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Online Research and Databases

Grand Rapids Press Historical Archives

Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from The Grand Rapids Press. This authoritative source for local information includes birth, marriage and death notices, and all photographs and advertising. Browse or search full text from 1893 to 1922.

U.S. History Collection

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in U.S. history, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher. 

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). 

United Methodist Community House Senior Histories

Oral histories of volunteers, business owners, church members, community leaders and primarily indigenous seniors in Kent County. This project, posted to Biblioboard, resulted from a partnership between Kent District Library and United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids.

World History Collection

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in world history, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.

This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).