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Esther Morris Rasmussen

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Identifier: RH-A-1584
Scope and Contents Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...

House of David Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3689
Scope and Contents The first items in this collection are (20) black and white postcards measuring 3.5” x 5.5”. The first (4) postcards are related to the House of David baseball teams. The next (4) postcards show different scenes of the miniature railroad that operated at the House of David amusement park. There are also (2) postcards that feature the “midget autos” that were built and maintained by House of David members. The next (4) postcards show miscellaneous scenes from the House of David community. There...

Kalamazoo House Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3641
Scope and Contents Kalamazoo House, Kalamazoo, Michigan, R. P. Emerson, Proprietor, room book that served as a hotel register, March 27, 1867 to September 28, 1867. The room book lists names, room numbers, and extras such as length of stay. A menu from the Kalamazoo House, dating from approximately 1881-1884.

Mae Dorsey Hicks Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3894
Scope and Contents Lillian Cobb Bechmann was born in Morenci, MI in 1883. She was married to John W. Bailey on July 14, 1910. She and Mae Dorsey Hicks were residents of Battle Creek, MI. In 1933 John W. Bailey was the mayor of Battle Creek. Hicks was married to James A. Hicks in Detroit on October 19, 1921. In January 1933 Hicks and Mrs. Bailey went on an 18-day cruise of the Caribbean aboard the S.S. Reliance. On their trip they took numerous photographs of what they encountered, and kept postcards, cruise...

Southwest Michigan Restaurant Menus and Dining Guides

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Identifier: RH-A-3364
Abstract The collection is filled with menus and dining guides from a variety of restaurants predominately from the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek areas although there are a very few from the other ten counties covered by the WMU Regional History Collections.