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Archie Royer, Sr. Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4037
Scope and Contents The letters in this collection detail Royer’s life on his farm in the 1940s. They range in date from November 1941 to July 1948. They are all addressed to Bert Cole (1875-?), a friend whom Royer presumably met while touring with the Cole and Lockwood Circus in 1894. Cole was the son of one of the circus’ directors, and also served as the circus treasurer. He lived in New York at the time the letters were written. Royer’s letters all generally follow the same formula. Royer opened the letters...

Bert Byron Davis Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3564
Scope and Contents This collection covers the time period during B.B. Davis’ life in the Philippines in the 1930s to mid-1940s. The majority of the collection contains correspondence between B.B. Davis and his wife to family and friends living in and around Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, MI, in particular Areta Williams Hibbard. Many of the letters were written to Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lorenzo Hibbard, the latter of whom was a sister to B.B. Davis.The letters from the 1930s give an interesting insight...

Betty Beeby Collection

Identifier: RH-A-213
Scope and Contents Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and...

Charity Potter Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3699
Scope and Contents The letter is from Charity Potter to Emma Clarke sent on July 30th, 1909. Clarke appears to be Charity’s cousin. The letter starts with Charity telling Emma she is sorry for the loss of a close loved one, likely either Emma’s son or husband. Charity tries to give Emma advice on mourning and moving on. Latter Charity describes a trip she took across the West to visit friends and family. She suggest that they meet with some other people when Emma feels up to it. Charity also mentions that Emma’s...

Clyde Cory Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3869
Scope and Contents Letters written by Clyde Vern Cory to his wife, Molly, and his family while he was serving in World War I, November 21,1917- April 21, 1919. The letters reveal that he did not face combat, but was part of a military band that played often for newly recruited soldiers and nurses in hospitals and town squares. However, it is not clear what instrument Clyde played. Clyde spent the majority of his time enlisted training in Camp Custer, Battle Creek, MI, and Camp Mills, Long Island, NY. He served...

Edward Barton

Identifier: RH-A-3779
Scope and Contents Materials relating to the Edward Barton and family include information about Michigan Fiber-Optic Cable Litigation, ca. 2004; information on sheep farming and 4-H; Plainwell School reunion information, 1950s-2000s; brochure with recipes from the Red Brick Inn, Plainwell, Michigan, 1940s-1950s. Edward Barton family correspondence and photographs both color and black-and-white. Parent Education Club and Michigan Mother's Manuel, 1940s-1950s.

Emil Popke, Jr. Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3626
Scope and Contents Material includes information detailing Emil Popke's work with WYYYY (AM 1470), Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Emil's various business ventures including Dutch Treat Bakery, Wayside Lanes bowling alley, Colony Room nightclub, and a Superbook coupon franchise in Indiana and Michigan. Also included are family correspondence, photographs of the Popke family, and information on Emil's various community activities.

Esther Morris Rasmussen

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...

Garret Van Haaften

Identifier: RH-A-3878
Scope and Contents Garret Van Haaften materials include material about American National Bank holding company, 1973, professional and personal correspondence, articles, black-and-white photographs, and professional awards. Also includes information about his election to the Kalamazoo City Commission, 1969.

John Esch Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3578
Scope and Contents Most of the letters are addressed to Harriet M. Ashley and her husband Jerome B. Ashley. Harriet was born in Ohio in 1841. Jerome was also born in Ohio in March of 1837. He and Harriet were married in 1858 and then moved to Michigan a year later. He was a farmer and was drafted to the Civil War in 1863. Harriet and Jerome remained in Michigan with their two children, Hattie and Frank. Harriet became a widow in 1906 until her death in 1922.Harriet’s parents Ambrose and Abigail...

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Cash, Sophie, 1834-1932 1
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Cole, Bert (1875-) 1
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Cory, Clyde Vern, 1889-1976 1
Cory, Marguerite (Molly) Bernice Bosworth, 1893-1960 1
Davis, Bert Byron (1880-1944) 1
Davis, Rosella Snyder (1876-1958) 1
DiMarino, Jan Van Haaften 1
Drake, Jane, 1826-1899 1
Dutch Treat Bakery (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
ETANDA Club (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
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Esch, John 1
Faulkner, Myran, 1869- 1
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Graves, Henry S. 1
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Kalamazoo Central High School 1
Kalamazoo County Pomona Grange, No. 82 (Kalamazoo County, Michigan) 1
Kalamazoo National Bank (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Kalamazoo Public Library 1
Lovell, Myron A., 1818-1905 1
Morris, Edward, 1918-1991 1
Morris, Harold, 1925-2009 1
Morris, Lillian V. Steinbauer, 1890-1985 1
Morris, Richard B., 1891-1974 1
Morris, Richard E., 1916-1987 1
Morris, Robert S., 1923-1945 1
Morris, Walter G., 1921-2011 1
Page, Anna May Murphy, 1857-1936 1
Page, Luella Wallace, 1899-1985 1
Page, Murray, 1881-1972 1
Page, William, 1857-1913 1
Pearl family 1
Pearl, Norton, 1878-1960 1
Popke Family Otsego Scholarship Fund 1
Popke family 1
Popke, Emil, Jr., 1925-2012 1
Popke, Ruth, -2007 1
Potter, Charity, 1826-1921 1
Rasmussen, Cornelia Brown, 1890-1965 1
Rasmussen, Esther Morris, 1914-1991 1
Rasmussen, Leo B., Jr., 1914-1988 1
Rasmussen, Leo B., Sr., 1890-1975 1
Red Brick Tavern Inn and Store (Plainwell, Mich.) 1
Rosel, Dale Edward, 1927-1990 1
Rosel, Helen Lorraine Aulm, 1928-2006 1
Royer, Archie, 1866-1956 1
Selbini, Mizpah, 1887-1955 1
Shepard family 1
Shepard, Frances Esther 1
Shepard, Hattie Florence Childs 1
Simonds, Darwin, 1812- 1
Simonds, Mary C. Waterman, 1813-1868 1
Stevens, Louretta E. 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company B 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company E 1
Van Haaften, Gerret, 1904-1989 1
WKMI (Radio station : Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
WYYYY (Radio station : Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Waite family 1
Waite, Preserved 1
Waterman, Joseph Dorr, 1835-1883 1
Waterman, Maria Drake, 1836-1883 1
Wayside Lanes (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Whipple, Mary "Mollie", 1836-1854 1
Wirtz, Edwin 1
Zantjer, Karen 1
Zuckerman, Jerome, 1945-2017 1
Zuckerman, Ruth Van Horn 1
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