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Neighborhoods -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Dyer-Ives Foundation collection

Identifier: Collection 491
Abstract This collection contains records from the Dyer-Ives Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan (1961-2016), which was a private foundation founded by John Hunting in 1961 for the purposes supporting grassroots organizations working to address social issues in Grand Rapids . The Foundation funded many endeavors in Grand Rapids, pursuant to its mission to improve the city through projects and other grant-based activities. Examples of some of the Dyer-Ives Foundation projects include: the Kentfields...
Dates: 1961-2016

East Hills Council of Neighbors records

Identifier: Collection 468
Content Description The East Hills Council of Neighbors is an association consisting of seven neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Mich. It is a grassroots community organization dedicated to improving the East Hills neighborhoods. This collection contains a wide variety of documents and materials concerning special activities as well as the day to day functions of the East Hills Council of Neighbors. Included in this collection are financial records, information on youth programs, drug and safety initiative...
Dates: 1980 - 2017

Eastgate Neighborhood Association Records

Identifier: Collection 401

The Easgate Neighborhood is located on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids. The vast bulk of this collection consists of the Association newsletter "Gatewatch". There are a few other pieces included in this collection, but they mainly have to do with the creation of "Gatewatch".

Dates: 2006 - 2013

Heart and Soul: Grand Rapids neighborhoods

Identifier: Collection 343

The book, "Heart & Soul: the story of Grand Rapid's Neighborhoods", was a project led by the Grand Rapids Area Council for the Humanities. This collection primarily houses materials collected during the project. The book was published in 2003 by Wm. B. Eerdmans of Grand Rapids. Many of the images in the publication came from the archival collections at the Grand Rapids Public Library. Other original materials were provided by individuals donors from the community.

Dates: 1830s-2000s

John Ball Park neighborhood collection

Identifier: Collection 373

The John Ball Park neighborhood is located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes/agendas and other organizational papers of the John Ball Park Community Association and the John Ball Park Target Area Council primarily from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s.

Dates: no date

New River Free Press

Identifier: Collection 500
Abstract The New River Free Press was a community newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from November 1973 through May 1977. New River Free Press covered a wide range of topics, including housing, health, labor, education, and social justice. The paper included articles, book reviews, recipes, artwork, short stories, and poetry. Other topics that were covered included feminism, tenant rights, urban homesteading, sexual assault, ecology and the environment, local politics, nutrition,...
Dates: 1974 - 1977