The Mellema Program in Western American Studies
Covering the western U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the Mellema program hosts annual lectures; provides grants for research and course development in history, literature, religion, and geology; and purchases library materials, including significant microform collections of primary sources. Calvin College’s library holds the largest collection of Western American studies material in Michigan. The Mellema Program also sponsors cultural events.
The Mellema program is directed by history professor William Katerberg.