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1Title:  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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2Title:  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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3Title:  Northern Michigan Operations photographs series, 1920-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  270 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  In the 1920s Ford Motor Company constructed what was at the time the worlds largest sawmill complex in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Iron Mountain plant supplied automobile body parts and wood patterns for the production of aircraft, ships, railroad cars, and mining trams. The photographs in this series serve to visually document Ford Motor Company production methods, as well as sawmill production, lumber manufacturing, and logging camp life. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Industrial buildings | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Iron Industry | Logging--Michigan. | Lumbering--Michigan | Lumber camps | Lumbermen | Power-plants | Sawmills--Michigan. | Station wagons | Woodies (Automobiles) | Wood in automobiles | Gliders (Aeronautics) | Aircraft industry | Chemical plants--Michigan. | Charcoal | World War, 1939-1945 | Waste products | Shipping--Michigan. | Big Bay (Mich.) | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Pequaming (Mich.) | Sidnaw (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Maps. | Negatives. 
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