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Kalamazoo Rabbit Breeders Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3546

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the 1929 guide book for the Kalamazoo Rabbit Breeders Association, a trade group organized by local rabbit breeders and aficionados in order to promote the healthy and efficacious breeding and maintenance of various rabbit breeds in Southwest Michigan. The guidebook briefly describes various rabbit breeds cultivated in the area, the most efficacious manner in which to breed and care for rabbits, and recipes for cooking rabbits or the amount and quality of different rabbit skins. The guidebook also contains the organizations constitution and by-laws, along with a list of active members and breeding specializations, along with a list of officers and executive members.


  • Creation: 1929


Biographical / Historical

The Association began form in January 1915, and reflected a burgeoning interest in rabbit breeding in the Kalamazoo area. The organization, along with participating in various local festivals worked to promote rabbit breeding, fairs, and trade shows that exhibited the plethora of rabbit breeds being cultivated in the Kalamazoo area. The guidebook claims that in 1929 the organization had 109 members and the growth of the organization had been exceedingly high.


.05 Cubic Feet

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Physical Description

The collection is approximately .05 cubic feet.

Kalamazoo Rabbit Breeders Finding Aid
Andrew Archey
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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