3.2 cubic ft. and 3 oversize boxes.
See also Accession 921, William Clay Ford series, Ford Motor Company Automotive Divisions records collectiion.
The collection is open for research.
The records are comprised of William Clay Ford office files, mainly from 1953 to 1961. They cover a broad range of subjects, including public relations projects, speeches, memberships, philanthropies, Edison Institute (The Henry Ford) records, community activities, X-100 electrical drawings, an X-1500 design studio album, and a Ford Motor Company family album.
Item, folder, box, Accession 921, William Clay Ford records, Benson Ford Research Center, The Henry Ford.
William Clay Ford was born March 14, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Edsel and Eleanor Ford and grandson of Henry and Clara Ford. He joined Ford Motor Company in 1949 after graduating from Yale University. He served in various capacities at the company before being promoted in 1952 to manager of Special Product Operations, later known as the Continental Division. In 1955, William Clay Ford was named group director of both Lincoln and Continental Divisions. In 1956, Continental Division was integrated into Lincoln Division, headed by Ben D. Mills. William Clay Ford was promoted to vice-president of product planning and styling in 1957. He also served on the Board of Directors and retired in 2005
Inventory available in the Benson Ford Research Center reading room and on the Internet.