Genesee Historical Collections Center (University of Michigan-Flint Archives)

The Genesee Historical Collections Center is currently closed due to CoVID. Please contact the archivist, Colleen Marquis, at 810-762-3402 or for any questions.

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The Genesee Historical Collections Center, a division of the University of Michigan-Flint Thompson Library, contains both published and unpublished material concerning the history of Flint and Genesee County, Michigan, as well as the archives of the University of Michigan-Flint. It has existed since 1984, and serves students, faculty, and outside researchers from all over the world. We encourage visitors to come to the Genesee Historical Collections Center and the adjoining Crapo Room. If you are a researcher, please contact the archivist, Colleen Marquis at, in order to coordinate a visit.

Significant collections held here relate to various subjects in Flint’s history. You will see research guides on the right-hand side of the screen exploring some of the most common research topics for the GHCC to help guide you. The finding aids are also accessible and searchable via the Google search bar above. There are some collections that are not yet described in a finding aid but if you have interest in that collection please do not hesitate to ask. 

GHCC also holds a general reference collection relating to Michigan history, besides many books and pamphlets on Flint-area topics. Organizational newsletters, maps, sound recordings, and microfilm of Flint newspapers offer a rich history of Flint's past. Books, manuscript collections, and other items are cataloged on the Library Catalog

There are two libraries at the Ann Arbor campus with extensive archival collections: the Clements Library and the Bentley Historical Library. For further Michigan history and labor, history visit the Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit