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Library administrative files

Identifier: GV043-06


The Grand Valley State University Libraries enrich the educational mission of the university by advancing intellectual growth and discovery. Through the acquisition, application, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge we strive to serve the community, the state, the nation, and the world. Vision: Grand Valley State University Libraries will be a catalyst in building a vibrant, intellectual, creative university culture. We will be a place where ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries, programs, and cultures. By providing innovative, effective, and accessible resources, spaces, and services, the University Libraries will contribute to the university’s efforts to become nationally known for excellence. First library set up in the Pink House in 1962. 1969 Zumberge library opens. Zumberge library in Allendale, Steelcase Library at the Richard M. DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, and the Frey Foundation Learning Center in Grand Rapids, Seidman House in Allendale. Files maintained by the library for administrative operations. Collection includes statistics on library usage and circulation, self-studies, annual reports, budgets, staff information, University Library Council meeting information, library faculty information, research and instruction information, automation plans (NOTIS and Endeavor Voyager), public relation campaign packets, author recognition bibliographies, and the files of Nancy Terry who sat on several committees and task forces throughout Grand Valley’s early years.


  • 1963 - 2013


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.

Access to files in Box 7 is restricted. Contact University Archivist for additional information.

Publication Rights

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6.90 Linear feet (6 cartons)

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

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States