Bibliography: Edsel Division

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Edsel Division 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.

Archival

  • Acc. 765 Edsel Automobile Public Relations Records (C. Gayle Warnock files)
    • box 1 Edsel Glamour Shots
    • box 2
      • Diagrams (photoprints)
      • Plants and Offices
      • Introduction of the Edsel in the Detroit District
      • Edsel Executives and Dealers
    • box 3 Marketing; Special Products Division, Edsel Introduction
    • box 4 Marketing; Edsel Introduction
    • box 5 Edsel Marketing
    • box 6
      • Discontinuing the Edsel
      • Edsel Advertising and Promotions
    • box 7 Edsel Promotion Program for 1957-60
    • box 8 Edsel Promotion Program for 1957-60
    • box 10 Phonograph Records
       
  • Acc. 795 Edsel Division
    • box 1 Styling book for the Edsel car from Roy Brown files
       
  • Acc. 747 J.B. Lackey Records
    • box 1-10 Edsel Division financial records such as balance sheets, budget proposals, budget presentations and financial statements; correspondence with Engineering Staff, Automatic Transmission Division, Axle Group, Hardware and Accessories Group, and Metal Stamping Group; Controller authority letters; Intra-Divisional memoranda; and the Controller’s procedure manual, 1955-1958
  • Acc. 723 Newspaper Clippings Series
    • box 1 Scrapbook of clippings on 1958 model, clippings also cover the discontinuation of the Edsel 1960, 1955-1958
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  • Acc. 793 Jack Clark Records
    • box 1-2 Records of Edsel and Falcon production; reports, correspondence 
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  • Acc. 610 Dealer Meeting Records
    • box 1 Telecast Script, Telecast
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  • Acc. 739 Field Operations Manager Records
    • box 2 Edsel Division Public Relations, 1955-1958
    • box 6 Edsel Division Press Show, 1957 
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  • Acc. 1857 Press Release Collection
    • box 3 Edsel Division, 1956-1957
    • box 33 Edsel National Press Meeting, 1957 
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  • Acc. 664 New Car Registrations series (Edsel Division Sales)
    • box 1-3 New Car Registrations by Edsel Dealer Market Area, 1956
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  • Acc. 701 M-E-L Division records
    • box 1-2 Edsel Division Public Relations; Edsel Introduction
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  • Acc. 643 Richard E. Krafve Records (Edsel Division Sales)
    • box 1 Administration
    • box 2 Engineering, Finance
    • box 3 Industrial Relations
    • box 4 Plant Engineering, Production
    • box 5 Production
    • box 6-8 Production Engineering
    • box 9 Public Relations, Purchasing
    • box 10-15 Sales
    • box 15 Traffic
    • box 16 Master Parts Catalog
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  • Acc. 19 Automobile Advertisements Series
    • box 1 Automobiles; Edsel, 1958-1959
    • box 53 Automobiles; Edsel, 1958-1959
    • box 66 Automobiles; Edsel, 1958
    • box 110 Dealer Service; Edsel, 1958
    • box 129 Dealer Service; Edsel, 1958
    • box 153 Radio & Television Programs, 1957; The Edsel Show, 1957
       
  • Acc. 902 Chronological Information Files Subseries (Owen W. Bombard files)
    • box 4 Miscellaneous chronologies; Edsel division (2 folders)
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  • Acc. 234 Speech Services Records
    • box 2 Breech, Ernest R., 1957, August 27, Preview of Edsel
    • box 13 Kravfe, Richard E., 1957, August 27, Press Show for Edsel
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  • Acc. 1650 Stockholder Relations Department Records
    • box 1 Scrapbook; (includes letter from Henry Ford II to stockholders introducing Edsel line of automobiles - August 23, 1957)
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  • Acc. 532 Publications Series
    • box 13 Out of print distribution materials; Automobiles; Edsel (2 folders)
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  • Acc. 1576 Sales and Marketing Records Series
    • box 1 Edsel Division sales, marketing, planning, research reports, dealer information
       
  • Acc. 1674 Lincoln Division, Lincoln Design Drawings
    • box 1 (size C) Edsel Auto Design Book by Roy Brown
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  • Acc. 1803 Edsel Promotional Materials
    • box 1 Salesman promotion materials, sales literature, and sales guides, (includes 2 film reels and 2 LPs)
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  • Acc. 1131 Edsel Division, David A. Wallace Research Reports, 1956-1960
    • box 2 Research binder on E car market
    • box 3 Glass slides from presentation
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  • Acc. 175 Automotive Product Literature Collection
    • Edsel 1958-1960
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  • Automotive Parts and Service Literature Collection
    • Edsel 1958-1960
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  • Acc. 1701 Ford Motor Company Parts Drawings
    • Limited Edsel parts drawings can be found interspersed in Ford and Lincoln/Mercury parts drawings
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  • Acc. 00.1334.499.0 Edsel Division, Newspaper Clippings Scrapbooks, 1955-1957
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  • Small Accessions
    • Acc. 857 R.W. Royle papers; "Case Study: The Edsel", Michigan State University, 1961
    • Acc. 883 Edsel Launch Press Program records, 1957
    • Acc. 985 Edsel Division Public Relations bibliography
    • Acc. 986 Information Services Department Edsel Division records; "Edsel Division Chronology”
    • Acc. 991 Hefty, Robert W. records Edsel Automobile, Automobile Advertising, Market Surveys, 1960
    • Acc. 1528 Simon, Virginia papers (Edsel Automobile), 1957
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 2 Advertisements – Automobiles – Edsel, 1957-1959
    • box 24 Automobiles - Edsel -1958-1960

Periodicals

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

  • Acc. 929 Film Series 
    • Edsel promotions and introductions (64.167.929.1 – 64.167.929.7 see EMu for film details)
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  • Acc. 691 Edsel Division, Advertising
    • Edsel film reels, 1957-1958 (64.167.691.1 – 64.167.691.60 see EMu for film details)

Oral Histories

  • Acc. 1673 Brown, Roy A.
  • Acc. 1673 Arnold, James A

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  • Ford Motor Company – Edsel Division

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