Bibliography: Benson Ford

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Benson Ford Bibliography

This bibliography was compiled by staff of the Benson Ford Research Center’s Archives and Library Department based on materials in our collections. If you have questions about these resources, please use our Submit a Question feature. If you are interested in duplication, please see our Duplication Resources FAQ.

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  • Acc. 475 Benson Ford Records
    • box 1 General; Scroll from Henry Ford School, Redwood City, CA
    • box 2 Speeches, Photographs, Ford Motor Company Stock Presentation, Ford 50th Anniversary show script
    • box 4 Tribute to Jack Adams
    • box 5 Recordings and Tapes
    • box 6 Photographs
    • box 7 Photographs; Mercury assembly
    • box 8 Bas relief portrait Benson Ford, Certificate Model T Ford Club
    • box 9 Clippings
       
  • Acc. 198 Benson Ford records subseries
    • box 1 Awards
       
  • Acc. 720 Editorial Services Department records subseries
    • box 2 December 1949; Ford, Benson, December 7, 1949, Michigan State College
    • box 3 April 1950; Ford, Benson, April 28, 1950, Carl M. Sjaholm, Scottish Rite Masons
    • box 5 November 1950; Ford, Benson, Nov: 2, 1950, National Hotel Association
    • box 6
      • November 1950; Ford, Benson, November 13, 1950, Detroit Round Table of the National Conference of Christians and Jews
      • December 1950; Ford, Benson, December 18, 1950, 35-Year Dinner
    • box 7
      • February 1951; Ford, Benson, February 8, 1951, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
      • February 1951; Ford, Benson, February 9, 1951, Press Club
    • box 8 April 1951; Ford, Benson, April 20, 1951, Purchasing Supervisors
    • box 10
      • July 1951; Ford, Benson, July 17, 1951, Scholarship Award Dinner
      • August 1951; Ford, Benson, August 20, 1951, Industrial Arts Awards Fair
    • box 11 October 1951; Ford, Benson, October 1, 1951, Detroit Section Society of Automotive Engineers
    • box 12
      • November 1951; Ford, Benson, November 29, 1951, Dealer Announce Meeting
      • January 1952; Ford, Benson, January 17, 1952, Detroit Junior Board of Commerce
    • box 13 April 1952; Ford, Benson, April 16, 1952, Boy Scouts
    • box 16
      • October 1952; Ford, Benson, October 13, 1952, United Foundation
      • December 1952; Ford, Benson, December 2, 1952, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Chicago, Illinois
    • box 17
      • January 1953; Ford, Benson, January 25, 1953, B'nai B'rith Award Presentatio
      • February 1953; Ford, Benson, March 10, 1953, National Conference of Christians 
                                 and Jews, Miami, Florida
    • box 18 June 1953; Ford, Benson, June 22, 1953, Wisconsin Blue Cross
    • box 23 June 1954; Ford, Benson, June 23, 1954, Advertising Federation of America
    • box 24 September 1954; Ford, Benson, September 14, 1954, American Hospital Association
    • box 25 October 1954; Ford, Benson, October 20, 1954, School Dedication
    • box 26
      • January 1955; Ford, Benson, January 28, 1955, Henry Ford Hospital O-P Clinic
      • January 1955; Ford, Benson, January 30, 1955, Grosse Pointe University School
    • box 27
      • June 1955; Ford, Benson, June 26, 1955, Ford Scholars Convocation
      • September 1955; Ford, Benson, September 8, 1955, Ford Safety Forum
      • September 1955; Ford, Benson, September 16, 1955, Community Chest
    • box 28 November 1955; Ford, Benson, November 7, 1955, Detroit Economic Club
    • box 29
      • January 1956; Ford, Benson, January 23, 1956, Council on Industrial Safety
      • January 1956; Ford, Benson, January 23, 1956, Council on Industrial Health
      • February 1956; Ford, Benson, February 9, 1956, Community Chests & Councils of America
         
  • Acc. 234 Speech Services records subseries
    • box 9 Ford, Benson
      • 1947, December 10, Atlanta Plant Management Dinner 
      • 1948, June 14, Metuchen New Jersey Assembly Plant Dedication 
      • 1948, September 22, “The Rewards of Curiosity” 
      • 1949, February 28, “Five Jobs for Young Men” 
      • 1949, December 8, “Some Unfinished Business for Young Americans” 
      • 1950, February 21, “Brotherhood for Progress” 
      • 1950, April 28, “A Practical Approach to Brotherhood” 
      • 1950, November 2, American Hotel Association 
      • 1950, November 13, “A Moral Basis for Our Leadership” 
      • 1951, February 8, “Production is the Payoff” 
      • 1951, April 20, Purchasing Management Dinner 
      • 1951, July 17, Ford Motor Company Fund Scholarship Award Dinner 
      • 1951, October 1, “Engineering for Tomorrow” 
      • 1951, October 4, National Conference of Christians and Jews 
      • 1951, November 29, Regional Dealer Meeting 
      • 1952, January 17, Detroit Junior Board of Commerce 
      • 1952, February 26, Houston, Texas Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews
      • 1952, October 13, United Foundation Kickoff Dinner 
      • 1952, December 2, Chicago Chapter, National Conference of Christians and Jews 
      • 1953, January 25, B’nai B’rith Award 
      • 1953, March 10, Florida Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews
      • 1953, June 22, “The American Road to Health” 
      • 1954, June 23, “Can We Beat the Business Cycle?” 
      • 1954, September 14, “A Businessman Looks at Health” 
      • 1954, October 20, Redwood City School Dedication 
      • 1955, January 28, Henry Ford Hospital Out-Patient Clinic Dedication 
      • 1955, January 30, Grosse Point University School 
      • 1955, September 8, Ford Safety Forum 
      • 1955, November 7, Introduction of H. Rowan Gaither, Jr. 
      • 1956, January 23, “Design for Living” 
      • 1956, February 9, Community Chests and Councils of America 
      • 1956, June 22, Engineering Forum 
      • 1956, September 26, Central Office Building Plaque 
      • 1956, September 27, United Foundation Luncheon 
      • 1956, October 2, “Building for the Future” 
      • 1957, January 28, Dealer Policy Board Breakfast 
      • 1957, February 15, Chicago Executives Club 
      • 1957, November 4, Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association
      • 1958, May 6, “Customers, Cars and Contradictions” 
      • 1958, September 22, “Customer Satisfaction – Key to Growth” 
      • 1962, August 20, “Program for Growth” 
      • 1962, September 5, Ford International Fellowship Dinner 

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  • Acc. 1856 Executive Speech collection subseries
    • box 1
      • 1948, June 14, Benson Ford, Dedication of the Metuchen, New Jersey Assembly Plant
      • 1949, February 28, Benson Ford, “Five Jobs for Young Men
      • 1949, December 8, Benson Ford, “Some Unfinished Business for Young Americans”
    • box 2
      • 1950, February 21, Benson Ford, “Cooperation for Progress”
      • 1950, November 2, Benson Ford, American Hotel Association
      • 1950, November 13, Benson Ford, “A Moral Basis for Our Leadership”
      • 1951, February 8, Benson Ford, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club
      • 1951, October 1, Benson Ford, “Engineering for Tomorrow”
    • box 3
      • 1952, February 26, Benson Ford, National Conference of Christians and Jews
      • 1952, October 13, Benson Ford, United Foundation Kickoff Dinner
      • 1953, March, 10, Benson Ford, Florida Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jew
    • box 4
      • 1954, June 23, Benson Ford, “Can We Beat the Business Cycle?”
      • 1954, September 14, Benson Ford, “A Businessman Looks at Health”
    • box 5
      • 1956, January 23, Benson Ford, “Design for Living”
      • 1956, October 2, Benson Ford, “Building for the Future”
      • 1957, November 4, Benson Ford, “To the Dealers”
      • 1958, May 6, Benson Ford, “Customers, Cars and Contradictions”
      • 1958, September 22, Benson Ford, “Customer Satisfaction – Key to Growth”
      • 1959, April 28, Benson Ford, “Your Stake in Practical Politics”
    • box 6
      • 1962, November 6, Benson Ford, Address to United Foundation Ford Report Luncheon
      • 1962, November 13, Benson Ford, “Every Problem is a Mutual Problem”
      • 1962, November 15, Benson Ford, Address at T. J. O’Neil Retirement Party
    • box 7
      • 1962, December 4, Benson Ford, Address to Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association
      • 1962, December 10, Benson Ford, “Some Responsibilities of Modern Management”
      • 1963, January 14, Benson Ford, “Six Steps to Highway Safety”
      • 1963, January 22, Benson Ford, Address at Junior Achievement Kick-off Dinner
      • 1963, March 29, Benson Ford, Address to Nebraska New Car Dealers Association
      • 1963, April 24, Benson Ford, “What is Better Business?”
      • 1963, May 4, Benson Ford, Address to Scottish Rite Bodies
      • 1963, May 14, Benson Ford, Address to Alabama Automobile Dealers Association
      • 1963, May 17, Benson Ford, Press Conference
    • box 8
      • 1963, September 30, Benson Ford, Address at United Red Feather – Red Cross Appeal
      • 1963, October 2, Benson Ford, Address to Santa Ana-Tustin Community Chest
      • 1963, October 11, Benson Ford, Address at Re-dedication of Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University
      • 1963, November 19, Benson Ford, “Can We Afford to Tax Initiative?”
      • 1963, December 4, Benson Ford, Address to Detroit Rotary Club
      • 1964, January 15, Benson Ford, Address to Jackson Chamber of Commerce
      • 1964, January 19, Benson Ford, Introduction of Lynn Townsend
    • box 9
      • 1964, April 30, Benson Ford, Address at Community Service Awards Dinner
      • 1964, May, 15, Benson Ford, Address at Press Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
      • 1964, June 8, Benson Ford, Address to Missouri Automobile Dealers Association
    • box 10 1967, May 1, Benson Ford, Virginia State Chamber of Commerce
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  • Acc. 1035 Joel Dean papers
    • box 17 "The Challenges and Opportunities of the Future for Dealers", text and background materials of Benson Ford's address before Ford executives at Greenbrier, West Virginia, 11/60, which J.D. prepared
    • box 29 "Future of the Dealer", 1960 (various presentations, talks, transcriptions of discussions in which McNamara, Mills, Wright & Benson Ford and J.D. participated in the Fall of 1960) 
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  • Acc. 536 Public Relations Research Library press releases subseries
    • box 38 Ford, Benson; Biography 1951, Executive Communication, Speeches, 1948-1954, Tribute, 1950
    • box 132-133 Benson Ford; Speeches
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  • Acc. 378 Public Relations Research Library subject files subseries
    • box 1 Ford, Benson; Press Conference and Packet
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  • Acc. 502 Lincoln-Mercury News Bureau records subseries
    • box 2 Ford, Benson – Biography
    • box 5 National Conference for Christians and Jews; Benson Ford Appointment, 1951
    • box 15 Benson Ford Press Releases
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  • Acc. 765 Edsel Automobile Public Relations Records
    • box 8 Benson Ford – Sports Lodge Citizen of the Year Award, 1953
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  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Office papers
    • box 2 F (includes References to Benson Ford's birth, July 1919)
    • box 57 BM-BT (includes W.O. Briggs – season baseball passes sent to Henry II and Benson Ford), 1930
    • box 88 BRA-BRY (includes Walter O. Briggs re: baseball season passes for Henry Ford II and Benson), 1933
    • box 91 ID-IS (includes International News Company re: London news subscription renewed for Benson Ford), 1933
    • box 93 SA-SC (includes Schetter Drug Company re: bill for Henry II and Benson Ford's purchases), 1933
    • box 104 BRO-BRY (includes Browning, King & Company, clothier, letter noting Benson Ford as requested to open account), 1935
    • box 113 BEA-BER (includes Clifton D. Benson re: EBF writes information on use of "Benson" name in the family), 1936
    • box 125 JO-JU (includes Mrs. Henry B. Joy, party invitation for Benson Ford, memorial on Lincoln Highway), 1937
    • box 126 LA-LE (includes Hal LeRoy, re: Benson Ford & friends request his autograph), 1937
    • box 130 BI-BL (includes Biltmore requesting approval to open account for Benson Ford), 1938
    • box 159 BUC-BUS (includes Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau, request clippings of Benson Ford’s engagement), 1941
    • box 160 CR-CY (includes Rev. Francis B. Creamer, comment on Benson Ford’s upcoming wedding), 1941
    • box 161 FL-FO (includes Betty & Harvey Firestone, telegram of congratulations on Benson Ford and Edith McNaughton’s engagement), 1941
    • box 167 AMERICAN (2of3) (American Red Cross War Relief Fund, donation from Benson Ford and Henry Ford II), January 7, 1942
    • box 168 BU-BY (Business Week, Benson Ford considered for magazine cover), 1942
    • box 170 LA-LE (includes William M. Leffingwell, asked information on Benson Ford’s enlistment in military service), 1942
    • box 184 Telegrams, 1938 (includes various brief messages to Benson Ford)
    • box 185 Telegrams, 1939 (includes Benson Ford)
    • box 233 Subject files; Ford, Benson, 1937
    • box 237 Subject files; Ford, Benson, 1938
    • box 243 Subject files; Ford, Benson, 1939
    • box 247 Subject files; Ford, Benson, 1940
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  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office papers
    • box 26 F60 (63) Edsel B. Ford (includes re: gift of 1000 shares each of Ford Motor Company of Canada stock to Henry Ford II and Benson Ford; re: Power of Attorney granted by Clara J. Ford to Edsel B. Ford.)
    • box 2435 BAG BACZ (includes Standish Backers re: toast at dinner preceding wedding of Benson Ford.)
    • box 2660 Benson Ford
    • box 2959 Lincoln-Mercury Division News Bureau; Addresses by Benson Ford 
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  • Acc. 13 Engineering Library Vertical File for Henry Ford Collection
    • box 11 Ford-McNaughton Wedding, 1941
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  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane papers
    • box 1 Henry Ford personal material; to grandchildren from Henry Ford or Henry Ford/Clara  B. Ford, 1925-1940, and undated
    • box 24 Grandchildren personal materials; Benson Ford
      • Correspondence to Henry Ford/Clara B. Ford, 1927-1945, and undated
      • Wedding, July 10, 1941, scrapbook of news clippings 
      • Correspondence and collected materials regarding Benson Ford, 1941-1949 
    • box 67 Christmas and New Year’s cards; Grandchildren to Henry Ford/Clara B. Ford
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  • Acc. 241 Department executive records subseries. Ben Donaldson. 50th Anniversary
    • box 1 Ford, Benson
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  • Acc. 1527 Ford R. Bryan papers
    • box 11 Ford, Benson
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  • Acc. 940 Frank Ernest Hill papers
    • box 7 Henry Ford File; Ford, Benson
    • box 15 Interviews; Ford, Benson
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  • Acc. 1410 Ford Foundation subject file records
    • box 1-3 Benson Ford office records relating to Ford Foundation 
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  • Small Accessions 
  • Acc. 00.1334.309 Ford Motor Company design and management photograph albums, 1941 (includes headshot of Benson Ford)
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 73 Ford, Benson – Automobile Racing, Dedications, Family
    • box 74 Ford, Benson – Marriage, Portraits (1919-1959)
    • box 80-81 Ford, Edsel – Family – Children
    • box 108 Ford, Henry – Family – Grandchildren
    • box 176 Ford, Benson – Portraits – Color (oversized)
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs series
    • box 43 Edsel Ford (95a, 95b, 96a)
    • box 46 Benson Ford (103a and 103b)
    • box 47 Benson Ford (103c)
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  • Acc. 189 Photographs For The Company series
    • box 49 Group of men; Benson Ford, C E Sorensen, Donald Nelson, etc. (P.189 16996, P.189.16997)
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  • Acc. 782 Import Automobile records series
    • box 5 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car; Assorted years, 1950, 1957
    • box 6-8 Pan American Mexican Road race, 1954  

Ford News

  • Furnace "B" is "Fired," 2:6F:1+:1, 2:24L:1+:1
  • Midsummer At The Fairs (1940), 20:9:195+:1-3
  • America Sees The Big Three of '41: Lincoln, Mercury, Ford (Press luncheon), 20:11:243+:1-3
  • Fashion At The Shows (1940-National Automobile Show), 20:12:271+:1-2
  • Ford Looks Forward To 1942 (Press luncheon), 21:10:257+:2
  • Defense Progress At Dearborn (Duke of Windsor visit), 21:12:311+:1-3

Ford Rouge News

  • Ford, Benson
  • Address, speeches, etc.
  • Edison Institute Museum
  • Engineering and Research Center plans
  • Family
  • Ford International, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Co. Board of Directors
  • Fundraising
  • Lincoln-Mercury Division
  • Lincoln-Mercury Plants
  • Policy Committee

Audio-Visual (materials may be restricted due to format, please contact reference staff in advance for access)

  • 84.1.600.13 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford Breaks Ground for Two New Buildings at Henry Ford Community College"
  • 84.1.600.14 - Motion Picture - "Mr. And Mrs. Benson Ford Viewing The Mercury Automobile 1955 Model"
  • 84.1.600.15 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford and William Clay Ford at the Press Reception for the Mexican Road Race"
  • 84.1.600.16 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford Accepting the Robinhood Award"
  • 84.1.600.17 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford at Torch Drive Luncheon"
  • 84.1.600.18 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford Crowned at the United Foundation Public Relation Committee's Kickoff Lunch"
  • 84.1.600.26 - Motion Picture - "Ford Family at the United Foundation Luncheon" 

Oral Histories

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  • Ford, Benson (Grandson of Henry Ford I; see also Oversize Box 2)
  • General 
  • Marriage 

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