The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Firestone family papers include personal papers, photographs, and collected materials related to family history, significant events, and travels of Harvey S. and Idabelle Firestone and their son, Harvey S. Firestone Jr. The bulk of the materials relate to the personal lives of Harvey S. and Elizabeth Parke Firestone and the Elizabeth Parke Firestone designer couture collection. The papers are arranged into the following series: Family History; Idabelle Smith and Harvey ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Gaston Plantiff papers consist of files maintained by Plantiff during his time as New York Branch Manager for Ford Motor Company. The papers contain mostly documents and correspondence; files pertain to a variety of subjects including tractor sales and promotion, foreign activities, dealership and branch reports, and a report to Henry Ford on the 1916 Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation. ARRANGEMENT The materials are arranged by subject. SUBJECT TERMS Names, Pe ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Gaston Plantiff papers consist of files maintained by Plantiff during his time as New York Branch Manager for Ford Motor Company. The papers contain mostly documents and correspondence; files pertain to a variety of subjects including tractor sales and promotion, foreign activities, dealership and branch reports, and a report to Henry Ford on the 1916 Neutral Conference for Continuous Mediation. ARRANGEMENT The materials are arranged by subject. SUBJECT TERMS Names, Pe ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Office of Henry Ford and Clara Ford Estate records series, 1832-1955 (62.4 cubic ft., 4 oversize boxes, 27 card files, and 5 volumes), Acc. 587, constitutes a history not only of wrapping up of Henry and Clara Ford's estates after their deaths, but also of Henry and Clara's personal interests and business, including Henry Ford's numerous projects outside of Ford Motor Company. Consisting primarily of the records of property and other business transactions—tax returns ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Raymond H. Berry papers are comprised of correspondence, legal briefs, financial records, tax records and court documents related to tax cases involving Henry Ford, Edsel Ford and Ford Motor Company. The papers include affidavits and complaints related to Ford Motor Company's stock and land valuations from litigants including the Estates of John F. and Horace E. Dodge, former Michigan governor Chase S. Osborn as well as corporations including Michigan Iron, Land and Lu ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The collection consists of four subseries. The Proceedings series, 1919-1925, includes depositions, exhibits, and court transcripts from legal cases involving cooperative farming organizations across the United States. The Correspondence and Investigators' Reports series, 1919-1925, consists of alphabetical subject files on agriculture and the development of farming cooperatives. The subseries also includes correspondence and reports from investigators hired by the Dearbor ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The National Recovery Administration records subseries, 1933-1937 (5.6 cubic ft.), is comprised of correspondence, reports, literature, and federal government information relating to the National Recovery Administration (NRA). Ford Motor Company observed codes devised by government and labor but never officially signed on. The records include NRA codes for wide ranging industries such as coal, lumber, wood distillation, fertilizer, petroleum, and farm equipment. The record ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers include correspondence about tank engines; photostatic copies of Sheldrick’s personal appointment calendar from 1941-1943; report and photographs of 1932 Ford V-8 33,000 mile test run; and information compiled by Fish, Richardson ; Neave law firm for the Ferguson vs. Ford Motor Company lawsuit. The later includes excerpts from the Engineering Department log relating to tractor design from November 1938 to January 1940, and an oral interview of Sheldrick conduc ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The papers are primarily comprised of bound volumes of Frederick E. Searle. These volumes contain incoming correspondence from July 23, 1919 to January 22, 1936 pertaining primarily to the operation of The Henry Ford Trade School; correspondence and purchase orders for textbooks published by the Henry Ford Trade School from 1934 to 1939; and bound volumes of the Henry Ford Trade School newsletter "The Craftsman," 1926 to 1927; 1936 to 1938, 1950 to 1941, 1943 to 1944, and ...
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE The Frank Hadas personal papers, 1905-1924, consist of papers and photographs relating to his work at Ford Motor Company, as well as an album of personal and family photographs. The papers contain maps of foreign and domestic branches; a 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 ...