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Program for the 13th annual banquet of the Lincoln Republican Club of Kalamazoo County, 1907

 Item — Folder: 1, Object: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: These two programs were for the 13th (1907) and the 14th (1908) annual banquets of the Lincoln Republican Club of Kalamazoo County both held at the AUV Auditorium on Portage Street. The programs contain a list of officers, music, menu, program and committee members for the event including the Reception Committee. There also are the words for the song, "America." Each year there would be an outside speaker in addition to addresses by the President, vocal selections and shorter speeches from local members. In 1907, Dwight B. Waldo was the toastmaster. In 1921, the first woman, Mrs. Edith Hodge became the President of the organization. The first annual banquet for the Lincoln Republican Club of Kalamazoo County was held on February 13, 1895 at the Kalamazoo House, attracting two hundred people. It has been held initially around Lincoln's birthday every year since then at different locations. Currently, it is scheduled in May. In 2016 they held the 121st Lincoln Day banquet.


  • Event: 1907



From the Collection: .05 Cubic Feet (2 programs in 1 folder) ; Each 6" x 9"

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Repository Details

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

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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