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Scope and Contents In 1892,a new Post Office was completed on the southwest corner of Burdick and South Streets. In July of 1903 an article announced that work on the new addition which would be built to the west had begun. Total cost of the addition would be $38,500.Charles W. Gindole of Chicago received the contract to construct the building. John H. Holmes worked for the federal government supervising the construction. There are entries written by John Holmes starting on July 14, 1903 and continuing off and on...
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are from John Van Eck and his time working for the Kalamazoo post office. During his time with the post office he served as acting postmaster and then became postmaster. Some of the documents included are the rules and regulations that post offices had to follow. More personal documents include newspaper articles about John, speeches that John wrote, certificates that he received. There are many letters received about his position as acting postmaster general...