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Special Collections

Rare books, political papers, literary and historical manuscripts, maps and atlases, photographs and motion pictures, art and ephemera related to the interests of Grand Valley students, administrators, faculty, and outside researchers.  

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University Archives

Official and ancillary records, documents, and publications in all formats pertaining to more than 50 years of Grand Valley State University history. Ongoing support to Grand Valley for the management of the University’s inactive records.

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Digital Collections

Digital highlights of selected items from the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives. Easy to search photographs, publications, manuscripts, and oral history interviews of community members and organizations. 

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New Acquisitions

Dyer-Ives Foundation Records

Dyer-Ives Foundation Records

August 26, 2016

The Dyer-Ives Foundation, which is spending down its corpus after 50 years of grantmaking, donated its records this week to Special Collections & University Archives, through its collaboration with the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

Spring Acquisitions

Spring Acquisitions

April 18, 2016

Spring brought with it gifts and acquisitions to both our Wartime and Veterans Collection and our University Archives.

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This Month in History

Shanana Performs in the Fieldhouse Image

Shanana Performs in the Fieldhouse

December 4, 1971

Shanana performed at Grand Valley State College in the Fieldhouse.

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