Answered By: Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2017 Views: 155

One of the ways new artifacts are added to the collections is through the generosity of our members, individuals and corporations. Donations assist The Henry Ford to fulfill our mission to provide unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America's traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation.

If you are interested in offering an object for the collection please use  the Artifact Donation Form to begin the process. You may send it electronically to research.center@thehenryford.org or print the form and send to us by fax or regular mail. Please use the contact information below.

We will confirm your request, assign it to a curator, and provide a reference number for your records. A curator will review the present collections with regard to the request, and it will go before the Collections Committee for consideration. This can be a lengthy process and we appreciate your patience as we give your offer thorough and complete attention.

Please send your artifact donation request to:

The Henry Ford
Benson Ford Research Center
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
fax: (313) 982-6244
email: research.center@thehenryford.org

Contact Us

To set up an appointment to visit the research center call (313) 982-6020 or write to us at research.center@thehenryford.org.

If you wish to do research from offsite, please contact us in writing. Fees apply to many research requests, and we will clarify this when we receive your request. For more information on cost please see our research services. Requests for information can be emailed, faxed or mailed:

Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI
48121-1970
USA

fax: (313) 982-6244