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Women -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Alice Loomis Papers

Identifier: Collection 447
Overview 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...
Dates: 1890 to 1950s

Bertha Buchanan Fulbright Scrapbooks

Identifier: Collection 422
Overview This collection contains six scrapbooks by Bertha Buchanan (later Bertha Fulbright) pertaining to the Powers Opera House and theatre in the early 20th century.
Dates: Circa 1900 to 1930

Caroline P. Campbell papers

Identifier: Collection 123
Overview Caroline P. Campbell (1859-1926) was a civic leader in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked with organizations such as the YWCA, Michigan State Federation of Arts, American Red Cross and Historical Society of Grand Rapids and was an active supporter of the Grand Rapids Public Library. Her participation and membership in these and other societies are documented here through correspondence, newspaper articles, pamphlets, photos and programs. Included is information on various historic...
Dates: 1777-1934

Dix family papers

Identifier: Collection 421
Overview Samuel M. Dix (20 November 1916-20 June 2006) was an industrial engineer/consultant and a community activist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This collection reflects his interests and includes material on the Grand Rapids Symphony Society (1958-1968), Fountain Street Baptist Church (salary survey, 1960-1961), abortion reform (1969-1977), the U.S. energy crisis (1977-1978), the Cannon Monitors (Cannon Township political group, 1992) and on the development of Dix's property into the Dix Farm Habitat...
Dates: 1918-1927, 1958-1996; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1996

Dorothy Leonard Judd papers

Identifier: Collection 104
Overview Dorothy Leonard Judd (1898-1989) was an activist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her papers document her personal and professional life. Important in the collection are records documenting Judd's involvement in the drafting of a new Michigan State Constitution at the Constitutional Convention (Con-Con). Also important is the League of Women Voters series, 1926-1976. Judd was an active member in the Grand Rapids League, served as Michigan State president in 1928, and headed the National League's...
Dates: 1884-1985, n.d.

East Side Ladies Literary Club papers

Identifier: Collection 032
Overview The East Side Ladies Literary Club was one of several women's groups formed for the purpose of encouraging literary and social culture. The papers contain documents of the organization from 1894-2004, although the club may have stopped meeting by the year 2000. Included are incomplete holdings of minute books, account books, membership records, yearbooks, the original gavel used by the organization and history and news clippings. Also received with the later materials of the East...
Dates: 1894-2004

Grand Rapids Federation of Women's Clubs records

Identifier: Collection 020
Scope and Contents The collection covers the years 1896-1959, and is currently divided into numerous series by type of document or activity. Within the series are documents from the Grand Rapids Federation of Women's Clubs, the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs (MSFWC), the General Federation of Women's Clubs GFWC) and the GRFWC's affiliated clubs. A majority of the collection includes correspondence, minutes, financial-related material and yearbooks.The bulk of the collection consists of...
Dates: 1896-1997

Grand Rapids Public Library women of Grand Rapids, Michigan collection

Identifier: Collection 260
Overview This is a devised collection which provides a place to bring together small accessions of materials on the broad topic of local women. The collection is growing slowly, as many materials related to women are housed in other GRPL collections.
Dates: no date

Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council oral history collection

Identifier: Collection 167
Overview The Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council was formed in 1988 by both local historians and business persons, for the purpose of preserving the historical contributions that women and women's organizations have made to the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The GGRWHC Oral History Collection is one of the organization's projects in fulfillment of their mission. Included here are interviews conducted by the organization's members, which preserve a spoken record of their personal histories,...
Dates: 1988-present