CACHE Digital Archive (College Academic and Historical Experience) is a digital platform that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. The Kalamazoo College Archives contains a broad range of materials on the 185-year history of Kalamazoo College, including administrative records, biographical files, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, and more.

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Academic Departments, Programs, and SIPs [13190]
Administrative Offices [524]
Athletics [895]
Biographical Materials [163]
Board of Trustees [6]
Buildings, Grounds, and Facilities [439]
CACHE Administrator Documents [7]
Centers and Institutes [1010]
Convocations and Celebrations [443]
Episodes in College's History [227]
Faculty [212]
Historical Collections and Artwork [782]
Photographs and Audiovisual Materials [1033]
Publications (Catalogs, Newspapers, Yearbooks, Alumni Magazines, etc.) [1219]
Student Organizations, Activities, and Awards [518]
United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships [36]
  • 1970 Football Team 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970)
    Front row - left to right: DeMonte Johnson, Ken Calhoun, Bob Jacob, Herb Brogan, Bill Northrop, Dan Kerkhoff, Earl Cooper, Jim Holtz, Scott Nofsinger, Bob Lockwood.
  • 1969 Football Team 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969)
    Members of the 1969 Kalamazoo College football team, Left to right - Front: Frank Speidel, Mike Schonfeld, Barry Smith, Lee Belfield, Steve McQuire, Dick Obrig, Jim Carlson, Gary Armstrong, Keenan Simpson.
  • 1968 Football Team 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Members of the 1968 Kalamazoo College Football Team. First row, left to right - Coach Ed Baker, Tom Simpson, Ed Taliaferro (also known as Chokwe Lumumba), Tim Lavalli, John Keck, Dick Obrig, Mike Wilso, Lee Belfield, Lee ...
  • Stylometric Analysis, Literary Study, and the Heart of Creation 

    Durant, Hannah (2023-06-01)
    One way that mathematics and literary studies may combine is through stylometrics. IGI Global defines stylometrics as “The application of the study of linguistic style of written language; the statistical analysis of style.” ...
  • Strangers in Winslow : A Portion of a Novel 

    Crampton, Violet (2023-06-01)
    The author introduces her original novella with a discussion of her influences and interest in horror and vampire literature.
  • Whisper the Worship, Scream the Sins 

    Dougherty, Rorie (2023-09-01)
    Introducing her collection of poems, the author writes “My SIP came around as a critical analysis of societal structure through the feminist theory lens while using my religious background and Greek Gods & Goddesses’ myths ...
  • The Process-Utopian Method for Feminist Praxis : Exploring Examples within Abolition and Decolonial Feminist Theory 

    Waldron, Elle M. (2023-06-01)
    This project began with the initial question: what does feminist praxis look like outside of academia? Praxis is defined as "the process of using a theory or something that you have learned in a practical way." It can also ...
  • "Speak of Me as I am" : the Deconstruction of Black Male Stereotypes in "O" 

    Frank, Rachel Laura (2019-06-01)
    The author analyzes the 2001 film “O” that recasts Shakespeare’s Othello as a talented high school basketball star at a prestigious, mostly white boarding school.
  • Beauregard's Birthday and Sapphira Stories for Children 

    Davis, Tamara S. (1986-06-01)
    Two original children's stories.
  • Open in 10 Years 

    Damashek, Beatrix (2023-06-01)
    In photos, collage, poems, and text, the author presents a memoir of her childhood, watching her parents' mental health disintegrate, struggling with body image issues, shoplifting, homelessness, and finally running away ...
  • A Disconnection Between My Loved Ones and The Space of Los Angeles, My Home : A Poetry Collection 

    Hunt, Devin (2023-06-01)
    An original collection of poetry inspired by the experience of leaving family and friends.
  • Fearless but Fragile : A Personal Exploration of my Collegiate Diving Career 

    Densham, Sarah (2023-06-01)
    The author's original work of creative nonfiction explores her college diving accident resulting in concussion, and coping with the anxiety and depression that followed.
  • A Case for Shapeshifting 

    Salvatierra, Gi Patricia (2023-03-01)
    Through a series of essays, interviews, poems, illustrations, and a single speech, A Case for Shapeshifting thinks through and recognizes the ability to be shaped by change and to shape change. By identifying beings as ...
  • The Shadow and Glare as Constructing “Creole” : The Grandissimes by George Washington Cable 

    Ledesma, Angel Jose (2023-03-01)
    George Washington Cable’s The Grandissimes contains critiques concerning the construction and treatment of Blackness throughout 19th century New Orleans as Louisiana was integrated into the United States. One of the ways ...
  • BIPOC Educational Spaces : An Analysis of Personal Experiences Working in Kalamazoo Public Elementary Schools 

    Kinch, Phoebe (2023-03-01)
    Within this paper I seek to detail and record a collective experience as a childcare worker within Kalamazoo Public Schools, as established through my personal experiences and my coworkers’ and other employees’ who have ...
  • Behind Genre : Unveiling Fleabag 

    Youngman, Mikayla (2023-03-01)
    My project analyzes the TV show, Fleabag, in order to look at the use of humor in media to navigate guilt, trauma and grief, self-doubt, avoidance, and self-misunderstanding. It engages with existential philosophy by ...
  • Into the Ravenwood 

    Fuller, Tristan (2023-06-01)
    The author introduces the inspiration and themes in the original fantasy novella, as well as the process and hopes to expand the story to a full-realized, multiple perspective novel.
  • “21st Century Prosecutions” : How Technology Has Transformed Criminal Litigation 

    Heimbuch, Zachary (2023-06-01)
    The author describes his experience working for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office (WCPO) in the Litigation Technology Unit (LTU). The author discusses the software used, including, Camtasia, Audacity, the ...
  • Athletic Mentors Job Shadow Reflection 

    Brunette, Jonathan (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2023-09-01)
    During the summer, I shadowed as a volunteer intern for Athletic Mentors, a strength and conditioning company based in Richland, MI, 30 minutes outside of Kalamazoo, MI. Specializing in training athletes of all ages and ...
  • Episodic Cache : DIY Stop Motion Animation 

    Faris, Ella (2023-06-01)
    This Senior Individualized Project (SIP) narrative document contains an explanation of the artistic procedures of the artist, Ella Faris, during the process of making a stop motion animation with filmed and photographed ...

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