Ward M. Canaday collection, 1902-1991.


Ward M. Canaday collection, 1902-1991.

The collection contains Canaday's correspondence, speeches, photographs, newspaper clippings, and honors. Also included are materials related to his wife, Mariam, who was active in the Toledo community, and personal material reflecting their lives as a couple. The collection also contains materials on their daughter, Doreen Canaday Spitzer, author of a family biography, By One and One (c1984), as well as benefactor and archaeologist, and her husband, Lyman Spitzer, Jr., a reknowned astronomer and researcher. Additional material relates to Ward M. Canaday's brother, Frank, and his wife, Molly; and documentation on Willys-Overland Motors and specifically the Jeep Administration Building and its history (1941-1974).

1 linear ft.

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Harvard University

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Harvard College was founded by a vote of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts on October 28, 1636 that allocated “400£ towards a schoale or colledge.” Subsequent legislative acts established the Board of Overseers, but it was the Charter of 1650 that created the Harvard Corporation as the College's primary governing board and defined its composition and authority. The College Charter became a contentious target for College officials, the Massachusetts Governor and General C...

Canaday, Ward Murphey, 1885-1976.

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Canaday, Frank H. (Frank Harrison), 1892 or 1893-1976

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Businessman. Educated at Harvard (A.B. 1914). In the 1920's Canaday was associated with the British-American Tobacco Company in China. As part of the company's advertising and promotion team, he traveled throughout China to represent the company to retailers in shops and at fairs. For further information see: Sherman Cochran's book, Big Business in China: Sino-Foreign Rivalry in the Cigarette Industry (Harvard University Press, 1980). From the description of Papers of Frank H. Canada...

Spitzer, Doreen Canaday, 1914-

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Willys-Overland Motors, Inc.

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In 1908 John North Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company. In 1912 renamed Willys-Overland Motor Company. From 1912 to 1918 Willys was the second largest producer of automobiles in the United States behind only Ford Motor Company. The Overland Four model was one of the first "compact" cars. Considered a failure. From the description of Records, 1918, 1970. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 53964660 ...

Canaday, Ward Murphey

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Ward M. Canaday was a Toledo (Ohio) community leader and chairman of the Board and president of Willys-Overland Motors, Inc. Brother of Frank Canaday, advertising business executive for U.S. Advertising Corporation and Willys-Overland Motors, Inc. Born in Indiana in 1885, Ward M. Canaday received his B.A. at Harvard University in 1907. He then worked in advertising, pioneering the time payment plan. As advertising director of Willys-Overland in Toledo, Ohio, he organized...

Canaday, Molly Morpeth, 1903-1971

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Canaday, Mariam Coffin, 1883-1974

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