Special Collections & University Archives

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Fore-edge Paintings

Painting on the fore-edge of Les enfents de l'amour by Eugene Sue

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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

Fei Hu Films Records

Fei Hu Films Records

October 01, 2015

In 1999, GVSU faculty Frank Boring co-produced a documentary film: Fei Hu: The Story of the Flying Tigers. This collection contains filmmaking production records and research files.

Joseph Olexa WWII Memoir and Letters

Joseph Olexa WWII Memoir and Letters

August 26, 2015

Original World War II memoir and letters home from Joseph Olexa, soldier in the U.S. Army, 26th Infantry, Co. "L".

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This Month in History

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Lanthorn Obscenity Case

November 27, 1968

Student editor, James Wasserman, of the Lanthorn newspaper was arrested after allowing a certain, inappropriate, four-letter "F-word" to be published. The article was titled "A Typical Day in the Life...

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