Remote Research Services

Payment for one hour’s worth of research is required at the time of the request. Research fees may be waived for K-12 students, or for requests for information on an artifact donated by a family member.

We will make every attempt to assist you, but please be aware that paying for remote research does not guarantee we will be able to find the information you are looking for.

Research Charges

Individual - $35/hour
Commercial - $45/hour
Rush Fees - $65/hour

We accept both checks and major credit cards. Credit card information can be sent via fax to (313) 982-6244 or provided by phone at (313) 982-6020 and we will provide a receipt. Checks should be made out to The Henry Ford and mailed to:

Benson Ford Research Center
The Henry Ford
P.O. Box 1970
Dearborn, MI 48121-1970


Audiovisual Order Form - Commercial (contact the Research Center for more information) 
Audiovisual Order Form - Individual (PDF)
Audiovisual Order Form - Non-profit/Educational (PDF)
Citation Formatting Guidelines (PDF)
Conditions for Access (PDF)
Digital Camera Agreement (PDF)
Digital Image Order Form - Commerical (contact the Research Center for more information) 
Digital Image Order Form - Individual (PDF)
Digital Image Order Form - Non-profit/Educational (PDF)
Document Duplication Order Form (PDF)
Helpful Links (PDF)
Part Drawing Order Form (PDF)
Patron Registration Form (PDF)
Production Record Order Form  (PDF)

Material Handling Guidelines (PDF)

Benson Ford Research Center

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