Flint & Local History


This is a guide to researching Flint's history. The researcher should be aware that as the geographic area or topic becomes more specific, the number of published or online sources declines, and certainly this is true of Flint and Genesee County.  

Books on Flint History

The following books are good general histories of Genesee County and Flint from its early years to the modern era.

 Flint only       Ann Arbor only       Flint & Ann Arbor


UM-Flint Student Papers and Dissertations

The Genesee Historical Collections Center (GHCC) holds numerous student papers and dissertations relating to Flint as well as sociological studies dating from as early as the 1940s. Most of the master's theses done by students in the Master of Liberal Studies and Master of Public Administration programs which relate to Flint are also in the collection. These may provide useful sources for aspects of Flint's history.

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