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Collection — Box: 1-2
Abstract John Bennitt was a physician from Centreville, Michigan. He joined the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment as an assistant surgeon, and remained in military service until the end of the war. The collection consists of over 200 letters from John Bennitt to his wife and daughters. In them he shared his detailed observations of army life as a surgeon. Three diaries accompany the correspondence.
Scope and Contents The collection contains the records of the Dyer-Ives Foundation, with materials dating from the organization's founding in 1960 until its closure in 2016. The records document the administration, finances, and grant making operations of the foundation – and illustrate the impact the foundation had on the City of Grand Rapids, its economy, social and cultural institutions, and local environment.Series 1. Corporate and Financial Records contains the founding documents, bylaws and articles of...
Dates: 1960 - 2016
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
Series — Box: 1
Abstract Newsletter of the Kutsche Office of Local History.
Dates: 2010 - 2016
Scope and Contents Collection of five letters and a map of pioneer Michigan lumberman Silas Seekles Lee (1820-1903) concerning his lumbering interest in the areas of Tuscola and East Saginaw, Michigan; and other lumbering interest as a shareholder in the Tittabawassee Boom Company, Midland County and Montcalm County between December 21, 1863 and September 19, 1864. The letters concern the lumbering issues Lee encountered, including settling of deals and accounts, low water levels in the rivers and the accordingly...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents 15 manuscript letters in ink, with 14 envelopes: one letter (1867) written to Edmund Hobart McQuigg (1807-1887), a lumberman in Flint (Genesee County), Michigan; and fourteen letters (1870-1873) to Ferris Forman Hyatt (1826-1883), lumberman, investor, and president of the First National Bank of Flint. The connections among the correspondents reflect the development of the lumber industry in Michigan, particularly in Flint. Clark Hyatt and his son Ferris moved from upstate New...
Dates: 1867, 1870-1873
Scope and Contents Created subject collection compiled by donor Harvey Lemmen and continued by Grand Valley State University Special Collections after acqiusition. Topics include politics, local history, business, populations, and culture.
Dates: 1813 - 1995
Collection — Box: 1-37
Collection Description Collection consists of bio sheets, interviewer and interviewee releases, interview outlines or transcripts and copies cds of the videotaped interviews. Some interviewee folders may include copies of photographs, correspondence and other materials. Electronic files of the interviews are stored separately on the Grand Valley State University server.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 235 letters written by Private Edward Wahl to his wife, Vera (whom he usually addresses as "my dearest/beloved mother"), at their home in Lyons, Kansas dated from 28 February 1944 until 4 October 1945. It also includes a few letters written to Edward Wahl from friends and relatives, along and other documentation regarding him. Contents generally reflect Edward's disgruntlement and disgust with the Armed Forces for his being drafted at the age of 37 with...
- Subject: Michigan -- History X
- Correspondence 2
- Lumber trade 2
- Oral histories 2
- Afghan War, 2001 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- Centreville (Mich.) 1
- Charities 1
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
- Community organization 1
- Diaries 1
- East Saginaw (Mich.) 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Fort Custer (Mich.) 1
- Grand Rapids (Mich.) 1
- Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.) 1
- Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981 1
- Jeffersonville (Ind.) 1
- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American 1
- Local history and memoirs 1
- Michigan 1 ∧ less
- Grand Valley State University 3
- Dyer-Ives Foundation 2
- United States. Army 2
- University of Michigan 2
- Bennitt, John 1
- Grand Valley State University. Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 1
- Grand Valley State University. History Department 1
- Grand Valley State University. Kutsche Office of Local History 1
- Hunting, John Robert, b. 1931 1
- Hyatt, Ferris Forman, 1826-1883 1
- Lee, Silas Seekles, 1820-1903 1
- Lemmen, Harvey 1
- McQuigg, Hobart, 1807-1887 1
- Ransom, Hyatt Clark, 1823-1874 1
- Tittabawassee Boom Company 1
- United States. Air Force 1
- United States. Navy 1
- Wahl, Edward, 1906-1993 1
- Wahl, Vera Vivian (Volkmann), 1909-2004 1 ∧ less