The Financial records series is organized into four subseries. The Cancelled Accounts subseries, 1932-1940 (0.4 cubic ft.), contains miscellaneous financial records and lists of employees whose assistance accounts were cancelled. The Financial Reports subseries, 1930-1942 (2.8 cubic ft.), contains payroll deposits, payroll sheets, monthly reports, trial balances, commissary summary reports and other miscellaneous financial records. The General Working Papers subseries, 1934-1943 (7.2 cubic ft.), is arranged chronologically and contains departmental communications, commissary invoices, interplant transfer invoices, fuel invoices and other miscellaneous financial data. The Invoices subseries, 1933-1943 (6 cubic ft.), contains Inkster and Garden City welfare invoices from 1942 to 1943, Dearborn Township welfare and commissary invoices from 1933, and general commissary invoices from 1939.
The Ford Tractor and Implement Literature collection is an intentionally assembled collection that is arranged into two series: the Product Literature series, 1917-1986 (2.2 cubic ft.) and the Parts and Service Literature series, 1917-1984 (5.2 cubic ft.).
Ford Motor Company. International Automotive Operations. Business and Product Strategy Office.
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
0.2 cubic ft.
The India Truck Plant album is a small album of photographs commemorating the production of the first EAO D-series Heavy Duty Ford Truck by Simpson & Co., Ltd. Truck Plant in Madras, India, 1980. A commemorative and religious ceremony to mark the Indian debut of the truck series was held on June 27, 1980. Photographs in the album show the truck, ceremonial floral decorations, the plant exterior, and plant personnel. Most photographs are captioned, and some subjects are identified by name. Also included is cover correspondence with Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn discussing hopes for a future manufacturing phase.
2 DVDs (97 min.) :  p. ; 1 CD :  leaves : 1 folder.
Materials are located in a document box which includes copies of the DVDs containing the interview footage and copies of the CD containing photographs taken at the interview. It also includes folders containing a printed transcript, contact sheets showing thumbnails of the photographs taken at SpaceX, and background research materials. The research materials include various articles about Musk, mostly printed from the Internet. It also includes a copy of the letter sent to Musk by William Clay Ford, Jr. about the Collecting Innovation Today Oral History Project and an outline summary of Musk compiled in May 2008 including information about his personal background, career, and management style/philosophy.
Ford Motor Company. Office of the General Counsel.
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
43 volumes and 5 folders.
The collection is primarily comprised of bound volumes of Ford Motor Company patents numbered 1 to 3,781,380, 1903-1971. It also includes separate volumes for Ford Engine patents, 1943-1961; Ford Body patents, 1943-1956; Ford Chassis patents, 1943-1961; Ford Tractor patents, 1946-1959; Ford Chemical patents, 1943-1961; Ford Electrical patents, 1943-1961; and Ford Transmission patents, 1943-1961. There are also 3 folders of Design patents, 1918-1994 and 2 folders of Defensive patents, 1969-1988.
Artificial collection comprised of both primary and secondary materials. Primary materials include five folders with fire damaged fragments of blueprints, sketches, and specifications for the stable, garage, service buildings, and log cabin at Henry Ford's Dearborn Fair Lane residence. Secondary materials are a microfilm publication (correspondence, account records, photographs, drawings) and correlating guide to all known Willeke records relating to commissions with the Fords and their business associates. The microfilmed records and guide were compiled and edited by Thomas Brunk in 1982. Accessions cited by Brunk include 1, 6, 38, 47, 62, 93, 188, 284 and 833.
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.
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 ... Read More
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.
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.
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