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Grand Rapids Public Library

Archive-It Partner Since: Oct, 2017

Organization Type: Public Libraries & Local Governments

Organization URL: http://www.grpl.org/   

Description:

The Grand Rapids Public Library connects people to the transforming power of knowledge. Founded in 1871, the library has been collecting and preserving the history of our community from the beginning. The Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department offers extensive archival collections, local history resources, genealogy resources, rare books and the Furniture Design Collection.

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Act/React Grand Rapids

Archived since: Aug, 2018

Description:

Act/React was a submission-based zine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They published articles with a running theme of anti-authoritarian, anarchist politics.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Zines -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Anarchists -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Grand Rapids (Mich.)

ArtPrize

Archived since: Oct, 2017

No description.

Barbara VanderMark website

Archived since: May, 2018

Description:

"Barbara Vander Mark (3/27/1950 - 1/15/2017) was a native and long-time resident of Grand Rapids. She graduated from Central High School's class of 1968 and attended Western Michigan University. She spent most of her professional life with the City of Grand Rapids, working in various capacities in the Police Department, Public Housing Office and City Assessor's Office. She had a sharp mind and high standards. Ms. Vander Mark loved genealogy and local history. She maintained a website for public use full of noteworthy information on Grand Rapids' historic neighborhoods, street maps, fire barns and public schools. She made presentations at the Grand Rapids Public Library and assembled a book of local genealogy materials for the library." -Quoted from Ms. Vander Mark's obituary.

Subject:   Blogs & Social Media Arts & Humanities Genealogy -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- History

Bloom Collective

Archived since: Aug, 2018

Description:

The Bloom Collective was an infoshop and lending library providing resources to inspire radical social change. It was located at 8 Jefferson Avenue SE in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Subject:   Society & Culture Radicalism -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Counterculture -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Libraries -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids

City of Grand Rapids Committee Agendas and Minutes

Archived since: Jan, 2018

Description:

Agendas, agenda packets, summaries and minutes for the City Commission of the City of Grand Rapids, and all other city appointed committees, boards and authorities.

Subject:   Government - Cities Grand Rapids (Mich.) Grand Rapids (Mich.). City Commission.

El Infamador

Archived since: Dec, 2018

No description.

Subject:   Society & Culture

El Vocero

Archived since: Dec, 2018

No description.

FOX 17 Black History Month series

Archived since: Feb, 2019

No description.

Grand Action

Archived since: Jan, 2018

Description:

Spearheaded and co-chaired by John Canepa, Dick DeVos and David Frey, Grand Action was a not-for-profit organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Comprised of more than 250 individuals from throughout the community, the organization was active from 1993 to 2017. Its primary objectives were “to identify downtown building and revitalization projects, to galvanize public opinion and support for these projects, and to design and implement funding strategies for each project, including securing enough private sector support to guarantee funding from existing public funds.” Major projects supported by Grand Action include Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place, Meijer Majestic Theatre, MSU Medical School and the Downtown Market.

Subject:   Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- History Central business districts -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids City planning - Michigan -- Grand Rapids Nonprofit organizations -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce endorses Bill Schuette

Archived since: Sep, 2018

Description:

On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce announced that they were endorsing Bill Schuette and Lisa Posthumus Lyons for Governor and Lt. Governor in the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial election. The announcement generated concern among many community leaders and businesses, in connection with Schuette's record on LGBTQ rights and protections.

Subject:   Politics & Elections Spontaneous Events Boards of trade Governors -- Election Grand Rapids (Mich.) Civil rights

Grand Rapids Funeral Homes and Obituaries

Archived since: Feb, 2018

Description:

Obituaries and funeral service listings for the Grand Rapids and Kent County area, from various local funeral homes.

Subject:   Obituaries -- Michigan -- Kent County Obituaries -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Funeral homes Grand Rapids (Mich.)

If the River Swells

Archived since: Aug, 2018

No description.

Movimiento Cosecha Grand Rapids

Archived since: Dec, 2018

Description:

Movimiento Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants. This collection follows the movement in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Also included are websites related to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in Grand Rapids, and to the work of Rapid Response to ICE / Respuesta Rápida al ICE.

Subject:   Society & Culture

Nokomis Foundation

Archived since: Jan, 2019

No description.

PFAS in West Michigan

Archived since: Dec, 2018

No description.

Polar Vortex of 2019

Archived since: Jan, 2019

No description.

Rapid Growth

Archived since: Aug, 2018

Description:

Founded in 2006, Rapid Growth is a weekly, online news magazine in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The mission of Rapid Growth is to tell an alternative narrative about the positive growth of Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Politics & Elections Society & Culture Grand Rapids (Mich.) Newspapers -- Michigan -- Kent County Online journalism -- Michigan -- Kent County

The Rapidian

Archived since: Aug, 2018

Description:

Launched in 2009, the Rapidian is a community journalism news source intended to increase the flow of local news and information in the Grand Rapids community and its neighborhoods. The Rapidian is a department of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Politics & Elections Society & Culture Citizen journalism -- Michigan -- Kent County Grand Rapids (Mich.) Online journalism -- Michigan -- Kent County Newspapers -- Michigan -- Kent County

Torch Club Grand Rapids

Archived since: Feb, 2018

Description:

The Grand Rapids Torch Club was founded in 1928 and was in existence until 2015. It was the 23rd club founded as part of the International Association of Torch Clubs. The purpose of the Torch Club is to provide a forum where people from a variety of professions can meet, enjoy good fellowship in a relaxed setting, inform each other, and expand each other's horizons. The Grand Rapids Torch Club website includes information about the organization and listings of programs from 2005-2015. The paper records of the club are held in the archive of the Grand Rapids Public Library.

Subject:   Society & Culture Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- History Clubs -- Grand Rapids (Mich.) International Association of Torch Clubs Grand Rapids Torch Club (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

West Mich Music Hysterical Society

Archived since: Feb, 2018

Description:

A website devoted to documenting the local music scene in Grand Rapids, Michigan, both past and present. From the website's mission statement: This website documents the present scene as well as the history of West Michigan musical culture. A core part of the website contains lists of musicians and bands. Other sections concentrate on places that musicians have played and their recordings, as well as information about local disc jockeys and radio stations, and so much more.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Society & Culture Grand Rapids (Mich). -- History Music -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Musicians -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids Musical groups -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids

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