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New Michigan Hotel Registers

Identifier: RH-A-3494

Scope and Contents

The New Michigan Hotel opened in 1912 at 413 North Burdick, on the west side of North Burdick between Kalamazoo Avenue and the Michigan Central Railroad train station. In 1926, the address changed to 421 and it remained in business until 1964. These hotel registers run from September, 1923 until April, 1928.


  • Creation: 1923-1928

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0.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is composed of five registers, 15 ¼”x10”x ¼” from the New Michigan Hotel located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The registers date from 1923 until 1928.

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Physical Description

The collection amounts to .50 cubic feet and is composed of five registers, 15 ¼"x10"x ¼" from the New Michigan Hotel located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The registers date from 1923 until 1928. Each of the pages of the registers is headed with the words, "The New Michigan Hotel." Under that are the statements, "Guests without baggage are required to pay in advance." "All moneys, jewelry, coats, valises and other valuables must be left at the office and checks received for them, otherwise the Proprietor will not be responsible for any loss." "W.A. Kinney, Proprietor Kalamazoo, Michigan." Pages have room for the date, name, residence, time, room number and then an unidentified column. In the first register there are the letters "H" and "N" in this column, later there is a notation if the room has been paid and how long the registered person would be staying. The dates are printed on slips of paper which are adhered to the pages. The registers are in fairly good condition although the back and front covers, made of cardboard, are worn along the edges. Some of them are bent and in one case, ripped. The writing inside for the most part was done in India ink. Some of the writing is smudged and there are marks in various pages from the ink. The writing is legible.

New Michigan Hotel Registers Collection 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