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The Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room will be closed to researchers from December 18th - 22nd, 2017 to accommodate winter housekeeping.  If you have a research need during that week, please contact Leigh Rupinski, 1-8726

Seidman House will be closed December 25th 2017 - January 1st 2018 for winter break.

Nestled on the edge of the ravines running through Grand Valley's Allendale campus, Seidman House contains the University Libraries' Special Collections and 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 and 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


Seidman House exhibit cases

Reading Room

Seidman House Reading Room

Special Collections and University Archives collects, preserves, shares, and promotes institutional records, historical 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.

Seidman House Revealed

Published on Apr 10, 2013

Tucked away near the ravines is a space filled with rare books, manuscripts, documents, and artwork. Visit Seidman House, and explore the treasures of the GVSU's Special Collections and University Archives.


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