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A guide book for the Edison Institute Museum and Greenfield Village

Author:
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Subject:
Edison, Thomas A (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931 Museums  Search this
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations, plans ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Michigan
Dearborn
Date:
1937
Topic:
Industrial museums  Search this
Art objects--Private collections  Search this
Museums  Search this
Call number:
AM101.E29X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_82107

The vagabonds the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip Jeff Guinn

Author:
Guinn, Jeff  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Automobile engineers  Search this
Businessmen  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Automobile travel--History  Search this
Vacations--History  Search this
TRANSPORTATION--General  Search this
Automobile travel  Search this
Travel  Search this
Vacations  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Description  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114450

Wright Brothers Collection

Names:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Peterkin, C. R.  Search this
See, James Waring, 1850-1920.  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Sketches
Date:
1909-1945
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged by recipient, other materials are arranged by topic.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilbur Wright was born April 16, 1867, his brother Orville Wright on August 19, 1871. They, along with sister Katharine and brothers Reuchlin and Lorin, were raised near Millville, Indiana and in Dayton, Ohio by their mother, Susan Wright, and father, Milton Wright, bishop of the United Brethren Church. As young men, Wilbur and Orville launched a printing business and a bicycle shop. An interest in aeronautics, spurred by the accounts of the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, prompted Wilbur to request information on the subject from the Smithsonian Institution in 1899. In August of 1900, Wilbur built his first glider and that year and the next the brothers tested gliders at Kitty Hawk. The Wrights constructed a wind tunnel to gather accurate aeronautical data and, benefiting from this new information, another glider was built in 1902. In 1903, the brothers were ready to began construction of a powered craft. With the assistance of mechanic Charles Taylor, they added a 4-cylinder, 12-horsepower engine and propellers to the 1903 Flyer and it was sent to Kitty Hawk for testing. At 10:35 am, December 17, on Kill Devil Hill, Orville achieved a flight of 12 seconds--traveling a distance of 120 feet. By 1908 the Wrights were demonstrating their machines in Europe. The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in 1908 and 1909, the Wrights flew at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. (It was here that powered flight's first fatality occurred: the tragic death of Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.) The Army was to purchase the Military Flyer (Signal Corps No. 1) for $30,000 in 1909. In that same year, The Wright Company was established to manufacture Wright aircraft. Wilbur died in Dayton, Ohio on May 30,1912. Orville Wright would live until January 30, 1948.
Provenance:
Various Donors, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0376
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Sketches
Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0376
See more items in:
Wright Brothers Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2c0a7914f-b10c-4c13-b972-2070242c1331
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0376
Online Media:

Father Charles E. Coughlin Collection

Topic:
Liberation Journal
Social Justice
Dearborn Independent
Creator:
Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979  Search this
Names:
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947  Search this
Pelley, William Dudley, 1890-1965  Search this
Extent:
9 Cubic feet (27 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Lectures
Articles
Photographs
Books
Sermons
Speeches
Audio cassettes
Date:
1919-2015, undated
Scope and Contents:
This refence collection was assembled to assist in writing a biography of the Reverend Mr. Charles E. Coughlin. The collection contains books, booklets, published sermons, published lectures, pamphlets and other printed materials. Of these, 57 were written by Coughlin. The remainder of the materials relate to him directly or have chapters or passages relating to him. Additionally, there are periodicals, including newspaper and magazine articles, and a full set of Coughlin's weekly publication, Social Justice, 1936-1942; other periodicals such as William Dudley Pelley's weekly Liberation Journal, 1938-1948; copies of Henry Ford's Dearborn Independent; original photographs, including images of Coughlin and of his church; letters; copies of the FBI's files on Coughlin; and (non-original) recordings of his broadcasts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in four series.

Series 1: Coughlin, Charles E., Writings and Speeches, 1930-1972, undated

Series 2: Photographs and Ephemera, 1927-1979, undated

Series 3: Periodicals and Publications, 1919-2012

Series 4: Reference Materials, 1933-2015, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Edward Coughlin was born on October 25, 1891 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Thomas J. and Amelia Mahoney Coughlin. He was educated in Canada and attended St. Michael's College, Toronto. After graduation he prepared for Holy Orders within the Basilian Fathers at St. Basil's Seminary. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in 1916. Coughlin left the Basilian order after 1923 and moved to Detroit, Michigan.

Coughlin was accepted into the Roman Catholic Archidiocese of Detroit in 1923. He was eventually assigned to the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. His reputation for formidable preaching led to the growth of his congregation, and in 1926 Coughlin began broadcasting after a Klu Klux Klan cross burning on the lawn of the church.

He eventually expanded the topics of his broadcast to the political arena. It was with this programmatic change that Coughlin became one of the most controversial figures in the first half of the twentieth century. Described as the "Radio Priest," "The Fighting Priest," and the "Angel of the Airways," Coughlin broadcast weekly from a radio studio in Royal Oak from 1926-1940. Taking a strident and nationalistic tone, he lambasted immigrants, bankers, Communists and other groups. Breaching the line between religion and politics he also lectured and sermonized on government policy. While initially favoring the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he eventually became one of the president's harshest critics.

In 1936 he began publishing Social Justice a weekly paper. Coughlin's broadcasts were so successful that between 1931-1936 a new Shrine of the Little Flower was built. The zig-zag Art Deco style of the Shrine became a tourist destination for Coughlin's fans. His increasingly harsh rehtoric coincided with the outbreak of World War II. While stating he was not antisemitic, he professed support for some of the governmental policies of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in part because they were a check on Communist Russia. The Vatican and many Roman Catholic American bishops disagreed and wanted Coughlin to leave the airwaves. Eventually he was forced off the air and publication of Social Justice was halted.

Coughlin remained parish priest at the Shrine of the Little Flower until his retirment in 1966. He spent his retirement publishing and giving the occasional interview. Coughlin died on October 27, 1979. He is buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.
Separated Materials:
Objects related to Father Charles E. Coughlin are held in the Division of Cultural and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Provenance:
The collection was purchased by the National Museum of American History from Todd Moriarty. Moriarty had acquired the collection from an individual who amassed the materials with plans to write a book on Coughlin.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Anti-communist movements -- United States  Search this
Religion and politics  Search this
Catholic Church  Search this
Radio in religion  Search this
Priests  Search this
Catholicism  Search this
Radio broadcasting  Search this
Radio in politics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Pamphlets -- 20th century
Periodicals -- 20th century
Lectures -- 20th century
Articles -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 20th century
Books -- 20th century
Sermons
Speeches -- 20th century
Audio cassettes -- 20th century
Citation:
Charles E. Coughlin Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1389
See more items in:
Father Charles E. Coughlin Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep867b37af7-2fdc-4842-85c7-d55cada4b673
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1389
Online Media:

Fordlandia : the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city / Greg Grandin

Author:
Grandin, Greg 1962-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 Political and social views  Search this
Ford Motor Company Influence History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Fordlândia
Fordlândia (Brazil)
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
Planned communities--History  Search this
Rubber plantations--History  Search this
History  Search this
Civilization  Search this
American influences  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929065

Henry Ford letter to Judge R.A. Parker, dated Dearborn, Mich., 14 July 1923

Correspondent:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Addressee:
Parker, R. A. active 1923  Search this
Former owner:
Lende, H. W. Jr. DSI  Search this
Author:
H.W. Lende, Jr. Manuscript Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 27 cm + 1 envelope
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents)
Date:
1923
Topic:
Ford automobile  Search this
Used cars  Search this
Call number:
MSS 002056 A
Restrictions & Rights:
Use by appointment with Dibner Library staff.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101461

Henry and Edsel Ford letter to Albert W. Howard, dated Ford Motor Company, Office of the President, Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1 August 1939

Correspondent:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford, Edsel 1893-1943  Search this
Addressee:
Howard, Albert W. active1939  Search this
Former owner:
Lende, H. W. Jr. DSI  Search this
Associated name:
Ford Motor Company  Search this
Howard & Lewis Motor Sales (Providence, R.I.)  Search this
Author:
H.W. Lende, Jr. Manuscript Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet (1 unnumbered page) ; 25 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Manuscripts (documents)
Place:
United States
Date:
1939
Topic:
Selling--Automobiles  Search this
Ford automobile  Search this
Call number:
MSS 002057 A
Restrictions & Rights:
Use by appointment with Dibner Library staff.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101462

The American axis : Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the rise of the Third Reich / Max Wallace

Author:
Wallace, Max  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Germany
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
Antisemitism--History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1094433

Wheels for the world : Henry Ford, his company, and a century of progress, 1903-2003 / Douglas Brinkley

Author:
Brinkley, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford Motor Company History  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 858 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Topic:
Automobile engineers  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--History  Search this
Industrialists  Search this
Call number:
CT275.F69 B75 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_710952

Henry Ford

Title:
I am glad to learn that the sedan was delivered to you last evening and sincerely hope that you derive much pleasure through its use
Author:
Lende, H. W. Jr  Search this
Lende, H. W. Jr  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford Motor Company  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Limitation statements (Publishing)
Place:
Texas
Date:
2013
2013]
21st century
Topic:
Automobiles--History  Search this
Automobile driving  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065674

Henry Ford, edited by John B. Rae

Author:
Rae, John Bell 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 180 pages 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Call number:
CT275.F68 R28 1969X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323648

The people's tycoon : Henry Ford and the American century / Steven Watts

Author:
Watts, Steven 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 614 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
2006, c2005
Topic:
Industrialists  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--History  Search this
Mass production--History  Search this
Call number:
HD9710.U52 F6684 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813977

Recasting the machine age : Henry Ford's village industries / Howard P. Segal

Author:
Segal, Howard P  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford Motor Company History  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 244 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Case studies
Biography
Place:
Michigan
United States
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Automobile industry and trade--Location  Search this
Industrial location--Social aspects  Search this
Labor unions--History  Search this
Technology--Social aspects  Search this
Industrialists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820318

Henry Ford and the Jews : the mass production of hate / Neil Baldwin

Author:
Baldwin, Neil 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 416 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Industrialists  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Jews  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.F69 B35 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701868

Gunn's Domestic medicine, or, Poor man's friend : describing, in plain language, the diseases of men, women, and children, and the latest and most approved means used in their cure, and is intended expressly for the benefit of families in the western and southern states; it also contains descriptions of the medical roots and herbs of the western and southern country, and how they are to be used in the cure of diseases, arranged on a new and simple plan, by which the practice of medicine is reduced to principles of common sense

Title:
Domestic medicine
Poor man's friend
Author:
Gunn, John C  Search this
Former owner:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 DSI  Search this
Associated name:
Van Breemen, John DSI  Search this
Physical description:
768 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1838
Topic:
Medicine, Popular  Search this
Materia medica  Search this
Call number:
RC81 .G9 1838
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781259

Ford : the times, the man, the company / by Allan Nevins, with the collaboration of Frank Ernest Hill

Author:
Nevins, Allan 1890-1971  Search this
Hill, Frank Ernest 1888-1969  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford Motor Company  Search this
Physical description:
688 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1954
Call number:
CT275.F68 N372 1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616262

The aviation legacy of Henry & Edsel Ford / Timothy J. O'Callaghan

Author:
O'Callaghan, Timothy J. 1930-  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 Contributions in aeronautics  Search this
Ford, Edsel 1893-1943 Contributions in aeronautics.  Search this
Ford Motor Company Airplane Division History  Search this
Stout Metal Airplane Company History  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 208 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Michigan
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--History  Search this
Airports--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629708

The chemical catechism : with notes, illustrations, and experiments / by Samuel Parkes

Title:
Chemical catechism
Author:
Parkes, Samuel 1759-1825  Search this
Engraver:
Ovendens  Search this
Former owner:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947 DSI  Search this
Lawrence, J. fl. 1843 DSI  Search this
Binder:
Librairie Bonneau DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, [1], 580 p., [2] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1819
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Call number:
QD28 .P24 1819
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697589

Old favorites from the McGuffey readers, edited by Harvey C. Minnich...associate editors: Henry Ford, James M. Cox, Hamlin Garland ... [and others] 1836-1936

Author:
McGuffey, William Holmes 1800-1873  Search this
Minnich, Harvey C. b. 1861  Search this
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Cox, James M (James Middleton) 1870-1957  Search this
Garland, Hamlin 1860-1940  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 482 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
[c1936]
Topic:
Readers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512215

Life in the shadows of the Crystal Palace, 1910-1927 : Ford workers in the Model T era / Clarence Hooker

Author:
Hooker, Clarence  Search this
Subject:
Ford, Henry 1863-1947  Search this
Ford family  Search this
Ford Motor Company Employees  Search this
Physical description:
210 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Michigan
Highland Park
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Automobile industry workers  Search this
Ford Model T automobile  Search this
Automobile industry and trade--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_535660

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