Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. (Donor No. 9121) in multiple accessions between March 2003 and July 2017.

Access Restrictions:

The Albert Kahn Associates records are open for research. Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. will retain any copyright that it posses to the contents of the corporation's textual materials, drawings, visual images, and other materials, by the cooperation of the Bentley Historical Library. Reproductions of architectural drawings from the Albert Kahn Associates records require permission from Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.

Records and drawings for the Ford Motor Company Airplane Parts Manufacturing Building (Willow Run Bomber Factory), 1941-1943, Job No. 1888R were originally classified by the federal government. All documents associated with this project have been declassified by the National Archives and Records Administration, 2/23/2006: Declassification Number NND41511

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see:

No further additions to the collection are expected.


Copyright is retained by Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Duplication Policy: Digital reproductions of drawings may be ordered after obtaining permission from Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. Use of digital cameras to copy drawings of sections of drawings is not permitted. Contact the Bentley Library reference staff for duplication policies and procedures.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Albert Kahn Associates records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Processing Information:

This collection was formerly titled the "Albert Kahn papers." In August 2017, the title of this collection was changed to the "Albert Kahn Associates records." Please see the Preferred Citation note to view the current instructions for how to cite this collection.

In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.