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First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo Collection

Identifier: RH-A-67

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of weekly bulletin and one program. The weekly bulletin, dated June 20, 1920 is for the Children's Day Program and gives the program for the service in addition to information on the church and members and a photograph of the quartet who has been singing for church services over the year. The program is for a Musical Service held at the Church on April 30, 1911. The commemorative multi-page booklet-program is for the dedication of the new organ and chancel on September 20 and 21, 1998.


  • Creation: 1911-1998


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Biographical / Historical

Organized in 1836, the First Baptist Church's current building was built in 1855. It remains on Church Square adjacent to Bronson Park.


0.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is composed of one weekly bulletin, one program and one commemorative booklet-program from the First Baptist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The materials range from 1911 to 1998.

Related Materials

First Baptist Church: Town & Gown, written by Fred Peppel, Kalamazoo Public Library staff, September 2005. Updated October 2007.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 and is composed of weekly bulletin and one program which are both 6"x9". The materials are in good condition although the bulletin from 1911 has been folded and there is some wear along the folds for this and the weekly bulletin but for the most part all items are in good condition.

First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo Collection Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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