Photograph and Scrapbook Albums

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The Kalamazoo College Archives holds more than 160 photograph and scrapbook albums in its collection. Most of the albums were created by students and the majority of them date from 1900 through 1950. The albums sometimes contain only photos but others include event programs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia items.


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    Allan Bell Football Scrapbook
    (1941) Bell, Allan E.
    Scrapbook contains cutouts of newspaper articles covering the 1941 football season and individual members of the team.
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    Donald Draper photo album
    (Kalamazoo College, 1927) Draper, Donald
    Donald Draper graduated in the Class of 1927. The photos in this album include campus buildings (Williams Hall, Bowen Hall, Tredway Gymnasium, and the music hall) and members of the Glee Club dating between 1923 and 1927. The Glee Club would take trips around the state for performances and members pictured are Willis Dunbar '24 (basso), Philip Vercoe '24 (second tenor), and Lawrence Armstrong '27 (second tenor). Two other students pictured in the album are S. Willet Osborne '27 and Ruth Brown '30.
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    Student Album, 1914-1917
    (Kalamazoo College, 1917) Unknown
    This album from an unidentified student includes photos of Kalamazoo College's campus (Mirror Lake, the men's dorm, gym) and candid shots and group pictures of students from 1914 through 1917. Some faculty members are also pictured. The album contains images of the annual freshman-sophomore tug-of-war contest as well as the 1916 dorm fire. Only a few of the images are labeled.
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    1907 Prize Album
    (Kalamazoo College, 1907) Unknown
    A note inscribed on the inside cover of this photo album states, "Presented to Alexandrine LaTourette (Hemp) as prize at party of class of 1907 held at home of Dr. George A. Williams." A photo of the Class of 1907 in graduation caps and robes standing on the steps of Bowen Hall is included in the album. It also contains photos of campus buildings and portraits of faculty members. On the last page of the album is a photo of the baseball team. Alexandrine LaTourette graduated in 1907.
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    Personal Scrapbook of a Woman Student, 1904-08
    (Kalamazoo College, 1908) Unknown
    This photo album was created by an unidentified student, probably a woman who graduated in 1908. It includes photos of the city of Kalamazoo, the college buildings, and students in Ladies' Hall (the women's residence) and around campus. Most of the photos are captioned. The album contains only cyanotype photographs. This was a printing process popular at the turn of the century and the photos are distinctive for their blue tone.
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