The museum’s James D. Butt Archive contains thousands of pamphlets, drawings, letters, catalogs, and other ephemera related to Lansing automotive history. Our most extensive subjects include R.E. Olds, REO, and Oldsmobile. For questions or to set up a research appointment, please email

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