Special Collections

Special Collections include archival and manuscript collections of individuals, families, businesses and organizations related to regional history, art and literature; the United States Civil War and slavery; Grand Valley history; and World War II. The collections contain papers and documents, diaries and correspondence, photographs and negatives, audiovisual media, and digital files. Discover the collections by searching through finding aids or explore by topic.

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Materials described in archival finding aids are available for research within our Reading Room in Seidman House. Contact Leigh Rupinski at or (616) 331-8726 to schedule a research appointment, or visit us to access materials.

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