A Narrative History of the Grand Rapids Public Museum by Frank DuMond
A Narrative History of the Grand Rapids Public Museum by Frank DuMond. This is a 121-page typed report that gives an overview of the Museum's History between 1854-1970. The history was written in 1971 following the retirement of Frank L. DuMond, a long-time employee of GRPM.
1854 – 1970
Frank L. DuMond (creator) Frank L. DuMond (1897 -1989) was a long-time employee of the Grand Rapids Public Museum (47 years), serving much of the time as the Museum's Director and retiring around 1970. Prior to joining GRPM he served in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Cornell University from 1916 to 1920.