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Yearbook, Donald Boudeman, 1929

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 2, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 2
Donald Boudeman (1880-1949), whose parents were Dallas and Mary Jane Boudeman, lived in Kalamazoo all his life. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he came back to the area managing his father's real estate holdings including the Boudeman buildings on the northwest corner of South Burdick and West South Streets and working in the insurance business. He lived at 515 W. South Street. He also spent years creating a collection of Native American artifacts, arms and armaments in addition to unique items like an Egyptian mummy, many of which were given to the Kalamazoo Public Museum. He adopted the unofficial title of "curator of archaeology" for the Museum. Some of his collection can be found at Michigan State University and the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Donna Nicholson Boudeman (1919-1987) also was a lifelong resident of Kalamazoo. She graduated from the Kalamazoo Public Schools and married Donald in 1919 which was his second marriage. She collected dolls and also became a member of a wide variety of clubs and organizations. She remained in the Boudeman house until her death in 1987. Donald and Donna did not have any children together although Donald had a son, Donald with his first wife, Mabel. After Donald's death, Donna spent a great deal of time preparing the rest of his collection for sale, discussing that and other items in her diaries. The other books have notes about daily expenses, a list of gifts received and given, details about trust funds given for the grandchildren by Dallas Boudeman. Two of the more interesting items were a letter written by Donna to Donald in December of 1945 requesting a larger percentage of the estate and a copy of the final will from Donald. These can be found in the file Miscellaneous Notes, Letters and Wills.

Dates

  • 1929

Physical Description

5 ½”x9 ¾”; same type of book as book above; front lettering faded; contains periodic lists of payments from investments with E.S. Huckins.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Extent

From the Collection: 0.50 Cubic Feet

Physical Description

5 ½”x9 ¾”; same type of book as book above; front lettering faded; contains periodic lists of payments from investments with E.S. Huckins.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490