Correspondence and papers of Joseph Morrell Dodge, 1913-1964.


Correspondence and papers of Joseph Morrell Dodge, 1913-1964.

Contains appointments books; Austrian Treaty assignment papers and correspondence; bank examiner papers (1913-1917); biographical information; banking industry papers and correspondence; director of the Bureau of the Budget papers; papers on Detroit and Michigan finances; Doyle Auto Agency papers; Detroit's 250th anniversary; general correspondence with Ethel Cobo, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lawrence P. Fisher, Henry Ford II, Barry Goldwater, Herbert C. Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Nelson A. Rockefeller, George Romney, among many other notable persons; Germany assignment papers and correspondence; Japan assignment papers and correspondence (1941-1961); Olympics committee; Penn Heat Control Co. papers; photographs and scrapbooks; publicity; speeches; Tractors for Freedom Committee; and war work (1942-1944).

127 boxes (126.5 linear ft.)2 v.

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