Cameron, William John, 1878-1955.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center0.2 cubic ft.The bulk of the collection consists of Ford Sunday Evening Hour fan mail in response to radio broadcasts during January and February, 1942. Each week the Ford Sunday Evening Hour fan mail was analyzed by the McCann-Erickson, Inc. advertising firm. Summary analysis exist for January 25, 1942 and February 22, 1942. In addition, the collection contains front page Detroit Free Press and Detroit News articles from 1938 pertaining to Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company. The collection also includes an article written by Cameron entitled "The Epic of the Eagles from River Rouge to Kiel Canal" and historical timelines of Ford Motor Company through 1939.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Archives.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center19.4 cubic ft., 15 oversize boxes, 1 oversize volume and 1 plaque.The Activities subgroup is organized into two series. The Publications series, 1953-1964 (8.4 cubic ft.), Acc. 532, is comprised of publications and artwork for items published by the archives. These include Fair Lane: House and Garden; Fair Lane: a Business Archive; History of Measurement; Meet the Car; and Trails to Turnpikes. The Special Events series includes material collected or created to celebrate milestones in Ford Motor Company history. There are three subseries. The Fiftieth Anniversary Tributes subseries, 1953 (0.4 cubic ft., 3 oversize boxes and 1 plaque), Acc. 129, includes placques, trophies, and sound recorded and printed tributes to the company. The Henry Ford Centennial subseries, 1963 (8.4 cubic ft., 8 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize volume), Acc. 899 and Acc. 1139, pertains to events surrounding the celebration of both the sixtieth anniversary of the Ford Motor Company and the centennial of Henry Ford's birth in 1963. Administrative files document planning and ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Auditing Department.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center34.8 cubic ft. and 6 volumes.The Branch Audit records series consists of two subseries. The Foreign Branch Audit records subseries, 1926-1946 (16.4 cubic ft. and 5 volumes), Acc. 282, 394, 415, 708, 710, and the General Branch Audit records subseries, 1908-1940 (18.4 cubic ft. and 1 volume), Acc. 118, 206, 208, 211, 260, 788.Contact InformationCatalog Record
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center2 card files.The Greeting Postcard collection is comprised of greeting cards produced in a postcard format. It contains holiday and life cycle specific postcards including advertising postcards that are also holiday related. Holidays include Christmas, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, New Year, Rosh Hashanah, St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving and Valentines Day. Life cycles include birthdays, graduation and other major events in people's lives. One of the major publisher's represented in the collection is Raphael Tuck & Sons. The cards are arranged alphabetically by holiday or occasion, then chronologically within each type of occasion. Greeting Postcards are cataloged individually on ARGUS, an internal Benson Ford Research Center database.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford Office.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center12.4 cubic ft.The Official Telegram File records, organized chronologically, are comprised of incoming and outgoing telegrams of the Ford Motor Central Staff from 1944 to 1948. The telegrams primarily relate to Ford Motor Company business such as shipment tracking, assembly and production numbers, inventory levels, and parts requests. A significant portion pertains to World War II activities, the Willow Run Bomber Plant, aeronautical products, and aircraft services. In addition there is a box of telegrams received from well wishers on Henry and Clara Ford's 50th wedding anniversary in 1938 and Henry's birthday in 1938 and 1939. There is also a box of telegrams addressed to Ford family members and some Ford executives expressing sympathy on Edsel Ford's death in 1943. The condolences, arranged roughly in alphabetical order, are from all over the world; many are in foreign languages. Another box holds copies of telegrams personal in nature sent from Henry, Clara, or their secretaries between 1944 and ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Apple, Floyd F., 1902-1988The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.) 42 p.Apple describes his experiences working for the Fords at the Fair Lane estate. He discusses power house operations, upkeep of grounds around Fair Lane, estate visitors, and interactions with the Ford family.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Archives.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1.2 cubic ft.The A.K. Mills records series, 1950-1953 (1.2 cubic ft.), includes two subseries, The 50th Anniversary Plans Office subseries contains committee meeting minutes, correspondence, memos, event lists and agendas relating to planning the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ford Motor Company (FMC) in 1953. The Ford Archives subseries contains materials specific to the formation of the Ford Motor Company archives including correspondence, memos, dedication press packets and press releases.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Dept.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center100 cubic ft. The series is comprised of photographic prints and negatives created by the Ford Motor Company Engineering Photographic Department, formerly the Dearborn Tractor Plant Photographic Department. The images are arranged chronologically by negative number; a negative log provides a date and a brief description of each image. There are no subject indexes to the series, however, a chronological negative log lists the date and a brief description of an image or group of images. This extensive run of photographs richly documents the engineering and design of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury automobiles from 1918 into the 1950s. Tractors, trucks and airplanes are also represented, as well as Ford Motor Company factories in the United States and abroad and Ford Village Industries. There are photographs that capture dignitaries and celebrities visiting plants; wartime factory conversion; Ford vessels including Henry Ford's yacht, the Sialia; air tours and air meets; and the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Hadas, Frank, 1882-The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center0.8 cubic ft.The Frank Hadas papers consist of papers and photographs relating to his work at Ford Motor Company, as well as a album of personal and family photos. Contains maps of foreign and domestic branches; bound volume titled Record of the Electric Installation on Eagle Boats; address book of Rouge plant personnel; correspondence and departmental communications regarding shipbuilding, dealers and dealerships, and branch plants. Photographs include a panoramic view of the attendees of the 1923 Branch Mangers Convention, car and tank photographs circa 1916, and personal photos of family, travel, hunting and fishing. See also Frank Hadas oral history, Acc. 65, for a description of images in the photograph album.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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