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Reuben Bennett Diary

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4287
Scope and Contents This collection contains a single diary covering the year 1912, formerly belonging to Reuben Bennett (1848-1919) in Albion, Michigan.The diary is called Miles’ Combination Diary of memorandum, and contains useful information including census numbers. Following the initial page detailing the diary’s publisher and information is an information page. While largely blank the writer’s name, R. Bennett, address, 705 North Division Street Albion, Michigan, and phone number, 182, are...
Dates: 1912

Richard G. Lobdell Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3338
Abstract

This collection contains the Diary about Richard G. Lobdell's day to day activities living in Kalamazoo; in early 1929. The diary was purchased by the Archives and Regional History Collection via the Starring Endowment.

Dates: 1929 January-August

Richard Smith Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3761
Scope and Contents During his time as soldier Richard Smith keep a diary of the last months of the Civil War in 1865. In the diary, Sargent Smith mostly discusses the weather, duties he performed on a daily basis, when and where his unit’s camp was moved, and briefly mentioned skirmishes with the rebel forces. The writing for each date seldom goes over a single line on the paper and is usually written in sentence fragments. The diary is good way to see the different duties performed by a soldier and track the...
Dates: January 1-April 1, 1865

Robert Nielsen Diary

 Item
Identifier: RH-A-3954
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the diary of Robert Nielsen between the years of 1942 and 1946, recording his everyday life and routine during his time in high school. This routine included attending school during the week, and playing around and attending Sunday School on the weekends. This diary provided a record of the activities Robert did, giving insight on what growing up in the 1940s was like, rather than his thoughts or feelings about his life.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1946

Ruth Van Horn Zuckerman

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4040
Scope and Contents Ruth Genevieve Van Horn Zuckerman was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 7, 1900 to Samuel H. Van Horn (1875-1938) and Laura J. (Mills) Van Horn (1880-1967). As a young adult, Ruth attended Western Michigan College (1918-1921) and the University of Michigan (1921-1922) to receive a B.A. in English. Continuing her studies, she returned to the University of Michigan (1925-1926) and also attended Columbia University (Summer 1935, Fall 1936-1967) to receive a M.A. in English with a minor in...
Dates: 1936-1985

Schwab Family diaries

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Identifier: RH-A-4142
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of eighty-five diaries which detail the daily life of the Schwab family from 1902-1972. The dairies are written by several members of the Schwab family: Pearl Leora Taylor Schwab (1894-1974), Theresa Schwab (1851-1930), Clifford Schwab 1918-2001), Harley Schwab (1885-1965), and Gladys Schwab (1888-1953). Of the eighty-five diaries, ten have unknown authors.The entries appear to recall the events of the given day and each entry noted the weather...
Dates: 1902-1972

Sheckles Travel Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3636
Scope and Contents This travel diary is written by the mother of the Sheckles family. The Sheckles family left Dowagiac, Michigan, on May 26, 1950 and traveled in their car nicknamed the chief. The family would either camp or stay in a motel each night on their trip. On this trip it is the mother Marguerite Sheckles, the daughter Backus, and two sons Loyd nicknamed Loydie and John nickname Johnnie. They travel down to Texas to visit their grandmother who is Marguerite’s mother. The grandmother owned a 650 acre...
Dates: 1950

Stutley S. Parmater Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-3975
Scope and Contents In the diary Parmater mainly records the weather and his daily chores on the farm. He occasionally writes about large purchases, visits from neighbors, the death of friends, the health of his family, and trips to Decatur and Dowagiac Michigan to visit friends, attend fairs, or shop. Most entries are four or five lines long, though he sometimes records just one line about the weather. On January 1st of each year Parmater writes a longer entry about his family, the holidays, and the start of a...
Dates: 1894-1897

Teresa B. Bowmaster Diaries

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Identifier: RH-A-4241
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of twelve diaries written by Teresa B. Bowmaster (1882-1969) from 1918 and 1939-1965. The diaries document the daily life of Teresa Bowmaster.

Two notable entry in the diaries: on July 30, 1960 and August 8, 1960, Teresa writes that her husband Frank passed away and finding out that her son John had also passed away.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1918, 1939-1965

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Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections 38
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 4
Letters 3
Personal correspondence 3
Women -- Michigan -- Diaries 3
Kalamazoo (Mich.) -- History 2
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Michigan -- Diaries 2
family papers 2
personal papers 2
Agriculture -- Michigan -- Berrien County -- History -- 19th century 1
Albany (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Appliances 1
Architecture, Domestic -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo -- Designs and plans 1
Autograph albums 1
Automobile travel -- United States -- 20th century 1
Berrien County (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Bibles 1
Bootlegging 1
Bradford County (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Branch County (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Brickmakers -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Cincinnati (Ohio) -- History -- 19th century 1
Climax Township (Mich.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 1
Coldwater (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Correspondence 1
Delton (Mich.) 1
Detectives -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Detroit (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Devotional exercises 1
Drugstores -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Farm life -- Michigan -- History 1
Farmers -- Michigan -- Berrien County -- Diaries 1
Farmers -- Michigan -- Keeler (Township) 1
Gambling 1
Gay rights -- Oregon -- Portland 1
Jackson (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Keeler (Mich. : Township) -- History -- 19th century 1
Lawton (Mich.) -- History 1
Meditations 1
Michigan -- Description and travel 1
Muskegon (Mich.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 1
New York (State) -- Description and travel 1
Ocean travel -- 19th century 1
Pension trusts 1
Peoria (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Photographs 1
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Poetry 1
Police -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo -- History 1
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Poliomyelitis -- Treatment -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Prohibition -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Prostitution 1
Public buildings -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Recipes 1
Red-light districts -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 1
Saint Joseph County (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Sanitation 1
Sanitation -- Alabama -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- Kentucky -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- Minnesota -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- New York (State) -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- Pennsylvania -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- Tennessee -- Surveys 1
Sanitation -- Washington (State) -- Surveys 1
Scrapbooks 1
Social reformers -- United States 1
Speakeasies 1
Spiritual journals 1
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church 1
Suffragists -- United States 1
Trappists -- Prayers and devotions 1
Trappists -- Spiritual life 1
Travelers -- United States 1
Travelers' writings, American 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 15th (1861) -- History 1
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865). Company G -- History 1
Van Buren County (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Women -- Michigan -- Coldwater -- Diaries 1
Women -- Michigan -- Diaries -- 20th century 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American 1
Yearbooks 1
account books 1
black-and-white photographs 1
financial records 1
genealogical tables 1
manuscripts (documents) 1
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Names
Western Michigan University 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
American Roentgen Ray Society 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 1
Bacon, Nathaniel, 1802-1869 1
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Beebe family 1
Beeby, Betty, 1923-2015 1
Bellesorte, Anthony R., approximately 1936- 1
Bennett, Reuben, 1848-1919 1
Bird, Charles Harold 1
Blanchard family 1
Blanchard, William 1
Boudeman, Donald O. 1
Boudeman, Donald, 1880-1949 1
Boudeman, Donna Nicholson, 1909-1987 1
Bowmaster, Frank, 1869-1960 1
Bowmaster, John Maynard, 1904-1960 1
Bowmaster, Teresa, 1882-1969 1
Bunkers, Suzanne L 1
Clapham family 1
Clapham, James Glover, 1847-1870 1
Clapham, James Platt, 1807-1887 1
Clapham, John 1
Clark, Charles S., 1840-1914 1
Crane, Augustus W., 1868-1937 1
Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935 1
Crane, Mary Alice, 1913-1987 1
Crossman, Amanda Burlingame, 1818-1899 1
Crossman, Luther, 1808 -1879 1
DeGraaf, Heertje 1
DeGraaf, Maatje B. 1
Decker, Ella Louise Squires, 1912-1998 1
Decker, Frank Joseph, 1911-1965 1
Dunham, George Willis 1
Dunham, Gladys Marie Lambert 1
Easton, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1920 1
Farnsworth, James S., 1907- 1
Farnsworth, Philip M. 1
Finch family 1
Fitch, Asa 1
Forbes family 1
Forbes, John C. 1
Forbes, Lydia Jane 1
Ford, Arthur Homer, 1861-1929 1
Ford, Ethia P. "Effie" Johnson, 1865-1936 1
Gernant, David 1
Graves, Henry S. 1
Harvard Law School 1
Hasenack, Magdalen 1
Henshaw, John H., 1902-1994 1
Henshaw, Margaret, 1939-2014 1
Henshaw, Rena Bestervelt, 1903-1988 1
Holmes, John 1
Hooker , Joseph, 1814-1879 1
Howard, Pearl, 1852-1925 1
Kalamazoo (Mich.). Police Department 1
Kalamazoo Central High School 1
Kalamazoo Post Office (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Leonard, Eloyse, 1898-1997 1
Leonard, Leon 1
Lobdell, Richard G. 1
Lyon, Florence, 1859-1951 1
Lyon, Fred, 1855-1924 1
Lyon, Rexford, 1881-1911 1
Lyon, Walter, 1883-1962 1
Michigan Asylum for the Insane 1
Michigan State Normal School 1
Michigan Teachers' Institute 1
Monroe, John Frederick, 1921-1986 1
Moore, Samuel 1
Nielsen, Robert Arthur, approximately 1928- 1
Noecker, Paul, Mrs. 1
Ott, Christine, 1898-1977 1
Parmater, John, 1792-1863 1
Patrice Racette Sundstrand, 1924-2009 1
Patterson, Marian Bugbee, 1840-1895 1
Pearl family 1
Pearl, Norton, 1878-1960 1
Penny, Harry M. 1
People's Church (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Rogers, Ella Sheldon 1
Schwab family 1
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 1
Sheckles, Marquerite, 1906- 1
Smith, Richard, 1839-1920 1
Sternburgh, Orville J., 1894-1966 1
Sundstrand, Patrice Racette 1
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866) 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company B 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company E 1
Waage, Dorothy 1
Waite family 1
Waite, Burton C. 1
Waite, Preserved 1
Western Michigan College of Education 1
Wilson, Ellen Lake, 1852-1945 1
Women's Civic Improvement League (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Zuckerman, Jerome, 1945-2017 1
Zuckerman, Ruth Van Horn 1
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