Bibliography: Ford and Aviation

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Ford and Aviation 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: Ford Airport Bibliography and B-24 Bibliography.

Archival

  • Acc. 413 Ford Aviation Activities Records subseries
    • box 1 Ford airplane hangar building, 1925-1927
    • box 2 
      • Ford airport, 1927-1930
      • Brooks, Harry - first non-stop flight to Miami attempt
      • Russell, Harry - report of Mexican flight with Mrs. Lindbergh
    • box 3 Ford Airport - flight reports, 1926 
    • box 4 Engineering department - Mayo and Walker
      • Stout Metal Airplane Company
      • US Air Mail, 1925-1926
    • box 5 Engineering department - Mayo and Walker; US Air Mail, 1927-1928; Oath of Office
       
  • Acc. 64.167.18 Stout Metal Airplane Company Records, 1925-1945
    • box 1-169 Consists of company and customer purchase orders; W.B. Mayo office records; R.T. Walker office records; service and sales files; aircraft engineering records; Ford Airport records; aircraft inventory and disposition records; aircraft construction computations; parts and tool catalogs; invoices; airplane and airport  cost records; miscellaneous engineering data; an original manuscript by William B. Stout.
       
  • Acc. 984 General Newspaper Clipping collection
    • box 16 Willow Run Scrapbook, 1942
    • box 17 Aviation Scrapbook, 1921
    • box 18 Aviation Scrapbook, January-April, 1925  
    • box 19 Aviation Scrapbook, April 1925
    • box 20 Aviation Scrapbook, May-September 1925
       
  • Acc. 754 Ford Motor Company Aircraft Literature, Blueprints, and Photographs Collection
    • box 1 P. A. Weyl records, 1942-1944
      • American Standards Association Technical Data Digest, 1942-1943
      • Automotive Council for War Production, 1944
      • Ford Decimal System, 1941-1943
      • General Correspondence, 1943-1944
      • National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1942-1943
      • Technical Papers, 1941-1942
      • Presentation Material, Engine Troubleshooting, circa 1944
      • Drafting Room Standards, 1942
      • Aircraft Engine Testing Manual, 1943
         
  • Acc. 435 Charles C. La Croix records
    • box 1 Ford and the War Effort v. I, II, IV
    • box 2 Ford and the War Effort, v. V, VI, VII, VIII
    • box 3-4 Aircraft Engineering Manufacture
    • box 5-6 Aircraft Engine Plant  
    • box 9 Glider
    • box 10 Jet Engine
    • box 15-22 Willow Run Bomber Plant
       
  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane Papers
    • box 172
      • Aviation; General correspondence and materials, 1925-1938
      • "High Lights of Aviation History," anonymous, booklet, 1929
      • Ford Airport, correspondence and printed materials, 1926, and undated
      • Ford Motor Company airplanes
    • box 173
      • Correspondence with Edward Rumely regarding Junkers Company of Germany, 1928
      • Ford Tri-Motor, correspondence, 1930, and undated; trade catalog "General Description, Ford All-metal Transport Plane;" undated, and brochure regarding Stanolind built for Standard Oil Company; undated
      • Airmail service
      • Correspondence and contracts, 1926-1938
      • Charles C. Kellogg (postmaster), materials regarding airmail service, 1926-1927
      • Ford Motor Company-air transportation services, Engine #1089 logbook, undated 
         
  • Acc. 536 Public Relations Research Library Press Releases Subseries, 1942-1955
    • box 7 Aviation, History, Ford and Aviation
    • box 18 Chicago Aircraft Engine Division
       
  • Acc. 545 Press Releases records subseries, 1923-1937
    • box 3 Aviation
    • box 11 History of Airplane Division; Development of Aviation; How A Plane Is Made
       
  • Acc. 378 Public Relations Research Library Subject Files Subseries, 1903-1952 
    • box 38
      • Flivver Airplane and Engine, 1945
      • Glidden Tour of a Fleet of 20 Airplanes
      • Airplane Freight Service
      • Tri-Motor
        • Specifications, n. d.
        • Clippings, 1949
        • Active Today, 1944
        • History, n. d.
        • Today’s Activities, 1943
        • Island Air Service, 1951
        • F1-10, n. d.
           
  • Acc. 951 Ford Motor Company Non-Serial Publications Collection
    • box 27 The J57 Management Story 1955
       
  • Acc. 572 Nevins and Hill Research, Original Documents and Notes Series
    • box 11
      • No. 11.3 Aviation
      • No.11.3.1 Early Experiments
      • No.11.3.2 Peacetime Activities (includes Byrd expedition)
      • No.11.3.3 Peacetime Production (includes proposed passenger air travel)
         
  • Acc. 940 Frank Ernest Hill Papers
    • box 12 Ford Motor Company; Aviation, Aviation, Early Experiments, Aviation, Peacetime
    • box 26 Ford Motor Company; World War I, Aviation
       
  • Acc. 2003.146 Lewis D Crusoe Papers
    • box 12 J-57 jet engine progress report, 1954
       
  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 2 Air Mail Service – Contract Air Mail – Ford Motor Company – 1926 
    • box 2-3 Air Pilots
    • box 5 
      • Airplanes – Ford – B-47 Stratojet (Wing)
      • Airplanes – Ford – Engines – Experimental
      • Airplanes – Ford – Experimental
      • Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor
    • box 6-7 Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor
    • box 7 Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – 3AT
    • box 8 Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – 4AT-1 - 4AT-15
    • box 9 Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – 4AT-16 - 5AT-39
    • box 10 Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – 5AT-40 - 5AT-107
    • box 11
      • Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – 5AT-109 - 14AT
      • Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – XB906
      • Airplanes – Ford – Tri-motor – Van Auken
    • box 13
      • Airplanes – Stout – Air Pullman
      • Airplanes – Stout – Air Sedan
    • box 14 Airplanes – Stout – Air Transport, 2AT-2AT-8
    • box 15
      • Airports – Illinois – Lansing – Ford Airport, 1928
      • Airports – Michigan – Dearborn – Ford Airport, 1924-1949
    • box 16
      • Airports – Michigan – Dearborn – Ford Airport, Dedication, Hangar, Mooring Mast, Radio Beacon, Signs, Terminal, Visitors
      • Airports – Michigan – Dearborn – Willow Run
         
  • Acc. 833 General Photographs series
    • box 87-88 Rouge Aircraft School
    • box 93 Ford Tri-Motor plane (2 folders, 249a and 249b)
    • box 171-172 Bomber Plant assembly
    • box 172-177 Bomber Plant interiors
    • box 177-179 Bomber
    • box 179-209 Bomber parts
    • box 291-292 Rouge Aircraft Building
    • box 415 Aircraft

Ford News

  • See: Airplanes, Ford

Oral Histories

Vertical File

  • Airplanes – Ford Motor Company (multiple subfolders)
  • World War II - B-24 Liberator Bomber (Willow Run) (multiple subfolders)

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