Bibliography: Ford Motor Company and United Way

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Ford Motor Company and United Way Bibliography

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Detroit Patriotic Fund (beginning 1918)

Archival


​​​​​​​Detroit Community Fund (beginning 1920)

Archival 

  • Acc. 6 Edsel Ford Office Papers
    • box 15 Detroit Community Fund, 1924 
    • box 30 D-DE, 1926
    • box 30 D-DE, 1926
    • box 50 Detroit Community Fund, 1929
    • box 58 Detroit, 1930
    • box 68 Detroit, 1931
    • box 80 Detroit Community Fund, 1932
    • box 89 Detroit, 1933
    • box 97 Detroit, 1934
    • box 105 Detroit, AR-COM, 1935
    • box 114 Detroit, 1936
    • box 132 Detroit, 1938
    • box 141 Detroit, 1939
    • box 160 Detroit, 1941
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  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 51 D40 C42, 1922
    • box 164 DA130 C132, 1923
    • box 1878 Detroit, 1936 
    • box 2649 DET-DEU Detroit-General, 1943-1944
    • box 2942 DET-DEU Detroit-General, 1947-1949
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  • Acc. 46 Ford Motor Company Executive Correspondence Records
    • box 140 Detroit Community Fund, 1940
    • box 229 Detroit Community Fund, 1942


United Health and Welfare Fund (beginning c.1947)

Archival 

Rouge News

  • Drives Set by Red Cross and United Health-USO. 4(5) Feb 4 '49:1:1-2
  • Company and Union Launch Joint Fund-Raising Drive. 4(6) Feb 11 '49:1+2-5
  • Joint Fund-Raising Campaign Opens (USO-Red Cross). 4(7) Feb 18 '49:1:1 
  • Directing United Health and USO-Red Cross Drive In Detroit Area. 4(7) Feb 18 '49:7:2-5
  • 2 Rouge Units Exceed Campaign Quotas in First 4 Days of United Health Drive. 4(8) Feb 25 '49:1+:1-4
  • Five Units Top Fund Drive Quotas. 4(9) Mar 4 '49:1+:1 
  • United Campaign Nears Goal… 4(10) Mar 11 '49:1:5
  • Fund Goes $23,000 Over Quota: Ford Employees Top Detroit Area... 4(11) Mar 18 '49:1+:4-5
  • Five-Month Charity Record: Employees Contribute Half Million Dollars. 4(13) Apr 1 '49:1+:2
  • Product of Cooperation: Union-Company Men Cited in Fund Drives. 4(13) Apr 1 '49:3: 1-2
  • Joint Committee Opens Fund Drive: 100 Per Cent Contribution Is Objective. 4(39) Sept 30 '49:3+:3-5
  • In Review: '49 Marked by Historic Ford Events. 4(51) Dec 30 '49:1+:5


United Fund

Archival

  • Acc. 1856 Executive Speech Collection Subseries
    • box 3 1952, July-December, October 14, John S. Bugas, United Fund Kickoff Dinner
    • box 7 1963, February 20, Charles F. Moore, Jr., Address to United Fund of Greater Boston
    • box 8
      • 1963, September 10, John S. French, Address to United Fund Kick-off Luncheon 
      • 1963, October 15, Irving A. Duffy, Address to United Fund of Greater Monroe Co.
      • 1963 November 18, Irving A. Duffy, Address to Stark County United Fund 
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  • Acc. 234 Speech Services Records Subseries
    • box 4 Bugas, John S., 1952, October 14, United Fund Kick-off Dinner
    • box 7 Denise, Malcolm L., 1962, September 5, United Fund of Greater Lima
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  • Acc. 720 Editorial Services Department Records Subseries
    • box 16 October 1952, Bugas, John S., October 14, 1952, United Fund, Ford Worth
    • box 29 January 1956, Reid, T. R., January 24, 1956, Canton United Fund
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  • Acc. 951 Ford Motor Company Non-Serial Publications Collection
    • box 14 Ford Employees United Fund Contribution Plan, Metuchen, 1951 

Rouge News

  • Ford Stamp Club Gives Check to United Fund Drive. 4(12) Mar 25 '49:8:5
  • Ford Man Wins Second Prize in Fund Contest (United Fund contest). 4(31) Aug 5 '49:8:5


United Foundation (beginning 1949)

Archival

  • Acc. 536 Public Relations Research Library Press Releases Subseries
    • box 45 Letters, United Foundation Collections Inaugurated, 1949
    • box 50
      • Speeches; Henry Ford II, United Foundation Drive Opening, 1951
      • Speeches; Henry Ford II, United Foundation Report Luncheon, 1951
    • box 109 United Foundation, General, 1949-1951 (3 folders)
    • box 110 United Foundation, Drive Captions, 1952, Releases
       
  • Acc. 720 Editorial Services Department Records Subseries
    • box 5 November 1950; Ford, William Clay, November 3, 1950, United Foundation Drive
    • box 16 October 1952; Ford, Benson, October 13, 1952, United Foundation
    • box 22 May 1954; Ford, Henry II, May 11, 1954, United Foundation Meeting
    • box 23 June 1954; Williams, W. A, June 15, 1954, United Foundation
    • box 28
      • November 1955; Breech, E.R., November 8, 1955, United Foundation Luncheon
      • November 1955; Williams, Walker A., November 10, 1955, United Foundation Victory Dinner
         
  • Acc. 234 Speech Services Records Subseries
    • box 2 Breech, Ernest R., 1955, November 8, United Foundation Luncheon
    • box 9
      • Ford, Benson, 1952, October 13, United Foundation Kickoff Dinner
      • Ford, Benson, 1956, September 27, United Foundation Luncheon
    • box 17 Ross, Robert T., 1956, September 27, Ford United Foundation
    • box 19 Williams, Walker A. 1954, June 15, United Foundation Workers
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  • Acc. 1856 Executive Speech Collection Subseries
    • box 3 1952, July-December, October 13, Benson Ford, United Foundation Kickoff Dinner
    • box 6
      • 1962, November 6, Kenneth D. Cassidy, Address to United Foundation Ford Report Luncheon
      • 1962, November 6, Benson Ford, Address to United Foundation Ford Report Luncheon 
         
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 3019 UNITED; United Foundation (contribution), 1947-1949
       
  • Acc. 921 William Clay Ford Records
    • box 6 United Foundation, 1954-1961
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  • Acc. 951 Ford Motor Company Non-Serial Publications Collection
    • box 14 Ford Employees United Fund, 1949 (United Foundation) and 1951 (United Fund, Metuchen)

Rouge News

  • Five-Month Charity Record: Employees Contribute Half Million Dollars, 4(13) Apr 1 '49:1+:2
  • United Foundation Names Carll Judge, 4(27) Jul 8 '49:7:2
  • Fund Names F. R. Pierce as Chairman: Benson Ford Heads Industries Unit, 4(31) Aug 5 '49:8:5
  • Ford Man Wins Second Prize in Fund Contest, 4(31) Aug 5 '49:8:5
  • Mound Round Man Wins Car, 4(33) Aug 19 '49:8:3-4
  • Dearborn Fund Names Heads: R. T. Ross to Direct Local Drive..., 4(33) Aug 19 '49:8:5 
  • Adopt New Payroll System To Eliminate Fund Drives: Detroit Area Plants, 4(34) Aug 26 '49:1+:4-5
  • Contribution Plan Books Prepared: Will Give Details of New System, 4(35) Sept 2 '49: 1: 1
  • Mapping Plans for United Campaign: UAW Joins In Planning, 4(37) Sept 16 '49:1+: 1-3
  • Union Appoints Fund Coordinator: Campaign Unit Heads Selected..., 4(38) Sept 23 '49:8:5
  • Joint Committee Opens Fund Drive: 100 Per Cent Contribution Is Objective..., 4(39) Sept 30 '49:3+:3-5
  • Company-Union Team of Unit Chairmen, 4(39) Sept 30 '49:7:1-5
  • Early Fund Drive Sign-Up Sets High Mark: 100 Per Cent Reported, 4(40) Oct 7 '49:1+:1 
  • Spur Fund Campaign In Final Week: Plan Seeks Sign Up of 100 Per Cent, 4(41) Oct 14 '49:8:5
  • Boost Fund Cash: Exhibit's Cash Prize Given to Fund Drive, 4(42) Oct 21 '49:8:3-4
  • Ford Fund Campaign Leads Area: Pledges Set Record of $1,000,000, 4(42) Oct 21 '49:8:5
  • Final Tally to Boost Fund Total.., 4(43) Oct 28 '49:3:5
  • Final Campaign Report, 4(44) Nov 4 '49:3:2-4  
  • New Ford Fund Plan Continues: Hinsch Appointed Permanent Head, 4(45) Nov 11'49:3:1 
  • Ford Leadership Gives Dearborn Fund Record, 4(46) Nov 18 '49:3:1
  • In Review: '49 Marked by Historic Ford Events, 4(51) Dec 30 '49:1+:5
  • $1,349,000 Contributed to Charities in Year, 5(1) Jan 6 ’50:3:4-5
  • You Are Giving, 5(7) Feb 17 ’50:1:2-3
  • United Foundation Lauds Company-Union Efforts, 5(18) May 5 ’50:1:2-3
  • United Foundation Elects Merrell New Secretary, 5(20) May 19 ’50:8:5 
  • Follow Your Dollar: United Foundation Donations Curb Juvenile Delinquency, 5(25) Jun 23 ’50:2:4-5
  • Follow Your Dollar: Family Service Society Aids in Solving Child Problems, 5(26) Jun 30 ’50:2:1-2
  • Ford Men Named to Torch Drive Committee, 5(27) Jul 14 ’50:1:2
  • Your Dollar: Children Aided by Foundation Contributions (Green Pastures Camp), 5(31) Aug 11 ’50:3:3
  • Your Dollar: Employee Plan Aids Battle on Diseases, 5(43) Sept 1 ’50:2:3 
  • Your Dollar: Fund Fights Multiple Sclerosis, 5(37) Sept 22 ’50:7:5
  • Ford Men Fill Key Posts in Torch Drive, 5(38) Sept 29 ’50:2:3
  • Pillars of the United Foundation, 5 (41) Oct 20 ’50:8:1-4
  • Intra-Company Torch Drive Under Way, 5(41) Oct 20 ’50:8:5
  • Follow Your Dollar: Heart Agency Aided by United Foundation, 5(47) Dec 1 ’50:7:1-2
  • Your Dollar: Contributions Support Fight Against Polio, 6(24) Jun 15 ’51:2:3 
  • Bugas Heads 1951 United Fund Drive, 6(24) Jun 15 ’51:8:5 
  • William Clay Ford is Chairman of Fund Drive, 6(30) Jul 27 ’51:3:1
  • Your Dollar: Fund Gifts Help Hard of Hearing, 6(34) Aug 24:2:3
  • An Assist from the Torch Fund, 6(36) Sept 7 ’51:7:3-4
  • As United Foundation Drive Nears, 6(37) Sept 14 ’51:1+:2-4
  • Annual Torch Drive to Start Oct 8, 6(38) Sept 21 ’51:1+:1
  • Torch Fund Goal Set at $965,940, 6(39) Sept 28 ’51:1+:5
  • Climaxing United Fund Success, 6(46) Nov 16 ’51:1:3-4
  • Your Dollar: UF Funds go to Help Fight Polio, 7(2) Jan 11 ’52:7:1
  • Your Dollar: Torch Drive Funds Help Cardiac Wives, 7(6) Feb 8 ’52:4:5
  • Your Dollar: Red Cross Shares in UF Funds, 7(10) Mar 7 ’52:8:1
  • Your Dollar: Scouting Helps Girls Become Better Citizens, 7(12) Mar 21 ’52:8:5 
  • Your Dollar: Donation Aid Victims of Cancer, 7(14) April 5 ’52:3:5 
  • Your Dollar: Funds Fight Rheumatism and Arthritis, 7(18) May 2 ’52:7:5
  • William Ford named to Torch Drive Post, 7(30) Jul 25 ’52:1:3 
  • Your Dollar: Cerebral Palsy Patients Aided by Donations, 7(34) Aug 22 ’52:3:1
  • Your Dollar: Detroit YMCA Marks 100th Anniversary, 7(35) Aug 29 ’52:2:5
  • Your Dollar: Mental Health Is Important to Everyone, 7(36) Sept 5 ’52:3:1
  • The Spirit of Cooperation, 7(38) Sept 19 ’52:1:3-4
  • Ford UF Torch Drive Starts at Rouge Oct 6, 7(39) Sept 26 ’52:1:1 
  • UF Drive Will Start Net Week: Set New Quota Up 10 Per Cent, 7(40) Oct 3 ’52:1:1
  • Gives Helping Hand in UF Campaign, 7(40) Oct 3 ’52:1:2-3 
  • UF to Benefit from Proceeds of Style Show, 7(40) Oct 3 ’52:4:3 
  • Signs Pledge for United Foundation, 7(41) Oct 10 ’52:1:3-4
  • UF to Benefit from Hair Style Show, 7(41) Oct 10 ’52:4:1
  • Torch Drive Chairman (Area chairman from Rouge plant), 7(41) Oct 10 ’52:4:3
  • Helping the Torch Drive (hair and hat show), 7(43) Oct 24 ’52:2:3-4
  • Employees Volunteer to Aid in Torch Drive, 7(44) Oct 31 ’52:2:4
  • Follow Your Dollar: Torch Drive Fund Aids Search for Disease Cures, 7(49) Dec 5 ’52:8:3-4 
  • Follow Your Dollar: Torch Drive Agency Assists Persons with Hearing Defects, 7(50) Dec 12 ’52:8:3-4
  • Follow Your Dollar: UF Agencies Benefit Citizens of Tomorrow, 7(51) Dec 26 ’52:8:3-4

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

  • 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" 
  • 84.1.600.16 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford Accepting the Robinhood Award"
  • 84.1.600.17 - Motion Picture - "Benson Ford at Torch Drive Luncheon"
  • 84.1.600.23 - Motion Picture - "Henry Ford II at the Torch Drive Luncheon"
  • 84.1.600.6 - Motion Picture - "John Bugas at the Torch Drive Kick-Off Dinner" 
  • 84.1.600.7 - Motion Picture - "John Bugas at the Torch Drive Torchlight Ceremony"
  • 84.1.600.8 - Motion Picture - "John Bugas at the Torch Drive Victory Dinner"

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United Way

Archival

 

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