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Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Campau family papers

Identifier: Collection 214
Overview Louis Campau (1791-1871) was a fur trader and is credited as the founder of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This collection contains documents by and about Louis and several other members of the Campau family. Included are documents associated with Louis; his wife Sophie; his three brothers, Antione, George and Touissant and his newphew Antoine. There is also some correspondence between Caroline (Mrs. James) Campbell and Adolphe Campau. The collection contains original, typescript and facsimile items...
Dates: 1830-1922

Charles W. Garfield papers

Identifier: Collection 394
Overview The Charles W. Garfield papers were donated to the Grand Rapids Public Library History and Special Collections department by Elinor P. White, a relative of Charles Garfield. The collection consists of several portraits and photographs of the Garfield family, including a scrapbook of photographs of the family farm and a small album of personal photographs. The collection also includes a few personal papers and a memory book from an event held in honor of Charles Garfield at the Pantlind Hotel in...
Dates: 1896-1939

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 Keister collection

Identifier: Collection 101
Overview The Keister family lived in Sparta and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dorothy Keister (1901-1996) donated historical photographs, autograph albums, a few historical publications and family genealogical research compiled by Cecile Keister. Images include Sparta and Kent City, Michigan, and particularly the Kent City fire on April 22, 1907. Genealogical data is available on the following families: Allen, Dudley, Highley, Keister, Noble, Symes and Williams. Also included are letters between...
Dates: 1855-1962

James Christensen collection

Identifier: Collection 420
Overview James Joseph Christensen (1912-2003) was the son of John M. Christensen and Eileen C. Worfel. The collection includes images and documents relating to or collected by James Christensen and his family. Included are programs, booklets and fliers from various organizations. A photograph album, soldier's handbook, portrait and military record relate to John M. Christensen's time serving in the United States Army during the Phillipine-American War. Also included are images from Eileen Worfel...
Dates: 1898-1995; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1936

Joan Van Malsen photos and memorabilia collection

Identifier: Collection 153
Overview The Van Malsen family emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids, Michigan around 1900. This collection includes photographs, diplomas, religious articles and photograph albums collected by Joan Van Malsen. The photographs are mainly of the Van Malsen, Bradford, Luttel and VanderWall families.
Dates: 1890-1975

Josephene Bender family memorabilia collection

Identifier: Collection 114
Overview Josephene Bender (1894-1996) was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This collection contains correspondence, photos and memorabilia from the Bender family, dating from 1862 to 1980. Of special interest is the 1862-1864 correspondence written by Theodore Knapp, who served in the Confederate Army. Also included are images of Great Britain during World War I, including photos of Civil Engineer and former Grand Rapids resident Zac Ellis Knapp giving a factory facilities tour to the King...
Dates: 1862-1980, n.d.

Judge Douglas Woodruff Hillman Papers

Identifier: Collection 486
Content Description The Judge Douglas Woodruf Hillman papers consists of papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorobilia related to the Hillman family, as well as Douglas Hillman's service during World War II and legal career. Items related to Hillman's war service are primarily personal letters and photographs, but also consist of post-war newsletters, war medals, and flight logs.
Dates: 1880-2007

Lee family collection

Identifier: Collection 135
Overview The Lee family collection documents the lives of the children and grandchildren of Jefferson Lee (d.1902) and Eliza Jane Dennis Lee (1833-1919). It focuses on two of their sons, Frank Lee (1869-1959) and Benjamin Hubbard Lee (c.1875-1950), and their wives and children. The material concentrates on family life in Middleville and later Grand Rapids, Michigan, including the education of both males and females at the turn of the century (1900), and aspects of a well-to-do Grand Rapids family. It...
Dates: 1800-1989

Mouw family papers

Identifier: Collection 334
Overview The William Mouw family lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the early 1900s. The family included three sons: Andrew, John and Cornelius. The family papers relate primarily to the son's involvement in World War I and to Andrew's work with youth and newsboys bands, such as the Grand Rapids News Jackies and the Drum & Bugle Corp. Also included is documentation of College M. Mouw (daughter of Andrew) as editor on the staff of the Wayne University College of Medicine.
Dates: 1907-1945