Grand Valley State University
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Description The College of Arts and Sciences Oral History Project collection consists of materials created to document West Michigan local history. Collection includes taped and transcribed interviews with residents of Grand Rapids, Michigan; other West Michigan related oral history interviews; and tapes of topical radio shows produced by the University of Michigan based on these interviews. Interviews conducted primarily in the early 1970s of the children and grandchildren of many of the founders of Grand...
Dates: 1971-1977, 2010
Collection — Box: 6-A
Collection Description The documentary film produced by William Lawson, La Grande Vitesse: The Work of Alexander Calder, follows the unloading of the stabile pieces in Detroit, its construction in downtown Grand Rapids, Calder’s arrival in the city, and several interview pieces on Calder’s life and work. The collection contains 16mm film reels, an audio CD of interview and lecture material from Klaus Perls and Sweeney, and a DVD of the completed documentary. Records also include contracts for creating the film,...
Collection — Box: 1
Collection Description Scrapbook includes articles and photographs of the Honors Institute for Young Scientists (HIFYS). The scrapbook contains photos of students and instructors during classroom and recreational activities.
Collection Description The collection documents the personal life and career of Russel Kirkhof. Personal materials include correspondence, diaries, interviews, photographs, materials related to Kirkhof's relationship with Grand Valley, and the Kirkhof residence. Business records include patents, investments, personal correspondence, legal correspondence, tax records, business ledgers, real estate speculation, and philanthropy.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection Description Materials collected and compiled by participant James McClafferty include maps, publications, scenic postcards, artifacts, and over 2,000 slides taken on the trip or that represent Polish history, scenery, cities, people, and lifestyles.
Collection Description Mary Schneider started collecting memorabilia of her personal and school experiences while at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan and continued through her enrollment in the Pioneer class at Grand Valley. The collection consists of 4 scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, Grand Valley publications, student records and memorabilia, and correspondence from her tenure on the Alumni Association.
Collection Description The collection includes biographical information, copies of speech notes and testimony, writings, newspaper clippings, and magazine articles from 1947-1980 about blacks in America.