Perry Archives

Open for research by appointment only

The Perry Archives is Sloan Museum’s repository of all things Flint and Genesee County. With more than 150 years of history, our collection is quite diverse! The Perry Archives house a wide array of photographs, records and objects chronicling the people and history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. The archive is currently open to the public by appointment only, on Wednesdays. Researchers must call 810-237-3421 or email to arrange an appointment with Collections staff. Emails are encouraged.

Make A Research Appointment

To schedule a research appointment, call 810-237-3421 or email

303 Walnut St.
Flint, MI 48503

Wednesdays by appointment only

Automotive Research

Flint’s automotive heritage is well represented in the Sloan Museum 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.

Automotive Research

Local Research

We are proud to maintain a large variety of materials pertaining to the people and culture 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.

Local Research

Buick Gallery is closed for repairs

Vehicles on display at Courtland Center Mall

Buick Gallery is closed for repairs, and over 30 automobiles representing a cross section of Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection are currently on exhibition at Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location. A variety of automobiles are on display, including concept cars, trucks, and classic cars dating from the early 1900s to the late 1980s. Click the Learn More button to find visitor information for Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location.

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Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection

Sloan Museum's Vehicle Collection totals 100 cars, trucks and carriages, which are acquired through donations and occasional purchases made possible by the Sloan Museum Auto Fair, our largest annual fundraiser. Over 30 of these vehicles are currently on display at Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location. Click the button to learn more about select vehicles in our collection.

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Together, Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium serve more than 60,000 schoolchildren annually, providing standards-based classes in science and history. Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.


Longway Planetarium
1310 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503

Sloan Museum
4190 E. Court St.
Burton, Michigan 48509

Perry Archives
303 Walnut St.
Flint, Michigan 48503


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