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Archival Finding Aids

The Finding Aid documents listed here (downloadable in PDF format) serve as guides to a portion of the collections held by the Benson Ford Research Center. Each finding aid provides a written description of the archival collection and typically includes the following: an overview of the collection and the material in it; information about its acquisition and use of the material; biographical or historical notes to place the collection in context; and an inventory that provides a folder, and in some cases an item, listing of the contents.

For additional information about the finding aids or our collections email the Benson Ford Research Center at research.center@thehenryford.org, or use our website contact page.

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1957 Ford Model 51A Testing and Development Records, 1953-1957 (bulk 1955-1956)


A

A. J. Kloha records, 1955
A. M. Wibel Office papers subseries, 1903-1943
A. R. Welch papers, 1880-1913
Air Pollution Study subseries, 1961
Alex Y. Malcomson scrapbook and clippings, 1903-1923
Alexis De Sakhnoffsky papers, 1901-1964 (bulk 1930-1955)
Amberg Filing System series, 1930-1949
American Road marketing and publicity photographs series, 1903-1964 (bulk 1920-1950)
Ann Hood papers, 1940
Archives Reports subseries, 1958
Assembly Operations Manuals collection, 1959-1988
Audio Speeches series, 1938-1943
Augustus Degener papers, 1905-1926
Augustus Post papers, 1928-1944
Automobiles...Everybody's Transportation manuscript, circa 1956
Automotive (Non-Ford) Advertisements collection, circa 1900-circa 1991
Automotive Related Programs collection, 1896-1991


B

Barry Taylor Racing Photographs, 1979-1993
Ben R. Donaldson papers, 1950-1955
Bobby Unser papers, 1930-2009
Burt L. Burley papers, 1970-1978
Business and Personal Correspondence series and Addendum series, 1920


C

C. E. Wagner papers, 1901-1941
C. Harold Wills papers, 1899-1939
Carl Edvard Johansson records, 1916-1927
Charles C. La Croix records, 1941-1956
Charles Mauch papers, 1948-1995
Chronological Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 (bulk 1950-1956)
Clara Ford Estate records series, 1947-1955
Claude E. Ford papers, 1860-1965 (bulk 1930-1965)
Cogswell Brothers General Store records, 1882-1891
Collected Research Papers subgroup, 1935-1976
Collection on Barney Oldfield, 1895-1949
Collection on Frank Johnson, 1904-1957
Comet Automobile Company records, 1918-1920
Commercial Airplane Reliability collection,1925-1927


D

Data Processing Equipment records, 1956-1968
Dave Friedman collection, 1946-2009
David Lewis papers, 1940-2003
Dealer Sales Training audio-visual collection, 1930-1957
Dearborn Independent Aaron Sapiro V. Henry Ford lawsuit collection, 1919-1929
Dearborn Independent Financial Records, 1920-1921
Dearborn Independent Graphic Files, 1922-1926
Dearborn Independent records, 1919-1928
Detroit Publishing Company collection, 1880-1936
Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad Photographs subseries, 1922-1923
Disbursing Vouchers subseries, 1912-1952 and Statements series, 1918-1950
Dodge Brothers Collection, 1904-1920


E

E. A. Walters papers, 1901-1944
E.H. Lockwood Automobile Testing records, 1887-1940
E. Paul du Pont papers, 1917-1972
Earl Newberry papers, 1921-1965
Edsel B. Ford office papers, 1903-1945 (bulk 1920-1940)
Edsel B. Ford office papers overview
Edsel B. Ford scrapbook, 1943
Edsel Ford Audit Papers subseries, 1941-1942
Edsel Ford Automotive Scrapbook, 1911-1925
Edsel Ford in Memoriam subseries, 1943
Edward Schlee and William Brock collection, 1923-1964
Elwood Paul Engel papers, 1942-1986
Emery L. Applegate records, 1923-1962
Engineering Data collection, 1948-1958
Engineering Library Vertical File for Henry Ford collection, 1870-1945 (bulk 1935-1944)
Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant records, 1952-1975
Eva Tanguay papers, 1892-1947
Executive Records subgroup, 1946-1952


F

Facilities Department records, 1949-1976
Fair Lane papers subgroup, 1835-1950
Fayette and Karl Kendrick collection, 1913-1932
Fiftieth Anniversary Tributes subseries, 1953
Firestone Family papers, 1804-1991
Five Dollar Day collection, 1909-1919
Fletcher N. Platt papers, 1951-2004
Florence Monaghan papers, 1925-1966
Ford and Model T songs collection, 1910-1939
Ford Aircraft Literature, Blueprints, and Photographs, 1938-1945
Ford Aviation Activities Records subseries, 1925-1931
Ford Biographical Vertical File, 1939-2005
Ford Farms, Pequaming, and Fair Lane, 1914-1935
Ford Foundation collection, 1936-1969
Ford Foundation Subject File records, 1947-1977
Ford Foundation subseries, 1956
Ford Good Drivers' League subseries, 1940-1942
Ford Hydro-Electric Company records, 1917-1952
Ford International executive newsletters, 1950-1956
Ford Investment Plan subseries, 1966
Ford Marketing Pre-Publication collection, 1974
Ford Motor Company Fiftieth Anniversary records, 1947-1952
Ford Motor Company Fiftieth Anniversary reports, 1953
Ford Motor Company Iron Mountain Plant records, 1950-1951
Ford Motor Company Ltd. records subseries 1929-1935
Ford Motor Company Northern Michigan Operations records, 1920-1954
Ford Motor Company production reports, 1919-1952
Ford Motor Company Property records collection, 1920-1971
Ford Motor Company property records, 1922-1978
Ford Motor Company Technical Service publications collection, 1919-1996
Ford Motor Company tokens, coins, medallions, and badges collection, 1915-2001
Ford R. Bryan papers, 1935-2004
Ford Tractor and Implement Literature collection, 1917-1986
Ford Tri-Motor Homecoming records, 1955-1958
Frank Campsall records series, 1887-1991 (bulk 1920-1935)
Frank Ernest Hill papers, 1950-1966
Frank Hadas papers, 1905-1924
Frank Vivian papers, 1907-1950
Fred J. Thoms papers, circa 1910-1952
Fred Lee Black records series, 1929-1948
Frederick E. Searle papers, 1919-1947
Frederick Strauss papers, 1902-1949


G

Gary Motor Truck Company records, 1916-1918
Gaston Plantiff papers, 1905-1931
General Motors Proving Ground records, 1955-1969
General Personal Records series, 1823-1984 (bulk 1920-1947)
General Photographs series, 1913-1954
George B. Heliker papers, circa 1957
Georgia Boyer Hobart papers, 1887-1976
Given Ankeny Brewer papers, 1942-1943


H

Hamid Durmisevich papers, 1930-1995
Harriet Pearson Steinke genealogy collection, 1819-1938
Henry and Clara Ford Financial Records series, 1912-1946 (bulk 1919-1942)
Henry and Clara Ford Memorials subseries, 1947,1950
Henry and Edsel Ford quotations collection, 1919-1944
Henry Austin Clark, Jr. papers, 1852-1990 (Bulk 1895-1979)
Henry Ford and Ford Family papers overview
Henry Ford Centennial subseries, 1963
Henry Ford Fair Lane Office Records series, 1895-1951
Henry Ford Farms records, 1909-1950
Henry Ford Hospital publications collection, 1925-1990
Henry Ford II Awards and Tributes collection, 1943-1987 (bulk 1952-1959)
Henry Ford II Clippings series, 1987
Henry Ford II European Trip collection, 1948
Henry Ford II European Trip records, 1954
Henry Ford imprints and reprints collection, 1850-1950
Henry Haga papers, 1951-1988
Herbert Morton papers, 1929-1951
Highland Park Plant Hourly Personnel Department records series, 1942-1948
Holton W. Diamond papers, 1933-1971
Howard Family papers, 1841-1901
Howard G. Allaway collection, 1953
Howard Woodworth Simpson papers, 1919-1956


I

In-house Name File with Subjects Filing System series, 1950-1952
In-house Subject and Name Filing System series, January - June, 1921
Industrial Arts Awards Records subseries, 1949-1962
Installation Manuals collection, 1951-1978
International Division Purchasing Office records, 1947-1962
Irving R. Bacon papers, 1913-1957 (bulk 1929-1945)


J-K

J. W. Whitmore papers, 1926-1942
Jacque Passino Collection on Auto Racing Race Day Ephemera, 1962-1972
James Drake Photographs, circa 1967
James Humberstone papers, 1916-1952 (bulk 1928-1936)
James Snitgen collection, 1936-1940
Jenny Young Chandler Photographs collection, 1890-1915
Jens Jensen Drawings series, 1914-1924
Jimmy Rooney papers, 1919-1956
John Arnold Conde papers, 1937-1948
John Burroughs papers, 1854-1915
John F. Dodge Estate Trust Lawsuit, 1902-1928
John J. Long papers, 1919-1920
John M. Reinhart papers, 1965-1972
John Tjaarda papers, 1916-1962
Joseph C. Beh, Sr. papers, 1915-1928
Joseph Galamb papers, 1907-1919


L

Laurence S. Sheldrick papers, 1932-1948
Leonard B. Willeke collection, 1916-1982 (bulk 1916-1924)
Lester Moore papers, 1933-1934
Lewis W. Simpson papers, 1918-1944
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company records, 1952-1993
Library Bureau Filing System series, July 1921-1929
Lincoln Memorial University records series, 1925-1933
Lincoln V-12 Sales Letters records, 1932
Loranger family papers, 1818-1931


M

Marshall B. Johnson papers, 1920-1987
Martha-Mary Wedding Photographs subseries, 1940-circa 1945
Marvin Buckberry papers, 1944-1949
Mel Boldt and Associates records, 1950-1989
Michigan Inspection Bureau records, 1890-1964
Military Vehicles Service Manuals, 1940-1945
Mills, Edmunds and Nevins and Hill series, 1948-1977 (bulk 1950-1964)
Miscellaneous Ford Motor Company blueprints and drawings collection, 1906-1951
Model T part specification and machine operation sheets, 1915-1916
Morgan L. Gies Presidential Vehicle Photographs collection, 1939-1966


N

National Labor Relations Board Cases and Statements records series, 1940-1941
National Recovery Administration records subseries, 1933-1937
Nevin L. Bean papers, 1955
Nevins and Hill Interviews series, 1952-1960
New England Pie Company records, 1923-1924
New York World's Fair (1939-1940) photograph albums, 1939-1940
Norman L. Woodry papers, 1916-1919
Northern Michigan Operations Photographs, 1920-1951
Northern Michigan timber and land survey records, 1920-1953


O-P

Ocean to Ocean Race Re-enactment subseries, 1959
Office of Clara Ford records series, 1920-1950
Office of Henry Ford and Clara Ford Estate records series, 1832-1955 (bulk 1918-1951)
Office of the Treasurer records subseries, 1903-1932
Official Telegram file records, 1938-1948
O.H. Husen records, 1924-1934
Orville L. Willard papers, 1920-1932
Owen W. Bombard Interviews series, 1951-1961
Pantera production records, 1973-1974
P.E. Martin papers, 1880-1943 (bulk 1921-1942)
Philco-Ford Corporation publications collection, 1940-1969
Philip Caldwell papers, 1980-1984
Philip Van Doren Stern papers, 1954-1955
Photographic Library (Earle Harger) records series, 1938-1971
Photographic Vertical File series, 1860-1980 (bulk 1890-1955)
Photographs for Ford News Bureau album series, circa 1946-1948
P.J. Gaughan collection, 1952-1967
PJ-31-1 Intermittent Jet Engine records, 1945-1946
Plant Engineering Construction photographs series, 1913-1953
Plant Histories Background subseries, 1933-1961
Property records, 1934-1944
Public Reactions to Auto Contract Negotiations survey, 1961
Publications series, 1953-1964
Purchasing Agents records subgroup, 1911-1953


Q-R

Racing Photographs collection, 1920-1988
Raymond H. Berry papers, 1904-1940 (bulk 1921-1935)
Raymond H. Laird collection, 1776-1950
Reconsolidation of foreign operations records, 1946-1955
Records Moved to Engineering Laboratory in 1919 series, 1911-1927, and Non-Automotive Interests and Activities Records series, 1916-1929
Records Stored in 1919 series, 1902-1923
Remittances, Henry Ford Office subseries, 1941-1946
Renovated Assembly Plants photographs series, 1920-1951 (bulk 1930-1950)
Reports of Management Meetings, 1947-1954
Richmond Hill Plantation records, 1773-1954
Robert A. Shaw papers, 1924-1951
Robert Rankin papers, 1940-1947
Robert Stuart Abbott papers, 1909-1982
Rosika Schwimmer collection, 1927
Ruddiman Family papers, 1933-1951


S

Selden patent lawsuit collection, 1891-1955 (bulk 1900-1925)
Ships Salvage Program Records subseries, 1925-1931
Sidney Olson papers, 1952-1963
Stickley Family collection, 1879-1978
Subject Information Files subseries, 1863-1958 (bulk 1950-1956)
Suzanne Vanderbilt papers, 1958-1986


T

Theodore Delavigne papers, 1915-1916
Thomas A. Edison collection, 1860-1980 (bulk 1860-1950)
Topical Albums for Henry Ford series, 1918-1930
Topical photographic prints in binders series, circa 1903-1960


U-V

Valentine Y. Tallberg Records subseries, 1944-1949
Victor J. Perini papers, 1918-1931
Viggo J. Thomsen photographs, 1925-1935
Virgil M. Exner papers, 1913-1986


W-Z

W. Dorwin Teague papers, 1937-2001 (Bulk 1960-1999)
Wabash Railroad Travel Literature collection, 1906-1959
Walter J. Bemb papers, 1901-1929
Warren Homer Martin papers, 1928-1939
Water Power and Real Estate Records series, 1918-1945
Wayside Inn records series, 1890-1945
William C. Klann papers, 1918-1926
William Clay Ford Edison Institute records, 1950-1981
William Clay Ford records, 1913-1981
William Holmes McGuffey collection, 1836-1894
William M. Schmidt papers, 1950-1962
William W. Carswell papers, 1919-1926
Willis Franklyn Ward papers, 1941-1955
Winthrop Sears Records series, 1952-1974
Winton Motor Carriage Company records, 1897-1928
World's Fair Photographs series, 1933-1964
Wright Brothers collection, 1867-2006 (bulk 1903-1956)


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