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Kalamazoo Loose-Leaf Binder Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3382

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 12 photographs from the Kalamazoo Loose Leaf Binder Company and its successor, the Remington Rand Company which was located at 314-320 (later 312-334) W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The photographs are from about 1911 until 1940.


  • Creation: 1911-1940


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Biographical / Historical

The Kalamazoo Loose Leaf Binder Company began in 1903 with a factory completed for the business by 1907. A one-story addition to the west was built in 1913 and a three story addition on top of that came in 1917. A four-story addition to the east was completed by 1921. The company merged with the Remington-Rand Company in 1927 but two years later operations moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan. The building continued to be known as the Remington Building and was filled with light manufacturing and service-related companies. As of 2010 the building continues to be in existence.


0.05 Cubic Feet

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Source of Acquisition

Dean Arend Collection (A-1191)

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of 9 8 ½”x11” black-and-white photographs, four of which are copies. Three of the copies come from original 8”x10” glass plate negatives which are located in the safe. It is not known if the fourth copy comes from a negative or positive image. The photographs are in good condition although one of the aerial shots is creased in some places and yellowed a bit. The glass negatives are in excellent condition.

Kalamazoo Loose-Leaf Binder Collection Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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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