Advance Plating Company Scrapbook

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Advance Plating Company scrapbook
Date [inclusive]
0.4 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Advance Plating Company was located on 13440 Klinger St. in Detroit, Michigan. The President of the company was Bernard M. Baur. During the 1940s the Advance Plating Company received a war contract to make gun parts, naval diesel motor parts, parachute parts and bombing gear parts. On January 18, 1943, Advance Plating Company became on of four Michigan plants to receive the Army-Navy "E" Award for excellence in war production. In August 1943, it received a white star on their Army-Navy "E" Award flag for continued excellence in war production. The plant also gained notoriety for buying bonds for its servicemen. The workers paid for half of the bonds while the management paid the other half. Each week a new man in military service from their plant would get a $25 bond.

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Scope and Contents note

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about the company's entry candidate in the Miss Victory contest, winning the "E" award, and war bonds for workers. Also included are certificates and photographs, some with captions, of people working in various departments including women, and the "E" award ceremony.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Association of Southern Florida.


  • Scrapbooks


  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Women

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Collection Inventory


Scrapbook 1942-1943