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1Title:  Victor J. Perini papers, 1918-1931 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  494 
 Creator:  Perini, Victor J., 1889-1941 
 Abstract:  Victor J. Perini began working for Ford Motor Company in 1910. He supervised Ford operations in locations around the world, including New York, England and Brazil. His papers consist of photographs of the different locations at which he worked. 
 Subjects:  Perini, Victor J., 1889-1941 | Compania Ford Industrial do Ford Brasil | Ford Motor Company ltd. | Airplanes--Motors | Assembly-line methods | Lumbering--Michigan | Plantations--Amazon River Region | Power plants | Rubber industry and trade--Brazil | Rubber | Rubber plants | Sawmills | Brazil | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Green Island (New York) | Photographs | Photograph albums | Progress photographs 
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2Title:  Office of the Treasurer records subseries, 1903-1932 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  483 
 Creator:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 
 Abstract:  The Office of the Treasurer records subseries contains plant engineering contracts and various financial and legal records of the Ford Motor Company for 1903 thorough 1932. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Treasurer. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Auditors' reports | Blast furnaces | Credit | Installment plan | Plant engineering | Factory management | Power-plants | Ford Motor Company--Finance. | Financial records. 
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3Title:  Mechanical and Electrical Power Collection, 1785-1940 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2005.0.32.0 
 Creator:  Henry Ford (Organization). Benson Ford Research Center 
 Abstract:  An assembled collection containing a variety of material relating to mechanical and electrical power, the collection is divided into four series: Electrical Power, Internal Combustion Power, Steam Power, and Other Power Sources. Included are manuscript materials, newspaper and professional trade journal clippings, original trade literature, technical drawings, a few ephemera items, and photographic prints. The Electrical Power series is the largest series with 140 electric power suppliers and electrical equipment manufacturers represented. 
 Subjects:  Boilers | Electric batteries | Electrical engineering | Electric generators | Electric power | Electric lighting, Incandescent | Electric power systems | Electricity | Electric railroad trains. | Engines | Internal combustion engines | Motors | Power-plants | Power (Mechanics) | Power transmission | Steam power plants | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Campsall, Frank Charles, 1884-1946 | Humberstone, James, 1909- | Morton, Herbert Frederick, 1890-1966 | Smith, Fred | Edison Electric Light Company | Edison General Electric Company | Ford Motor Company | General Electric Company | Henry Ford (Organization) | Menlo Park Laboratory | Technical drawings | Blueprints (Reprographic copies) | Clippings (Information artifacts) | Patents | Photographs | Trade catalogs 
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4Title:  Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad Photographs subseries, 1922-1923 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  548 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad extended from Ironton, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan and was nearly defunct when, in 1920, Henry Ford purchased controlling interest with the intent to reduce costs by creating a shorter shipping route and saving on shipping time. This subseries contains photographs of railroad operations, locomotives, factory operations, and construction and repair project, among many others. 
 Subjects:  Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad. | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. River Rouge Plant. | Lima Locomotive Works, Incorporated | Sibley Lumber Company | Railroads--Employees | Railroads--Ohio. | Railroads--Michigan. | Railroads--Yards | Railroad stations | Electric railroads--Michigan. | Bridges | Power-plants | Traffic accidents | Michigan State Fair | Detroit (Mich.) | Flat Rock (Mich.) | Ironton (Ohio) | Jackson (Ohio) | Lima (Ohio) | Wyandotte (Mich.) | Photographs. | Photographic prints. 
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5Title:  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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6Title:  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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7Title:  Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1660 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives. 
 Abstract:  The Photographic vertical file series is an assembled collection of photographs from a variety of sources. The series contains both original photographs and copy photographs, covering a wide range of topics. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Eleanor, 1896- | Ford, Henry, 1917-1987 | Ford family | Bryant family | Litogot family. | Burroughs, John, 1837-1921. | Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 | Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. | Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Firestone family | Ford Motor Company. Archives. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant. | Ford Motor Company -- Employees. | Ford Motor Company -- Executives. | Ford Motor Company -- Buildings. | Ford Village Industries. | Ford Rotunda (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Fleet. | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Henry Ford (Organization) | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Automobile industry and trade | Automobile industry workers | Automobile racing drivers | Assembly-line methods | Automobile factories | Automobiles, Racing | Endurance races. | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Rubber industry and trade | Tractors | Trucks | Industrialists | Camping | Celebrities | Power-plants | Aircraft industry | Airplanes | Advertising | Peace movement -- United States. | Vehicles, Mililtary. | Women automobile industry workers | African American automobile industry workers | World War, 1914-1918 | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Peace Ship. | Photographs | Group portraits | Vertical files 
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8Title:  Plant Engineering Construction Photographs series, 1913-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  721 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  This series contains photographs taken by Ford Motor Company photographers to document the growth of the company around the country. It mainly includes construction photographs of factories, railroad stations, and Dearborn, Michigan buildings. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Photographic Department. | Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant (Dearborn, Mich). | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich) | Dearborn Country Club | Dearborn Inn (Dearborn Mich.) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Village Industries | Stout Metal Airplane Company | World’s Fair (1934-1935: Chicago, Ill.) | New York World’s Fair (1939-1940) | Aircraft industry | Airports | Automobile dealers | Automobile factories--California | Automobile factories--Colorado | Automobile factories--Florida | Automobile factories--Georgia | Automobile factories--Illinois | Automobile factories--Kentucky | Automobile factories--Michigan | Automobile factories--Minnesota | Automobile factories--Missouri | Automobile factories--Nebraska | Automobile factories--New Jersey | Automobile factories--North Carolina | Automobile factories--North Dakota | Automobile factories--Ohio | Automobile factories--Oklahoma | Automobile factories--Pennsylvania | Automobile factories--Tennessee | Automobile factories--Texas | Automobile factories--Virginia | Automobile factories--Design and construction | Automobile industry and trade | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Industrial buildings | Service stations | Factories--Design and construction | Airport buildings | Hangars | Power-plants | Sawmills | Buildings--Michigan--Dearborn | Lincoln Motor Company (Detroit, Mich.)--Buildings | Henry Ford (Organization). Greenfield Village--Buildings | Henry Ford (Organization). Henry Ford Museum--Buildings | Stout Metal Airplane Company--Buildings | Big Bay (Mich.)--Buildings | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Progress photographs | Photographs | Photographic prints | Photographic negatives 
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