Bibliography: Presidential Vehicles

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Presidential Vehicles 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. 2011.241 Morgan L. Gies Presidential Vehicle Photographs Collection
    • box 1 
      • Photographs, 1939 Lincoln, 1949 Lincoln, 1951 Lincoln, 1956 Cadillac, 1961 Lincoln, 1964 Lincoln
      • Ephemera, 1939
    • box 2 Flags
    • box 3 Ephemera (oversized)
       
  • Acc. 502 Lincoln-Mercury News Bureau Records
    • box 11 
      • Presidential Cars
      • Presidential Cars; Press Kits, 1961
      • Presidential Cars; Reference File
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  • Acc. 1672 William M. Schmidt Papers
    • box 1 1950 Mercury; 1949 Lincoln; 1949 Mercury; Presidential Lincoln Limousine (images 1672-148 through 1672-153)
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  • Acc. 1342 James R. Olson Records
    • box 4 Early Limousines; Executive Limousines; 1939 Limousine; 1951 Limousine; 1961 Limousine
    • box 5 1968 Limousine; 1972 Limousine; Secret Service Follow Up Cars
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  • Acc. 1117 David Lanier Lewis Papers
    • box 2 Ford Motor Company; Presidential Limousine, 1972
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  • Acc. 1 Fair Lane Papers
    • box 65 Taft, President William Howard, 1915-1919 (includes correspondence about Taft’s Ford)
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  • Acc. 1718 Product Engineering Records
    • box 1 Presidential vehicles notes and drawings
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  • Acc. 2016.0.5 Ford Motor Company X200 Presidential Limousine Records, 1968-1984
    • box 1-4 Presidential vehicle notes, specs, and drawings
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  • Acc. EI 235 Public Relations Records
    • box 68 Presidential Car Exhibit, 1981 (2 folders)
    • box 69 Presidential Car Exhibit Photographs, 1981
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  • Acc. EI 131 Exhibits Design and Display Records
    • box 20 Presidential Vehicle Exhibit
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  • Small Accessions
    • Acc. 1272 Photograph, presidential Lincoln, 1950
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  • Acc. 1660 Photograph Vertical File
    • box 57 Automobiles – Lincoln – Presidential Lincolns
      • Convertible, 1949, 1950, general, construction
      • Eisenhower, Dwight
      • Kennedy, John F. (color)
      • Limousines; 1950, general, construction, details, interiors; 1961; 1968 general, special equipment; 1972
      • Nixon, Richard
      • Staff Cars
      • Sunshine Special, general, Ford, Henry and Roosevelt, Franklin
      • Truman, Harry

Ford News

  • The Chief Executive Visits the Pacific Northwest, 14:10:182:1-2
  • The President on Tour (Provides President with Lincoln), 3:19L:1:1-2 

Audio Visual (materials may be restricted due to format, please contact reference staff in advance for access)

Vertical File

  • Automobiles – Lincoln – Presidential
    • 1939 (Sunshine Special)
    • 1950 (Bubbletop)
    • 1961 (John F. Kennedy)
    • 1968
    • 1972
    • 1989
    • Carter, James
    • General
    • Kennedy, Mrs. John F.

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