Ford in the creation of the Edison Institute (now known as The Henry Ford). The papers are comprised primarily of correspondence and telegrams relating to Morton's role as agent in acquiring engine and other items in England. 
 Subjects:  Morton, Herbert Frederick, 1890-1966 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Henry Ford (Organization) | Steam-engines. | Collectors and collecting. 
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12Title:  Richmond Hill Plantation Photograph Albums, circa 1947 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  00.1334.504 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  Collection of four photograph albums which document Henry and Clara Ford's home at Richmond Hill, Georgia, and the surrounding community during the mid-1940s. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Plantations--Georgia | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947--Homes and haunts | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Photographs | Photograph albums 
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13Title:  Emery L. Applegate records, 1923-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  989 
 Creator:  Applegate, Emery L. 
 Abstract:  These records contain the desk files of Emery L. Applegate. They include branch histories as well as information about Ford Motor Company products such as the Tri Motor plane, the Model A and the Model T. 
 Subjects:  Applegate, Emery L. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford Motor Company. | Automobile industry and trade. | Ford Model T automobile. | Ford Three-engine Monoplane (Transport plane) | Ford Tri-Motor. | Photographs | Publications | Reports 
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14Title:  Henry Ford Fair Lane Office records series, 1895-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE002 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. 
 Abstract:  The Henry Ford Fair Lane Office records series consists of correspondence, financial papers, expense reports, and legal papers once maintained by Leslie J. Thompson, manager of accounts at the Ford estate. The records document a variety of Ford family activities, most significantly properties, yachts, travel, and charitable contributions. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Thompson, Leslie J. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Dearborn Realty and Construction Company. | Ford Motor Company. Estate of Clara J. Ford. | Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. | Charities | Philanthropists | Yachts | Estate records. | Financial records. 
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15Title:  Wright brothers collection, 1867-2006 (bulk 1903-1956) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1623 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Wright Brothers collection is comprised of published material, photographs, and some correspondence, primarily from the period following the first Wright brother's flight on December 17, 1903. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 | Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 | Wright family | Wright Aeronautical Corporation. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Aeronautics--United States--History. | Airplanes--Design and construction | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Clippings. | Correspondence. | Photographs. | Scrapbooks 
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16Title:  Raymond H. Laird collection, 1776-1950 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1635 
 Creator:  Laird, Raymond H., 1898-1968. 
 Abstract:  Raymond H. Laird was an engineer at Ford Motor Company and was asked by Henry Ford to gather and create Ford family genealogical records. This collection consists primarily of documents, letters and notes pertaining to the genealogy of the Ford family. 
 Subjects:  Laird, Raymond H., 1898-1968. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, William, 1826-1905. | Ford, Rebecca, 1810-1886. | Ford family | Laird family | Webster, Charles. | Fair Haven (Mich.) | Maps. | Postcards. | Photographs. | Autograph books. | Obituaries. | Quotations (texts) | Portraits. | Genealogy 
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17Title:  Lincoln Memorial University records series, 1925-1933 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  557 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of Henry Ford. 
 Abstract:  Henry Ford, along with Stanley Ruddiman, contributed property, equipment and materials to Lincoln Memorial University during the 1920s and 1930s. The records relate to these contributions and include a property deed, university publications, building construction specifications, and broom manufacture trade literature. 
 Subjects:  Lincoln Memorial University. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ruddiman, Stanley Perry, 1890- | Brooms and brushes | Broomcorn brooms | Buildings--Specifications. | Real property | Rivers--Tennessee | Stream measurements | Claiborne County (Tenn.) | Harrogate (Tenn.) | Powell River (Va. and Tenn.) | Deeds. | Periodicals. | Trade catalogs. 
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18Title:  Ann Hood papers, 1940 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  653 
 Creator:  Hood, Ann 
 Abstract:  Ann Hood was a student at the Edison Institute Schools who interviewed Henry Ford and wrote an extensive story of his life. Her papers include three copies of her final story. 
 Subjects:  Hood, Ann | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Edison Institute Schools | Henry Ford (Organization) | Automobile industry and trade | Industrialists--United States--Biography | Students--Michigan--Dearborn | Photographs 
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19Title:  Claud E. Ford papers, 1860-1965 (bulk 1930-1965) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1676 
 Creator:  Ford, Claud E., 1879-1965 
 Abstract:  Claud E. Ford was a distant relative of Henry Ford who worked for the U. S. Postal Service. His papers include correspondence, diaries and photographs, many of which feature other members of the Ford family. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Claud E., 1879-1965 | Ford family | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, William, 1826-1905 | Ford, William Henry, 1844-1939 | Ford, Sarah Davis | Financial records | Diaries | Genealogies | Photographs | Photograph albums | Picture postcards | Cartes-de-visite 
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20Title:  Dearborn Independent Graphic Files, 1922-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  91.98 
 Creator:  Dearborn Publishing Co. 
 Abstract:  Photoprints and drawings used to illustrate articles in the Dearborn Independent during a portion of Henry Ford's ownership. 
 Subjects:  Dearborn independent | Dearborn Publishing Company | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Fashion--Periodicals | International relations--Periodicals | Political participation | Travel--Periodicals | Business--Periodicals | Antisemitism | Anti-Jewish propaganda | Newspapers | Reporters and reporting | Drawings | Periodicals | Photographs 
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