Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Publications 1921-2007 [subseries]

The Publications subseries (2.4 linear feet, 1921-2007) includes promotional literature produced by the firm, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., as well as, 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 Thomas W. Brunk, unpublished 1/7/2007
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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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Detroit Athletic Club . Detroit: Detroit Athletic Club undated
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Langley, 1916-1996. Langley AFB, Virginia: Office of History, Air Combat Com 1996
 
Promotional Literature
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Recent Industrial Plants -- Brochure 1958
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Institutional Buildings -- Brochure 1959
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Michigan Society of Architects' 1959
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Power Plants -- Brochure 1960
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Henry Ford Hospital Parking Structure 1960
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Principals and Associates 1961
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Electrical Installations -- Brochure 1961
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Principals and Associates 1962-1966 (5 folders)
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Albert Kahn Associates, Architects and Engineers -- Brochure 1965
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Principals and Associates 1967
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Industrial Buildings, Reprint 1967
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Impact of Human Factors on Industrial Architecture, Reprint 1968
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Human Considerations and Priorities -- The Design Challenge of the Highly Automated and Mechanized Industrial Plant 1969
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Principals and Associates and Project 75 -- Brochure 1970
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Firm Award -- Brochure 1971
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Institutional Buildings -- Brochure 1972
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Newspaper Plant -- Brochure 1972
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Principals and Associates 1974
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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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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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Your Company -- Employee Brochure 1976