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Our Mission: "Giving Voice to Diverse Communities Through History"

Located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Kutsche Office is home to the annual Local History Roundtable as well as multiple projects designed to support local groups and people to preserve, protect, and retain their histories.  Examples of recent initiatives are featured on our website and in the Kutsche Chronicle, published in Fall and Spring of each year. Please contact us at (616)331-8099 or kutsche@gvsu.edu to learn more about how we can work with you.
 

Become a Friend of the Kutsche Office 

You can be a part of this exciting initiative by becoming a Friend of the Kutsche Office of Local History by making a gift of $45.  Your gift will allow you discounts to future programs of the Kutsche Office of Local History.

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Events

Riot, Race, and Reconciliation Documentary Film Screening

Riot, Race, and Reconciliation Documentary Film Screening

July 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Kutsche Office of Local History has partnered with the Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) and will unveil a three-part project called "Riot, Race, and Reconciliation."...

Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Yooper Talk: Dialect as Identity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

September 14, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Please join us as Kathryn Remlinger, professor of linguistics in the Department of English at GVSU discusses her new book, Yooper Talk, which looks at languages and folklore of the upper...

Newsletters and Email Networking

Newsletters and Email Networking

October 4, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Interested in maintaining continuous communication with your community members? Interested in extending your reach? Come discuss best practices for creating and disseminating online and print...

Lunch with the Kutsche Office and "Getting it Right" Workshop

Lunch with the Kutsche Office and "Getting it Right" Workshop

November 8, 2017 11:30 PM - 2:00 PM

We look forward to hosting another lunch for local historical societies, libraries, and museums to network and connect with each other around local history. 

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News

Campus mourns death of Kutsche Office of Local History founder

Campus mourns death of Kutsche Office of Local History founder

May 22, 2017

Paul Kutsche, whose gift established Grand Valley's Kutsche Office of Local History, died May 18 after several weeks in hospice care. He was 90.

Gordon Olson Award Winners Announced

Gordon Olson Award Winners Announced

March 30, 2017

ALLENDALE, Mich.  The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University presented two local historians with the Gordon Olson Award at a recent gathering.

Winter 2017 Kutsche Chronicle Now Available

Winter 2017 Kutsche Chronicle Now Available

February 07, 2017

Special Winter 2017 Kutsche Chronicle now available online. We have so many great events going on we couldn't keep it to 2 issues this year!

Now accepting nominations for Gordon Olson Award

Now accepting nominations for Gordon Olson Award

January 09, 2017

Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to local history? Someone who has used history to give voice to diverse communities? Please consider nominating them for the Kutsche Office of Local Historys 2017 Gordon Olson Award.

Kutsche Office of Local History Announces Community Collaboration Grant

Kutsche Office of Local History Announces Community Collaboration Grant

October 25, 2016

Community Collaboration Grant was designed to provide meaningful opportunities for faculty working with students and communities in West Michigan.

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