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    • Avery, Evelyn (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University; Women
    • Evelyn Leonard was born in Grand Rapids in 1883 and grew up on Prospect Street. Evelyn (Eileen) was the daughter of the inventor of the refrigerator, Frank E. Leonard. Leonard was a Vassar graduate and married Noyes L. Avery in 1907. She was...
    • Bissell, M.R. (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University
    • M.R. Bissell was born on 7 April 1882 in Grand Rapids. His father (M.R. Sr.) invented the Bissell Carpet Sweeper. The Bissell Carpet Sweeper Company was established in 1883. When Mr. Bissell’s father died prematurely, his mother took his place...
    • Burke, James Sr. (Interview outline and video), 2008

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army;
    • James Burke, Sr. was born in Pennsylvania on April 29, 1918. James was the second oldest of a very large family of 11 children. He went to school through 5th grade and then began working to help his parents support the family. James enlisted in...
    • Crane, Kolleen (Interview outline and video), 2007

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Army spouses; Military spouses; Other veterans & civilians--Personal narratives,...
    • Kolleen Crane is the widow of WW II veteran Richard Crane. In the interview she tells of being a telephone operator when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She met her husband at Midland (TX) Air Force base, where he served as a B-24 crew chief,...
    • Crowell, James Hugh (Interview outline and video), 2007

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Navy; Naval gunners; Veterans; Video recordings;
    • James Crowell is a WW II veteran who served in the United States Navy from November 1942 to February 1946 in the South Pacific. In this interview, Crowell shares with great detail his time in combat, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf, dogfights...
    • Darling, Ed (Interview outline and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American;
    • Ed Darling is a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army from September 1944 to December 1946. In this account, Darling discusses his pre-enlistment, enlistment and training in the U.S., and his active duty in Japan during the military...
    • Davis, Robert (Interview transcript and audio)

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University
    • Robert Davis worked as an engineer for Westinghouse and was a professor of engineering. Mr. Davis had degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Michigan. He was active in the public schools and was a local...
    • Dykstra, Ronald (Interview transcript and video), 2011

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army
    • Ron Dykstra was born on July 6th, 1948 in Holland, Michigan. Following graduation from high school in Grandville, Michigan, Dykstra received his draft notice in 1968 and reported in 1969. After completing his basic training at Fort Knox in Kentucky...
    • Falcon, Dennis (Interview outline and video), 2013

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; United States. Navy; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Personal narratives, American; Other veterans & civilians--Personal...
    • Dennis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 19, 1981. After graduating high school, he joined the Navy and trained to be a diesel mechanic. He was stationed on the USS Ashland for his first tour. He traveled to Europe and went to Spain,...
    • Grand Valley Magazine, 2003 (Fall)

    • Universities & colleges--Michigan--Allendale; Grand Valley State University--Periodicals; College publications
    • Grand Valley Magazine is a quarterly publication for faculty, staff, students, and alumni published by the Grand Valley State University News & Information Services.
    • Forum, volume 001, number 13

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 001, number 13, published on 1977-01-17. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 001, number 30

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 001, number 30, published on 1977-05-30. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 001, number 31

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 001, number 31, published on 1977-06-06. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 14, number 13

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 15, number 03

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 002, number 27

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 002, number 27, published on 1978-04-03. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 29, number 24

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 003, number 37

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 003, number 37, published on 1979-06-11. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 31, number 01

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 31, number 28

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.

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