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1Title:  Robert Stuart Abbott papers, 1909-1982 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1636 
 Creator:  Abbott, Robert Stuart, 1885-1982. 
 Abstract:  Robert Stuart Abbott began his career with the Ford Motor Company as a salesman in 1907. He later served as both branch and district managers before acquiring his own automobile dealership. The Robert Stuart Abbott papers contain biographical and genealogical information about Abbott and his family. 
 Subjects:  Abbott, Robert Stuart, 1885-1982. | Abbott family | Automobile dealers -- Louisiana. | Photograph albums. | Photographs. | Portraits. 
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2Title:  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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3Title:  Martha-Mary Wedding Photographs subseries, 1940-circa 1945 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1861 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The Martha-Mary chapel, named after Henry and Clara Ford's mothers, was built in Greenfield Village in 1929. This subseries contains wedding photographs of couples married at the chapel and decorations. 
 Subjects:  Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Martha-Mary Chapel (Greenfield Village). | Weddings | Photographs | Portraits 
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4Title:  Davis Family Photographs, 1900-1969 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2002.41 
 Creator:  Davis family 
 Abstract:  The Davis Family Photographs, 1900-1969, contains photographic prints relating to one African-American family living in the Toledo, Ohio, area in the first half of the 20th Century. 
 Subjects:  Davis family | Davis, James | Boy Scouts of America | African Americans | Camping | Children | Families | Portraits | Weddings | Toledo (Ohio) | Photographic prints 
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5Title:  Alvin A. Dunivent photographs and papers, 1904-1959 (bulk 1917-1936) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.30 
 Creator:  Dunivent, Alvin A., 1897-1977 
 Abstract:  Photographs and papers relating to Alvin A. "Don" Dunivent's years of employment with White Castle eating houses along with some family related material. 
 Subjects:  Dunivent, Alvin A., 1897-1977 | Dunivent, Mabel Lindsey, 1898-1982 | White Castle (Restaurant) | Employees | Restaurants | Photographs | Portraits 
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6Title:  Lincoln-Mercury Sales Records Series, 1929-1942 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  481 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. General Sales Department 
 Abstract:  The Lincoln-Mercury Sales records series contains correspondence and subject files of the General Sales Department regarding Lincoln and Mercury automobiles. Of interest in the records are summary reports on branch personnel, branch operations, prices, production, purchasing, sales, shipments and specifications; correspondence regarding custom built Lincoln automobiles such as hearses, ambulances, armour-plated cars and limousines; and employment applications with attached photographs of Lincoln sales branch personnel around the United States. The records also include Lincoln and Lincoln-Zephyr general letters. 
 Subjects:  Ambulances | Automobile dealers | Ford automobile | Hearses (Vehicles) | Limousines | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Zephyr automobile | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company. General Sales Department | Photographs | Portraits 
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7Title:  Wise Family Papers, circa 1875-1955 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  94.99 
 Creator:  Wise family 
 Abstract:  The Wise Family Papers document an African American family living in Detroit, Michigan in the late 19th and 20th centuries primarily through images contained in over 100 photographic prints. 
 Subjects:  Wise family | African Americans | Families | Dancers | Dance | Weddings | Vacations | Commencement ceremonies | Detroit (Mich.) | Ypsilanti (Mich.) | Cleveland (Ohio) | Boutte (La.) | Portraits | Photographs | Cabinet photographs 
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8Title:  World's Fair photographs series, 1933-1964 (bulk 1933-1940) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  232 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photograpic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company was a leading exhibitor in world fairs and other expositions held in America between 1934 and the early 1960s. This collection, consisting of 8x10 black and white photographic prints, documents various aspects of Ford's involvement including buildings, exhibits, displays, employees, celebrities and special events. 
 Subjects:  Exhibitions--20th century. | Exhibition buildings | Exhibit booths | Rotundas | Public relations--Automobile trade | Automobile industry workers | Lincoln-Zephyr automobile. | Ford automobile | Mercury automobile | Families--United States. | Tourism | Automobile industry and trade--By-products. | Celebrities | Automobile dealers | Soybean products | Roads | Automobile driver education | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Trade School. | Ford Village Industries. | WED Enterprises, Inc. | Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) | Texas Centennial (1936 : Dallas, Tex.) | California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.) | New York World's Fair (1939-1940) | New York World's Fair (1964-1965) | Photographs. | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Aerial views. 
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9Title:  General Photographs series, 1913-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  833 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company photographers recorded the company’s manufacturing work and contributions to innovation around the nation and world. This series contains photographic prints and negatives created by the company’s first photographic department. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford family | Kahlo, Frida, 1907- | Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 | Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations. | Ford Motor Company--Buildings. | Ford Motor Company--Employees. | Ford Motor Company--Executives. | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries. | Henry Ford Trade School. | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn, Mich.) | Detroit Institute of Arts | Ford Fleet. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford Hospital. | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Assembly line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile factories | Automobile dealers | Aircraft industry | Factories--Design and construction | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Buses | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Cargo ships | Industry and education | Industrial buildings | Photographers | Power-plants | Radio--History | Rubber industry and trade | Service stations | Soybean products | Tractors | Trucks | Vehicles, Military | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | Photographs. | Photographic prints | Portraits. | Group portraits. | Negatives (Photographic) 
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10Title:  William C. Klann papers, 1918-1926 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  499 
 Creator:  Klann, William C., 1884- 
 Abstract:  William C. Klann worked for Ford Motor Company from 1905 to 1928. His papers include photographs, drawings and personal notes. 
 Subjects:  Klann, William C., 1884- | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Airplanes--Motors | Airplanes--Design and construction | Ford Model T automobile | Engines | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Assembly-line methods | Automobiles--Drawings | Production and logistics | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Portraits | roup portraits | Photographs | Photographic prints | Design drawings 
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11Title:  P. E. Martin papers, 1880-1943 (bulk 1921-1942) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  823 
 Creator:  Martin, P. E. (Peter Edmund), 1882-1944 
 Abstract:  Peter Edmund Martin was an early employee and later executive of the Ford Motor Company. His papers consist of photographs of influential Ford employees as well as correspondence, production totals and personal notes on the early years of Ford Motor Company. 
 Subjects:  Martin, P. E. (Peter Edmund), 1882-1944 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Edsel, 1893-1943 | Sorensen, Charles E. (Charles Emil), 1881-1968 | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rough River Plant. | Henry Ford Trade School | Stout Metal Airplane Company | Automobile factories--Ireland--Cord | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry and trade--Statistics | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford Three-engined Monoplane (Transport plane) | Ford Tri-Motor | Cork (Ireland: County) | Caricatures | Photographs | Photograph albums | Portraits 
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12Title:  Topical Photographic Prints in Binders series, circa 1903-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1854 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company Archives 
 Abstract:  This series is a reference tool created by Ford Motor Company Archives staff prior to 1965. It contains photographic reproductions of continuous tone photographs, documents and printed materials. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford family | Ford Motor Company--Archives. | Ford Motor Company--History. | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village. | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum. | Ford Times | Canadian Ford Times | Advertising--Automobiles | Automobile industry and trade | Aircraft industry | Assembly-line methods | Automobile racing | Automobile travel | Automobiles--Social aspects | Celebrities | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Lincoln Continental automobile | Mercury Zephyr automobile | Ford trucks | Roads | Ford Zephyr automobiles | Lincoln Zephyr automobile | Portraits | Photographs 
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13Title:  New York World's Fair (1939-1940) photograph albums, 1939-1940 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1892 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The collection contains photographs of celebrities, politicians, scientists, explorers, and dignitaries from around the world at the New York's World Fair in 1939 and 1940. Ford Motor Company displayed products at many exhibitions from 1904 to the 1960s. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Anderson, Judith, 1897-1992 | Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968 | Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973 | Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938 | Grant, Cary, 1904-1986 | Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993 | Henie, Sonja, 1912-1969 | Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 | La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947 | Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 | Rodgers, Roy | Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 | Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 | Smith, Kate, 1907-1986 | Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973 | Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 | Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department | New York World’s Fair (1939-1940) | Automobile industry and trade | Exhibitions--20th century | Celebrities | Tourism | Ford Motor Company--Exhibitions | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Photographs | Photograph albums | Portraits 
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14Title:  Topical for Henry Ford series, 1918-1930 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  34 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series contains two subseries: the General photograph albums subseries and the Camping albums subseries. The General photograph albums subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's mother's family, Fair Lane, and the ships M/S Henry Ford II and M/S Benson Ford. The Camping subseries contains photographs of Henry Ford's camping excursions with Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Benson, 1919-1978 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943--Travel | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1966-1950--Travel | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921--Travel | Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933--Travel | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931--Travel | Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923--Travel | Ford family | Litogot family | Litogot, Sapharia, 1833-1878 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Marine operations | Henry Ford II (Ship) | Benson Ford (Ship) | Ford Fleet | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Cargo ships | Santa Claus | Shipping--Great Lakes | Christmas | Camping | Automobile travel | Vacations | Waterwheels | Ford automobile | Packard automobile | Photographers | Locomotives | Horsemanship | Tractors | Fishing | Carts & wagons | Dearborn (Mich.) | Upper Peninsula (Mich.) | Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.) | Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Genealogies | Portraits | Group portraits | Negatives 
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15Title:  Robert Propst Papers, 1952-1998 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.83 
 Creator:  Propst, Robert 
 Abstract:  This collection covers the professional and personal life of noted industrial designer Robert L. Propst. Propst is best known for his work with Herman Miller and for designing the "Action Office," an office furnishing system which became the basis for the modern cubicle. Materials include reports, design photographs, design drawings, and blueprints, as well as personal photographs, writings, and artwork. 
 Subjects:  Propst, Robert | De Pree, D.J. (Dirk Jan De Pree), 1891-1990 | De Pree, Hugh | De Pree, Max | Houy, Chuck (Charles) | Kelley, Jack | Stumpf, Bill (William) | Wodka, Michael (Mike) | Herman Miller, Inc. (HMI) | Herman Miller Research Corporation (HMRC) | Herman Miller Research & Design | Michigan State University | The Propst Company | Propst Design Company | Propst Forestry System Corporation (PFSC) | Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) | University of Massachusetts | Chairs | Children's furniture | Furniture | Furniture design | Furniture designers | Hospital beds | Industrial design | Living room furniture | Logging | Lumbering | Medical offices | Office chairs | Office furniture | Playground equipment | Seating (Furniture) | Travel | China | Japan | Tibet | United States, Ann Arbor (Michigan) | United States, Denver (Colorado) | United States, Redmond (Washington) | United States, Zeeland (Michigan) | Advertisements | Artwork | Audiocassettes | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Brochures | Calendars | Color negatives | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Design drawings | Drawings | Engineering drawings | Financial records | Floppy disks | Journals | Manuals | Microfiche | Microfilm | Negatives (photographic) | Pamphlets | Patents | Photograph albums | Photographic prints | Portraits | Posters | Promotional materials | Publications | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Sound recordings | Technical drawings | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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