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Murray Page Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-4024
Scope and Contents Murray Page was born June 8, 1881 to William Page (1857-1913) and Anna May Murphy Page (1857-1936) in Berrien Springs, Michigan. As a young adult, Page worked as a day laborer on a farm and remained single until the age of 37. On July 4th, 1918 he married Luella Wallace (1899-1985) of Niles, Michigan. While married, Page worked as an electric station operator and a power plant electrician, and had two sons, Robert (1922- ) and Glen Page (1933-2015). According to the letters, there were disputes...

Oakwood School District Assessor’s Book

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Identifier: RH-A-3398
Scope and Contents The first school opened for School District #2 in Kalamazoo Township around 1833.Nicknamed, “Toad Hollow,” it was located at the corner of Parkview and Knox Avenues in what is now known as the Oakwood neighborhood. In 1884, the school moved to the present site of the Public Safety station for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety on Parkview Avenue between Laird and Barnard Streets. At that time the school became known as Lake View and in 1908 renamed Oakwood Park School.From 1908 until...

Philip M. Farnsworth Diaries

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Identifier: RH-A-3399
Scope and Contents Philip Farnsworth was born in Pennsylvania in 1804. By 1850 he and his family were living in Otsego in Allegan County working as farmers. In 1860 he is staying at a hotel in Otsego and again working as a farmer. By 1870 he is living in Mud Springs, El Dorado County, California working as a miner. He cannot be found in the 1880 census but by 1900 is living with his brother and sister-in-law in Wexford County, Michigan. On familysearch.org it reports that he died on May 7, 1908 in Wexford,...

Portage First United Methodist Church

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Identifier: RH-A-604
Scope and Contents The Portage First United Methodist Church was formerly known as the Portage United Methodist church. Around 2000, they adopted the concept of being the “lighthouse” church. This shows up in the newsletters.

Roman I. Jarvis Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3542
Scope and Contents The scrapbook contains a large number of newspaper clippings relating to social welfare, local, regional, and national political events, myriad open letters printed in the News-Palladium (today the Herald-Palladium), and personal letters relating to his political career and service as postmaster in Benton Harbor. The letters and pamphlets relate to speeches given or attended by Roman Jarvis.

Rosel Family Letters Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3644
Scope and Contents The letters in this collection contain mostly love letters between Dale and his new wife Helen while Dale was stationed at Camp Miniawaca naval camp in Shelby, Michigan. There are other letters sent to Dale by his mother, Alice, his brother Bill and friends while he was away. There are other letters that are to both Helen and Dale from various people. Dale Edward Rosel was born June 3rd 1927 to William and Alice. He attended Churchill High School. He and Helen married in 1945 and had their...

Ruth Van Horn Zuckerman

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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...

Seamus Cooney Black Sparrow Press Collection

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Identifier: 03-exws_blacksparrow
Abstract Editorial office records of Blacksparrow Press (1966-2003), as well as a collection of nearly every title published by the press in all of their various editions. The books are all cataloged separately and are searchable via Western Michigan Libraries' online catalog. The archival portion of the collection consists primarily of typescripts for books, editors' copies of manuscripts, first proofs, uncorrected page proofs, corrected page proofs, galley proofs, catalogs, screenplays, prospecti and...

Shepard Family Letters

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Identifier: RH-A-3642
Scope and Contents These letters are addressed to either Hattie Shepard or Esther Shepard. Hattie is the mother of Esther. Hattie was born 1872 in Missouri, she moved to Michigan and married Samuel Shepard. They had three children, John, Mary and Frances. Hattie died in1958. Esther’s full name is Frances Esther Shepard. She was born March 10, 1907 and died December 26, 1995. These letters contain everyday conversation among the mother or daughter from various people. In the letters addressed to Hattie many people...

Southwestern Michigan Letters

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Identifier: RH-A-4123
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters exchanged between friends and family in the Southwestern region of Michigan, including cities such as Grand Rapids, Hastings, Berrien Springs, Niles, Kalamazoo, and others. There appears to be no correlation between the senders and recipients of the letters, but some of the names addressed relate to our other collections, including Murray Page.

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Names
Callan, Edward (Edward Thomas O'Dwyer), 1917-2011 3
Kalamazoo Central High School 2
Aelred, of Rievaulx, Saint, 1110-1167 1
American National Bank and Trust Company of Michigan 1
Ashley family 1
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Ashley, Harriet M. Holder, 1841-1922 1
Ashley, Jerome B., 1837-1906 1
Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 1
Barton, Edward Read 1
Beebe family 1
Beeby, Betty, 1923-2015 1
Benson, John Howard, 1901-1956 1
Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006 1
Berlin, Lucia 1
Bixby, Robert, 1952-2012 1
Black Sparrow Press 1
Blackburn, Paul 1
Blake, Trevor 1
Boutilier, Nancy, 1961- 1
Bower, Charles L., 1831- 1
Bowles, Jane (Bowles, Jane Auer), 1917-1973 1
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 1
Braceland, Lawrence C. 1
Brady, Christine 1
Briggs, Katharine Mary 1
Brigham, Besmilr 1
Bromige, David 1
Bukowski, Charles 1
Bunkers, Suzanne L 1
Camp Albert L. Mills (N.Y.) 1
Campau family 1
Campau, Edward J., 1916-2007 1
Campau, Elward B., 1919-1998 1
Cash, Barbara 1
Cash, Sophie, 1834-1932 1
Christensen, Paul, 1943- 1
Clampitt, Amy 1
Clark, Tom (Thomas Willard), 1941- 1
Clarke, Emma W. 1
Codrescu, Andrei, 1946- 1
Cole, Bert (1875-) 1
Coleman, Wanda 1
Colony Room (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Cooney, Seamus 1
Corman, Cid 1
Cory, Clyde Vern, 1889-1976 1
Cory, Marguerite (Molly) Bernice Bosworth, 1893-1960 1
Cossery, Albert, 1913-2008 1
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 1
Crews, Judson 1
Davis, Bert Byron (1880-1944) 1
Davis, Rosella Snyder (1876-1958) 1
Dawson, Fielding, 1930-2002 1
Di Prima, Diane 1
DiMarino, Jan Van Haaften 1
Dorn, Edward 1
Drake, Jane, 1826-1899 1
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 1
Dutch Treat Bakery (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
ETANDA Club (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Eat and Dance Club (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Edwards, Paul, 1950- 1
Eigner, Larry, 1927-1996 1
Enslin, Theodore 1
Esch, John 1
Eshleman, Clayton 1
Everson, William, 1912-1994 1
Faas, Ekbert, 1938- 1
Fante, John, 1909-1983 1
Farnsworth, James S., 1907- 1
Farnsworth, Philip M. 1
Faulkner, Myran, 1869- 1
Field, Edward, 1924- 1
Finch family 1
First Presbyterian Church (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Fitch, Asa 1
Fort Custer (Mich.) 1
Francis, Lesley Lee, 1931- 1
Frank, Thaisa 1
Frobenius family 1
Frobenius, Frank, 1860-1928 1
Frobenius, Mary Kammerer, 1860-1943 1
Gernant, David 1
Gilbert, of Hoyland 1
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 1
Gordimer, Nadine 1
Graves, Henry S. 1
Grossinger, Richard, 1944- 1
Guest, Barbara 1
Gull Lake Country Club (Richland, Mich.) 1
Hamill, Ruth Marie Frobenius, 1900-1996 1
Hanka, Ladislav 1
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 1
Harvard Law School 1
Helms, Alan 1
Hershfield Brothers (Department store) 1
Hershfield family 1
Hershfield, David, 1898-1968 1
Hershfield, Harry Aaron, 1870-1945 1
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 1
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