Bibliography: Willow Run Property and Physical Plant

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Bibliography Willow Run Property and Physical Plant

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Archival

  • Acc. 435 Charles C La Croix Records
    • box 15
      • Willow Run v.1
        • Original Plans for Plant
        • Start of Construction
        • Building of Airport
        • Designing and Tooling
        • Plant Layout
      • Willow Run v. 2
        • Airfield and Air Hangar
      • Willow Run v.3
        • New Materials Building
    • box 16 Willow Run v.6
      • Floor Plan - Manufacturing, 1944-1945
    • box 19 Willow Run v. 14
      • Hangar and Airport-General Information
      • The Hangars
      • Radio Facilities
      • Lighting of Airport
    • box 20 Willow Run v.17
      • Facilities-Introduction 
      • Power House 
      • Water Supply 
      • Sewage Disposal 
      • Rating Waste Treatment 
      • Oil Separators 
      • Heating, Ventilating, Refrigeration
      • Plant Hospital
    • box 21
      • Willow Run v.19
        • Willow Run Vaults
        • The School in its New Building 
        • Army Air Base School 
      • Willow Run v. 21
        • Craneways by the Mile 
        • Grounds Maintenance 
        • Maintenance – A Summary
    • box 22 Willow Run v.22
      • Clearing the Plant
         
  • Acc. 1957 Ford Motor Company Real Estate Records
    • box 10 Ypsilanti, Willow Run, 1941-1943 (Loose papers)
       
  • Acc. 1700 Ford Motor Company Property Records Collection
    • box 9
      • Willow Run (Mich.); deeds, 1941-1945
      • Willow Run (Mich.); Defense Plant Corp. site, 1942-1945
      • Willow Run (Mich.); road easements, 1943-1945
      • Willow Run (Mich.); Edison easements, 1941-1943
      • Willow Run (Mich.); field survey, 1941-1945
      • Willow Run (Mich.); correspondence, 1945-1947
      • Willow Run (Mich.); correspondence, maps, 1941-1944
    • box 10
      • Willow Run (Mich.); Kaiser Frazer, 1949
      • Willow Run (Mich.); Michigan Central Railroad, 1942-1949
      • Willow Run (Mich.); maps, circa 1942
      • Willow Run (Mich.); condemnations, 1941-1947
      • Willow Run (Mich.); access roads, 1941-1943
      • Willow Run (Mich.); access roads, 1941-1943
      • Willow Run (Mich.); acreage maps, 1941-1943
      • Willow Run (Mich.); containment area, 1942-1945
    • box 11
      • Willow Run (Mich.); ordnance area, 1942, 1946
      • Willow Run (Mich.); descriptions, 1941, 1943
      • Willow Run (Mich.); radio station, 1941-1944
      • Willow Run (Mich.); subdivisions, 1946-1947
      • Willow Run (Mich.); Tyler Road paving, 1942-1944
      • Willow Run (Mich.); water supply, 1941-1947
         
  • Acc. 524 Plant Engineering Department Records
    • box 2 Willow Run Bomber
       
  • Acc. 996 William S Vardon Papers
    • box 5 Bomber Plant
      • Agreement Porath Co. & FMC 7-31-41
      • Blueprint of plant site, airport, etc.
      • Bus schedule
      • Ypsilanti Daily Press 4-21-42
      • 1st anniversary of decision to build plant
         
  • Acc. 6 Edsel B. Ford Papers
    • box 158 AMERICAN (folder 1 of 2) (includes American Association of State Highway Commissioners, funds for new Bomber Plant roads)
    • box 159 BOA-BOY (includes Board of County Road Commissioners, ground breaking for Chase Rd. access to Willow Run)
    • box 165 SN-SP (includes Charles E. Sorensen, facilities required for parts and assembly for airplane production, development of Willow Run site, letter of acceptance to FMC Director and Vice President)
    • box 166 UN-UP (includes University of Michigan plan to study effect of Willow Run plant on Ypsilanti area)
    • box 262 Willow Run Bomber Plant, 1942 (includes floor plans)
       
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 2607 Willow Run Bomber Plant – Property, 1941-1942
    • box 2673 Willow Run; General, 1943-1944
    • box 2782 Willow Run - Bomber Plant Site, 1943-1944
    • box 2917 Willow Run, 1945-1946
    • box 3067 (OS) Map of Willow Run Bomber Plant, 1950-1952
       
  • Acc. 38 Charles E Sorensen Papers
    • box 89 Government Work; Bomber Plant
    • box 106 Willow Run Bomber Plant
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  • Acc. 378 Public Relations Research Library Subject Files
    • box 34 Willow Run
      • Plant Data
      • Approved pix and stories
      • General (2 folders)
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  • Acc. 951 Ford Motor Company Non-Serial Publications Collection
    • box 38 Reference Book: Willow Run, 1945
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  • Engineering and Aperture Cards
    • drawer 8 Willow Run; Training School
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 166-169 Bomber plant – Ypsilanti construction
    • box 170
      • Willow Run construction 
      • Bomber plant exteriors
    • box 171 Bomber plant exteriors
    • box 172-177 Bomber plant interiors
    • box 229 Willow Run broadcasting studio
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  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 132 Ford Motor Company; Buildings; Willow Run; General, Construction
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  • Acc. 189 Photographs for the Company Series
    • neg 15627-630 Surveying and testing soil at new bomber airplane plant – Ypsilanti, 3-31-41
    • neg 15789-798 Bomber airplane plant – Ypsilanti, 5-2-41
    • neg 15850-855 Bomber airplane plant progress Ypsilanti, 5-14-41
    • neg 16162-172 Air view bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 7-1-41
    • neg 16188-190 Ypsilanti bomber plant progress, 6-30-41
    • neg 16225-231 Cutting trees – logging – Ypsilanti bomber plant progress, 7-14-41
    • neg 16265-278 Bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 7-23-41
    • neg 16290-311 Bomber plant airport progress, 7-31-41
    • neg 16312-321 Bomber plant progress – air views, 8-1-41
    • neg 16328-338 Willow Run bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 8-8-41
    • neg 16390-397 Bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 8-21-41
    • neg 16409-411 Laying runway – bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 8-22-41
    • neg 16430-432 Bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti, 9-2-41
    • neg 16434 House being moved from Ypsilanti airport – for bomber plant, 9-5-41
    • neg 16599-620 Bomber plant progress – Ypsilanti – for publicity, 11-11-41
    • neg 17049-062 Bomber plant, 6-29-42 
    • neg 17144-145 First aid room – bomber plant, 7-13-42
    • neg 17146-154 Hospital – Willow Run – Bomber plant, 7-13-42
    • neg 17155 Hall – bomber plant, 7-13-42    

Periodicals

Ford News

  • The Thirty-eighth Milestone (Village industry 1940), 21:7:171+:1-3
  • Timetable: Willow Run Bomber Plant, 21:10:257:1-2

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