Bibliography: Ford Rouge Factory Tours

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Ford Rouge Factory Tours 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. EI. 359 John Neilson Records
    • box 4
      • Ford Rouge Project 2000
      • Ford Rouge Factory Tour 2004 
         
  • Acc. EI. 235 Public Relations Records
    • box 52 Ford Guest Center & Rouge Plant Tours, 1979-1980 
       
  • Acc. 903 Subject Information Files Subseries
    • box 3 Rouge guide tour (ca. 1955 tour guide manual) 
       
  • Acc. 285 Henry Ford Office Papers
    • box 192 Ford Good Drivers League (64.167.46.1) (includes tour through the Ford Rouge plant) 
       
  • Acc. 536 Public Relations Research Library Press Releases Subseries
    • box 102 Tours; Safety Patrol Boys, Houghton School Photograph
       
  • Poster Collection
    • "Another Poster-Gazette Educational Tour! All Aboard For Detroit On the Post-Gazette Express." ca.1950 (91.0.103.1) (poster shows inset photographs of the Detroit including Ford Rouge Plant, and the Ford Rotunda)
       
  • Acc. 74.300.1182 Ford Rotunda Lantern Slides Series
    • box 1 Queen Juliana visit, April 15, 1952 (includes slides of hospitality center for Ford Motor Company Rouge River Plant at Rotunda and factory tours)
    • box 2 Rotunda general 
    • box 12 Chart - Rouge Plant tours, July – September, 1953-1957 (color; Object ID 74.300.1182.4.39) 
    • box 13
      • Center Court - Ford Country Squire with Tour-A-Tent Car Top Sleeper and Thames 800 Estate Bus (color; Object ID 74.300.1182.4.73)
      • Plant tours 
         
  • Acc. 1660 Photographic Vertical File
    • box 63 Buses - Ford - 1937 - Rouge Tours 
    • box 126
      • Industry - Automobiles - FMC - Buildings MI - Dearborn - Ford Rotunda - Exteriors
      • Industry - Automobiles - FMC - Buildings - MI - Dearborn - Guest Center 
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  • Acc. 833 General Photographs Series
    • box 33 59b (P.833.74581, Assembly Line Manufacturing shows public on tour) 
    • box 41 81b (P.833.46857.K, Henry Ford and Edsel Ford Discussing the Rouge Factory with Touring Guests, 1926)
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  • Acc. EI.1929 Edison Institute Photographs. Negatives Series.  
    • EI.1929.N.B.116337.34 Bus Arriving at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, 2004 
    • EI.1929.N.B.11636 Employees at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, April 2004 
      • 18 photographs taken before the opening of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour in May 2004
      • Employee Group Staff Photo & employee "kickoff" gathering 4-27-2004
    • EI.1929.N.B.11637 Reception at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, April 2004 
      • 36 photographs taken before the opening of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour in May 2004
      • Opening Gala Reception Table Set Up (William "Bill" Clay Ford Jr.'s reception) 4-30-2004 and other shots around the tour center
    • EI.1929.N.B.11638 Reception at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, April 2004 
      • 31 photographs taken before the opening of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour in May 2004
      • Opening Gala Reception Table Set-Up (for William "Bill" Clay Ford Jr.'s reception) 4-30-2004
    • EI.1929.N.B.11640 Opening of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, May 3, 2003 
      • 31 photographs taken on the opening day of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, May 3, 2003 (includes: 1st Day, Grand opening; 1st Buses leaving museum, arriving at center, leaving center; and detail of glass wall in display in center 5-3-2004)
    • EI.1929.N.B.11642 Opening of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, May 3, 2003 
      • 32 photographs taken on the opening day of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, May 3, 2003 (includes: 1st Day, Grand opening; 1st group includes details of Glass wall in display in center 5-3-2004)

Ford News

  • The Rouge Plant in the ‘Talkies,’ 10:4:42+1-3

Rouge News

  •  Pupils Tour Rouge Plant as Ford’s Co-Sponsors Visual Education Program, 2(5) Mar 4 '47:1+:1-2
  •  First of 80,000 Pupils Tour Rouge Plant in Education Program, 2(6) Mar 17 '47:1 
  •  Cartoonist’s Impressions of Rouge Tour, 2(10) May 13 '47:6&7:1-5 
  •  3,000 Students Tour Rouge Plant in Education Plan, 3(25) Jul 2 '48:8:2 
  •  Rouge Tour Popular, 3(42) Oct 22 ‘48:1:3 
  •  Model Rail Club Members Tour Rouge Lines, 4(4) Jan 28 '49:2:3 
  • Legion Ballplayers Tour Rouge Plant, 4(36) Sept 9 '49:6:5

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Vertical File

  • Ford Motor Company – Plants – North America – Michigan – Dearborn – Rouge - Tours

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