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1Title:  World War I Production Contracts Series, 1916-1922 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  267 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary 
 Abstract:  This series contains contracts and related correspondence between Ford Motor Company and the United States Government including the Army Department, Department of Interior, Navy Department, and Post Office Department regarding production of supplies for World War I such as ambulances, armored tractors, automobile parts, helmets, and other supples. Also included are government leases of Ford Motor Company buildings. 
 Subjects:  Ambulances | Automobile industry and trade | World War, 1914-1918--Equipment and supplies | Vehicles, Military | Ford Motor Company--Buildings | Ford Motor Company. Office of the Secretary | United States. Dept. of the Army | United States. Dept. of the Interior | United States. Navy Dept. 
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2Title:  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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3Title:  Photographs For The Company series, 1918-1954 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  189 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department. 
 Abstract:  The series is comprised of photographic prints and negatives created by the Ford Motor Company Engineering Photographic Department. Subjects include the engineering and design on Ford Motor Company automobiles, tractors and airplanes, as well as factories, celebrities and other Ford interests. NOTE: This PDF formatted document is quite large, may take some time to open and/or download. 
 Subjects:  Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 | Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company. Willow Run Bomber Plant | Fair Lane (Dearborn, Mich.) | Ford Village Industries | Sialia (Ship) | Aircraft industry | Aeronautics--Competitions | Antiques | Assembly-line methods | Automobile industry and trade | Automobiles--Design and construction | Automobiles--Testing | Industrial designers | Celebrities | Ford automobile | Lincoln automobile | Mercury automobile | Ford Three-engined Monoplane (Transport plane) | Radio--History | Soybean products | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | Ford Airport (Dearborn, Mich.) | Photographs | Negatives (Photographic) | Photographic prints 
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4Title:  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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5Title:  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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6Title:  Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series, 1845-1960 Requires cookie*
 Accession:  572 
 Creator:  Ford Motor Company. Archives 
 Abstract:  In 1954, Columbia University historian Allan Nevins in collaboration with Frank Ernest Hill published the first volume of a comprehensive history of Henry Ford and his automobile company. The series is comprised primarily of original documents that were selected between 1952 and 1954 from accessions held by the Ford Motor Company Archives for research use in the three volume Nevins and Hill history of the company. 
 Subjects:  Automobile industry and trade | Automobile factories | Assembly-line methods | Aircraft industry | Ford automobile | Automobile dealers | Automobile industry workers | Industrialists | Pacifism | Philanthropists | Industry and education | Schools | Tractor industry | Vehicles, Military | World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1914-1918 | Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 | Ford, Edsel, 1893-1943 | Ford, Clara Bryant, 1866-1950 | Ford family | Couzens, James, 1872-1936 | Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-1969 | Kanzler, Ernest Carlton, 1892-1967 | Knudson, William S., 1879-1948 | Liebold, Ernest Gustav, 1884-1956 | Martin, Peter Edmund, 1882-1944 | Mayo, William Benson, 1866-1944 | Nevins, Allan 1890-1971 | Sorensen, Charles Emil 1881-1968 | Wills, Childe Harold, 1878-1940 | Ford Motor Company--History | Ford Motor Company. Archives | Ford Motor Company. Sociological Department | Ford Motor Company. Highland Park Plant | Ford Motor Company. Rouge River Plant | Ford Motor Company--Executives | Ford Motor Company--Employees | Ford Motor Company--Industrial relations | Ford Motor Company--Public relations | Henry Ford (Organization) | Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad | Henry Ford Hospital | Henry Ford Trade School | Ford Village Industries | Ford Fleet | Detroit (Mich.)--History | Upper Peninsula (Mich.)--History | Genealogies 
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