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Alvan Motor Freight

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3270
This collection contains documents pertaining to Alvan Motor Freight, Inc., and various acquisition agreements carried out between Alvan, Putnam Transfer, and Daum. Also, the collection includes internal documents related to the production of a hand book for non-union employees, as well as various bank loan agreements.

Dates

  • 1962-1999

Creator

Physical Description

This collection is approximately 2.0 cubic feet and is made up of 4 boxes. The majority of the collection is in fairly good condition. The metal paper clips and staples have been removed and replaced with plastic archival clips. All of the documents have been placed in acid-free folders. With continued preservation and careful handling of the materials, the collection will remain in good condition and useable.

Extent

2.0 Cubic Feet (4 Boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Alvan Motor Freight, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan, began with the purchase of the Allegan-Kalamazoo Truck Line by Albert Van Zoeren in 1941. In 1945 the company bought the South Haven-Kalamazoo Truck Line. In 1978 the company bought Key Line Freight Inc. The Alvan Motor Freight company closed in 2008.

Physical Description

This collection is approximately 2.0 cubic feet and is made up of 4 boxes. The majority of the collection is in fairly good condition. The metal paper clips and staples have been removed and replaced with plastic archival clips. All of the documents have been placed in acid-free folders. With continued preservation and careful handling of the materials, the collection will remain in good condition and useable.
Title
Alvan Motor Freight Finding Aid
Status
completed
Author
Andrew Archey
Date
2013-02-07
Language of description
English

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