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Academy of Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3327
Abstract The collection is composed of programs from the Academy of Music dating from 1882-1910.

Acme Manufacturing Company

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3365
Abstract The collection is composed of one account book from the Acme Manufacturing Company which had been located in Kalamazoo, Michigan from about 1884 until 1885 or 1886.

A.L. Pratt & Co. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3698
Scope and Contents Although titled A. L. Pratt and Co, this company could not be located. A. L Pratt appears to be Arthur L. Pratt. Pratt was described as a capitalist in one directory. His house was included a 1909 picture book of Kalamazoo, and he and his wife appear in the Kalamazoo Gazette. He was in the wagon business with George Winans under the Winans, Pratt, and Co. name. The company went out of business around 1893. It is found in that years directory, but by 1895 Pratt is associated with Specialty...

Allen Service Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3892
Scope and Contents The Allen Electric and Equipment Company manufactured automobile testing equipment. According to Kalamazoo City Directories, it was located at 2101 North Pitcher Street in Kalamazoo beginning in 1928. It moved to 355 E. Kalamazoo Avenue in 1968 and became what the city directories describe as a “tech training center”. Following 1969, the Allen Electric and Equipment Company seems to have ceased to exist. While it was in business, notable employees included Harry H. Levene, the general manager,...

American Hotel Menu

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Identifier: RH-A-3928
Scope and Contents Originally known as the American House,this hotel opened in 1844 on East Main Street east of Pitcher Street. Over the years, the hotel physically grew and changed its name several times from the American House, American Hotel, Park-American Hotel and Harris Hotel.It remained in operation until 1968 and the structure came down the next year.

American Tool & Die Works

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Identifier: RH-A-3938
Scope and Contents “Precision Tools and Dies” is a general informational/ advertisement booklet for the American Tool & Die Works company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1937 to roughly about 1955. This booklet provides a map displaying the company’s wide variety of distribution around the area of Kalamazoo, reaching as far as Indiana, Ohio, and various cities in the northern and eastern areas of Michigan. The booklet also contains some images, including the building of the company, and several of the...

American Women's Poetry Miscellaneous Correspondence and Ephemera Collection

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Identifier: 03-01-exws_awpcmisc
Abstract An assortment of individually purchased or donated correspondence and ephemera associated with American women poets or other authors.

Anna Poole Ferguson Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3753
Scope and Contents The Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, the largest institution of its kind in Michigan, officially opened on August 29, 1859 under the direction of Dr. Edwin Van Deusen. First known as the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, it became the Kalamazoo State Hospital in 1911. From the outset, the hospital pioneered improving medical treatment of mentally ill patients. Before the Michigan Asylum opened, it was common for the insane to be locked in attics, log pens or cellars, while others were placed in...

Anthony Bellesorte OCSO Epistolary Journal

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Identifier: 01-exws_trappistwrites
Abstract Series of letters, notes, drawings, and worksheets that Father Anthony kept from June 22, 1972 - September 29, 1974. These journal entries, written as letters, detail his spiritual journey and his life over this two-year period. The heading or title that appears on many of the entries is "A Trappist Writes to God."

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Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections 193
Western Michigan University Special Collections 46
 
Subject
Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 21
Correspondence 19
Diaries 18
Photographs 12
Letters 11
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ledgers (account books) 10
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence 8
Ephemera 8
account books 8
newsletters 8
Advertisements 7
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence 7
Postcards 7
Scrapbooks 7
American poetry -- 20th century 6
Catalogs 6
Kalamazoo (Mich.) -- Church history 6
Programs 6
Serial publications 6
Cistercians 5
Pamphlets 5
Kalamazoo (Mich.) -- Societies and clubs 4
Music -- Societies, etc. 4
Proofs (Printing) 4
Publishers and publishing 4
Small presses 4
Typescripts 4
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 4
brochures 4
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism 3
Authors -- 20th century -- Correspondence 3
Bibliographies 3
Buildings -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 3
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 3
Graphic arts 3
Graphic design (Typography) 3
Manufacturing industries -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 3
Poets, American -- 20th century 3
Promotional materials 3
Schools -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 3
Tuberculosis 3
cabinet photographs 3
financial records 3
American poetry -- 19th century 2
Book designers--United States 2
Books 2
Books -- Reviews 2
Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo -- History 2
Business records 2
Certificates 2
Cistercian monasteries 2
Concert Programs -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 2
English poetry -- History and criticism 2
Fraternal organizations -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 2
Hotels -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo County 2
Illumination of books and manuscripts 2
Letterpress printing 2
Letterpress printing -- Specimens 2
Medievalists 2
Menus 2
Middle Ages 2
Monastic and religious life 2
Obituaries 2
Photographers -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 2
Poetry 2
Poets -- 20th century -- Correspondence 2
Police -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo -- History 2
Printing -- History 2
Printing -- Specimens 2
Printing industry -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 2
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church 2
Temperance -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 2
Theater Programs 2
Type and type-founding 2
Women -- Societies and clubs 2
articles 2
cartes-de-visite (card photographs) 2
church bulletins 2
cookbooks 2
manuscripts (documents) 2
negatives (photographs) 2
photograph albums 2
Advertisments 1
Aerial photographs 1
Agriculture -- Michigan -- Barry County 1
Agriculture -- Michigan -- Barry County -- Finance 1
Agriculture -- Michigan -- Hastings 1
Agriculture -- Michigan -- Hastings -- Finance 1
Albums (Books) 1
America, Captain (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc. 1
American literature -- 20th century 1
Appliances 1
Architecture -- Middle East 1
Architecture, Domestic -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo -- Designs and plans 1
Architecture, Medieval -- Europe 1
Architecture, Medieval -- Great Britain 1
Art portfolios 1
Art, Chinese -- Catalogs 1
Artists -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Arts -- Periodicals 1
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Names
Callan, Edward (Edward Thomas O'Dwyer), 1917-2011 3
Black Sparrow Press 2
Kalamazoo Public Library 2
Kalamazoo Sled Company 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
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Packard, Cullen C. 2
Reidsema, John M. 2
Tuberculosis Sanitorium (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 2
Waldo, Dwight B. (Dwight Bryant), 1864-1939 2
A.K. Edwards and Co. (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
A.L. Pratt & Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Abbaye de Lachalade (Meuse, France) 1
Abbaye de Pontigny 1
Abbaye de la Bénisson-Dieu 1
Abbey, Lewis C. (Photographer) 1
Abrams, Samuel T., Rabbi 1
Academy of Music (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Acme Manufacturing Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham 1
Aelred, of Rievaulx, Saint, 1110-1167 1
Alabastine Company 1
Allen, Francis Wilbur 1
Allen, Thomas B. (Thomas Burt), 1928-2004 1
American Featherbone Company (Chicago, Ill) 1
American Roentgen Ray Society 1
American Tool & Die Works (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
American Tool & Engineering Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Anderson, Candace 1
Anderson, Phyllis, 1936- 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 1
Arion Press 1
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 1
Austin, Frank G., 1852-1915 1
B. F. Freeland Sons Company (Sturgis, Mich.) 1
Bacon, Nathaniel, 1802-1869 1
Balch, Nathaniel A. (Nathaniel Aldrich), 1808-1894 1
Baldwin, Alec, 1958- 1
Bayles, Burtis 1
Bayles, Charles H. 1
Beeson, B. F. 1
Bellesorte, Anthony R., approximately 1936- 1
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956 1
Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006 1
Berlin, Lucia 1
Billingham & Cobb Architects (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Bingham, H. L. (Harry L.) 1
Bixby, Robert (Bixby, Robert J.), 1952-2012 1
Blackburn, Paul 1
Blake, Trevor 1
Bloodroot Press 1
Bloom, Oliver J., 1861-1933 1
Blossom Shop (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Blossom, Alice E. , -1936 1
Bond Supply Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Boudeman, Donald O. 1
Boudeman, Donald, 1880-1949 1
Boudeman, Donna Nicholson, 1909-1987 1
Boutilier, Nancy, 1961- 1
Bower, Charles L., 1831- 1
Bowles, Jane (Bowles, Jane Auer), 1917-1973 1
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 1
Boyce, Gray Cowan, 1899-1981 1
Braceland, Lawrence C. 1
Briggs, Katharine Mary 1
Brigham, Besmilr 1
Bromige, David 1
Brown, Henry A. (Photographer) 1
Bukowski, Charles 1
Bunker Junior High School (Muskegon, Mich.) 1
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 1
C. H. Dickinson General Hardware (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
CBS-Hytron Co. (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Caenegem, R. C. van (Raoul Charles) 1
Cash, Barbara 1
Catholic Church--Clergy 1
Centers, Kaye 1
Chamberlain, Warren & Hatfield (Three Oaks, Mich.) 1
Chamberlin Hardware Co. (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Chamberlin, Charles 1
Chambers Publishing Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Chase H. Dickinson 1
Checker Motors Corp. (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Christensen, Paul, 1943- 1
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. 1
Clampitt, Amy 1
Clark Commercial College (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Clark, Tom (Thomas Willard), 1941- 1
Clarke, Emma W. 1
Club Konrad Haebler‏ 1
Codrescu, Andrei, 1946- 1
Cohen, Martin, 1915-2005 1
Coleman, Wanda 1
Comstock Manufacturing Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Cook, Ferris 1
Cooney, Seamus 1
Corman, Cid 1
Cossery, Albert, 1913-2008 1
Crane, Augustus W., 1868-1937 1
Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935 1
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