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Russel Kirkhof papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-05
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.

Dates: 1900-1979

Gordon Olson research collection

 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...
Dates: 1983-2001

Arnold Ott papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-31
Collection Description The Arnold Ott collection documents the life and work of Michigan-born chemist and entrepreneur Arnold Ott from 1917-2008. The collection includes personal papers and biographical information, photographs and stereograph collection, speeches, business records, and records of his participation on the Grand Valley Board of Control from 1960-1988. The collection also includes three scrapbooks documenting the life of Arnold Ott and his wife Marion as well as the Ott Chemical Company and the...
Dates: 1917-2008

L. William Seidman papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-12
Abstract Lewis William Seidman (L. William) was an American economist and financial commentator born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was one of the founders of Grand Valley State College. Seidman worked as an advisor to Presidents Ford and Reagan. He served as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and worked extensively during the American savings and loan crisis to restore solvency to the failing savings and loan institutions. The collection documents his personal, civic,...
Dates: 1958 - 1990