Seidman House

Exterior of Seidman House

Located on the Allendale campus, Seidman House houses the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives.

Quiet Study Spaces

Interior photograph of Seidman house study space

Seidman House is nestled on the edge of the ravines, offering students an amazing view through floor-to-ceiling windows. The building offers space with comfortable chairs and tables for quiet study. Special Collections & University Archives host rotating exhibits in the building's cases, highlighting portions of the collections available for use in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Seidman Collections

Photograph of a book in the Special Collections

These collections help support the university curricula and research interests of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as those outside the university.

Special Collections

The rare books, manuscripts, documents, artwork and digital files housed in Special Collections supplement and enhance resources available in the GVSU libraries. The collections are international in scope with particular focus on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Michigan in the novel; regional literature, history and culture; and history of the book and printing arts. 

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Digital Collections

Digitized and born-digital materials include highlights from the Special Collections & University Archives holdings, as well as digital resources created by or held by other entities within the University. Digital Collections include unique and rare photographs, audio and video interviews, text, and document collections to researchers around the world. 

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University Archives

The Grand Valley State University Archives is the repository for official and quasi-official records created by the University's administration, academic departments, faculty, students, and campus organizations. The records exist in diverse formats, such as photographs, negatives, slides, motion picture film, maps, prints, and drawings, microfilm, audio and video materials and some electronic records. 

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Seidman House Revealed

Seidman House Revealed video

Directions to Seidman House

Map to Seidman House

Seidman House (#62 on the campus map) is northeast of Lake Superior Hall, across the plaza. Parking is available to visitors in Lot M, just south of Seidman House.

All visitors are required to have a temporary permit to park in any non-metered parking area. Permits are available at no cost from Parking Services.

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