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Grace Field Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3482-AC-2011-089

Scope and Contents

The documents are dated from 1984-1997, some of the documents remain undated but they are from this period of time. The Michiana Cello Society was established in 1984 and was a group in which southern Michigan cello players could join to work together. The MCS ended up being disbanded in 1998. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondences, and newsletters. Another significant part of the collection is the MCS tax records, financial reports, and receipts. The MCS also organized annual festivals during its existence and there is documentation of each one of these festivals. More information can be found on these festivals by looking at Kalamazoo Gazette articles, a list of these can be found in the donor file. Another important contribution which the MCS made which is documented in the collection is the creation of the Herbert Butler Scholarship for those who want to continue to improve their musical talents.


  • Creation: 1984-1997
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2010


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


1.00 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is composed of financial documents, correspondence, and organizational documents from the Michiana Cello Society. This collection has documents that date from 1984-1997 contained within.

Arrangement Note

By subject

Source of Acquisition

Grace Field

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 1.00 cubic feet of materials. There are 32 folders of documents contained within the folders. All of the documents are standard size, and nothing other than documents are included. In some of the folders there are tax documents and forms for applying for tax exempt status, and financial records pertaining to Michiana Cello Society. There are also lists of board members for the Michiana Cello Society. All of the documents that are in the collection seem to be in good condition. There are a few documents which may fade over time due to being photocopies, but other than that everything seems to be in good condition.

Grace Field Collection Finding Aid
Daren Ray
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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