Bibliography: Willow Run Labor

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Willow Run Labor Bibliography

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Archival

  • Acc. 1846 Payroll Statistics Records
    • box 4 Payroll statistics 1940-1943 
    • box 5 Payroll statistics 1944-1945 
    • box 7 Employment cards; Willow Run, December 1941, January-December 1942, January-December 1943, January-April 1944
       
  • Acc. 1866 William Cameron Records
    • box 6 Mancount summaries; Ledger containing Willow Run summaries 7/7/42 -10/9/45 
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  • Acc. 2016.90 Willow Run Bomber Plant Manual
    • The Willow Run Manual is a compilation of management reports including a chronology of plant development, plant layout, contracts and subcontracts, employment data and challenges, worker ratios of men to women, white to people of color and training.
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  • Acc. 435 Charles C LaCroix Records 
    • box 15
      • Willow Run v. 1 
        • List of Start Crews 
        • Man count, 12-19-41
        • Proposed Department Personnel 
      • Willow Run v. 2 
        • Estimated Production and Personnel Requirements
        • Start of Personnel Training
        • Man count Report, 1-7-1942
        • Recruiting Manpower
        • Training of Women
        • Orientation and Housing
        • Information for New Employees 
      • Willow Run v. 3 
        • Deferments
        • A Ride for Every Worker
        • Worker’s Morale 
    • box 21
      • Willow Run v.19
        • Supervisory Personnel  
        • Plant Protection
        • Employment
      • Willow Run v. 20 
        • Pay Roll Records  
        • Foremen’s Personnel 
    • box 22 Willow Run v.22 
      • Dispersal of Manpower  
      • Housing Report (6-1-1945) 
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  • Acc. 157 CL Martindale Otto H Husen Files Subsubseries 
    • box 100 Siminick (labor cost for assembly only in Bomber Department and cutting-only), 1943
    • box 199
      • 1941 No. of men at various rates, Willow Run
      • 1942 No, of men at various rates, Willow Run 
      • 1942 Rates by occupations, Willow Run Bomber plant
      • 1943 No. men at various rates, Willow Run 
      • 1943 Rates by departments, Willow Run 
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  • Small Accessions
    • Acc. 527 Willis Franklyn Ward Papers 
      • Letter from Willis Ward (assistant U. S. attorney) to Owen Bombard containing a letter addressed to Edsel Ford, wherein an African American citizen lodged a complaint on hiring policies of Willow Run, June 28, 1955
      • Letter from Herbert W. Francois, President of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ypsilanti branch to Edsel Ford asking for an investigation of reports of discrimination at the Willow Run Bomber Plant, April 22, 1942
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series 
    • box 172-177 Bomber plant interiors
    • box 223-227 Events at bomber plant
    • box 227 Rickenbacker tour (Willow Run) 
    • box 227-228 “Around the Clock” photo series 
    • box 228-229 Willow Lodge 
    • box 229 Willow Run broadcasting studio
    • box 259-260 World War II activities
    • box 260-263 War bond activities 
    • box 293 Air Force students training at Willow Run 
    • box 369-371 Personnel

Oral Histories

Vertical File

  • WWII; B-24 Liberator Bomber (Willow Run) 
    • Articles 
      • 1940s (3 folders)
      • 1970s-present
    • B-24 Construction and Production Analysis
    • General

Books

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