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70 years ago this month, in Feb 1951, the Ford Motor Company Archives was founded and we have been serving the needs of the Company ever since. Henry Edmunds, formerly head archivist of the US War Production Board, was named chief archivist #HowItStartedHowItsGoing #FordArchives
Edmunds first big challenge was to provide raw material for a two-volume history of Ford Motor Company by historians Allan Nevins and Frank Ernest Hill. The Ford Archives moved in 1952 and was formally dedicated at Fair Lane Estate on May 7, 1953. #Fairlane #FordHistory
The Archives was relocated to the Rotunda building in Feb 1957 while some of the holdings were donated to Henry Ford Museum to aid the mission the Museum. When fire destroyed most of the Rotunda in Nov 1962, the archival records survived and were moved to different storage areas
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