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Michigan -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and diaries of Civil War surgeon, John Bennitt

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Barcode: aspace.r.470.Box.1-2]
Identifier: RHC-43

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.

Dates: 1861-1865

Dyer-Ives Foundation records

Identifier: JCPA-07
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...
Dates: 1960 - 2016

East Jordan, Michigan photograph album

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32260010802009]
Identifier: RHC-192
Content Description Photograph album with brown cover, embossed with "Memory Book," containing 120 pages of photographs of East Jordan, Michigan, dating from between the 1910s and 1940s. Also includes two folders of loose photographs and newspaper supplement with clippings. The newspaper supplement "East Jordan: Yesterday & Today," dates from 1976 and contains town history and photos. The album contains black and white photographs and 15 real-photo postcards. Some loose photographs have...
Dates: circa 1910s - 1940s

Grand Rapids Oral Histories

 Digital Collection
Identifier: RHC-23

Grand Rapids oral history collection

Identifier: RHC-23
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...
Dates: 1971-1977, 2010

Kutsche Chronicle

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: GV070-01

Newsletter of the Kutsche Office of Local History.

Dates: 2010 - 2016

Silas Seekles Lee papers

Identifier: RHC-136
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...
Dates: 1863 - 1866

Dr. Charles Osgood papers

Identifier: RHC-185
Scope and Contents Of the more than 900 items in the Dr. Charles Osgood Papers, 600 are correspondence from individuals and businesses. The majority of these are letters sent to Osgood from family, other relatives, friends, and business and professional associates, while a few are copies of letters Osgood has written. Most of the material relates to the time that Osgood spent in Monroe, Michigan (Territory and subsequently State). Other materials include receipts, financial accounts, medical miscellany,...
Dates: 1792 - 1881; Majority of material found within 1835 - 1841

Hyatt C. Ransom letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RHC-104
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

Regional history subject files

Identifier: RHC-87
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

Veterans History Project interviews

 Collection — Box 1-37: [Barcode: aspace.r.455.Box.1-37]
Identifier: RHC-27
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.

Dates: 2006-

Edward Wahl letters

Identifier: RHC-114
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...
Dates: 1944-1945