Grand Rapids Furniture Industry Items Online
History & Special Collections Department, Grand Rapids Public Library
FURNITURE INDUSTRY PERIODICALS (Large pdf files)
- Michigan Artisan – 1905-1909
- Weekly Artisan – 1909-1910
- Fine Furniture – May 1936-December 1937
In addition to online periodicals, History & Special Collections holds an extensive collection of historical furniture periodicals available on site.
FURNITURE COLLECTION FINDING AIDS
- 17 Widdicomb and John Widdicomb Companies Records
- 48 Robert W. Irwin Company Records
- 84 Furniture Manufacturers Association Records
- 204 Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association Records
- 206 Baker Furniture Company Collection
- 225 Raymond Karl Sobota Furniture Design Collection
- 232 Grand Rapids Public Library Furniture Trade Catalogs Collection
- 233 Grand Rapids Public Library Furniture Industry Collection
- 276 GRPL Furniture Design, Designers & Instructors Collection
- 335 GRPL Furniture Design Archival Collection, National Literature
- 361 Giacomo “Jack” Buzzitta Stow & Davis Furniture Design Collection
- 391 Phoenix Furniture Company Folios
Additional Finding Aids relevant to Grand Rapids Furniture Industry
- 10 Henry H. Masten Papers
- 57 Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Co., The Ypsi-Doodler
- 151 Kenneth C. Welch Collection
- 230 Rooks Negative Collection
- 255 Lawrence Jessup Furniture History Collection
- Complete List of History & Special Collections Finding Aids
HOW TO SEARCH MULTIPLE FINDING AIDS WITH ONE SEARCH TERM
1. From the Grand Rapids Public Library home page select: Research/Grand Rapids History and Special Collections/Archives & Photos
2. In the upper left corner of the Archives & Photos page enter your search term in the search box, click Search.
3. Select the file/finding aid you wish to examine by clicking on the file number or double clicking the icon.
4. Click on the file number to retrieve the finding aid.
5. Use the computer's back button to return to the list.
LISTS & INDEXES WITH ITEMS RELEVANT TO FURNITURE
- Furniture and Business Periodical Index Search – 1883-1949
- Grand Rapids Architecture Search
- Lydens Newspaper File Index Search
- Pamphlet & Article Files
- Biography and Portrait File
History & Special Collections Contact information
Phone: 616-988-5400; email