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

  • 175th Anniversary (RG76) [199]

    Documents and media from the college's 175th anniversary, 2008-2009.
  • A.M. Todd Rare Book Room [35]

    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 [47]

    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 Anniversaries (100th, 125th, 150th) (RG76) [4]

    This collection contains assorted historical documents from the College Archives, including materials from the college's 100th, 125th, and 150th anniversaries.
  • College Art Collection [478]

    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

  • Mary McClure postcard, 1909 

    McClure, Mary (Kalamazoo College, 1909-09-23)
    Kalamazoo College student Mary McClure writes to Mrs. George Bates in Ludington, "Hello Mrs. Bates, Am all settled and ready to dig. Lillian is rooming with me. Isn't that great? 'I am married now.' On the other side of ...
  • Letter from Nathan Church to his family, 1858 

    Church, Nathan (Kalamazoo College, 1858-02-20)
    Student Nathan Church writes home to his family about college life in February of 1858. He discusses his roommate, the food, tuition, his classes, and fellow students. A letter written by Church's nephew is also included ...
  • James P. Cadman diary, January to May 1858 

    Cadman, James P. (Kalamazoo College, 1858-05)
    James P. Cadman was a student at Kalamazoo College, initially studying in the Preparatory Department and then at the college level. He graduated in 1863 and then served in the cavalry during the Civil War. This diary, ...
  • When Horse and Hero Fell: A History of Warfare Through LIterature 

    Heslinger, Mallory (Kalamazoo College, 2019-04)
    The program for the spring 2019 exhibit "When Horse and Hero Fell: A History of Warfare Through Literature" held at the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room. It showcases how "Stories of war had shifted from a glorious king’s ...
  • A.M. Todd and the Case of the Rare Books 

    Heslinger, Mallory (Kalamazoo College, 2019-01)
    A mystery-themed exhibit titled "A.M. Todd and the Case of the Rare Books" was held during Winter Quarter 2019. It investigated A.M. Todd's motive for collecting rare books and donating them to Kalamazoo College.
  • Chamber of Secrets: Forgotten Titles of the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room 

    Heslinger, Mallory (Kalamazoo College, 2018-09)
    The exhibit "Chamber of Secrets: Forgotten Titles of the A.M. Todd Rare Book Room" was held during Fall Quarter 2018. It highlighted "ancient tomes written on parchment, books on the magical art of alchemy, some of the ...
  • Game of Thrones: Murderous Plots and Rivalries in the Time of Mary Queen of Scots 

    Murphy, Lisa (Kalamazoo College, 2018-04)
    The program for the spring 2018 A.M. Todd Rare Book Room exhibit "Game of Thrones: Murderous Plots and Rivalries in the Time of Mary Queen of Scots." In this exhibit, the story of Mary Queen of Scots is brought to life ...
  • Letter from C.B. Williams to President Stetson 

    Williams, Clarke Benedict (1923-08-27)
    Professor C.B. Williams writes to retired Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson about travel conditions on the S.S. President Lincoln. He focuses on the typhoon they sailed through but also mentions other travelers ...
  • Letter from Hittie Williams to her daughter 

    Williams, Hittie (1923-08-26)
    Hittie Williams, the wife of Prof. C.B. Williams, writes to her daughter Elisabeth about the typhoon and other passengers on the ship as they sail from Hawaii to Japan in August of 1923.
  • Letter from C.B. Williams to his brother 

    Williams, Clarke Benedict (1923-08-23)
    Clarke Benedict Williams writes to his brother Frank and sister-in-law Mary about his time in Hawaii and the typhoon he and his wife Hittie sailed through en route to Japan. The former student that Prof. Williams met with ...
  • Letter from C.B. Williams to his daughter 

    Williams, Clarke Benedict (1923-08-22)
    Clarke Benedict Williams describes sailing through a typhoon after leaving the Hawaiian Islands en route to Japan.
  • Letter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education 

    Barlow, N.P. (1863-06-16)
    Nathan Pratt Barlow reports an eighth time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after a term at the College during his Senior year. His work as a ...
  • Letter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education 

    Barlow, N.P. (1862-03-11)
    Nathan Pratt Barlow reports a seventh time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after a term at the College during his Junior year. He has continued ...
  • Letter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education 

    Barlow, N.P. (1861-12-18)
    Nathan Pratt Barlow reports a sixth time to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation at the end of his Sophomore year at the College. He details the sources ...
  • Letter from Titus Rabevelt to the Baptist Convention of the State of Michigan, 

    Rabevelt, Titus (1861-10-11)
    Titus Rabevelt, the clerk of the Baptist Church of Christ in Monroe, MI, writes to the Michigan Baptist Convention about a recent meeting at the same church. The parish invited the current pastor, Rev. William R. Northrop, ...
  • Letter from C.R. Pattison to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Christian Herald 

    Pattison, C.R. (1861-09-25)
    C.R. Pattison writes to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Baptist Convention through the Executive Committee of the Michigan Christian Herald detailing his proposal to purchase the Christian Herald. Pattison can pay ...
  • Letter from George W. Harris to the Executive Committee of the Michigan Christian Herald 

    Harris, George W. (1861-09-20)
    George W. Harris, an employee of the Michigan Christian Herald, writes to the paper’s Executive Committee about his intention to remain in his present position if “an efficient responsible man” is granted the position of ...
  • Letter from N. Eastwood to T.Z.R. Jones 

    Eastwood, N. (1861-02-14)
    N. Eastwood writes to T.Z.R. Jones about paying interest, probably for a scholarship. Eastwood did pay the required interest last fall but is unable to pay the next installment, owing to him being with a “poor church” and ...
  • Letter from N.P. Barlow to Committee on Ministerial Education 

    Barlow, N.P. (1859-11-02)
    Nathan Pratt Barlow reports to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after his first term at the College. The Convention has not sent him any money, but ...
  • Letter from B.J. Boynton to Committee on Ministerial Education 

    Boynton, B.J. (1860-11-08)
    Boardman J. Boynton reports to the Committee on Ministerial Education of the Michigan Baptist State Convention on his financial situation after his seventh term at the College. Not only has the Convention not sent him any ...

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