Archival collections, rare books, and artwork from the College's collections.

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For more information about the Kalamazoo College Archives, visit the Archives website.

Contact us at: archives@kzoo.edu or 269-337-7151.

Sub-communities within this community

  • A.M. Todd Rare Book Room [62]

    The Rare Book collection at Kalamazoo College began in the 1920's with gifts from the library of Albert May Todd, a prominent Kalamazoo citizen and an internationally known book collector.
  • Baptist Collection [50]

    The Baptist collection is comprised of materials relating to the history of Baptists in Michigan and the Midwest, and to the early relationship between the College and the Baptist Church.
  • College Art Collection [479]

    This community contains information about and photographs of the artwork on the Kalamazoo College campus.
  • Diaries and Letters [20]

    Diaries and Letters written by students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Florence Rush Feminism and Women's Liberation Collection [86]

    This is a collection of newsletters, newspapers, journal issues, and other printed materials documenting the women's liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Collections in this community

Recent Submissions

  • Books and Beasts: A Collection of Fantastic Creatures 

    Heslinger, Mallory (Kalamazoo College, 2020-01)
    The winter 2020 A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit highlighted books with animals - both real and mythical. Items on display included a bestiary, Aesop's Fables, Audobon's "Quadrupeds of North America," and more. Curated by ...
  • Kalamazoo College & the Philospher's Stone 

    Heslinger, Mallory (Kalamazoo College, 2019-09)
    During the fall of 2019, the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibited "Kalamazoo College and the Philosopher’s Stone The Early Science of Alchemists, Astronomers, and Apothecaries" curated by Mallory Heslinger. Postter design ...
  • Selections from the Victor Lange Collection 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 2007)
    This program includes a list of books from the Victor Lange collection placed on exhibition at the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room in the fall of 2007. Lange was a scholar of German literature.
  • William Morris Makes the Ideal Book 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 1996)
    This is an invitation to a 1996 exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room titled "William Morris Makes the Ideal Book."
  • Prospero's Tools: Printed Scientific Books Change Worlds 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 1996)
    This is an invitation to a 1996 exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room titled "Prospero's Tools: Printed Scientific Books Change Worlds." According to the Winter 1996 issue of the Kalamazoo College Quarterly, "Important ...
  • What Does a Poem Look Like?!: Shaped Poetry from the Arion Press 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 1995)
    This is an invitation to a 1995 exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room titled "What Does a Poem Look Like?!: Shaped Poetry from the Arion Press." "Arion" is misspelled on the invitation.
  • Best Sellers Illuminated: The Subject and Decoration of Italian Books, 1470- 1550 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 1995)
    This is an invitation to a 1995 lecture by the Head of the Department of Special Collections at the University Research Library at University of CALIFORNIA in Los Angeles David S. Zeidberg titled "Selling Italy's First ...
  • The 54th Annual Western Books Exhibition 

    Western Books Exhibition Committee (Western Books Exhibition Committee, 1995)
    This program is for the 54th Annual Western Books Exhibition, an travelling exhibition that contains books printed in the western states of the United States. The exhibition included 35 books narrowed down from 70 submissions ...
  • What's in a Face? Distinctions Made by Typography 

    A.M. Todd Rare Book Room (Kalamazoo College, 1994)
    This is an invitation to a 1994 lecture by Smithsonian Institute Museum Specialist R. Stanley Nelson titled "Printing Type: Is the Body Cold Already?." It also advertises the companion exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book ...
  • A Piece of Your Mind: Ancient Texts Foster the Seeds of Western Thought in Printed Books, 1488-1912 

    Lobur, John (Kalamazoo College, 1994-08)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student John Lobur '95, was created for a 1995 exhibit in the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. The program looks at how the books of these philosopher's were printed over time, as printers ...
  • A Collection of Contemporary Poetry 

    Harris, Pauline (Kalamazoo College, 1993)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Pauline Harris '90, was created for a 1993 A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. The program discusses poetic instinct and the history of rhythm and the poet in human history. All of ...
  • Historians in Antiquity; Classical Editions of the Past 

    Green, Josh (Kalamazoo College, 1992)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College students Josh Green '92, was created for a 1992 A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. The program discusses the classic historians and noted editions of their books represented in the collection, ...
  • A Modern Love of Literature: One Hundredth Anniversary of Mosher Books 

    Parsons, Leslie (Kalamazoo College, 1991)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Leslie Parsons '91, was created for an A.M. Todd Rare Book Room in 1991 as the 100th anniversary of the start of Mosher Books. The program discusses the college's near ...
  • The Revolutionary Word: Commemorating the French Revolution 1789-1989 

    Barclay, David; Schnelker, Renata (Kalamazoo College, 1989-07)
    The program, written by Professor of History David Barclay, was created for a 1989 A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit curated by library staff member Renata Schnelker. The program discusses how the French Revolution affected ...
  • The Image of Reality: Book Illustration as Informative Art 

    Donahue, Melissa (Kalamazoo College, 1989)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Melissa Donahue '89, was created for an A.M Todd Rare Book Room exhibit prepared by Melissa Donahue as her Senior Individualized Project. The program discusses the use of ...
  • The Illustrated Book: Rare Books from Kalamazoo College 

    Donahue, Melissa (Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 1989-10)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Melissa Donahue '89, was created for an exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts from October to December in 1989. The program discusses the changes in illustration ...
  • The Craft of the Arion Press: A Modern Tradition 

    Donahue, Melissa (Kalamazoo College, 1988-05)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Melissa Donahue '89, was created for an A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit on the Arion Press in 1988. The program discusses the function of private presses and the creation ...
  • Pen & Ink: Noteworthy Letters, Documents & Signatures 

    Schmitt, Joseph; Donahue, Melissa (Kalamazoo College, 1987)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo college students Joseph Schmitt '86 and Melissa Donahue '89, was created for an A.M Todd Rare Book Room exhibit containing notable signatures and personal letters. The program discusses ...
  • The Claude A. Williams Collection of Oriental Cloisonnê, lvory Carvings, and Netsuke program 

    VanderBeke, Diane; Schmitt, Joseph (Kalamazoo College, 1986)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo college students Diane VanderBeke '86 and Joseph Schmitt '86, was created for an A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit. The program describes the collection gifted to the college by Claude ...
  • Revolution and Aftermath: the Development of Modern Science 

    Schmitt, Joseph (Kalamazoo College, 1986)
    This program, written by Kalamazoo College student Joseph Schmitt '86, was created for an A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit in 1986. The program discusses the history of our conception of the universe from Aristotle to ...

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