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    • Milton A. Welch to his mother, Sep. 24, 1860

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)
    • A letter from Milton A. Welch to his mother describing the camp at City Point, Va. with the New York 50th Infantry Regiment and updating her on recent events.
    • Whitley Read Civil War diary

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Artillery; Shipping; Diaries
    • This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda...
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; United States. Army. Corps, 20th; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891;...
    • This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account...
    • Forum, volume 032, number 16

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 032, number 16, published on 11/12/2007. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 015, number 05

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 015, number 05, published on 1990-08-27. 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 002, number 32

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 002, number 32, published on 1978-05-08. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 010, number 07

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 010, number 07, published on 1985-09-16. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Forum, volume 32, number 16, p. 2

    • 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 001, number 03

    • Grand Valley State University; Publications; Universities and colleges
    • Forum, volume 001, number 03, published on 1976-10-18. Forum is a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community published quarterly by University Communications since 1976.
    • Hefferan, Herbert (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
    • Herbert Hefferan was born on 16 January 1875 in Grand Rapids. He knew Grandpa Stekete and the Herpolsheimers. He worked at Smith & Sanford. He traveled to California and had experiences involving Pancho Villa and John Dillinger’s gang. He died in...
    • Meade, Mary Alice (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
    • Mary Alice Martin was born in Grand Rapids in 1897. She returned home from Vassar College during WWI to farm “war gardens.” She traveled to China with her family at age 23. She married Richard Meade Jr., her second husband, on 30 November 1946....
    • Ainsworth, C. Bennett (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
    • C. Bennett Ainsworth was born in Grand Rapids 3 December 1890. He graduated from Central High School in 1910, and attended the University of Michigan. He was the owner of Bennett Fuel Co. He died 7 October 1974.
    • Buys, Russell (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army
    • Russell Buys enlisted in the Michigan National Guard shortly after graduating from high school in 1940. A few months later, his unit was activated and sent to Louisiana to train. He initially served as a cook with the 2nd Battalion, 126th Infantry...
    • Litty, Fred (Interview outline and video), 2014

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; Video recordings; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American;...
    • Fred Litty is a Korean War veteran that also was a civilian living in Germany during World War II. He was born a U.S. citizen in Yonkers, New York in 1930, but at the age of five his family moved back to Germany and lived in a Berlin suburb. He...
    • Janicki, Steve (Interview transcript and video), 2007

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans; United States. Army; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Video recordings
    • Steve Janicki served in the 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd (Red Arrow) Division, during WW II. His history includes some colorful accounts of his joining the guard and going through basic training (he was 16 at the time, and not even shaving yet). ...
    • Edmondson, Keith (Interview outline and video), 2011

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; United States. Army Air Corps; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
    • Keith Edmondson was born in 1924 in Wheaton, Illinois, and grew up in nearby Glen Ellyn. After graduating from high school, Edmondson began attending Purdue University the following fall, which was where he heard about the Aviation Cadet Program,...
    • Lillie, Joy (Interview outline and video), 2011

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
    • Joy Lillie, born in Coopersville Michigan, served in the 51st Field Hospital in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945 during the Second World War. During her service she spent 9 months in Oran, Algeria, and went to Normandy shortly after D-Day...
    • Kangas, John (Interview outline and video), 2011

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; United States. Army; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Personal narratives, American
    • John Kangas was born in Cedar Springs, Michigan in 1981. After graduating high school he was unemployed for awhile before enlisting in the army in 2001. He received his training at Ft. Sill. He worked the radar, assigned to 1st Battalion, 33rd...

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