Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ford Archives Project

Do you have any ancestors who worked at the Ford Motor Company? My great-grandfather Joseph Buszek worked there. He took the streetcar to work everyday. He was made of strong stuff. One time a load of coal fell on him! The guys quickly dug him out and he got right back up and went back to work. Ford now has an archive online! The Benson Ford Research Center of The Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company Archives jointly manage the historical records of the Ford Motor Company through the Ford Historical Resources Collaborative. The publicly-accessible records, which are available through the Benson Ford Research Center, include archival records, printed material, photographs, graphics, audio files, and video files. To maintain a comprehensive record of Ford Motor Company, in 2007 we began the periodic web capture of the company's website,, which became in late 2010. The Ford Historical Resources Collaborative has partnered with San Diego State University to crawl and capture four times a year, save the dataset in a preservation environment, and provide access through
. In this way, we can continue to serve the research needs of educators, students, scholars, writers, and automotive enthusiasts.