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  • 1931 Campus Map 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1931)
    This hand-drawn campus map is very similar to the one found in the 1931 Boiling Pot yearbook. It shows the buildings on campus at this time. Clockwise from top left: Bowen Hall, Music Hall, Faculty Houses, President's ...
  • Bowen Hall and Outbuilding 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, c. 1920s)
    This view of Bowen Hall also shows a small outbuilding. A campus map in the 1931 yearbook shows this outbuilding lying between Bowen Hall and the Music Hall. The purpose of this building is unknown although it may have ...
  • Students at the Soda Bar 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1940-02-28)
    A group of unidentified students at the soda bar in Welles Hall. An article in the December 15, 1939 issue of The Index describes the new facility: "The soda bar will be the gayest spot in Welles. Fellows and girls can ...
  • Students in Trowbridge Lounge 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939-11-04)
    A group of unidentified students in Trowbridge, possibly during a college dance. The male student standing at center is probably Kiyo Okami, Class of 1940. Sometimes formal dances were held in the lounge of the women's ...
  • Students Playing Billiards 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939-10-11)
    A group of unidentified male students playing billiards in the basement of Hoben Hall. At this time, Hoben was a men's only dormitory. Ward Morgan Negative #189
  • Students in Mandelle Library 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939-10-04)
    A group of unidentified students reading in the Club Room of Mandelle Library. Mandelle was Kalamazoo College's main library until it was replaced by the Upjohn Library in 1967. Ward Morgan Negative #183
  • Students in Trowbridge Hall 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939)
    Two unidentified students in a Trowbridge Hall dorm. At this time, Trowbridge was a women's only dormitory. Ward Morgan Negatives #158A
  • "Bull Session" In Front of Hoben Fireplace 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939-12-05)
    A group of unidentified male students having a "bull session" in front of the Hoben fireplace. A "bull session" was slang for an informal group discussion, especially amongst a group of men. Ward Morgan Negative #244
  • Philip Evergood and Students Planning Welles Hall Mural 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1941-04-23)
    A group of unidentified students stands with Philip Evergood to plan execution of the "Bridge of Life" mural in Welles Hall. Ward Morgan Negative #618
  • Thomas Woodworth Presenting a Check to President Hicks 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1954)
    Baseball will be resumed on the Kalamazoo College campus in the spring of 1955. Thomas Woodworth, Kalamazoo, is shown at the left, presenting a generous check to Dr. Hicks, to underwrite the sport. With them, are Henry ...
  • Sarah A. DeWaters 

    Craine (Kalamazoo College, 1930 circa)
    Sarah Allis DeWaters was a member of the Class of 1900. She and her husband (Enos DeWaters, Class of 1899) donated money for the building of Hoben Hall. Decades later, a new women's dormitory was named in her honor. In ...
  • Charles Clark Bowen 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1900 circa)
    Charles Clark Bowen, longtime chairman of the Board of Trustees and the College's largest benefactor around 1900, is the namesake of Kalamazoo College's Bowen Hall. It was dedicated at Commencement in June 1902, and ...
  • Ransom E. Olds 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1928 circa)
    A portrait of Ransom E. Olds who funded the building of Olds Science Hall at Kalamazoo College. The photograph is undated but probably dates to around 1928 when the new building was dedicated.
  • Enos A. DeWaters 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1951)
    Enos A. DeWaters, Class of 1899 and Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1938 to 1946.
  • Louis C. Upton 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, c. 1950)
    Louis C. Upton, a College trustee and the founder of the Whirlpool Corporation.
  • Dedication of Harmon Hall, 1948 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1948-10)
    Claude Harmon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1919 to 1938, is greeted by George K. Ferguson '13, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Allen B. Stowe '20, chairman of the college's three-man administrative ...
  • Trustee David Markin 

    Ovink (Kalamazoo College, 1977)
    Trustee David Markin gives art students valuable pointers in beginning an art collection without the aid of a limitless budget. A sample of Mr. Markin's personal collection was on display in the Fine Arts Building at the ...
  • William R. Angell 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1944-09)
    William R. Angell, member of the Board of Trustees and major donor, behind the wheel of a bulldozer at the groundbreaking for Angell Field, September 1944.
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (July, 1956) 

    Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo College Alumni Association (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1956-07)
    Anderson, New Prexy -- June... and Graduation -- June... and Alumni Day -- "We Dedicate This Building" -- Speaking Of Books / Arnold Mulder -- Library Gilfts -- W.D. Wallace Memorial -- A Year For Celebration -- Lcinda -- ...
  • Kalamazoo College Alumnus (July, 1955) 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 1955-07)
    Commencement -- From President Hicks -- Groetsema Speaks On Alumni Day "The Forth "R"" -- Pollard Speaks At Commencement "Living Well In A Dangerous World" -- Break Ground For Upton Hall -- Functions Of Education Dept. -- ...

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