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finding aids
archival and manuscript collections

New & Unprocessed Archival Accessions List
The Benson Ford Research Center, home to the Archives of The Henry Ford, holds more than 3000 individual collections, or accessions. Many of these accessions remain partially or completely unprocessed and do not have detailed finding aids. In order to provide a measure of insight into these materials, the Archives has assembled this listing of more than 1100 new and unprocessed accessions.

New and Unprocessed Archival Accessions, April 2020

Accessions are listed alphabetically by title in two groups: New Accessions contains materials acquired 2018-2020, and Accessions 1929-2017 contains materials acquired since the opening of The Henry Ford in 1929 through 2017.

The list will be updated periodically to include new acquisitions and remove those that have been more fully described. Researchers interested in access to any of the collections listed here should contact Benson Ford Research Center staff (email: research.center@thehenryford.org) to discuss collection availability.