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Garfield Park neighborhood (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Emily Schroeder papers on the history of Garfield Park neighborhood

Identifier: Collection 147
Overview Mary E. Schroeder (1912-1987) was a neighborhood activist and environmentalist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her papers contain drafts of a manuscript for a historical novel “Journal & Journey of a Neighborhood,” detailing the history of Garfield Park Neighborhood, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One chapter of this was self-published as "The Charles W. Garfield Story." A few family photographs and miscellaneous Grand Rapids ephemera also accompany the collection, including pages of Wurzburg...
Dates: 1947-1979

Rogers family papers

Identifier: Collection 410
Overview Charles (1909-1998) and Eniz (c. 1911-1986) Rogers lived in the Buchanan Elementary school neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Mich. and were active in local civic affairs. This collection contains papers and newspaper clippings kept by them during the 1950s-1960s. Eniz and Charles were both active in the PTA at Buchanan school. Newspaper clippings and some papers document safety concerns due to the condition of the building, the hiring of the first school crossing guard in Grand Rapids...
Dates: 1949-1967