||Henry Ford; Edsel Ford; Henry Ford, II; Owen W Bombard
|All Authors / Contributors:
Ford Motor Company. Archives.
||Archives (Ford Motor Company) records
||45.6 cubic ft., ca. 238 volumes, 1 card file, and 1 folder.
The Oral History subgroup is comprised of two series, the Owen W. Bombard Interviews series and the Nevins and Hill Interviews series. The Owen W. Bombard series, Acc. 65, is arranged into the following subseries: Bound Reminiscences, Reminiscence Manuscripts, Administrative Files, and Audio Tapes. Bound Reminiscences, 1951-1960 (ca. 238 volumes) are available for approximately 238 of the interviews. Most of the individual volumes include an index. There is also an overall card file index in the reading room with name and subject access, although it should not be considered comprehensive. The Reminiscence Manuscripts subseries, 1951-1961 (32.8 cubic ft.), is arranged alphabetically and contains copies of several generations of many of the oral histories, including transcripts, drafts, and final versions. Occasionally, additional miscellaneous photographic and textual material documenting the life of the interviewee, either collected by or donated to the Ford Motor Company Archives Oral History Section, were filed with the manuscripts. The Administrative Files subseries, 1951-1961 (8.2 cubic ft. and 1 card file), contains reference material, correspondence, reports, accession material, biographical information on the interviewees, and a card file that holds summary information on the interviewees, potential interviewees, and brief data on members of an Old Timer's Club. The Audio Tapes subseries, 1951-1960 (4.2 cubic ft.) is made up of the original reel-to-reel audio tapes created during the interviews. Audio tapes do not exist for every interviewee. The Nevins and Hill Oral History series, 1952-1960 (0.4 cubic ft. and 1 folder), Acc. 834 and Acc. 975, contains transcripts of personal interviews Allan Nevins and Frank Hill conducted with Ford Motor Company officers and executives while researching Ford Motor Company history.