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Nestled on the edge of the ravines running through Grand Valley's Allendale campus, the Seidman House contains the University Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives. Our space includes a large quiet study area for students with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the wooded ravines, open work tables, and comfortable seating, as well as the Special Collections & University Archives reading room. Visitors to Seidman House can view displays of our rare books and manuscript materials and gain research access to our varied collections.

Quiet Study

Seidman House study space


Exhibit cases

Reading Room

Reading room table

Special Collections & University archives collects, preserves, makes accessible, and promotes institutional records, manuscripts and documents, rare and unique book collections, photographs, media, art and artifacts in support of the teaching, research, and service mission of Grand Valley State University.

Special Collections

Rare books, political papers, literary and historical manuscripts, maps and atlases, photographs and media, art, artifacts and ephemera  

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University Archives

Institutional records, documents, and publications pertaining to more than 50 years of Grand Valley State University history

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Digital Collections

Highlights digitized from the holdings of Special Collections &University Archives. Easy to search images, publications, manuscripts, and oral histories

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This Month in History

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GVSC Accredited

March 27, 1968

The final decision to grant accreditation to Grand Valley State College for a ten-year period by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission, was delivered in 1968.

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