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1Title:  Model T part specification and machine operation sheets, 1915-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  166 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The part specification sheets are part of Ford Motor Company’s purchasing system. Each automobile part had its own informational sheet and corresponding number. This collection includes Model T, truck, Lincoln and Fordson tractor sheets. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Fordson tractors | Automobiles--Parts | Automobiles--Design and construction | Industrial procurement 
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2Title:  Purchasing Agents records subgroup, 1911-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE011 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Division 
 Abstract:  The Purchasing Agents records subgroup contains records pertaining to lumber and sawmill operations, steel purchasing, and materials testing. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Division. | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Automobile industry and trade--Purchasing | Logging--Michigan | Lumbering--Michigan | Sawmills--Michigan | Industrial procurement | Steel | Materials--Testing | Colorfastness (Textiles) | Leather--Testing | Samples 
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3Title:  Ships Salvage Program Records subseries, 1925-1931 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  546 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. 
 Abstract:  In August 1925, Ford Motor Company signed a contract with the United States Shipping Board to purchase and scrap ships originally ordered by the U. S. Shipping Board to meet war-time needs as the country entered World War I. These records document the purchase and the dismantling of the 199 ships acquired by Ford. 
 Subjects:  Wibel, A. M. (Albert M.), 1886-1965 | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | United States. Shipping Board. | Automobile industry and trade | Industrial procurement | Salvage (Waste, etc.) | Ships--Purchasing | Ships--Scrapping | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Ledgers 
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4Title:  Executive Records subgroup, 1946-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE012 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Division 
 Abstract:  The Executive records subgroup contains records pertaining to Purchasing Department executives Carl Unruh and Irving Duffy as well as various Purchasing Department activities, including manufacturing plant sales and university lectures. 
 Subjects:  Duffy, Irving A., 1904-1980 | Schramm, J. G. | Unruh, Carl | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Division. | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing. Executive planning committee. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Division--Planning | Granite City Steel Company--Granite City (Ill.) | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Purchasing | Industrial procurement | Selling--Industrial equipment | Blueprints (reprographic samples) | Minutes | Technical drawings 
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5Title:  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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6Title:  A. M. Wibel Office papers subseries, 1903-1943 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  390 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. 
 Abstract:  A. M. Wibel served in many roles at Ford Motor Company, including head of the Purchasing Department. The A. M. Wibel Office papers contain a variety of materials including correspondence, cost analyses, leases, product comparisons, purchase orders, specification blueprints, strike data, credit reports, wage reports, labor agreements, and publicity event documents. 
 Subjects:  Wibel, A. M. (Albert M.), 1886-1965 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1965 | Ford Motor Company. Purchasing Department. | Autostroy | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 -Chicago, Ill) | Ford Motor Company--Purchasing | Companhia Ford Industrial do Brasil | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Ford Motor Company of Canada | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | Universal Credit Company of America | Universal Credit Corporation | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry and trade--Costs | Automobile industry and trade--England--Dagenhan | Automobile industry executive--Salaries, etc. | Automobiles--Bodies | Automobiles--Purchasing | B-24 bomber | Bombers | Branches (Business enterprises) | Costs, Industrial | Ford automobile | Glass manufacture | Industrial relations | Industrial procurement | Labor costs | Plantations--Amazon River Region | Rubber industry and trade--United States | Rubber industry and trade--Brazil | Steel | Strikes and lockouts--Automobile industry | Tire industry | Tires--Purchasing | Wages--Accounting | World War, 1939-1945 | Blueprint (reprographic copies) | Photographs | Scrapbooks 
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7Title:  Manufacturing and Assembly Department Records Series, 1930-1949 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  507 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. International Division. Manufacturing and Assembly Department 
 Abstract:  In 1946, Ford Motor Company initiated a wide-sweeping reorganization of its operations and administrative offices and departments into a modern corporate divisional structure. The International Division created in 1946 and reorganized again in 1949, acquired direct administrative control over foreign production plants through the division's Manufacturing and Assembly Department. 
 Subjects:  Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Parts | Automobile factories | Automobile industry and trade--Argentina | Automobile industry and trade--Belgium | Automobile industry and trade--Brazil | Automobile industry and trade--Chile | Automobile industry and trade--China | Automobile industry and trade--Colombia | Automobile industry and trade--Cuba | Automobile industry and trade--Denmark | Automobile industry and trade--Egypt | Automobile industry and trade--England | Automobile industry and trade--Finland | Automobile industry and trade--France | Automobile industry and trade--Germany | Automobile industry and trade--Greece | Automobile industry and trade--Hungary | Automobile industry and trade--Japan | Automobile industry and trade--Mexico | Automobile industry and trade--Netherlands | Automobile industry and trade--Peru | Automobile industry and trade--Philippines | Automobile industry and trade--Portugal | Automobile industry and trade--Romania | Automobile industry and trade--Russia | Automobile industry and trade--Spain | Automobile industry and trade--Sweden | Automobile industry and trade--Uruguay | Exports | International business enterprises | Industrial procurement | Industrialists--Costs | Production scheduling | Sales reporting | Cort, Frank J. 1903- | Ford Motor Company. International Division. Manufacturing and Assembly Department | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Finance | Production reports | Design drawings | Organizational charts 
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