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Grace Christian Reformed Church Directories

Identifier: RH-A-4272

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of eleven church directories for the Grace Christian Reformed Church located downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Directories range from 1953-1987. Each cover, excluding the 1987 edition, includes a picture of the church located at 612 S. Park Street (listed 610 S. Park Street on the 1953 editions), and the name of the current reverend. The information inside includes lists of members with their addresses and numbers, births, deaths, and committee activities.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1953-1978, 1987


Biographical / Historical

The Grace Christian Reformed Church began in 1926 when its members left the First Christian Reformed Church, and named itself the “Protesting” Christian Reformed congregation. Henry Danhof (1879- 1952), formerly the reverend of the First Christian Reformed Church became the first reverend for the Protesting congregation. The congregation changed its name in 1936 to the Grace Christian Reformed Church and remained at 612 S. Park Street until 1988. Today it is located on Whites Road Kalamazoo, Michigan.


0.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Description

This collection takes up 0.05 cubic feet and measure 7” by 4” in the 1950s directories and 6 ½” by 4” for the remainder of the directories. The collection is in excellent condition.


Purchased from the Starring Endowment fund.

Genre / Form

Grace Christian Reformed Church Directories finding aid
Hannah Garrod (print version); Stephanie Chapman (digital version)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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