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

The Kutsche Office of Local History, located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, is home to the Local History Roundtable as well as several projects helping local groups and people preserve, protect, and retain history that is important to them.  This is accomplished through oral histories, supervised internships, research experiences, and fellowships, faculty directed projects, and the work of experts in their specific fields. Examples of recent initiatives are featured on our website and in the Kutsche Chronicle, published in Winter and Spring of each year.

Please contact us at (616)331-8099 or kutsche@gvsu.edu with questions or to learn more about how we can work with you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Gi-gikinomaage-min featured in GV Magazine

Gi-gikinomaage-min featured in GV Magazine

May 26, 2015

"Gi-gikinomaage-min: Defend Our History, Unlock Your Spirit" is featured in the GV Magazine's Spring 2015 issue.

GVSU to Partner with Grand Rapids Public Library and Grand Rapids Public Museum

GVSU to Partner with Grand Rapids Public Library and Grand Rapids Public Museum

May 18, 2015

GVSU, the Grand Rapids Public Library, and Grand Rapids Public Museum are partnering to seek funding to preserve more than three generations of Native American urban histories.

Spring 2015 Kutsche Chronicle

Spring 2015 Kutsche Chronicle

April 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Kutsche Chronicle now available

NASA President Molly Matson talks about GVSU Spring Pow Wow

NASA President Molly Matson talks about GVSU Spring Pow Wow

April 09, 2015

Watch Fox 17's Morning Mix this morning at 9:45 a.m. to hear Molly Matson, president of GVSU's Native American Student Association, talk about this weekend's Pow Wow, Native culture, and traditions.

Historians Receive Awards

Historians Receive Awards

March 30, 2015

H. Sook Wilkinson received this year's 2015 Gordon Olson Award. Finalists for the award included Cindy Laug, CLAS Dean's Office, and Lori Shusta, Grand Valley American Indian Lodge.

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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.

To learn more and to donate, click here.

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