The General Motors Heritage Center Permanent Reference Collection is the permanent home for company’s collection of historic literature. Our permanent reference collection documents the history of General Motors as a corporation and cultural entity. It also documents the wider automotive industry as it relates directly to General Motors. Materials that relate to any of General Motors’ current and historic North American brands as well as its global partners fall within the scope of the collection.
These pamphlets come from the files of the GM Heritage Center archive. They represent a small but varied sample of the types of documents, pamphlets and automobilia preserved by General Motors. We are pleased to provide the items on this page to download free of charge.
As a partner to the GM Heritage Center, the General Motors Media Archive manages GM’s global repository of historical photography, motion picture film, video and digital media spanning from the 19th Century to the present. It was established in 1993 through the consolidation of more than 60 disparate collections from various corporate staffs and divisions.
These information kits contain basic specifications, equipment availability and in some cases, owner's and service information. You may also purchase individual printed copies of information kits for all General Motors brands.
As we continue to digitize our vehicle archives, we will add additional kits to this section. Please note that some of these files may be quite large. As such, they may take a long time to load on slow connections.
This video collection is part of General Motors’ Global Media Archive, which houses thousands of motion picture films and video masters from around the world.
These one-of-a-kind visual works chronicle the people of GM and their contributions, and document the products, workforce, fashion, culture and events of the day.
The following videos are a brief snapshot of the archive.