Bibliography: Ford Rotunda

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Ford Rotunda 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

  • Acc. 951 Ford Non-Serial Publications 
    • box 5 Christmas at the Ford Rotunda, 1954-1962
    • box 13 Ford Building
    • box 14 Ford at the Fair, Chicago, 1934
    • box 18
      • The Ford Rotunda
      • The Ford Rotunda Christmas Book, 1960 
    • box 53 What to See, How to Go, 1941
    • box 55 You Are Cordially Invited to Visit the Ford Rotunda and the Rouge Plant, 1940
       
  • Acc. 554 Fred C. Black and C.W. Olmstead Records
    • boxes 1 and 2 Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934
    • box 19 Rotunda; Rotunda Exhibits, Staff Training, Building Descriptions, Opening of the Rotunda, Rotunda Guide Lectures, Bouncing Ball Test
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  • Acc. 725 Roy J. Forrest Records
    • box 3 50th Anniversary, Rotunda reopening
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  • Acc. 1685 Photographic Library (Earle Hager) Records 
    • box 3 "The Ford Rotunda," 1959 (pamphlet)
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  • Acc. 536 Public Relations Research Library Press Releases
    • box 90 Rotunda 
      • Alterations
      • General, 1952
      • Christmas Fantasy, 1954 (3 folders)
      • World Demolition Photograph, 1952
      • Custom Car Show, 1955
      • Dream Garden, 1955
      • Ford around the World; General, 1954, Specifications, 1954 
      • Ford on the Farm exhibit, 1954
      • 4-H Club Display, 1955
      • Industrial Arts Awards Winning Entries, 1954
      • Landscape Gardening, 1953
      • Mobile Sculpture, 1953
      • 1953
      • 1954
      • Model Introduction Show, 1954
      • Preview; General, 1953, Schedules, 1953
      • Reopening, 1953
      • Schedules, Visiting Hours, 1954
      • Travel Display, 1954
      • Travel Survey Report, 1954
      • Unveiled, 1953
      • Vedette, 1955
    • box 96 Rotunda
      • Statistics
      • Rotunda Visitors, 1953
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  • Acc. 156 Fiftieth Anniversary Committee Records
    • box 7 Minutes of committee meetings, 1951-1953 (includes notes on opening or Rotunda)
    • box 8 Rotunda; program for opening and correspondence, 1953
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  • Engineering and Blueprint Aperture Card Collection
    • drawer 4 Ford Motor Company; Buildings; Rotunda
      • Courtesy Building
      • Exterior
      • Interior
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  • Small Accessions
    • Acc. 1222 Rotunda and Plant Visitor's Attendance Statistics, 1924-1964
    • Acc. 1399 Special Events Department Records (Ford Rotunda Fire), 1962
    • Acc. 1483 Rotunda Dome Drawings (oversized, size C)
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  • Acc. 74.300.1182 Ford Rotunda Lantern Slides Series, 1948-1962
    • Ford Motor Company's activities at the Rotunda building
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  • Acc. 232 World's Fair Photographs 
    • boxes 1-3 Chicago World's Fair, 1933-1934
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • boxes 21-23 Rotunda
    • boxes 315-316 Rotunda construction and aerial views
    • boxes 434-435 Rotunda, 1936-1952
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographs Vertical File
    • box 71 Exhibitions – 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair – Ford Building
    • box 126 Ford Rotunda; Exteriors, Fires and Explosions, Interiors
    • box 173 Exhibitions – 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair – Ford Building (oversize)

Ford News

  • A Permanent World's Fair, 14:12:237:1-2
  • Progress in the Ford World During 1934, 15:1:7+:1-2
  • Work Starts on Ford Building at· Dearborn, 15:3:46:1-2 
  • Ford Rotunda Rises at Dearborn, 15:8:149+:1-2
  • Progress in the Ford World 1935, 16:1:3+:1-2
  • Rotunda Nears Completion at Dearborn, 16:2:23+:1-3
  • The Ford Rotunda (Opening and displays described), 16:6:103+:1-2 
  • Industry in Pictures (Mural), 16:6:105+:2
  • When the Rotunda Opened, 16:7:138+:1-2
  • Visitors at Dearborn (1936), 16:8:142:1
  • Some Visitors at Dearborn (1936), 16:11:202:1-4
  • A Day with Ford: Dealers...First Convention (1936), 16:12:223+:1-2
  • At the Shows (1937 Models), 16:12:231:1-2
  • Progress in the Ford World 1936, 17:1:3+:1-2
  • #25,000,000 Rolls Off the Line (Display), 17:2:23+1-2
  • Visitors Set New Record (May-Feb 1936-1937), 17:3:52:3 
  • Millionth Rotunda Visitor (1937), 17:5:97:1-2
  • World Travelers Throng Rotunda (1937), 17:10:201:1-2
  • Progress in The Ford World 1937, 18:1:3+:1-2
  • Cover of the June 1938 edition, 18:6:121:1-2
  • Cleaning the outside of the Rotunda, 18:8:170:2
  • Almost Press Time (Rotunda Visitor no. 2 Million 1938), 18:9:214:3 
  • Ford Presents Five Quality Cars for 1939, 18:11:243+:1-3
  • Almost Press Time (Cover and article on page 100 of May 1939 edition), 19:5:97+:3 
  • Briefly Told (Mural), 19:5:119:3
  • The Ford Summer Hour, 19:7:161:1-3, 19:9:196:3
  • Headline Hunters in Dearborn (1940 models), 19:11:244+:1-3
  • Progress in The Ford World 1939 (Introduction of Ford Summer Hour), 20:1 :3+:1-3 
  • Almost Press Time: We See by the Papers' (1939), 20:3:70:3
  • The Latchstring Is Out at Dearborn, 20:6:129+:1-3 
  • The Ford Summer Hour 1940, 20:6:135+:1-2 
  • Picture Review, 20:7:166:1-2
  • America Sees the Big Three of' 4: Lincoln, Mercury, Ford (1940), 20:11:243+:1-3 
  • The Cycle of Production Comes to Dearborn (1941), 21:1:5:1-3
  • Picture Review: Recruiting (Marine Corps Officers 1941), 21:7:178:1-2 
  • Stop at Dearborn This Summer (1939/1940), 21:7:181:1-2
  • Mercury 8 Station Wagon Helps Recruit Leathernecks (1941), 21:7:186:2-3 

Rouge News

  • See index

Audio Visual

Oral Histories

Vertical File

  • Exhibitions – Chicago World’s Fair (Century of Progress), 1934
  • Ford Rotunda
    • Fire (November 9, 1962)
    • General
    • Tours
  • Ford Rotunda Service Equipment Program

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