Answered By: Archives & Library Staff @The Henry Ford
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017 Views: 125

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.

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

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

fax: (313) 982-6244