This collection includes historic photographs from the Kalamazoo College Archives that illustrate life on campus and in Kalamazoo from the College's earliest days to the present.

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  • WOAP Radio Broadcast 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1923)
    A soloist accompanied by a pianist performs as part of a broadcast from the college's WOAP radio station, c. 1923. The photo also shows the floor coverings and wall hangings used to prevent vibrations and sound interference, ...
  • Radio Club 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1923)
    In March 1920 a Radio Club was founded at the college. By January 1923, the club obtained a broadcasting license and the station operated under the call number WOAP. In this photograph, three unidentified men sit in the ...
  • 1976 Men's Swimming and Diving Team 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1976)
    Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Champions, 1975-76
  • Members of the 1974 Men's Swimming and Diving Team 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1974)
    Coach Bob Kent (in white t-shirt) stands behind team members (left to right): Steve Labbe, Dave Simmons (#13), Rich Matthews, Paul Lewis (#1), and Lee Kremin (#16).
  • Returning All MIAA Swimmers, 1973 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1973)
    Returning all MIAA (left to right): Lee Kremin '75, J.C. Beck '76, Dave Simmons '75, and Coach Bob Kent.
  • 1972 Men's Swimming and Diving Team 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1972)
    Members of the 1972 Kalamazoo College Men's Swimming and Diving Team
  • 1971 Men's Swimming and Diving Team 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1971)
    Members of the 1971 Kalamazoo College Men's Swimming and Diving Team
  • BSO Protest, 1969 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand in protest in front of the Fine Arts Building. This may have been the Saturday,May 17, 1969 protest in which the BSO rejected the college administration's response to ...
  • BSO Students with Administration's Response 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Four members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) walk down the steps of Mandelle Hall after receiving from the college administration a written response to their demands. Three of the four students are identified. ...
  • White Students Support BSO Demands 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05-24)
    White students sit on the lawn in front of a campus building on May 24, 1969, holding signs that read "We Support BSO Demands. Black Autonomy - Black Studies." The student rally was in support of the Black Student ...
  • BSO Members Protest at Banquet 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Two members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand at the podium during a banquet on campus. College president Weimer K. Hicks sits to the right of the podium. Members of the BSO sent a set of demands to the campus ...
  • James Baldwin Leads an Informal Discussion 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1960-11)
    James Baldwin, novelist and activist, was a guest on Kalamazoo College's campus in November 1960 as part of a special lecture series on "The Goals of the American Society." The title of Baldwin's lecture at Stetson Chapel ...
  • James Baldwin Interviewed by Two Students 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1960-11)
    Students Charles Dittell '63 and LaRay Denzer '63 interview novelist James Baldwin at the college's WJMD radio station. A copy of Baldwin's book "Notes of a Native Son" lies on the counter in front of Denzer. Baldwin spent ...
  • Honors Graduates, 1959 

    Bennett, Carl D. (Kalamazoo College, 1959-06-08)
    Members of the Class of 1959 who graduated with honors (first row, left to right): Anne Colley, magna cum laude; John Agria and Nancy Tirrell, cum laude; Katheryn Edmonds, magna cum laude; and Mary Ann Wise, cum laude. ...
  • Katheryn Rajnak 25th Anniversary Celebration 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1993)
    Katheryn Rajnak, an Associate Professor of Physics, holds her framed 25th anniversary citation at a celebration held in her honor in 1993.
  • 115 Catherine Street, Tornado Damage 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A tree lays in the front yard of 115 Catherine Street in the aftermath of the 1980 Kalamazoo tornado.
  • Stowe Stadium Sign Damaged by Tornado 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    This view of the fence along the college's tennis courts shows the Stowe Stadium sign nearly toppled after the May 13, 1980 tornado.
  • Fence Damage, 1980 Tornado 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A group of people stand on the sidewalk along West Main Street examining the damaged fence around Stowe Stadium caused by the F-3 tornado. Severn Hall can be seen in the background at right.
  • Surveying Tornado Damage, Catherine Street 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05-13)
    A man and two boys stand among the uprooted trees in front of an apartment building on Catherine Street. The damage was caused by the F-3 tornado that struck Kalamazoo on May 13, 1980.
  • Uprooted Trees, Catherine Street 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1980-05)
    A man and woman survey the damage along Catherine Street caused by the May 13, 1980 tornado in Kalamazoo. The F-3 tornado uprooted trees and downed power lines as it headed along West Main Street towards downtown Kalamazoo.

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