Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (Majority of material found within 1900-1945)
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Title: Albert Kahn Associates records
Creator: Albert Kahn Associates.
Dates: 1825-2014 (Majority of material found within 1900-1945)
Extent: 166 linear feet (in 180 boxes; textual materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials), 90 portfolios (photographs), 22 scrapbooks (sample architectural materials), 131 oversize volumes (books), 12,731 drawings (in 45 drawers and 114 tubes; architectural drawings)
Albert Kahn was a Detroit-based architect, active from 1896 to 1942. He founded the firm, Albert Kahn Associated Architects & Engineers, which is today known as Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. He was best known for his industrial design work, including the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park and River Rouge plants; numerous commercial buildings in Detroit such as the Fisher Building, Detroit Athletic Club, and General Motors Building; and much of the University of Michigan's Central Campus, including Angell Hall, the Clements Library, and Hill Auditorium, as well as the Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ann Arbor, Michigan. After Kahn's death in 1942, his architectural firm, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., has continued to be a worldwide leader in the design of factory buildings that enhance the manufacturing process. The Albert Kahn Associates records are composed of materials produced by Albert Kahn the architect, as well as materials produced by his firm, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., and include correspondence, company files, photographs, published materials, and architectural drawings.
Call number: 0420 Aa/2
Language: The vast majority of the material is in English. A few of the books owned by Albert Kahn are also in French, German, Italian, and Hungarian.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
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Finding aid created by Sally Linvill Bund on January 14, 2004; updated by Julia Marie Teran in August 2017.