George W. Ford Papers

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George W. Ford papers
Creator: Ford, George W., 1899-1952
Call Number: D.194
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: George W. Ford papers
Creator: Ford, George W., 1899-1952
Call Number: D.194
Dates: 1918-1919
Physical Description: .25 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The George W. Ford Papers are a collection of World War I papers and photographs of Ford (1899-1952) of Rochester, New York. Ford served in the 227th Aero Squadron of the U.S Air Service. He entered the service on March 8, 1918, served in the states and, from June 30, 1918 to June 16, 1919, in France. He was honorably discharged from the service on July 7, 1919. In later life he was a farmer, and then worked for the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester.

Scope and Content
The collection contains: his memorandum book; his discharge papers; 24 photographs (some identified by Ford) of people and places relating to his military service; a series of 18 commercially produced and labeled photographs of war scenes; a series of 10 photographic post cards of an airplane assembly factory in France; and 10 commercially produced photograph albums and/or postcard albums showing French scenes, war scenes, and the ship on which Ford returned to the states. As Ford served in the Aero Squadron, a number of the photographs relate to airplanes.

Subject(s):
World War (1914-1918)
Photographs
Postcards
Ford, George W., 1899-1952
United States. Army. Air Service. Aero Squadron, 227th
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was the gift of his son, Richard Ford of Rochester, on November 26, 1984.Access
The George W. Ford papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], George W. Ford papers, D.194, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Discharge papers, 1919
Box 1, Folder 2Memorandum book
Box 1, Folder 3Photographs
24 photographs

Box 1, Folder 4Commercially produced photographs
18 photographs

Box 1, Folder 5Photographic post cards
10 photographic post cards

Box 1, Folder 6Souvenir albums
Box 1, Folder 7Souvenir albums


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