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Lockshore Farms Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3147

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of one pamphlet for Lockshore Farms of Kalamazoo, Michigan, dating from the early 1940s.

The pamphlet advertises Lockshore Farms, gives a short history of the company, and boasts of the high performance of their cattle. In particular, it boasts of the use of their Guernsey cattle. It also provides a brief snapshot of the process behind their milk production. It promotes its homogenized Vitamin D Milk and its “Golden Guernsey” milk. Finally, the last page features a list of its products, some with ingredients and others with descriptive adjectives.


  • Creation: early 1940s


Biographical / Historical

Lockshore Farms’ main building, which was a combined plant, office, and store was located at the corner of Park and Ransom (606 N. Park Street) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lockshore Farms gave up ownership of this building in the late 1970s. The business was started in 1925 by R. F. Locke at a farm in Cressey, Michigan (now Prairieville). They produced dairy products such as milk, eggs, butter, cottage cheese, and coffee creamer. Both the pamphlet and the Kalamazoo Gazette mention that the farm is located on a known Indian burial ground, where the remains of Chief Noonday could be found.

The farm still operates today, and is located in Hickory Corners, Michigan.


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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