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O.C. Simmons Ledger Book

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Identifier: RH-A-4103
Scope and Contents The O.C. Simmons Ledger Book dates from 1866-1867 and documents the invoice of the hardware store, owned by Orville C. Simmons, over the year. The opening cover of the ledger is dated January 1st, 1866. Paw Paw, Michigan during this time was described as “a flourishing incorporated post village” with a population of 1300, according to the Michigan State Gazetteer for 1863-1864. It also listed other businesses in Paw Paw during this time, such as flouring mills, saw mills, blind and door...

Pavilion Township Treasurer

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Identifier: RH-A-3514
Scope and Contents The ledger starts in 1902 with the first listed treasurer, H. H. Sherwood and ends with Hart Fisher in 1915. However, for the years of 1909 and 1910 no treasurer is listed. This is also seen on the backside of the receipt where there is another list of treasurers with that one missing. Today the city hall is located at 7510 Q Ave E, Scotts, MI 49088-9760.

South Side Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3726
Scope and Contents This collection contains a ledger from the South Side Club. Many pages of the ledger were left blank. A few meeting notes were taken, but after that the pages which are used mostly deal with bonds, stocks, and interest on bank accounts. There are also some pages which show liberty bonds bought by the club. These account information ends with 1924. The club had accounts with the Kalamazoo City Savings Bank.

Spencer Funeral Home

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Identifier: RH-A-3886
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of one green S. E. Ledger, which was owned by Spencer Funeral Home in Athens, MI and was used from 1949 – 1954. The ledger is 76 pages long.Purchases recorded in the ledger include item such as cards, flowers, casket sprays, dinners, and the services themselves. There are three (3) receipts pinned in the ledger for flowers, wheat, and something from Wolfe Grain & Feed Co. The entries often include which church the funeral took place at and the family member who...

The Frederick and Shawn Hinga Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3120
Scope and Contents Collection is comprised of handwritten letters between Frederick “Fritz’ Hinga and Maxine “Mac” Pope.The folder entitled “Frederick Hinga and Maxine Pope Correspondence 1947-1948” contains 40 handwritten letters by Frederick “Fritz” Hinga to his girlfriend Maxine “Mac” Pope. Fritz, while attending Western Michigan College summer ’47 classes and living with his mother, father, and grandmother on Hazard Avenue in Kalamazoo, MI, wrote to his girlfriend Mac, while she was home for the summer from...

Thomas Huff Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3989
Scope and Contents The ledger contains records of estates, will, and trusts set up by the banks patrons. Each trust contains information about the account, such as the name of the account holder, any beneficiaries, the date the trust was issued, the capacity of the trust, an initial inventory of the trust, and the bank’s fee. Each account also keeps of record properties owned, income, and outgoing expenses. Some of the trusts contain detailed accounts of the spending and income. The trusts Genevieve...

Typographical Auxiliary Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-4032
Scope and Contents The Typographical Auxiliary of Kalamazoo was a social organization consisting of women whose husbands were Kalamazoo printers and members of the International Typographical Union. The women held monthly business meetings, held at the homes of various members, elected officers, and formed internal group committees. In the years recorded in the journal, 1939-1945, members of the Typographical Auxiliary contributed to war efforts by sewing utility bags for soldiers, volunteering weekly at the...