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Ed Ford Collection 1925-1972

AHS-ND 45


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ford, Ed
Collection Name Ed Ford Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1925-1972
Physical Description 4 linear feet
AbstractMaterials regarding Edward Ford's activities with the Navajo Agency, Department of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs; business records of Ed Ford's leather work business through the Branding Iron store, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Collection Number AHS-ND 45
Language English.
Repository Arizona Historical Society/Flagstaff Archives
PO Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523 5551
Fax: 928 774 1596
Email: ahsnad@infomagic.net

Biographical Note

Edward (Ed) Ford was born in 1903 and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. Ford held various positions in the Four Corners area including ranch hand in Hillside, Arizona; clerk for Babbitt Brothers Trading Company, Flagstaff, Arizona; stock handler and trader for Hubert Richardson, Tonalea, Arizona; stockman; and later District Supervisor of Land Management for the Navajo Agency, Window Rock, Arizona and Crownpoint, New Mexico.


Scope and Content Note

Materials regarding Ed Ford's activities with the Navajo Agency, Department of Interior, Office of Indian Affairs; business records of Ed Ford's leather work business through the Branding Iron store, Flagstaff, Arizona. Date ranges, ca. 1925-1972.


Organization

4 Series: I. Correspondence; II. Financial; III. Miscellaneous; IV. Papers

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for Northern Arizona University and the Arizona Historical Society, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Babbitt Brothers Trading Company Collection, NAU.MS.#83


Access Points

Personal Name(s)
Ford, Ed--Archives.

Corporate Name(s)
Brandin' Iron.
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Geographic Name(s)
Crownpoint (NM)
Fort Defiance (Ariz.)

Subject(s)
Navajo Indians.

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Financial records.
Invoices.
Receipts.
Reports.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Arizona Historical Society/Flagstaff, AHS-ND 45


Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1928-1967
3 file folders containing correspondence and attached materials to Ed Ford.
Box-folder
1.1 Correspondence: business and personal, ca. 1928-1967
Mostly regarding ranchwear; also from U.S. Forest Service regarding sale of livestock and waiver of grazing rights, 1950; cards and letter from sister and aunt, 1950; etc.
Box-folder
1.2 Correspondence regarding bad checks, 1957-1967
Box-folder
1.3 Correspondence regarding employment with attached employment applications, 1936-1940
Series II. Financial, 1928-1972
34 file folders containing financial records, and attached materials, of Ed Ford.
Box-folder
1.4 Financial: personal, 1928-1937
Promissary note and accompanying checks to R.B. Corbett, 1928-1931; financial ledger, February 1929; Bank of America account statements and cancelled checks, 1934-1937; statement of account with Enterprise Blacksmith and Machine Shop, n.d.
Box-folder
1.5 Financial: personal, 1937-1938
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.6 Financial: personal, 1938-1940
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.7 Financial: personal, 1940-1941
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.8 Financial: personal, 1941-1942
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.9 Financial: personal, 1942-1943
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.10 Financial: personal, 1943-1945
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.11 Financial: personal, 1945-1946
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.12 Financial: personal, 1936-1950
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips; also promissary note, 1940; and auto documents, 1936-1950
Box-folder
1.13 Official Navajo Agency Receipts, 1936-1946
Box-folder
1.14 Official Navajo Agency Receipts, 1946-1947
Box-folder
1.15 Financial: personal, 1948-1950
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.16 Financial: personal, 1957-1969
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.17 Financial: personal, 1956-1958
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.18 Financial: personal, 1958-1960
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.19 Financial: personal, 1960-1963
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.20 Financial: personal, 1963-1966
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips
Box-folder
1.21 Financial: personal, 1963-1971
Bank of America account statements, cancelled checks, and deposit slips; also safety deposit box records, 1963-1970
Box-folder
1.22 Financial: business, 1962-1972
Receipts from advertising
Box-folder
1.23 Financial: business, 1950 and 1967-1970
Allen Manufacturing Company receipts, miscellaneous receipts
Box-folder
2.1 Financial: business, 1950-1955
The Brandin' Iron ledgers
Box-folder
2.2 Financial: business, 1955-1963
The Brandin' Iron ledgers
Box-folder
2.3 Financial: business, 1963-1968
The Brandin' Iron ledgers
Box-folder
3.1 Receipts for leather work done by Ed Ford through the Brandin' Iron Shop in Flagstaff, Arizona. Most of the orders are from the Arizona Fish and Game Department, ca. 1959-1969
Box-folder
3.2 Financial: business, 1961-1971
Boot wear receipts; Livestock Board inspection documents, 1969-1970; voter registration for New Mexico, 1969; 2 receipts for donations to the Salvation Army Service Fund, 1961 and 1962
Box-folder
3.3 Financial: business, 1960-1971
Clothing invoices
Box-folder
3.4 Financial: business, 1960-1970
Mail order customer receipts and accompanying correspondence
Box-folder
3.5 Store inventory for The Brandin' Iron, 1950-1960
Box-folder
3.6 Store inventory for The Brandin' Iron, 1961-1968
Box-folder
3.7 Financial: business, 1958-1971
Clothing and miscellaneous receipts for The Brandin' Iron
Box-folder
3.8 Records for film advertisements, 1956-1968
Correspondence, invoices, receipts, screening schedules with Alexander Film Co, 1956-1963; Motion Picture Alexander Corp, 1963-1966; and Motion Picture Ad Corp, 1966-1968
Box-folder
3.9 Financial: business, 1950-1960
Tax records for The Brandin' Iron
Box-folder
3.10 District Supervisor of Navajo Agency Field Receipt books, 1945-1946
Box-folder
3.11 Supervisor of Navajo Agency Field Receipt books, 1947
Series III. Miscellaneous, 1925-1971
3 file folders containing advertising brochures, La Salle Extension School materials, Horsemen Association brochure, etc.
Box-folder
3.12 La Salle Extension School, ca. 1927
Correspondence, accountancy course materials and exercises
Box-folder
3.13 Miscellaneous memorabilia, ca. 1925-1970
Ads for clothing, accessories, books; order forms; subscriptions; 1925 day planner
Box-folder
3.14 Northern Arizona Horseman's Association Annual Horse Show programs, 1970 and 1971
Series IV. Papers, 1927-1970
11 file folders containing papers of Ed Ford.
Box-folder
4.1 Ed Ford's Public Notary log from New Mexico, 1946-1947
Box-folder
4.2 Insurance and liability records, 1960-1970
For The Brandin' Iron and personal auto insurance
Box-folder
4.3 Log of clothing orders, ca. 1963-1970
Box-folder
4.4 Navajo Agency property records, 1937-1947
Box-folder
4.5 Miscellaneous business papers, 1936-1947
United States Department of Interior; Office of Indian Affairs; Equipment Operation Cost Field Record (maintenance records) for Ed Ford's government issued Ford automobiles, 1937-1943; and travel log, 1936-1947.
Box-folder
4.6 Ed Ford's Navajo Agency Individual Trip Reports, 1937-1939
Box-folder
4.7 Ed Ford's Navajo Agency Individual Trip Reports, 1939-1940
Box-folder
4.8 Ed Ford's Navajo Agency Individual Trip Reports, 1941-1947
Box-folder
4.9 Personal papers, 1927-1962
Ed Ford's stock certificates, horse list, registration of firearms form, National Rifle Association announcements, Bill of Sale for horse, United Kennel Club papers for "Tex," etc.,
Box-folder
4.10 Internal Revenue Service forms, etc., ca. 1950-1969
Box-folder
4.11 Ed Ford's daily calendar books with scheduled activities written for dates from, 1939-1969