The Sloan Museum in Flint, Michigan has received a healthy-historical donation for its safe keeping. Lawrence Gustin, an automotive historian and retired General Motors public relations officer, has come forth and donated documents and materials from the early days of GM to the museum.
The materials encompass passages from several books and biographies including, Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors, The Buick: A Complete History and David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car.
Along with the books and biographies, handwritten notes and comments in the margins from Durant himself were included with Gustin’s donation. The notes describe Durant’s start in carriages, and how GM came to be after his acquisition of Buick and, finally, the creation of Chevrolet.
Other odds and ends from the history include Durant’s personal exchanges with Winston Churchill at the end of World War I, and the process of Chevrolet’s inception alongside Frigidaire.