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Alternative Fuels Bibliography

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  • Acc. 62 Henry Ford Office Records 
    • box 77 Alcohol – Industrial 1916 – 1919
  • Acc. 69 Henry Ford and Son Laboratories Records
    • box 1
      • Agricultural: Correspondence
      • Alcohol (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence
      • Alcohol continued: Correspondence
      • Benzine & Other Chemicals (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence  
      • Calcium Carbide Carbonic Acid (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence
      • Coal Oil (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence  
      • Kerosene (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence  
      • Natural Gas (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence
      • Other Mechanical Solutions (to solve gas problem): Correspondence  
      • Water (as a gasoline substitute): Correspondence  
  • Acc. 189 Photographs For The Company
    • box 1A 116-B-4 (Photos of Alcohol Experiment Equipment: P.189.193, P.189.194, P.189.195) 

Ford News 

  • Alcohol – By-Product 1929 (wood alcohol): 10:7:75:1
  • Alcohol – Chemical Plant Featured in Exhibit: 8:1L:3:2-4
  • Chemurgy – Increasing the Use of Agricultural Products in Industry: 16:4:65+:1-2
  • Chemurgy – Increasing the Use of Agricultural Products in Automobile Industry: 15:7:125+:1-2

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

  • V.200.FC.111, Harvest of the Years: Ford Advertisement  

Oral Histories 

Vertical File 

  • Alternative Fuels (1973-present)
  • Ford Motor Company – Alternative Fuels


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