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Hungarian Evangelical & Reformed Church Booklet

 Item — Folder: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4360

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of one booklet for the 75th anniversary celebration of Evangelical and Reformed Church (Hungarian) in September 16, 1989. The Church was located at 805 Mills St in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The booklet provides a wealth of information regarding the church’s history and prominent figures in its past. It also features correspondence between congregation members that relates to the Church’s 75th anniversary.


  • Creation: 1989


Language of Materials

Most text is in English. Some of the text is in Hungarian.

Biographical / Historical

Also called the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical & Reformed Church was located at 805 Mills Street in Kalamazoo since 1946/7, and 610 Mills from 1920 to 1946. The Church was founded in September 1914 by Stephen Vargo and 48 others and was established through a Michigan Charter on June 2, 1915. It was one of 44 Hungarian Reformed Churches that were founded in the United States from 1891 to 1930. At that time, it was called the Magyar Reformed Church of Kalamazoo and had no official building. The 75th anniversary was celebrated on September 16, 1989, according to the date on the cover. It is not known whether this church still exists.


.05 Cubic Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Suzanna King, a former member of the church.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet. The booklet measures 8.5x11”. Various typefaces are used throughout the booklet, although the front features a stenciled font and a floral design border. There are dozens of black & white photos throughout, including a photograph of the first church at its old location, as well as various members of the congregation through the years. It is in decent condition, with some wear around the binding and some unknown light-brown stains on the front and back.

Genre / Form

Hungarian Evangelical & Reformed Church Booklet finding aid
Stephanie Chapman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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