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Michigan -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and diaries of Civil War surgeon, John Bennitt

 Collection — Box 1-2: [aspace.r.470.Box.1-2]
Identifier: RHC-43
Collection Description The collection consists of over 200 letters from John Bennitt to his wife and daughters. In them he shared his life as a student at the University of Michigan and detailed observations of army life, including dramatic battles, his medical trials in the field and army hospitals, and character sketches of his regimental comrades, captured Confederates, and local southern citizens.

Three diaries accompany the correspondence. The first volume (Sept. 1, 1863-Jan. 26, 1864) details ...

Dyer-Ives Foundation records

 Collection
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 articles of ...

Grand Rapids oral history collection

 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 Grand ...

Kutsche Chronicle

 Series — Box 1
Identifier: GV070-01
Abstract Newsletter of the Kutsche Office of Local History.

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 ...

Regional history subject files

 Collection
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.

Veterans History Project interviews

 Collection — Box 1-37: [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.

Edward Wahl letters

 Collection
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 with ...