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Kalamazoo Robert Burns Society

Identifier: RH-A-3372

Scope and Contents

The Kalamazoo Robert Burns Society, or the Robert Burns Society of Kalamazoo, attracted a great number of people who had Scotch ancestry. It is now known exactly when this organization began although the first program in this collection comes from 1914. Articles in the Kalamazoo Gazette talk about activities that occurred throughout the year with this group including picnics and presentations. In 1916 two hundred and fifty people attended the banquet. The programs including information about the banquet program, officers of the group and even at times the menu for the evening. Also included are quotes and poems from Robert Burns. The event was held in a variety of locations including the New Burdick Hotel, the Pythian Temple, the Holland-American Aid Society and the Masonic Temple.


  • Creation: 1914-1927


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


0.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is composed of eleven programs from the Kalamazoo Robert Burns Society and date from 1914 to 1927. The programs are from the annual dinner held in January.

Arrangement Note

Chronological arrangement

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of eleven programs ranging in size from 7 ¼”x5 ¼” to 5 ¼”x7” to 6 ¼”x4 ½”. The programs are printed on different colors of paper, mostly cream, yellow or white with different colors of type. They are filled with quotes, the program and in some the specific menu for the banquet. Several of them have a lithograph drawing of Robert Burns. For the most part the programs are in good condition except for two that were printed on thinner paper and had been folded at one time.

Genre / Form

Kalamazoo Robert Burns Society Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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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
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490