Albert Kahn papers   1896-2014
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Publications [subseries]:

The Publications sub-series of the Professional Papers series includes, among others, three volumes which offer perspective on Kahn's career as well as photographs of the master's most important projects. Albert Kahn, Architect, Architectural Catalog, published in October 1921, is a 90-page book containing full-page photographs of the General Motors Building, Detroit Athletic Club, Hill Auditorium and many other buildings, as well as trade advertisements which document the construction technologies and materials used by Kahn at that time. The editors of Architectural Forum chose to dedicate the entire issue of August 1938 to Albert Kahn's accomplishments, the organization of his firm and photographs of numerous manufacturing plants which had advanced his reputation as America's greatest industrial architect. The Michigan Society of Architects' Weekly Bulletin, Albert Kahn Memorial Issue of March 30, 1943 is an important journal in bringing together many contemporary tributes to Kahn, written by friends and colleagues. The high regard in which he was held at the time of his death, even before historians could offer perspective on his contributions, may be of particular interest to researchers.

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Albert Kahn, Architect, Architectural Catalog,  October 1921     (Includes trade advertisements and photographs of General Motors Building, Kresge Office Building, Detroit Athletic Club, Hill Auditorium, Packard Motor Car Company Main Factory, John S. Newberry Residence and other buildings.)  (Cloth-bound, 90-page book, 13-1/2x10-1/4 inches, published by Architectural Catalog Co., New York.)
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"Albert Kahn Commissions with Pewabic Tile," compiled by Dr. Thomas W. Brunk,  1/7/2007 unpublished
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Architectural Forum,  August 1938     (Issue devoted to Albert Kahn. Articles include "Albert Kahn," "Organization of Albert Kahn, Inc." and "Portfolio of Industrial Buildings, Albert Kahn, Inc.," 87-142.) 
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City of Windsor's Heritage Planner. Walkerville, Ontario: A Brief Tour of Walkerville, an Edwardian Company Town, Now Part of Windsor, Ontario. Windsor: Windsor Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee,  1997     (includes descriptions of Kahn's buildings in Walkerville) 
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Weekly Bulletin, Michigan Society of Architects, Albert Kahn Memorial Issue,  March 30, 1943     (Includes 240 pages of tributes, articles and photographs.) 
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Scarth, W. M. "Description of Bas Relief in Entablature over the Entrance on the South Elevation of the General Motors Building Annex." Unpublished,  1/26/1965
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Detroit Athletic Club . Detroit: Detroit Athletic Club,  undated
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Langley, 1916-1996.Langle AFB, Virginia: Office of History, Air Combat Command,  1996