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Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club Program

 Item — Box: 1 of 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: RH-A-4286

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of one program from a Good Fellowship Banquet at the Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club titled The Kalamazoo Night. The program details the events of the evening including music, the dinner menu, a program of events, vaudeville shows, and a list of boosters. The program is embellished with many black and white ink illustrations.


  • Creation: April 18, 1913


Biographical / Historical

The Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club operated from roughly 1910-1920 and hosted many banquets such as “The Kalamazoo Night”. They had many regular meetings including weekly luncheons. The club was composed of employing printers in the city of Kalamazoo. It was started by the Ben Franklin Publishing Company in Chicago. At their meetings the club discussed local printing trades and conditions. The club disbanded circa 1920.


.10 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with funds from Starring Endowment.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .10 cubic feet and is composed of one item from the Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club. The item is a program from “The Kalamazoo Night”, a Good Fellowship Banquet at the Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club. The item is made of heavy, ridged, off white paper and bound with golden brown twine.

Genre / Form

Kalamazoo Ben Franklin Club Program finding aid
Stephanie Chapman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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
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