Now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Gordon Olson Award.

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 to learn more about how we can work with you.



Stories of Summer Exhibit Reception

February 5, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Kutsche Office partners with local communities to collect, preserve, and make accessible their unique histories. These harvests include collecting oral histories, archiving photos and historic...

L'dor v'dor: Oral Histories of the B'nai Israel Congregation

April 3, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We hope you will join us as Dr. Marilyn Preston discusses her Community Collaboration Grant project, “L’dor v’dor: Oral Histories of the B’nai Israel Congregation” which...

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Now Accepting Nominations for the Gordon Olson Award

December 13, 2018

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 History's 2019 Gordon Olson Award.

Community Collaboration Grant-Call for Proposals

November 06, 2018

The Kutsche Office of Local History is proud to announce our grant opportunity to tenure track and tenured faculty who work with a community partner.

Kutsche Office receives Grant

June 08, 2018

Kutsche Office of Local History receives Michigan Humanities Council Third Coast Conversation Grant.

Spring 2018 Kutsche Chronicle Now Online

April 24, 2018

The Spring 2018 Kutsche Chronicle is now online.

2018 Community Collaboration Grant Recipient Announced

April 12, 2018

Marilyn Preston, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at GVSU has received the 2018 Community Collaboration Grant to support her project, "L'dor v'dor: Oral Histories of the B'nai Israel Congregation."

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