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1Title:  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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2Title:  Eli Nichols Automotive Design Drawings, circa 1980-1990 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  90.396 
 Creator:  Nichols, Eli 
 Abstract:  The Eli Nichols Automotive Design Drawings consists of 52 sketches and renderings of vehicles for various Chrysler Corporation programs done by Mr. Nichols in the period circa 1980-1990. 
 Subjects:  Nichols, Eli | Chrysler Corporation | Automobile industry and trade | Automotive design | Chrysler automobile | Industrial designers | Design drawings 
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3Title:  John Tjaarda papers, 1916-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1714 
 Creator:  Tjaarda, John, 1897-1962 
 Abstract:  The John Tjaarda papers include general and legal correspondence, clippings, photographs and a sketch book of designs. The bulk of the papers cover Tjaarda's work at Briggs Manufacturing Company and subsequent legal claims against Briggs and Chrysler Corporation over ownership of designs and patents. 
 Subjects:  Tjaarda, John, 1897-1962. | Briggs Manufacturing Company. | Ford Motor Company. | John Tjaarda and Associates. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Drafting and industrial drawings. | Industrial designers. | Lincoln automobile | Patent suits | Photographs. | Design drawings. 
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4Title:  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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5Title:  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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6Title:  Virgil M. Exner papers, 1913-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1741 
 Creator:  Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 
 Abstract:  Virgil Exner was an automobile designer who worked for General Motors, Studebaker, Chrysler, and his own company Virgil Exner, Inc. The collection consists of concept and engineering drawings, renderings, photographs, correspondence and art work. 
 Subjects:  Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 | Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max) Jr. | Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 | Virgil Exner, Inc. | Automobile industry and trade. | Automobiles--Design and construction. | Industrial designers. | Chrysler automobile. | General Motors automobiles. | Bugatti automobile. | Duesenberg automobile. | Advertising--Automobiles | Boats and boating--Design and construction. | Design drawings. | Sketches. | Photographs. 
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7Title:  Elwood Paul Engel papers, 1942-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1737 
 Creator:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 
 Abstract:  Elwood Paul Engel was a talented automotive designer who spent time at both Ford Motor Company and Chrysler. His papers include biographical material, drawings, clippings, awards and photographs of concept and production cars. 
 Subjects:  Engel, Elwood Paul, 1917-1986 | Ford Motor Company | Automobile drafting | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Fairlane automobile | Galaxie automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury automobile | Design drawings | Photographs | Photographic prints 
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8Title:  W. Dorwin Teague papers, 1937-2001 (Bulk 1960-1999) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2004.2 
 Creator:  Teague, W. Dorwin 
 Abstract:  Dorwin Teague was a noted industrial designer. The collection is comprised of material from both his personal and professional life. Included are correspondence, family photographs, project files, photographs, and slides, patents and miscellaneous speeches, writings and books. 
 Subjects:  Teague, W. Dorwin | Walter Dorwin Teague Associates | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Inventors | Housing--Energy conservation | Household electronics--Design and construction | Household appliances--Design and construction | Skis and skiing | Winter sports | Design drawings | Floppy disks | Photograph albums | Photographs 
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9Title:  William M. Schmidt papers, 1950-1962 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1672 
 Creator:  Schmidt, William M. 
 Abstract:  William M. Schmidt worked as an automotive stylist and designer at Ford Motor Company, Packard Motor Car Company, Chrysler and his own private studio. His papers include photographs and clippings about various cars he helped design. 
 Subjects:  Schmidt, William M. | Ford Motor Company | William M. Schmidt Associates | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Drawings | Automobiles--Design and construction | Drafting and industrial drawings | Ford automobile | Industrial designers | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Packard automobile | Studebaker automobile | Trucks--Design and construction | Photographs | Design drawings 
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10Title:  C. Harold Wills papers, 1899-1939 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  418 
 Creator:  Wills, C. Harold (Childe Harold), 1878-1940 
 Abstract:  C. Harold Wills was an early associate of Henry Ford who later left Ford Motor Company to form his own automobile company, the C. H. Wills Company (later Wills Sainte Claire, Inc.). These papers mainly focus on Wills activities after leaving Ford Motor Company and include personal financial statements, business records and newspaper clippings. 
 Subjects:  Wills, C. Harold (Childe Harold), 1878-1940 | Hornsey, John | Lee, John R. | Ford Motor Company | C. H. Wills Company | Wills Sainte Claire, Inc. | Marysville Land Company | Automobile industry and trade--Michigan | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Mechanical engineers | Metallurgy | Marysville (Mich.) | Financial records | Patents | Scrapbooks | Technical drawings 
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11Title:  Photographs for Ford News Bureau album series, circa 1946-1948 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1505 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains an album containing striking photographic images depicting Ford Motor Company plants, Ford employees, and the process of producing automobiles and trucks. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Ford automobile | Cargo ships | Industrial designers | Shipping | Photograph albums | Photographs | Aerial views 
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12Title:  Automotive design drawings collection, 1935-1987 (bulk 1940-1979) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Assembled 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Design Drawings collection consists of a variety of sketches, renderings and blueprints created in conjunction with the design of the external structure and internal components of various automotive products. Incorporated into the collection are drawings for a wide range of vehicles including concept automobiles, show automobiles, production models, trucks, military and mass transit vehicles. The collection, which includes work from more than eighty designers, is arranged alphabetically by name of designer. 
 Subjects:  Albert, Jon. | Aldrich, Jake. | Cafaro, John A. Jr. | Gierscheck, W. | Mitchell, William L. (William Leroy), 1912-1988. | Najjar, John. | Querfeld, Arthur L. | Russinoff, Elia. | Salvador, Ben E. | Scheelk, Robert J. | Shenk, William B., 1933- | DaimlerChrysler | Ford Motor Company | General Motors Corporation | Walter Dorwin Teague Associates. | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers | Trucks--Design and construction | Urban transportation--Design and construction. | Vehicles, Military | Design drawings. | Technical drawings. 
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13Title:  Mel Boldt and Associates records, 1950-1989 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1746 
 Creator:  Mel Boldt and Associates 
 Abstract:  Mel Boldt was a product sylist for household appliances. He opened his own firm in 1947, Mel Boldt and Associates. His records contain drawings and photographs of appliances designed by the firm as well as business records. 
 Subjects:  Boldt, Melvin H., 1917-1981 | Mel Boldt and Associates | Amana Refrigeration, Inc. | Bendix Corporation | National Presto Industries, Inc. | Zenith Electronics Corporation | Zenith Radio Company | Cooking--Equipment and supplies | Designers | Household appliances--Design and construction | Household electronics--Design and construction | Industrial designers | Prototypes, Engineering | Radio--Receivers and reception | Sound--Equipment and supplies | Television--Receivers and reception | Color photographs | Design drawings | Patents | Photographs | Technical drawings | Trade catalogs 
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14Title:  Automotive industry design oral histories collection, 1980-1988 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1673 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  The Automotive Industry Design Oral Histories collection consists of tapes and transcripts of interviews with automotive designers conducted by David Crippen of The Henry Ford staff during the late 1980s. There are approximately 118 interviews, some of which are available digitally and online: http://www.autolife.umd.umich.edu/Oral_histories.htm 
 Subjects:  Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial designers | Women designers | Andrews, Robert F. | Arrington, L. D. | Bernays, Edward. | Bordinat, Eugene. | Boyer, Robert A. | Brunn, Herman C. | Buehrig, Gordon. | Chapin, Roy D. (Roy Dikeman), 1880-1936. | Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973. | Ford, Bill, 1957- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Gregorie, E. T. | Halderman, Gail. | Hodges, Audrey Moore. | Holls, David R. | MacMinn, Strother, 1918- | Madawick, Tucker P. | Mitchell, William L. (William Leroy), 1912-1988. | Morris, C. Lester | Najjar, John. | Rybicki, Irvin W. | Shenk, William B. | Teague, W. Dorwin. | Thomas, Robert | Tremulis, Alex Sarantos | Vanderbilt, Suzanne E. | Vandermolen, Willemina J. | Veraldi, Lewis C. | Walker, George W. | DaimlerChrysler | Ford Motor Company. | General Motors Corporation | Oral histories 
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15Title:  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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