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Henry Ford: Revolutionizing the Auto Industry/Industrial Leadership, 1928

Contents of CSA #2878

Case File of Henry Ford
Committee on Science and the Arts
1928 Cresson Medal

  • REPORT [More Information]
    • National Automobile Chamber of Commerce Report, Facts and Figures of the Automobile Industry 1927 Edition, 1/1/1927
    • Sub-Committee Report the investigation of the Work of Henry Ford, December 7, 1927 (and one copy, one draft copy, three drafts with annotations, and one partial copy of draft with annotations)
      Page 1 (2.1M)
      Page 2 (2.7M)
      Page 3 (2.5M)
      Page 4 (2.7M)
      Page 5 (2.9M)
      Page 6 (2.8M)
      Page 7 (2.9M)
      Page 8 (2.8M)
      Page 9 (3.1M)
    • Report, Suggested amendments to final report, 2/1/1928
    • Report, Listing minor textual corrections to final report, 2/1/1928 (and copy)
    • Committee on Science and the Arts Report, Detailing the personnel and timeline of the sub-committee's progress, 3/7/1928
    • The Franklin Institute Report, on the investigation of the Work of Henry Ford (copy), 3/7/1928
    • Journal of The Franklin Institute Abstract, Reporting on case file #2878, The Work of Henry Ford, 3/7/1928 (and copy)
    • CSA Secretary Report, Reporting from a search on the life and business progress of Henry Ford (and draft), undated
    • CSA Secretary Report, Reporting from a search on the patents and technical developments made by Henry Ford, undated (2.4M) | Page 2 (2.6M) | Page 3 (2.2M)
    • Report on Henry Ford's Patents (handwritten draft), undated
    • Report, Abstract of Ford's life events and connections, undated (2.3M)
    • Report, Listing of patents on automobiles from 1888 to 1907 (and copy), undated (3.1M)
    • Report, Chart of Production vs. Cost of Ford Cars, 1908 to 1924, undated (4.7M)
  • CORRESPONDENCE
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Benjamin Franklin, Advising of sub-committee membership and other committee members, 5/18/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Coleman Sellers, Advising of sub-committee membership and other committee members, 5/18/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to C.D. Galloway, Advising of sub-committee membership and other committee members, 5/18/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edward L. Clark, Advising of sub-committee membership and other committee members, 5/18/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Robert L. Wood, Advising of sub-committee membership and other committee members, 5/18/1927
    • Postcard from Coleman Sellers, Accepting membership of the sub-committee to investigate the work of Henry Ford, 5/19/1927
    • Postcard from Robert L. Wood, Accepting membership of the sub-committee to investigate the work of Henry Ford, 5/21/1927
    • Postcard from E.L. Clark, Accepting membership of the sub-committee to investigate the work of Henry Ford, 6/1/1927
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Accepting chairmanship of the sub-committee to investigate the work of Henry Ford, 6/18/1927
    • Postcard from Benjamin Franklin, Accepting chairmanship of the sub-committee to investigate the work of Henry Ford, 6/18/1927
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Requesting a draft of the investigation of Henry Ford's career, 10/7/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Ford Automobile Company, Requesting a copy of the pamphlet describing Ford Industries, 11/4/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to W.H. Metcalf, Requesting any available data on automobile production data, 11/9/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to W.H. Metcalf, Appreciating referral to the national Automobile Chamber of Commerce for automobile production data, 11/10/1927
    • Letter from W.H. Metcalf to George A. Hoadley, Suggesting an alternative source for automobile industry production data, 11/10/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Alfred Reeves, Requesting information on automobile production data, 11/12/1927
    • Letter from O.P. Pearson to George A. Hoadley, Promising a copy of "Facts and Figures" with general automobile production data, 11/14/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edward L. Clark, Enclosing copy of the search on the work of Henry Ford and inviting comment, 11/16/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Robert L. Wood, Enclosing copy of the search on the work of Henry Ford and inviting comment, 11/16/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Coleman Sellers, Enclosing copy of the search on the work of Henry Ford and inviting comment, 11/16/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Charles D. Galloway, Enclosing copy of the search on the work of Henry Ford and inviting comment, 11/16/1927
    • Letter from C.D. Galloway to Benjamin Franklin, Enclosing approved, unchanged copy of the sub-committee report, 11/17/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Ford Motor Company, Acknowledging receipt of the "Ford Industry" publication, 11/17/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to O.P. Pearson, Acknowledging receipt of useful information on "Facts and Figures of the Automobile Industry," 11/17/1927
    • Letter from Robert L. Wood to George A. Hoadley, Advising of no further comment to the sub-committee report, 11/19/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Benjamin Franklin, Advising of Robert L. Woods' reply to request for comment, 11/21/1927
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Referring to sub-committee members' comment on the report, 11/22/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Robert L. Wood, Presenting committee conclusions on Ford's award and inviting comments, 12/2/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edward L. Clark, Presenting committee conclusions on Ford's award and inviting comments, 12/2/1927
    • Letter from Earl S. Sparks, Reporting labor turnover statistics for the metal trades from the Metal Manufacturer's Association of Philadelphia, 12/10/1927
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Ford Automobile Company, Reminding of previous query concerning Labor turnover data, 1/5/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Benjamin Franklin, Reporting on a patent search for Henry Ford inventions, 1/16/1928
    • Letter from E.D. Brown to George A. Hoadley, Supplying estimates of Ford Motor Company labor turnover numbers, 1/16/1928 (2.3M) [More Information]
    • Letter from Howard McClenahan to Benjamin Franklin, Suggesting amendments to the final sub-committee report, 1/17/1928 (3.0M) | Page 2 (3.1M) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to E.D. Brown, Acknowledging receipt of labor turnover data, 1/19/1928
    • Letter from James S. Rogers to Benjamin Franklin, Listing criticisms of draft final report regarding emphasis on scientific achievement rather than commercial success, 1/24/1928 (2.8M) | Page 2 (2.7M) | Page 3 (2.8M) | Page 4 (2.7M) | Page 5 (3.3M) | Page 6 (3.3M) | Page 7 (3.3M) | Page 8 (3.3M) | Page 9 (3.3M) [More Information]
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Enclosing data and Roger's letter with criticisms of final report, 1/25/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Robert L. Wood, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting (copy), 1/27/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Coleman Sellers, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting (copy), 1/27/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Charles D. Galloway, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting (copy), 1/27/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edward L. Clark, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting (copy), 1/27/1928
    • Letter from Coleman Sellers to George A. Hoadley, Regretting being unable to attend the next committee meeting, 1/28/1928
    • Letter from James S. Rogers to Benjamin Franklin, Describing reasons for amending the final report to refocus on the scientific aspect of Ford's achievements, 2/1/1928 (and copy) (3.5M) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Benjamin Franklin, Describing minutes of the meeting where Mr. Roger's objections to the final report were considered, 2/2/1928
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Referring to a conviction that Ford's qualifications went beyond invention, 2/13/1928 (884k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin to George A. Hoadley, Enclosing committee members' responses to Roger's disagreements with final report, 3/5/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Coleman Sellers, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting, 3/6/1928 (and copy)
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edward L. Clark, Stressing importance of attendance at the final sub-committee meeting, 3/6/1928 (and copy)
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to James S. Rogers, Enclosing the list of the members of the sub-committee, 3/8/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Henry Ford, Informing of the Cresson medal award and describing the awards ceremony procedure, 3/19/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to W.H. Bristol, Asking Bristol to congratulate Ford on his medal award and urge him to attend the presentation, 3/19/1928
    • Letter from E.G. Liebold to CSA Secretary, Informing that Ford will gladly arrange to attend the medal presentation exercises, 3/28/1928 (2.5M) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to E.G. Liebold, Appreciating Ford's acceptance and describing ceremony details, 3/30/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Edsel B. Ford, Inviting attendance at the medal awards ceremony for his father, 4/24/1928
    • Letter from Edsel B. Ford, to Howard McClenahan, Appreciating the awards invitation and regretting inability to attend, 5/1/1928 (1.2M) [More Information]
    • Letter from H.R. Waddell, to CSA Secretary, Regretting Ford's inability to attend the medal award ceremony, 5/3/1928 (2.4M) [More Information]
    • Letter from Edward G. Budd to Howard McClenahan, Offering any assistance at the awards ceremony, 5/9/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Benjamin Franklin, Inviting to serve as sponsor of Henry Ford at the Cresson Medal award ceremony, 5/9/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to E.G. Liebold, Accepting the reversal of Ford's inability to attend the award ceremony, 5/9/1928
    • Letter from Benjamin Franklin, to Howard McClenahan, Accepting the honor of being Ford's sponsor at the awards ceremony, 5/10/1928
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Henry Ford, Appreciating Ford's attendance at the medal awards ceremony, 5/18/1928
  • EVIDENTIAL INFORMATION
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • The Franklin Institute Certificate, Certifying Henry Ford as the recipient of the Elliot Cresson Medal (copy), 3/7/1928
    • Memorandum to Mr. Jackson, Providing text for the medal award certificate, 8/14/1928
    • Memorandum to Mr. Jackson, Providing text to be engraved on the 1928 Elliot Cresson Medal, 8/14/1928
    • Note, Citing the text of the medal award, undated
    • Note, Data on labor turnover in the metal trades, undated
    • Note, Amendments to the sub-committee's report, undated
    • Note, Noting maiden name of Henry Ford's mother, undated
    • George A. Hoadley Minutes, Considering outline of investigation obtaining information on Henry Ford and his company's products, 11/3/1927
    • George A. Hoadley Minutes, Considering altered first draft of the report, confirming recommendation of Henry Ford as Cresson Medal recipient, 12/1/1927
    • George A. Hoadley Minutes, Considering actions to improve the commercial aspect of the report and file labor data, 1/24/1928
    • George A. Hoadley Minutes, Describing actions on the objections of James Rogers to the sub-committee report, 2/21/1928