Bibliography: Ford and WWI

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Ford and WWI 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.

See also: Eagle Boat FAQ and Bibliography, Liberty Engine FAQ and Bibliography, World War I Ambulance Bibliography, WWI Fordson Tractor FAQ and Bibliography

Archival

  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane papers
    • box 152 Oughtrington Hall (for Belgian refugees); Correspondence and general materials, 1914-1918
    • box 153 Oughtrington Hall (for Belgian refugees); Printed materials, undated
    • box 193 Oughtrington Hall - bound volume letter and signatures of residents at Oughtrington Hall presented in appreciation to Henry Ford, December 1918 
       
  • Acc. 62 Henry Ford Office papers
    • box 107 Oughtrington Hall - Ford's home for Belgian refugees
       
  • Acc. 542 Cost Accounting general files
    • box 87 Vehicle production statistics, 1917-1919
       
  • Acc. 572 Nevins and Hill research, original documents and notes series
    • box 26 No.11.30.3 WWI Conditions and Activites (includes History of Motor Transport Contracts)
       
  • Acc. 267 World War I Production Contracts series, 1916-1922
    • box 1-14 Contracts and related correspondence between Ford Motor Company and the United States Government including the Army Department, Department of Interior, Navy Department, and Post Office Department regarding production of supplies for World War I
       
  • Acc. 209 Plant Evaluation records subseries
    • box 12
      • 93. T & B Book # 800 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Section 0.  Summary U. S. Govt. War Contracts 1918-1920 (1-12 inc.) 
      • 94. T & B Book # 801 Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Analysis of U. S. Govt. Contract profits accounts. General ledger 8/1918-4/30/1920 (13-35 inc.)
    • box 13
      • 95. T & B Book # 802 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) War contracts Misc. papers 1917-1919 (36-164 inc.)
      • 96. T & B Book # 803 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Section 3 U. S. Govt. Contracts plant accounts 1917-1919 (1-165 inc.)
      • 97. T & B Book # 804 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Section 4 Cost plus contracts - Operating accounts(166-439 inc.)
      • 98. T& B Book # 805 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Section 5 Operating Accounts - Fixed price contracts 1917-1919 (440-465 inc.) 
      • 99. T& B Book # 806 - Ford Motor Company (Mich.) Section 6 Govt. payments on war contracts 1918-1920 (1-42 inc.)
    • box 14 
      • 100. T& B Book # 807 - Ford Motor Co, (Mich.) Section 7 Summary of adjustments on war profits 1917-1920 (43-58 inc.)
      • 101. T& B Book # 808 - Ford Motor Co. (Mich.) Section 8 Summary of rental of assembly branch bldgs. to US Govt. 1917-1919 (59-91)
         
  • Acc. 940 Frank Ernest Hill Papers
    • box 26 
      • World War I, Aviation
      • World War I, Effect 1914-1917
      • World War I, Reconversion Period
      • World War I, War Conditions and Activities
         
  • RC.3 Political History Collection
    • box 11
      • Priscilla War Work Book: Comforts for Soldiers, 1917
      • Draft card, World War I, William J. Hanlon of Cleveland, Ohio, 12 August 1918
      • “When You Get Home,” American Red Cross, circa 1918
      • “Keep ‘Em Smiling,” United War Work Campaign, 1918
      • “President’s Fourteen Peace Points,” Woodrow Wilson, 18 January 1918
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 167-169 World War, 1914-1918
    • box 169 Oughtrington Hall; Exteriors, Interiors, People, Paintings

Periodicals

  • Ford Times
  • Ford Times Canada (no index available but contains many articles pertaining to the war effort)
  • Ford Times England (no index available but contains many articles pertaining to the war effort) 

Oral Histories 

  • Many oral histories covering WWI

Vertical File 

  • Oughtrington Hall
  • World War I
    • Production (Ford Motor Company) 
    • "The Bug" Aerial Torpedo 

Books

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