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Grand Rapids History & Special Collections

About

The Grand Rapids History & Special Collections department collects, preserves, and shares the history of our community, through photographs, diaries, posters, maps and other records. You can research your house, your family, a business or your neighborhood. Visit us on the 4th floor of the Main Library, call us at 616-988-5400 x5497 or send us an email through our contact form.

Local History Research from Home

Here is a list of digital resources you can use during GRPL’s closure due to COVID-19.

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