Kutsche Office of Local History

Event will spotlight early women in politics

Nationally, more women than ever are running for office During an event on campus, Julia Bouwkamp and Jo Ellyn Clarey from the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council will discuss their research into the surprising number of women who ran for political office before 1920.

Feb 20, 2018


Department earns NEH grant for history project in Saugatuck area

The Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University received a $12,000 Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support a project documenting the history of summers in the Saugatuck-Douglas area in the mid-20th century.

Jan 16, 2018


U.S. resegregation policies to be examined during Fall Arts Celebration event

During a time when race is at the forefront of many national headlines and social media news feeds, Jeff Chang will discuss how resegregation is quietly pushing the U.S. back to the days before 1954's Brown vs. Board of Education decision. Chang, a social historian and author, will present "We Gon' Be Alright: Race and Resegregation in Today's America" on October 9 as Grand Valley's Fall Arts Celebration Distinguished Academic Lecturer.

Oct 2, 2017


'Yooper' dialect focus of Kutsche Office of Local History event

Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, will discuss her new book that examines the regional language and culture of Upper Peninsula residents, commonly referred to as "Yoopers," during an event sponsored by the Kutsche Office of Local History.

Sep 6, 2017


Campus mourns death of Kutsche Office of Local History founder

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.

May 23, 2017






Robinson connects 'Citizen' to his book about racial inequality in Grand Rapids

While building connections between Grand Valley's Community Reading Project selection and his own book about racial inequality in Grand Rapids, Todd Robinson said Michigan's second largest city has a long history of not treating African Americans well.

Mar 28, 2016