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American Tool & Die Works

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Identifier: RH-A-3938
Scope and Contents “Precision Tools and Dies” is a general informational/ advertisement booklet for the American Tool & Die Works company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1937 to roughly about 1955. This booklet provides a map displaying the company’s wide variety of distribution around the area of Kalamazoo, reaching as far as Indiana, Ohio, and various cities in the northern and eastern areas of Michigan. The booklet also contains some images, including the building of the company, and several of the...

Auction Catalog Collections

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Identifier: 04-exws_auctioncatalogs
Abstract Collections of catalogs from major international auction houses (Bloomsbury, Sotheby's and Christie's) pertaining to auctions that took place primarily in the early twentieth through the late twentieth century. The majority of the catalogs are for manuscript, book and jewelry sales, but a third collection recording auctions of a variety of other items is currently under development.

B.F. Freeland Sons Company

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Identifier: RH-A-3810
Scope and Contents The B.F. Freeland Sons Company’s main products were galvanized steel stock tanks, used to provide water to livestock. The catalog advertises several different kinds of stock tanks, with prices, dimensions, diagrams, and a few photographs of their products in use. In addition to the stock tanks, the catalog advertises a few different types of stock feed boilers and cookers, as well as other pieces of farm equipment, such as tank pumps and barn ventilators.

Bond Supply Company Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-4030
Scope and Contents The Bond Supply Company, founded by Fred J. Bond c1873-1938, began in 1912 in Kalamazoo located on the southwest corner of North Rose and Eleanor Street. In the 1912 city directory, the company stated that it was "Manufacturers and Jobbers, Plumbing, Steam, Mill Well Supplies." The Bond Supply Company, a wholesale firm, was the successor of the Quinn Manufacturing Company located at the same site which employed Fred Bond. Over the years, Bond served as Secretary and General Manager joined by...

General Gas Light Company Pamphlet

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Identifier: RH-A-3936
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of a pamphlet as an advertisement from the General Gas Light Company located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Published in 1928, it promoted their Humphrey Radiantfire, an indoor gas heater which could fit in the fireplace. The pamphlet advertised 24 radiators which came in various colors such as brown, bronze, black, rich maroon, green, wrought iron, pierced hearth and various shades of brass. Other products advertised included 6 brass fenders and...

Hugh J. Moser Graphic Design Collection

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Identifier: 05-exws_moser
Abstract Pamphlets, guides, serials, samples, packets, and catalogs collected by Upjohn Company graphic designer Hugh J. Moser (1925-2009) relating to the field of graphic design / commercial art from the mid to late twentieth century. Materials on budgeting, estimating, creative process, layout, design, illustration, photography, typography, platemaking, paper, ink, printing processes, die cutting, embossing, binding, finishing and specialty printing.

J. Whirler Pop-up and Children's Literature Archive

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Identifier: 05-exws_whirler
Abstract A collection of materials from a Portland, Oregon, bookstore, J. Whirler Books specializing in children's books and pop-up books. Collection includes articles and newsletters, book fair programs, publisher advertisement bookmarks, catalogs, directories, postcard advertisements, assorted issues of children's literature serials, and misc. correspondence to booksellerThis collection also has a large number of books associated with it (the books are cataloged individually and searchable through...

John Deere Farmers Pocket Ledger

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Identifier: RH-A-3943
Scope and Contents The Farmers Pocket Ledger appears to be a general guide produced by the John Deere Company and distributed to several hardware or farming stores. This ledger served as a personal guide for farming tactics while also promoting and advertising the products and tools the John Deere Company had to offer.

Ladislav R. Hanka Book Arts Archive

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Identifier: 05-exws_hanka
Abstract Bound and loose prints and artist's archive, which includes sketches, proofs, exhibition booklets, reviews of shows and correspondence between Hanka and other artists, writers, galleries, publishers, etc. Some of the books associated with this archive have been cataloged separately and are searchable via Western Michigan University Libraries online catalog otherwise they appear in this finding aid.

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Names
American Tool & Die Works (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
American Tool & Engineering Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
B. F. Freeland Sons Company (Sturgis, Mich.) 1
Berlin, Lucia 1
Black Sparrow Press 1
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Blackburn, Paul 1
Blake, Trevor 1
Bond Supply Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Boutilier, Nancy, 1961- 1
Bowles, Jane (Bowles, Jane Auer), 1917-1973 1
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 1
Bromige, David 1
Bukowski, Charles 1
Christensen, Paul, 1943- 1
Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. 1
Clarage Division of Zurn Industrial (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Clarage Fan Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Clarage Foundry and Manufacturing (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Clarage and Sons (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Clark, Tom (Thomas Willard), 1941- 1
Codrescu, Andrei, 1946- 1
Coleman, Wanda 1
Comstock Manufacturing Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Cooney, Seamus 1
Corman, Cid 1
Cossery, Albert, 1913-2008 1
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 1
Dawson, Fielding, 1930-2002 1
Dorn, Edward 1
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 1
Edwards, Paul, 1950- 1
Eigner, Larry, 1927-1996 1
Enslin, Theodore 1
Eshleman, Clayton 1
Estelle Doheny Collection 1
Everson, William, 1912-1994 1
Faas, Ekbert, 1938- 1
Fante, John, 1909-1983 1
Field, Edward, 1924- 1
Frank, Thaisa 1
General Gas Light Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 1
Grossinger, Richard, 1944- 1
Hanka, Ladislav 1
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 1
Jaffe, Sherril, 1945- 1
Joel Oppenheimer, 1930-1988 1
Kelly, Robert, 1935- 1
Koller, James 1
Kromdyk & Son (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Kromdyk, Peter, 1859-1935 1
Kromdyk, Roy P., 1884-1961 1
Lally, Michael, 1942- 1
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 1
Lewis, Wyndham, 1882-1957 1
Lifshin, Lyn 1
Loy, Mina 1
Lupina, Paula 1
Malanga, Gerard 1
Martin, John 1
Montale, Eugenio, 1896-1981 1
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998 1
Morrow, Bradford, 1951- 1
Moser, Hugh J. (Hugh Jefferson), 1925-2009 1
Mrabet, Mohammed, 1940- 1
Mudd, Harvey, 1940- 1
Myles, Eileen 1
National Gas Light Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- 1
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 1
Oppen, Mary, 1908-1990 1
Owens, Rochelle 1
Pacific Gas and Electric Company 1
Palmer, Michael, 1943- 1
Parker, Tyler 1
Pfizer Inc. 1
Pharmacia & Upjohn 1
Pommy-Vega, Janine 1
Purdy, James, 1914-2009 1
Rakosi, Carl, 1903-2004 1
Reznikoff, Charles, 1894-1976 1
Roditi, Edouard 1
S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm) 1
Sanders, Ed 1
Sanford, John B. 1
Saroyan, Aram 1
Schuyler, James 1
Shelnutt, Eve, 1943- 1
Smith, Fred, 1933- 1
Sorrentino, Gilbert 1
Sotheby's (Firm) 1
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 1
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 1
Spicer, Jack 1
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 1
Stepanchev, Stephen 1
Tarn, Nathaniel 1
Upjohn Company 1
Van Buren District Library 1
Wakoski, Diane 1
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