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Alice Loomis Papers

Identifier: Collection 447


Alice L. (Pat) Loomis (1908-1990) was a prominent woman in mid-20th century Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. Loomis was active in the Kent County Republican Committee and the National Young Republicans. She was also an employee of the Grand Rapids Herald and seems to have been involved in the printing department. Within this collection are many small publications regarding the printing industry of West Michigan at the time; the American Newspaper Guild; and various banquets and Republican conventions.


  • 1890 to 1950s

Biographical/Historical note

Alice L. (Pat) Loomis lived from 1908 to 1990 and was married to Mr. A. Hubble Loomis. At various points in her life she was an employee of the Grand Rapids Herald, a member of the American Newspaper Guild, Secretary of the Kent County Republican Committee, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Committee, a National Committeewoman for the Michigan Young Republicans Federation, and she was a Publicity Director for the National Young Republicans organization.

An article about Pat was featured in the Grand Rapids Herald on April 19, 1954. She went to Washington to attend the 100th anniversary conference of the National Federation of Republican Women and the article covers an impromptu meeting she had with President Eisenhower. Mrs. Loomis worked on Eisenhower's campaign train as a hostess and receptionist and he was an acquaintance.


0.5 Linear feet (1 Box)

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Related Archival Materials note

Collection 54: Grand Rapids Public Library Photo Collection (Photo of Mrs. Loomis)

Collection 173: United States Army Weather School Collection (Mention of Mrs. Loomis)

Collection 297: Grand Rapids Press Collection

Collection 282: William Alden Smith Collection

Collection 329: Wayne T. Vandercook family records, including Senator Henry B. Vandercook (Mention of Mrs. Loomis)

Finding Aid for the Alice Loomis Papers
Drew Damron
September 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Rapids History Center Repository

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 USA