Karla (Mrs. James) Parker was a Grand Rapids educator involved in education and educational policy at local, state, and national levels. The collection includes reports, publications, and conference materials from local and national educational...
The Mathias J. Alten papers document the personal life and career of the West Michigan painter. The collection includes biographical information, business records, exhibit catalogs, and newspaper clippings collected by family members.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; United States....
Letter informing Sargent that it may be possible to recommend him to a committee. Sergeant also expresses his opinion that William Henry Harrison will be the best opponent for Martin Van Buren in the Presidential election.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.);United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Dueling
Letter regarding Cushing's health, the likelihood of a treasury bill passing, the need for the Whigs to have grit, Martin Van Buren's decreasing popularity, and a recent duel.
Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Library of Congress
Letter discussing his planned arrival in Washington and an anticipated trip to the Library of Congress.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army; United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 95th (1861-1865)
Correspondence between Pvt. Daniel Faust, his mother, and his sister of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. Faust was an infantryman in Pennsylvania's 95th and 96th Infantry regiments during the Civil War. Correspondence covers the routine details of...
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Grant, U. S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, William Tecumseh, 1820-1891; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Republican National Convention; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Reminsciences about Abraham Lincoln written by a man who grew up on a farm near the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. In his letter to Mr. Lucas, he recounts his boyhood impressions of Lincoln, of his attendance at the 1860 Republican National...
Carp River (Mich.); Michigan; Wisconsin; Upper Peninsula (Mich.);
Letter from laborer and carpenter working in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to his father. He describes the Carp River area, its natural resources in comparison to Wisconsin, his daily routine, and his prospects for work.
Queyonna Hunt was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hunt is an ambassador for the LGBT Resources Center at Grand Valley State University. She discusses her work with the center and how knowledge can be expanded on GVSU campus.
Colette Seguin-Beighley is director of the LGBT resource center at Grand Valley State University. She compares her experiences growing up in San Francisco during the civil rights movement with her experiences in West Michigan.
Filiz Dogru was born in Turkey, came to the United States in 1990, and settled in West Michigan in August 2003. He is a professor at Grand Valley State University and an active member of the Niagara foundation and the Turkish American Michigan...