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Richard Vander Molen Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3751
Scope and Contents In 1896, Bronson Methodist Hospital got its start when land was acquired by a group of physicians fearing Kalamazoo’s growing population would outgrow the capabilities of Borgess Hospital, the only hospital in the city at the time. Just after the beginning of the 20th century, the same group physicians formed the Kalamazoo Hospital Association and opened the Kalamazoo Hospital in a house on John Street. In 1903, the ground was broke for a brand new hospital building. On 5 December 1905, the new...

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...

Willis Dunbar Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-40
Scope and Contents Dunbar papers include information on his career as an educator, author, historian, radio programming director, and civic leader. Collection reflects Dunbar's varied interests in Kalamazoo and Michigan including files from his radio programs, ca. 1943-1951, material relating to the House of David, Benton Harbor, Michigan, American Expeditionary Forces (Polar Bears), correspondence regarding the Michigan Centennial Commission, Michigan Constitutional Convention material, 1961-1962, scrapbook on...