Shaw, Robert A.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1 folder.The papers include two diagrams titled "Standard Hook Details;" bound copies of "Safe Practices," a newsletter published by the National Safety Council; and a lightly annotated copy of The Ford Industries, 1924.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Kuyters, H.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center14 photographs (1 album)Album includes photographs of H. Kuyters and his Ford automobile in front of various Ford dealerships in Holland, a portrait of H. Kuyters, and a portrait of Henry Ford. Acc. 00.1334.66.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Bean, Nevin L.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1 folder.The Nevin L. Bean papers consist of one typewritten report titled Automechanics and Telemechanics in the USSR, co-authored by Bean, Brandt, and Hall summarizing their trip to the Soviet Union from December 8 to 20, 1955. The report documents the American delegation's evaluation and analysis of various aspects of Soviet industrial manufacturing, tool design, automation, and early computerization programs.Contact InformationCatalog Record
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center7 cubic ft.The Engineering Data collection is an intentionally assembled collection containing summary technical information for new model cars, trucks and tractors. The information was distributed in binders to engineering staff for reference purposes. The collection is made up of two series. The Automobile Data series, 1949-1958, consists of engineering data binders containing summary technical data for Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Cosmopolitan new car releases. The series also includes updated and revised page inserts for the binders as well as collected photographs and illustrations used in the binders. The Non-Automobile Data series consists of three subseries. The Engines subseries, 1952-1957, consists of summary technical data for Ford commercial and automotive engines. The Trucks subseries, 1948-1950, contains technical data for newly released light and heavy-duty trucks. The Tractors subseries, 1952-1954, includes technical information for Ford tractors.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Ford Motor Company. Public Relations.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center0.4 cubic ft.Newsletters documenting public relations activities in Ford Motor Company plants around the world in the early 1950s. Also included are economic news abstracts for 1950 to 1951 and a small public relations file.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Bell, William George, 1885-1964.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center53 p. Memoir written in 1958 by William George Bell, Jr., largely covering the period from 1903-1925, during which he launched a career in the automotive industry, working in sales with various companies in the United States and Canada. Among the companies he worked with during his 55-year career are the Woods Motor Vehicle Company, Gaeth Automobile Company, Maytag Motor Company, Reo Motor Car Company, Studebaker Corporation, Cleveland Tractor Company, Gray-Dort Motor Company, and the White Motor Company.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Frazzini, CarnieThe Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center98 photographs (1 album)The album documenting the 1921 camping trip is comprised of black and white photographs in two sizes: 11 in. x 11 in. and 7 in. x 5 in. Each of the smaller images are captioned. The photographs depict campsites and camp activities, including horseback riding, target shooting, cooking, meals shared at a large table, log splitting, musical diversions, reading, relaxing, etc. This album is nearly identical to a Henry Ford album of same main title; both were originally gifts from Harvey Firestone.Contact InformationCatalog Record
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center3.6 cubic ft.An artificial collection comprised of photographic material in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources. While the collection includes only non-Ford automobiles, researchers should note that there are a number of current Ford products represented (such as Mazda, Volvo, Lincoln, Land Rover, and Aston Martin). These images document time periods prior to Ford ownership. The collection is arranged by name of automobile or automotive manufacturer and includes photographs primarily of automobiles. There are also a few images of vans, trucks, and trailers and many of the folders contain images of automobile plants and dealers. In addition, for Oldsmobile, Cole, Packard and a few unidentified automobiles, there are a handful of engineering drawings and parts drawings. A majority of the photographs in this collection were part of an Edison Institute (The Henry Ford) library vertical file until the 1980s; others have been acquired since that time through donation or purchase.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Beh, Joseph C., Sr., 1889-1975.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1 folder.The papers include mostly undated employee lists for engineering and power plant related departments; two undated organizational charts; manpower counts for 1924-1926; coal and coke consumption, 1916-1917; a handful of World War I related poems (such as "The Liberty Motor"); some space planning documents; a paper written by Fred Allison in 1916 on power generation at the Ford Motor Company; and a few photographs. Two of the photographs are group portraits of power house employees. The only identified individual is William Perry, friend of Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company's first African-American employee.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Detroit Shell Company.The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center1 oversize box.One leather bound album of 93 photographs illustrating the Detroit Shell Company's manufacturng process, facilities and employees. Photos are seperated by paper pages with titles and captions. Embossed in gold on the cover is: Detroit Shell Co. / 1918 / Edsel B. Ford. Includes images of women working in the factory.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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