AC Sparkplugs

Since 1908, AC Sparkplugs (then Champion Ignition Company) was an integral part of any General Motors vehicle. In subsequent years, their products made an appearance in almost every sector of the retail market including aircraft, weaponry, domestic machines, and watercraft. This virtual exhibit examines the influence of this quintessentially Flint company from its birth to the mid-1960s through photographs of its products, buildings, personnel, and special events.

If you would like to research these collections, or any others, please contact the Archives by phone at 810-762-9840.


Chevrolet's Century: Celebrating 100 Years


Chevrolet celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 3, 2011. This exhibit takes a brief look at the events and individuals that shaped Chevrolet through its century of existence. The pieces shown are available for research at the Kettering University Archives and represent only a fraction of the Chevrolet material contained within its collections.


General Motors of Holidays Past

If you are like us at the Kettering University Archives, you enjoy the cheer and nostalgia that comes with Christmas and the New Year celebrations. We thought it would be an excellent idea to present the General Motors collections that reflect the holiday season. General Motors celebrated the holidays with their employees and customers. Their interest in the holidays show through in the materials exhibited in the slideshow, which are only a small sampling of similar material available at the Archives.

You will find 25 items shown in the slideshow, which span from the 1900s through the 1960s and include various General Motors divisions: AC Spark Plug, Buick, Cadillac, Fisher Body, Frigidaire, and General Motors Institute. The materials include sales booklets, sales displays, photographs of holiday parties, and Christmas cards.