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Abstract The collection is composed of materials from the Edwards and Chamberlin Hardware Company, a Kalamazoo firm in business from 1889 until 1931. The materials date from 1911 until 1931.
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...