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Gordon Olson research collection

Identifier: RHC-37

Collection Description

The collection was compiled by Olson during his research for biographies of Michigan entrepreneurs and major donors to GVSU D.J. Angus (1990), Robert B. Annis (1993), William G. Jackson (1996), Fred M. Keller (2000), Clare Jarecki (2001), Leslie E. Tassell (2001). Materials include taped and transcribed interviews, drafts of publications, copies of articles and personal and career related information about the subject of each biography. Published copy of Russel Kirkhof : Mechanic to Millionaire (1983) by Reid Holland and Gordon Olson is also included.


  • 1983-2001


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Gordon Olson, historian and researcher wrote a series of biographical essays for Grand Valley State College. Olson also served as the Grand Rapids City Historian.


2.5 Linear feet (2 cartons)

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Gordon Olson, ca. 2002.
Gordon Olson research collection, RHC-37
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States