The Albert Builders Collection consists of architectural drawings produced by and for the Grand Rapids-based Albert Builders firm. The drawings are primarily single-family homes designed between the mid-1950s and 1960s. The images presented here are mostly front-elevation drawings; additional details and drawings can be accessed on-site …
The Furniture Manufacturers Association collection includes photographs of several Grand Rapids furniture factories. Included are many interior views showing men and women working. Some of the factories include Grand Rapids Chair Company, Berkey & Gay, Widdicomb, Sligh, Stickley, and Robert W. Irwin Company. In addition, there are …
George E. Fitch Photographs Collection contains images of the Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan area, mostly copy photos collected by George Everett Fitch, a local historian and amateur photographer. The images depict Grand Rapids scenes from the 1850s into the 1920s. The images include street scenes, panoramas, buildings, logging …
The Photographs Collection is a catch-all collection that is made up of various small accessions of photographs, having no other collection home or which are duplicates of images in other collections. It contains a wide variety of images, the bulk of which focus on Grand Rapids history, as well as lumbering, social activities and …
The Ladies Literary Club (1873-2005) was a prominent educational and social organization which provided a forum for national and local speakers, reading clubs, and other activities promoting literacy, culture, and art. The collection includes photos of the club presidents, photos of the landmark building, yearbooks, minutes, and other …
All of the images on this site, as well as any image in our Archives and Photos collections, can be ordered through Grand Rapids History and Special Collections of the Grand Rapids Public Library.
Images are available as electronic image files (TIFF or JPEG on CDROM), scanned Photo-quality prints, or as traditional photographs from negatives.
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