College Historical Documents

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This collection contains assorted historical documents from the College Archives.


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    Registrar's Ledger 1838-1865
    (Kalamazoo College, 1865)
    This is a handwritten ledger listing the names of students from as early as 1838. The name of a parent/guardian, age of student, residence, religious denomination, and reasons for leaving were often noted. Not every academic term was included in the ledger so the full record of students between 1838 and 1865 is incomplete. Academic catalogs after 1851 can also be consulted for student lists.
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    Eleventh Anniversary of the Kalamazoo Theological Seminary
    (Kalamazoo Theological Seminary, 1861-06-19)
    From 1849 to 1869, the Kalamazoo Theological Seminary, a supplementary institute of Kalamazoo College, offered classes for ministerial students. In 1861, Rufus Lewis Perry, a former enslaved person, graduated from the seminary. He was the first Black student at Kalamazoo College. According to the program, he gave a speech titled "Africa and the Gospel" at the ceremony. Other graduates that year included J.L. Deland, Howard B. Taft, J.J. Miller, and Luther H. Trowbridge. Taft and Trowbrige would later serve on the college's Board of Trustees.
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    K-Plan Charts
    (1960) Kalamazoo College
    Charts illustrating the K-Plan from the 1960s and 1970s.
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    The Kalamazoo College Plan
    (1989) Barrett, Laurence N., 1915-2002
    History of the development of the Kalamazoo College Plan (or "K Plan"), written by Professor Emeritus of English Laurence Barrett. Includes sections from the Kalamazoo College Catalog, 1964-1965.
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    Ritual of Recognition for New Students
    (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1927) Hoben, Thomas Allan, 1874-1935
    First used September 21, 1927.
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