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1Title:  Fred J. Thoms papers, circa 1910-1952 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  650 
 Creator:  Thoms, Fred J. 
 Abstract:  Fred J. Thoms was an employee of the Ford Motor Company for many years, and worked at several locations including the Flint (Mich.) plant. During his time with Ford he held many different positions including drill press operator. Among the materials in the collection are photographs, engineering and production data, and engineering drawings. 
 Subjects:  Thoms, Fred J. | Automobile industry and trade. | Photographs | Patents | Technical drawings 
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2Title:  Evdokin Bartoshuk Papers, 1913-1958 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2016.120 
 Creator:  Bartoshuk, Evdokin, 1895- 
 Abstract:  Evdokin Bartoshuk worked as a tool maker and leader at Ford Motor Company from 1913 to 1962. His papers contain charts, data and drawings related to tool making and machining, along with his Ford English School diploma and a photographic portrait. 
 Subjects:  Bartoshuk, Evdokin, 1895- | Ford Motor Company | Ford English School | Machinists | Tool and die makers | Notes | Photographs | Technical drawings | Wheel charts 
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3Title:  Geiser Manufacturing Company Records, 1886-1936 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  80.130 
 Creator:  Geiser Manufacturing Company 
 Abstract:  The Geiser Manufacturing Company, 1869-1939, and located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, manufactured and sold grain separators, threshers, plows, and steam traction engines under the brand name “Peerless”. The records include nearly 5000 technical drawings detailing the company’s products, along with a number of account books that provide production and shipping information including customer names and locations. Extent: 24.75 cubic ft. (25 boxes). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Geiser Manufacturing Company | Machinery industry | Steam traction engines | Steam engines (Engines) | Waynesboro (Pa.) | Ledgers (Account books) | Technical drawings 
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4Title:  Hamid Durmisevich papers, 1930-1995 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2010.20.8 
 Creator:  Durmisevich, Hamid, 1907-1994 
 Abstract:  Amateur radio operator Hamid Durmisevich's papers, logbooks, notes, and printed material. 
 Subjects:  Durmisevich, Hamid, 1907-1994 | Amateur radio stations | Radio--Equipment and supplies | Radio--Amateur’s manuals | Radio operators | Radio stations | Logbooks | Periodicals | Photographs | Technical drawings | Trade catalogs | Audio cassettes 
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5Title:  Edward S. Huff Records Subseries, 1906-1933 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  64.167.799 
 Creator:  Huff, Edward S., 1879-1933 
 Abstract:  Edward S. "Spider" Huff helped Henry Ford design electrical and ignition systems for his earliest racing vehicles and achieved racing immortality by riding with Ford during a race against Alexander Winton in October 1901. The records consist of one bound volume of automotive electrical wiring designs, sketches, and radio schematics by Huff, along with a single rough sketch. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company | Dearborn Engineering Laboratory (Dearborn, Mich.) | Automobile engineers | Electrical engineering | Ford Model T automobile | Ford Model A automobile | Automobiles--Electronic equipment | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Radio equipment | Graphs | Technical drawings 
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6Title:  Miscellaneous Ford Motor Company blueprints and drawings collection, 1906-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  181 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The collection includes various Ford Motor Company drawings, including Henry Ford’s first internal combustion engine, the Quadricycle, Model T and Lincoln parts, and Fordson tractors. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford Motor Company | Engines | Automobile industry and trade | Ford automobile | Ford Model T automobile | Lincoln automobile | Technical drawings | Blueprints (reprographic copies) 
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7Title:  Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant records, 1950-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  523 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. 
 Abstract:  Ford Motor Company owned a large amount of land in the Upper Peninsula from the 1920s to 1954. One use of the land was the building of the Iron Mountain Plant. These records include plant engineering data on the Iron Mountain plant such as plant layouts, photographs, and technical drawings. 
 Subjects:  Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Ford Motor Company. Iron Mountain Plant. | Iron mines and mining--Michigan | Automobile--Materials | Factories--Design and construction | Industrial buildings | Ford Motor Company. Buildings. | Iron Mountain (Mich.) | Maps | Photographs | Reports | Technical Drawings 
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8Title:  Ford Motor Company Legal Office Patent Records, 1905-1951 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  93.1.296 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company 
 Abstract:  The records from the Ford Motor Company Legal Office contain material related to patent and trademark agreements, lawsuits and registrations for aircraft, prosthetics, tractors, magnesium manufacture, and Ford automobiles. 
 Subjects:  Dow Chemical Company | Ford Motor Company | Henry Ford & Son, Inc. | Junkers, Hugo, 1859-1935 | Junkers Flugzeug- und -Motorenwerke, Dessau | Aircraft | Artificial hands | Fordson tractors | Lincoln automobile | Magnesium | Patents | Trademarks | Czechoslovakia | Germany | Great Britain | Spain | Photographs | Technical drawings | Blueprints 
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9Title:  William Clay Ford records, 1913-1981 (bulk 1953-1961). Requires cookie*
 Accession:  921 
 Creator:  Ford, William Clay, 1925- 
 Abstract:  William Clay Ford, the son of Edsel and Eleanor Ford, worked for the Ford Motor Company from 1949 to 2005. His office files consist of records pertaining to public relations projects, philanthropies, the Edison Institute (The Henry Ford), and speeches. Also included are electrical drawings and a photograph album. 
 Subjects:  Ford, William Clay, 1925- | Ford family | Henry Ford (Organization) | Ford Motor Company. Management. | Ford Motor Company. Public Relations. | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Lincoln Continental Automobile | Design drawings | Technical drawings | Photograph albums 
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10Title:  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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11Title:  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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12Title:  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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13Title:  Thomas A. Edison collection, 1860-1980 (bulk 1860-1950) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  1630 
 Creator:  Benson Ford Research Center. 
 Abstract:  Thomas A. Edison was a great American inventor, applying for 1,093 patents during his lifetime. The collection includes correspondence, drawings, notes, financial records, artifacts, photographs and negatives concerning his work, family, associates and relationship with Henry Ford. 
 Subjects:  Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 | Edison family | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Jehl, Francis, 1860-1941 | Latimer, Lewis Howard, 1848-1928 | Edison Pioneers | Henry Ford (Organization) | Menlo Park Laboratory | Light’s Golden Jubilee (1929) | Electric engineers | Historic buildings | Inventors--United States | Inventions | Incandescent lamps | Sound recording industry | Correspondence | Financial records | Maps | Negatives | Patents | Photographs | Photograph albums | Scrapbooks | Sketches | Technical drawings 
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14Title:  E. M. Anderson records, 1929-1953 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  559 
 Creator:  The Ford Motor Company. Power Department. 
 Abstract:  E. M. Anderson was a manager of the Plant and Production Engineering Department within the Steel Division at the Rouge Plant. Originating in the Plant and Production Engineering Department within the Steel Division at the Rouge Plant, the E. M. Anderson records consist of files of several different supervisors at the Power Department relating to power operations at several Ford Motor Company sites. 
 Subjects:  Airplanes--Turbojet engines | Automobile industry and trade | Branches (Business enterprises) | Coal mines and mining--Kentucky | Electric power systems | Jet engines | Plant engineering | Power (Mechanics) | Power-plants--Michigan--Dearborn. | Power-plants--United States. | Ford Motor Company. Power Department. | Camp Legion. | Dearborn Engineering Laboratory (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Motor Company. Aircraft Engine Division. | Ford Motor Company. Chicago Aircraft Engine Plant. | Ford Motor Company. Power and Construction Department. | Ford Motor Company. Plant Engineering Department. | Ford Motor Company -- Purchasing. | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company | Fordson Coal Company. | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Design drawings. | Photographs. | Technical drawings. 
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15Title:  Office of Henry Ford and Clara Ford Estate records series, 1832-1955 (bulk 1918-1951) Requires cookie*
 Accession:  587 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Estate of Henry Ford. 
 Abstract:  The Office of Henry Ford and Clara Ford Estate records series contains materials pertaining to Henry and Clara Ford's estates after their deaths as documents from their personal interests and business. Property and business transactions make up the bulk of the records. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947. | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Bennett, Harry Herbert, 1892-1979. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Employees. | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 -- Homes and haunts. | Lapham, David P., 1851-1926. | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956. | Ford family | David P. Lapham Bank. | Dearborn Country Club (Dearborn, Mich.) | Dearborn Realty and Construction Company. | Dearborn State Bank. | Dearborn Water Works. | Edison Institute Schools. | Ford Motor Company. | Ford Homes Historic District (Dearborn, Mich.) | Henry Ford (Organization) | Henry Ford Farms. | Molony Subdivision. | Quirk Farms. | Wayside Inn (Sudbury, Mass.) | Cemeteries | Charities | Yachts | Dearborn (Mich.) | Dearborn (Mich.)--Buildings. | Richmond Hill (Ga.) | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Card files. | Deeds. | Design drawings. | Estate records. | Financial records. | Ledgers (account books) | Maps. | Obituaries. | Photographs. | Technical drawings. 
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16Title:  Peter Bryant Papers, 1964-2008 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2012.65 
 Creator:  Bryant, Peter 
 Abstract:  Peter E. Bryant was an automotive engineer who began his career in the race car industry. After designing cars for the Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup, most notably the Autocoast Ti-22 and the United Oil Products (UOP) Shadow, Bryant moved into other areas of vehicle design. His later works include transports for Disney, a variety of buses, and a mobile CAT scan unit. 
 Subjects:  Bryant, Peter | Thompson, Mickey | Amtech Incorporated | General Motors Corporation | Shelby American, Inc. | Society of Automotive Engineers | United Oil Products | Automobile parts | Automobile racing | Automotive engineering | Buses | Canadian-American Challenge Cup | Electric vehicles | Engineering drawings | Patents | Renewable energy sources | Safety | Shelby automobile | Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah) | Brochures | Catalogs | CD-ROMs | Color photographs | Color slides | Floppy disks | Photographs | Promotional materials | Technical drawings | Trade literature | Transparencies | Videocassettes 
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17Title:  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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18Title:  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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19Title:  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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20Title:  Don Chadwick Papers, 1972-2011 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  2019.148 
 Creator:  Chadwick, Don, 1936- 
 Abstract:  Don Chadwick is one of the noted industrial designers on the Herman Miller team, responsible for projects like the Ergon and Aeron chairs in collaboration with Bill Stumpf, as well as the Chadwick Modular Seating system and the Ethospace system. Materials include project drawings, schematics, and reports, as well as 35mm slides and use test photographs. Extent: 22.6 cubic ft. (13 boxes, 35 rolls, 7 flat file drawers). The collection is open for research. 
 Subjects:  Chadwick, Don (Donald T.), 1936- | Kelley, Jack | Stumpf, Bill, 1936-2006 | Chadwick Studio | Chadwick, Stumpf, and Associates | Forms+Surfaces, Inc. | Herman Miller Research Corporation | Herman Miller, Inc. | Chair design | Chairs (Furniture forms) | Ergonomics | Furniture | Furniture design | Human comfort | Industrial design | Office chairs | Office furniture | Office layout | Offices | Seating--Furniture | Hospitals--Furniture, equipment, etc. | United States, Los Angeles (California) | United States, Santa Monica (California) | United States, Zeeland (Michigan) | Advertisements | Blueprints (reprographic copies) | Color photographs | Color slides | Color transparencies | Correspondence | Design drawings | Drawings | Film reels | Memorandums | Photographic prints | Posters | Promotional materials | Reports | Sketches | Slides (photographs) | Technical drawings | Technical reports 
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