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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Beret

Object Name:
beret
Date made:
1948
Credit Line:
Harvey E. Whitman
ID Number:
1987.0049.02
Accession number:
1987.0049
Catalog number:
1987.0049.02
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Beret

Associated institution:
Fisher Body Craftman's Guild  Search this
Object Name:
beret
Credit Line:
Harvey E. Whitman
ID Number:
1987.0049.03
Accession number:
1987.0049
Catalog number:
1987.0049.03
87.0049.03
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Trophy

Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 3 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 9.525 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
trophy
Date made:
1963
Credit Line:
Richard B. Siday
ID Number:
1994.0046.01
Accession number:
1994.0046
Catalog number:
1994.0046.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1949

Maker:
Morris, Gale P.  Search this
Physical Description:
balsa wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 6 in x 17 in; 13.97 cm x 15.24 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
model
car model
Date made:
1949
Credit Line:
Gift of Gale P. Morris
ID Number:
1987.0447.01
Catalog number:
1987.0447.01
Accession number:
1987.0447
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edanmdm:nmah_1446113
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1951

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 6 1/2 in x 17 in; 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
model
car model
Date made:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward F. Taylor
ID Number:
1988.0022.01
Catalog number:
1988.0022.01
Accession number:
1988.0022
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1948

Associated institution:
Fisher Body Craftman's Guild  Search this
Maker:
Whitman, Harvey E.  Search this
Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
Object Name:
automobile model
Credit Line:
Harvey E. Whitman
ID Number:
1987.0049.01
Accession number:
1987.0049
Catalog number:
1987.0049.01
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National Museum of American History
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Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild Scholarship Certificate

Associated institution:
Fisher Body Craftman's Guild  Search this
Object Name:
certificate, scholarship
Credit Line:
Harvey E. Whitman
ID Number:
1987.0049.04
Catalog number:
1987.0049.04
87.0049.04
Accession number:
1987.0049
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1961

Maker:
Green, James W.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal; felt; metal; paint; plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 6 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
James W. Green
ID Number:
1987.0084.01
Accession number:
1987.0084
Catalog number:
1987.0084.01
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National Museum of American History
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1966

Maker:
Gnage, Dale  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (part: material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 in x 7 in x 4 in; 48.26 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
Dale Gnage
ID Number:
1987.0253.01
Accession number:
1987.0253
Catalog number:
1987.0253.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1962

Maker:
Johnson, Richard J.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 6 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
Richard J. Johnson
ID Number:
1987.0254.01
Accession number:
1987.0254
Catalog number:
1987.0254.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1964

Maker:
Kanner, Rowland W.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 6 in x 4 in; 35.56 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
Rowland Kanner
ID Number:
1987.0363.01
Accession number:
1987.0363
Catalog number:
1987.0363.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1955

Maker:
McArdle, Gilbert  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 in x 6 in x 5 in; 48.26 cm x 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
Gilbert McArdle
ID Number:
1987.0364.01
Accession number:
1987.0364
Catalog number:
1987.0364.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1961

Maker:
Schoepf, Harry E.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 6 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
Harry E. Schoepf
ID Number:
1987.0436.01
Accession number:
1987.0436
Catalog number:
1987.0436.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Model Car, 1957

Maker:
Russell, Arthur  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 in x 6 in x 4 in; 38.1 cm x 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
car model
Credit Line:
E. Arthur Russell
ID Number:
1987.0449.01
Accession number:
1987.0449
Catalog number:
1987.0449.01
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Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild - Flying, 1931-1941

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 15
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 84, United States National Museum. Department of Engineering and Industries, Records
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0084-refidd1e1183

The Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild : an illustrated history / John L. Jacobus

Author:
Jacobus, John (John L.)  Search this
Subject:
Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 331 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
General Motors automobiles--Models--Societies, etc  Search this
General Motors automobiles--Models--Design and construction--History  Search this
General Motors automobiles--Models  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_790523

Official Program and Guide, Second Annual Convention, Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild

Collection Creator:
Jacobus, John L.  Search this
Doerr, Raymond S., 1913- (engineer, craftsman)  Search this
Collection Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright status on items in collection varies.
Collection Citation:
Raymond S. Doerr Scrapbook, 1931-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0476-ref12

Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild: 1930-1968 model car exhibition

Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100071

Raymond S. Doerr Scrapbook

Creator:
Jacobus, John L.  Search this
Doerr, Raymond S., 1913- (engineer, craftsman)  Search this
Source:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Names:
Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild.  Search this
General Motors Corporation  Search this
Former owner:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 oversized folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Date:
circa 1931-1935
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook, circa 1931-1935, compiled by Doerr's mother and composed of news clippings relating to the Fisher Body Craftman's Guild and its competition. In addition, the collection includes on official program and guide for the 1932 competition and a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Automobile Quarterly (1987) containing an article by John L. Jacobus describing the Craftman's Guild.
Biographical / Historical:
Raymond S. Doerr was one of four national winners of the General Motors Corporation's Fisher Body Craftman's Guild competition in 1931. The competition was for boys aged 12 to 18 in model building. As a prize Doerr was awarded a four year scholarship in engineering at the University of Michigan and later was employed by General Motors Corporation.

The Guild was in existence 1930-1968 with annual membership of about half a million boys who were potential entrants in the competition. They worked from Guild-supplied plans for a horse-drawn coach. In the post WWII years, the competition shifted to building model automobiles, designed individually by the contestants.

In 1968, the Guild was terminated by GM because of declining participation and poor model quality and possibly because it no longer served the company's commercial interests.
Provenance:
The Doerr scrapbook was given to NMAH by Raymond S. Doerr through John L. Jacobus who furnished a copy of Automotive Quarterly's 25th Anniversary Edition in 1987, containing his article on the Fisher Body Craftman's Guild. The material was received by NMAH's Transportation Division and transferred to the Archives Center, January 25, 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status on items in collection varies.
Topic:
Automobiles -- Bodies  Search this
Carriages and carts -- Design  Search this
Automobiles -- Design and construction  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Clippings
Citation:
Raymond S. Doerr Scrapbook, 1931-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0476
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0476

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