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Galesburg High School Alumni Association Ledger

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4326

Scope and Contents

One ledger kept by the Galesburg High School Alumni Association from about 1897-1930. There are 7 alphabetical index tabs in the front that were not used for indexing, instead the accounting of dues paid to the association, and the names of the members who paid them, begin here. The ledger also contains accounting for the association with entries of cash balances and expenses. There are no markers of where one type of information ends and another begins, and sometimes they overlap.


  • Creation: approximately 1897-1930


Biographical / Historical

Galesburg, Michigan is located in Kalamazoo County. In 1951 Galesburg joined with Augusta schools to create the Galesburg-Augusta School district.


.10 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in 2019 from the Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .10 cubic feet and composed of one ledger kept for the years 1897-1930. It measures 9.5”x15.5”x.75” and is bound in brown cloth with a geometric design. There are 7 alphabetical index tabs in the front and the remaining pages are typical ledger pages printed in red and blue.

The ledger is 96 pages although the numbering ends at 94 due to page 33 duplicated. The verso of the first page 33 is marked page 98 so a page from the back may have been removed and glued to this spot.

The pages of the ledger are in decent condition and easy to read even though different people wrote in it over the years. The sewing on the binding is intact and pages are not loose. The front and back covers of the ledger are heavily worn and has paint splatters and holes where the inner board is showing through. The outside spine has been inexpertly repaired with heavy brown tape. The last page has been repaired with clear tape. Pages have been cut out over the years so it is difficult to tell if information is missing or if blank pages were removed for use elsewhere.

Galesburg High School Alumni Association Ledger finding aid
Stephanie Chapman
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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