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Go to The Pandemic item page

Journal of an anonymous GVSU student's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Go to Wolf, Estelle item page

Estelle Wolf was born July 21, 1886. Miss Wolf spent two years at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was one of the founders of the Mary Free Bed Guild in Grand Rapids. She taught school and photography in New York, and was active in…
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Elizabeth Welter Wilson was born in Grand Rapids on April 4, 1921. Miss Wilson attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She was acquainted with well-known stage personalities, among them Helen Hayes and Shirley Booth. Miss Wilson…
Go to Widdicombe, John item page

John Widdicombe was born in Grand Rapids. His great-grandfather came to New York from England, before moving to Grand Rapids. Mr. Widdicombe's grandfather Alfred H. Sherwood started the Grand Rapids Panel Company, invented embalming fluid, and had…
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Katherine Pantlind was the granddaughter of J. Boyd Pantlind, founder of the Pantlind Hotel. She married George Whinery in 1931. She is a prominent member of the Kent County G.O.P. Mrs. Whinery died December 29, 1998.
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Mary Shelly was born in Grand Rapids in 1888. She married David Warner in 1908. She became involved in the women's suffrage movement, was a leader in the Woman's City Club and a member of the Washtenaw Club and the Kent Country Club. She was also…
Go to My Experience In The Pandemic item page

Journal from GVSU student Megan Wallace during the COVID-19 pandemic. Describes "What I have experienced at home and after leaving school."
Go to COVID-19 Journal item page

Journal from GVSU student Faith Vulcano during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Go to VandenBosch, Gerritt item page

Gerritt VandenBosch arrived in New York on Memorial Day, 1920. From there he moved to Inwood, Iowa. He discusses being a Dutch immigrant during the Depression.
Go to COVID-19 Journal item page

Journal of GVSU student Trevor Vance's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Go to Rebecca “Buffy” Vance inerview and biography item page

Rebecca “Buffy” Vance was friends with “Stony,” who was a white southerner and one of the main Young Lords from the Wieland branch of the group before they became human rights activists for Latinos and the poor. Stony was about 17-years-old then…
Go to Van Iwaarden, Donna, video interview and transcript item page

Donna Van Iwaarden, former director of the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University discusses her early life, education, family, and work at the University of North Carolina, Grand Valley State University’s School of Public…
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