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University Communications. University Vita Files

Identifier: GV012-03

Scope and Contents

Files contain information on Grand Valley State University faculty, staff, administrators and others. Used for background information in publicity and publications. The files may include bio sheets, newspaper clippings, photographs, and obituaries. Also includes faculty directories from President files, 1970. Photographs added when identified.


  • 1968-2016


Access to the 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.

Administrative History

University Communications (formerly News & Information Services, until 2014, is a unit of the University Relations Division. It provides a variety of services and products to tell the Grand Valley story to audiences within the university and those reached through the mass media including: Media Relations/News Releases, Photography Services, Crisis Communications, Media Training, Event Support, Live Webcasting, Videography. NIS products include: Forum: A newsletter for faculty and staff members and retirees; GVNow: Video features like "Around Grand Valley" and daily campus news reports are a part of this online publication. Grand Valley Magazine: Quarterly magazine for the Grand Valley community that includes profiles, features, research news and news about alumni and campus events.


22.5 Linear feet (18 boxes)

Language of Materials


University Communications. University Vita Files
Annie Benefiel
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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