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1Title:  Interviews for "Ford, The Men and the Machine", 1984-1986 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2017.32 
 Creator:  Lacey, Robert 
 Abstract:  Interviews with more than 50 individuals conducted by author Robert Lacey in preparation for his book "Ford, The Men and the Machine", published in 1986. Note: this is an unprocessed collection. Use of original audio tapes contained in the collection is restricted and use copies may need to be produced. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Oral histories 
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2Title:  Ford Foundation subject file records, 1949-1977 (bulk 1966-1976) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1410 
 Creator:  Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 
 Abstract:  The Ford Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded in 1936. Benson Ford served as a trustee for the foundation from 1947 to 1976. This collection contains records from Benson Ford’s office relating to his work with the foundation. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford Motor Company | Ford Foundation | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Foundation--Finance | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations | Charities | Foundations | Philanthropists | Annual reports | Oral histories | Organizational charts | Publications 
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3Title:  Nevins and Hill interviews series, 1952-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  SE003 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  Allan Nevins and Frank Hill interviewed many people involved with Ford Motor Company for their three volume history of Henry Ford and the company. This series includes transcripts from many of these oral histories. The series includes Accessions 834 and 975. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Davis, J. R., (John R.), 1894-1985 | Miller, Arjay R. (Arjay Ray), 1916- | McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916- | Williams, Walker A. (Walker Alonzo), 1901-1981 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Oral histories | Sound recordings 
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4Title:  Stickley family collection, 1879-1978 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1624 
 Creator:  Stickley family 
 Abstract:  Gustav, Leopold, and John George Stickley along with two other brothers were furniture craftsman in New York in the early 1900s. The collection, which contains correspondence, financial records, photographs and printed material, primarily documents the work of Leopold and John George Stickley. 
 Subjects:  Stickley family | Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942 | Stickley, John George, 1871-1921 | Gustav Stickley Co. | Stickley & Associates | Stickley Bros. Co. | L. and J. G. Stickley Inc. | Furniture industry and trade | Furniture workers | Furniture, Mission | Arts and crafts movement. | Advertisements. | Design drawings | Financial records | Minutes | Oral histories | Patents | Photographs | Sales catalogs | Trade catalogs 
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5Title:  Subject Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 (bulk 1950-1956) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  903 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. 
 Abstract:  Owen W. Bombard headed the Oral History Section at Ford Motor Company in the 1950s. The Subject information files subseries contains reference and topical files created by Bombard and his staff. 
 Subjects:  Bombard, Owen W., 1922- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry workers | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Industry and education | Aircraft industry | Industrialists | Oral history | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Radio--History | Camping | Chronologies 
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6Title:  Chronological Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  902 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. 
 Abstract:  Owen W. Bombard headed the Oral History Section of the Ford Motor Company in the 1950s. The Chronological Information Files subseries contains chronological histories of Ford Motor Company and the life and interests of Henry Ford. 
 Subjects:  Bombard, Owen W., 1922- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry workers | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Industry and education | Aircraft industry | Industrialists | Oral history | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Radio--History | Camping | Chronologies 
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7Title:  Herman Miller collection, 1923-2006 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  89.177 
 Creator:  Herman Miller, Inc. 
 Abstract:  Herman Miller, Inc. is a furniture company based in Zeeland, Michigan. The collection is primarily comprised of trade catalogs, product literature, and publications documenting the furniture, its designers, and the company's history. 
 Subjects:  Chadwick, Don, 1936- | Eames, Charles, 1907-1978 | Eames, Ray, 1912-1988 | Girard, Alexander, 1907-1993 | Nelson, George, 1908-1986 | Propst, Robert, 1921- | Rohde, Gilbert, 1894-1944 | Stumpf, William, 1936- | Herman Miller, Inc. | Herman Miller, Inc.--History | Furniture | Furniture--Marketing | Furniture design | Furniture designers | Office furniture | Sales promotion | Oral histories | Trade catalogs | Microfiche | Color transparencies | Floppy disks | Videocassettes | Audiocassettes | Audio tape | Photographic negatives | Optical disks | Compact discs 
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8Title:  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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9Title:  Small Accessions Collection, 1812-1984 (bulk 1903-1978) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  Not Available 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  Originally started by Ford Motor Company archivists to house and administer collections deemed too small to be described individually, the bulk of the Small Accession collection was donated to The Henry Ford in the 1964 donation (the first and largest transfer of archives from Ford Motor Company to The Henry Ford) and the practice was continued by Edison Institute staff. 
 Subjects:  Airplanes | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles | Buildings--Michigan--Dearborn | Ford automobile | Ford tractors | Lincoln automobile | Fordson tractors | Industrialists | Philanthropists | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company | Ford Motor Company--Anniversaries, etc. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Village Industries | Lincoln Motor Company | Edison Institute Schools | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Farms | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Dearborn (Mich.) | Detroit (Mich.) | Oral histories | Audiotapes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Compact discs | Design drawings | Diaries | DVDs | Ledgers (account books) | Photographs | Publications | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Videotapes 
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10Title:  Owen W. Bombard Interviews series, 1951-1961 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  65 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  In 1951, Ford Motor Company began an oral history program directed by Owen Bombard, which was intended to complement activities conducted for the company’s fiftieth anniversary. Over three hundred interviews were conducted by the time the program was discontinued in 1956. The series contains bound volumes, notes, draft manuscripts and audio tapes produced during the course of the program. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987. | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978. | Ford family | Bombard, Owen W. 1922- | Ablewhite, Hayward S., 1887-1964. | Ahrens, Norman J., 1895- | Alexander, P. A., 1890- | Bacon, Irving Ruben, 1875-1962. | Barthel, Oliver Edward, 1877-1969. | Bennett, Charles Henry, 1863-1956. | Bennett, Frank, 1881-1958. | Berghoff, Bredo W., 1887-1963. | Breech, Ernest R. (Ernest Robert), 1897-1978. | Brown, George A., 1881-1955. | Briggs, L. E. (Leon Eugene), 1892-1965. | Cooper, H. G. | Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961. | Davis, J. R., (John R.), 1894-1985. | Derrick, Robert O. | Esper, Alphonse L., 1899-1985. | Farkas, Eugene Jeno, 1881-1963. | Hayes, Clarence B., 1866- | Hicks, Harold A., 1894- | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967. | Lepine, Alfred J., 1885-1972. | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956. | Loskowske, Fred W., 1895-1959. | McCloud, John Lanse, 1891-1969. | McNamara, Robert S. (Robert Strange), 1916- | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944. | Miller, Arjay R. (Arjay Ray), 1916- | Moekle, Herman Liveright, 1885-1957. | Nelson, Walter G., 1900-1987. | O'Connor, James, 1887- | Parr, Fred Depler, 1885-1964. | Perry, Percival Lea Dewhurst, 1878-1956. | Pioch, William F., 1890- | Riecks, Frank C., 1894-1988. | Ruddiman, Stanley Perry, 1890- | Ruddiman, Margaret Ford, 1867-1960. | Schumann, Roy, 1897-1981. | Smith, Charles James, 1884-1955. | Smith, Roscoe Martin, 1894-1991. | Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968. | Stout, William Bushnell, 1880-1956. | Voorhess, Charles, 1886- | Ward, Willis F. (Willis Franklin), 1912-1983. | Williams, Walker A. (Walker Alonzo), 1901-1981. | Zoerlein, Emil A., 1902-1982. | Ford Motor Company. Archives. Oral History Section. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Oral histories | Sound recordings. 
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