Anderson, Godfrey J.
- Existence: 1895 - 1981
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Collection 023
Abstract Godfrey J. Anderson (1895-1981) was the son of Swedish immigrants and served during World War I as a member of the 337th Field Hospital (the "Polar Bear" expedition). This collection contains his personal reminiscences, where he describes Christmas time among the Swedish immigrants in West Michigan and the beginning of the Swedish mission movement. Also included are Anderson’s World War I reminiscences, describing his experiences as a member of the Polar Bear Expedition to...
Identifier: Collection 033
Abstract Godfrey J. Anderson (1895-1981), a native of Sparta, Mich., was a local historian and amateur photographer. This collection contains original and copy photographs owned and believed to be taken by Anderson, as well as several manuscripts. The photographs constitute a pictorial history of Grand Rapids, Michigan from the 1850s to the 1970s and Sparta, Michigan from 1960-1972. Also included are history and photographs of bridges along the Grand River, covering the entire length of the river....