The Buick Automotive Gallery and Research Center is home to the Perry Archives, Sloan Museum’s repository of all-things Flint and Genesee County. With more than 150 years of history, our collection is quite diverse!

Flint’s automotive heritage is well represented in the Sloan*Longway Collection. In the Perry Archives, our automotive materials span Buick Motor Company’s history from 1902 to 1999, as well as literature, manuals, press packets, and photographs. Chevrolet and Durant Motors materials are also available. Although we do not have materials for every car made, we have information to assist restorers, collectors, and enthusiasts alike. Visit our Automotive Research page for more details. 

We are proud to maintain a large variety of materials pertaining to the people and cultures of Flint and Genesee County. Business records, school posters, photos of Saginaw Street—we have something for every interest! Visit our Local Research page for more information.

To arrange an appointment for viewing materials or conducting research, please contact Collections Department staff at or 810.237.3440. Written email requests are strongly encouraged. Appointments to view materials may be made Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 4:30pm.

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