How do I search for materials online?


The Henry Ford has a number of online databases, catalogs, and finding aids as well as some digitized materials that are searchable online. Here are some useful links in conducting your research with us.

Find archival materials, finding aids:

Find a book, library catalog: 

Find film footage:

#AskUs a question and frequently asked archive questions:

Popular research topics:

Digitized collections:

Ford Motor Company oral histories:

Automotive design oral histories:

About the Reading Room:

Archives services:

Tours and special access:

Conservation help:

This list is a helpful starting point, but not all of our content or finding aids are available online. If you can't find what you're looking for or have questions, you can email us at the Benson Ford Research Center at and we can help you locate resources and further information.


  • Last Updated Oct 26, 2023
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  • Answered By Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford

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