The Fisher Body Craftsman Guild -- An Illustrated History, By John L. Jacobus published by McFarland & Company, Inc., July 2005. Contains 171 period-vintage photographs, 330 pages, hardbound.

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Table of Contents
Preface 00
Chapter I. Introduction
Background 00
Purpose of the Guild 00
Public Relations Bonanza 00
Overseas Craftsman's Guilds 00
Lives Changed 00
Tenets, Values and Virtues 00
Demise of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 00
Intriguing Questions, Enigmas and Open issues 00
Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Time Line and Milestones 00
Chapter II. Napoleonic Coach Competition (1930-1948)
Introduction 00
The Fisher Brothers 00
Philanthropy 00
Fisher Body "Royal Coach" Trademark 00
Napoleonic Coach Trademark 00
Youth Scholarship Program 00
Source of Inspiration 00
Napoleonic Coach Designers and Creators 00
Master Model Coaches 00
Plans and Instructions 00
Guild Purpose and Organization 00
Advertising, Promotions and Incentives 00
Napoleonic Coach Competition, Master Craftsman Class 00
Shipping Crate 00
Judging and Scoring Coaches 00
Some Napoleonic Coach Details 00
Coach Builder's Biographic Survey 00
Some Ingenious Ideas Used to Build a Coach 00
Napoleonic Coach Kits 00
Labor Hours Required 00
The Guildsman, Official Magazine of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 00
Traveling Coach Competition, Apprentice Craftsman Class, Inaugurated
1934-35 00
1934-35 Traveling Coach Competition Regions 00
Between pages 000 and 000 are 16 color plates containing 00 photographs
Chapter III. Model Car Competition (1937-1968)
Pre-World War II Model Car Competition (1937 and 1938) 000
Post-World War II Model Car Competitions (1946-1968) 000
Model Body Styles, Dimensions, and Construction Methods 000
Materials Used by Guildsmen 000
Tools and Equipment used by Guildsmen 000
Trim from Common, Ordinary Household Items 000
Metal Trim and Brightwork 000
Paint 000
Construction Materials and Methods Used 000
Secrets of Success 000
Subcontractors 000
Guild Clubs 000
GM Dealers 000
Art Center College of Design 000
Stylist's Genes, Pedigrees and the "Right Stuff" 000
Project Planning 000
Family Know-How 000
Top 18 Brother or Family Scholarship Teams 000
Labor and Time Commitment 000
Shipping Container 000
Deadline 000
Judging and Scoring 000
Quantity of Model Entries for Selected Years 000
Judges' Workload 000
GM Sons' Presence 000
1963 and 1966 Competition Demographics (Age, Education) for
Awardees Only 000
Program Diversity and International Scope 000
Age Bracket Expansion 000
Fairness 000
Purchased and Duplicated Models 000
The Regional Awards System 000
Competition Integrity 000
National Guild Convention and Banquet 000
Being a National Scholarship Winner 000
Consolation Prize: Certificate of Design and Craftsmanship and
Score Sheet 000
Demise of the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild 000
Can't Keep a Good Man Down 000
Legacy 000
Postscript 000
Chapter IV. The Search for Guildsmen
Napoleonic Coach Builders 000
Model "Dream Car" Makers 000
Afterwards 000
Non Sequitur 000
Recovery and Identification 000
Non-Guild Memorabilia 000
Future Guild Reunions 000
Accredited Industrial Design Programs 000
Appendix A. Fisher Brothers in Brief 000
Appendix B. Skip Geear's Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Foundation
and Mini-Museum 000
Appendix C. Coach Builder's Biographic Survey Form, June 1997 000
Appendix D. Fisher Body Division's Role During World War II 000
Appendix E. Model Car Competition Rules and Regulations 000
Appendix F. Popular Construction Techniques Used by Guildsmen 000
Appendix G. The Awards and Regional Awards System 000
Appendix H. Detroit Guild Convention Details for Selected Years 000
Appendix I. Analysis of Some Aspects of the 1963 and 1966 Model Car
Competitions 000
Appendix J. Overseas Craftsman's Guilds 000
Appendix K. Summary: U.S. Guildsmen by Name, Year(s), University
and Vocational Interest 000
Appendix L. The Fisher Body Crafsman's Guild: A Model for Educational
Reform, by Anthony V. Simone 000
Appendix M. Persons Officially Assigned by GM Styling to Be Design Judges 000
Acknowledgments 000
Chapter Notes 000
Bibliography 000
Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terms 000
Index 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild -- History.
General motors automobiles -- Models -- Societies, etc.
General Motors automobiles -- Models -- Design and construction -- History.
General Motors automobiles -- Models -- Pictorial works.

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