Bibliography: Ford Motor Company Diversity Images

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Ford Motor Company Diversity Images 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

Age

  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 31 
      • folder 56c – Manufacturing (includes photo of older man working) 
      • folder 56d – Manufacturing (includes several photos of older men working) 
    • box 34 folder 61c – Tool & Die Shop (images of older workmen) 
    • box 39 folder 75a – Plastics (a couple of images of older workmen) 
    • box 159 folder 365d – Hydro Plants-Milford (images of older workmen)
    • box 369 folder 761c – Personnel (older workers, Willow Run?)
    • box 370
      • folder 762c – Personnel (WWII era, older men in FMC workforce) 
      • folder 763a – Personnel (WWII era, older men in FMC workforce) 
         
  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 129 Rouge – Tool & Die Shop (images of older workmen)
    • box 135 Employees 1930-1939 (image of employees of powerhouse over 70 yrs. old) 

Workers with Disabilities

  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 321 
      • folder 669a – American Legion & Disabled Veterans (FMC post) 
      • folder 669b – American Legion & Disabled Veterans (FMC post)
    • box 369
      • folder 761a – Personnel (images of blind worker with his service dog)
      • folder 761b – Personnel (images of blind worker with his service dog)
      • folder 761c – Personnel (several images of workers with disabilities)
  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 61 Blind-Employment-FMC (several images of blind workers, both men & women - Note: some photos may be incorrectly labeled) 
    • box 70 Dwarfs-Employment-FMC (several images of little people plant workers with Henry Ford) 

Gender

  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 31
      • folder 56c – Manufacturing (includes photos of women workers)
      • folder 56d – Manufacturing (includes 1 photo of women workers)
      • folder 57b – Manufacturing (2 photos of women workers)
    • box 29 folder 54a – Manufacturing (several images of women workers)
    • box 30 folder 56a – Manufacturing (2 images of women workers at sewing machines) 
    • box 159
      • folder 366a – Hydro Plants – Ypsilanti (several images of women workers) 
      • folder 365d – Hydro Plants – Ypsilanti (several images of women workers)
    • box 370
      • folder 762c – Personnel (many images of women workers WWII era) 
      • folder 763c – Personnel (entire folder has many images of WWII era women workers)
      • folder 764a – Personnel (image of group of women workers)
    • box 371 folder 364b – Personnel (images of women workers and Black workers) 
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 135 Employees 1930-1939 (image of employees leaving plant includes women)

International Employees

  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 1 folder 1.A – Foreign (Images with workers from international branches)
    • box 3 folder 4a. – Foreign Branches (group shot in front of Istanbul branch)
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 21 Assembly Line Methods-Trucks-FMC-Brazil-Sao Paulo (2 images of Brazilians assembling Ford trucks) 
    • box 124 FMC Buildings – Alexandria, Egypt (several interior images featuring workers)
    • box 134 FMC Buildings – Barcelona – Interiors (2 images of workers) 

Race

  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 31
      • folder 57a – Manufacturing (Black workers)
      • folder 57b – Manufacturing (Black workers)
    • box 29 folder 54a – Manufacturing (1 image of Black worker)
    • box 37
      • folder 67c – Press Shop (2 images with Black workers)
      • folder 68a - Press Shop (1 image with Black worker)
    • box 33 folder 59c – Assembly Line (several images of Black workers)  
    • box 39 folder 75a – Plastics (1 image of Black worker)
    • box 358 folders 742a-742b – Representative Races in Ford Employ (Black & Asian American workers, men & women) 
    • box 369 folder 362a – Personnel (Black worker)
    • box 370 folder 762c – Personnel (Jim Thorpe images, WWII era) 
    • box 371 folder 764c – Personnel (male and female Black workers) 
    • box 392 folder 804b – Foundry Mfg. (several images of Black workers. This whole box has many images of Black workers but most images are not very good quality)
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File 
    • box 21 Assembly Line Methods-Tractors-Fordson-Rouge (1 image of Chinese students assembling Fordson Tractor; 1 image of African American workers assembling Fordson tractor) 
    • box 128 Rouge – Foundry (includes images of African American workers)
    • box 135 Employees 1930-1939 (image of employees of powerhouse over 70 yrs. old)
    • box 135 Employees 1910-1919 (includes group photos of employees of different races)  
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