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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  • Bowen Hall and Men's Dorm 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1908)
    The back of this photograph is labelled "Bowen Hall and men's dorm across Mirror Lake - from M.C. tracks, 1908." It is part of the Paul N. Johnson Collection, Class of 1913.
  • Path from Lovell Street 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1908)
    The back of this photograph is labelled "Path from Lovell Street to steps up to Bowen Hall, 1908." It is part of the Paul N. Johnson Collection, Class of 1913.
  • Path Through Grove 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1908)
    The back of this photograph is labelled "Path thru grove back of Ladies Hall - looking westward 1908." It is part of the collection of Paul N. Johnson, Class of 1913.
  • Kalamazoo College Mess Hall, 1918 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1918)
    This photograph most likely shows the mess hall built in 1918 for use by the Student Army Training Corps. According to the December 1918 Kalamazoo College Bulletin, "With scarcely three weeks notice before time for school ...
  • 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 ...
  • Aerial View of Campus from the East, 1950 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1950)
    Kalamazoo College's campus in 1950 centered around the campus quadrangle. The oldest building at this time was a classroom building, Bowen Hall, show at the lower left. Stetson Chapel stands at the center and behind it ...
  • Aerial View of Campus from the East 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1920)
    Bowen Hall and Williams Hall can be seen in this aerial view of campus. On the back of the photo is written, "Dr. Frank B. Bachelor from L.A. Graybiel - Kazoo College - '22." The photograph may have been taken during ...
  • Aerial View of Campus from the Southwest 

    John Todd's Photo Service (Kalamazoo College, c. 1963)
    This aerial view of Kalamazoo College's campus was taken from the southwest. It shows the start of construction on DeWaters Hall in the foreground. The groundbreaking for this new women's dormitory took place in December ...
  • Protest against Tuition Hike 

    Wilson, Ray (Kalamazoo College, 1981-02)
    Students protest a hike in college tuition in February 1981.
  • Students Protest Federal Aid Cuts 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1995-05)
    Students protest cuts to Federal Aid in May 1995. The students pictured (Front row: Beth Chase K '98, Heather Booton K '98, Alicia Smith K '98, and Jen Seamans K '98) are carrying signs. One sign reads "You think educating ...
  • Students Protest the Kent State Shooting 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1970-05-05)
    Students march down Academy Street to protest the Kent State Massacre. According to the Index Seventy, 600 students, with some faculty, administrators, and WMU students marched to Bronson Park for a rally.
  • Students Protest Ousting of Professor 

    Acme Newspictures (Kalamazoo College, 1937-12-14)
    Students at Kalamazoo College protest the ousting of a popular professor, Dr. Carey Ganong, of the Economics department, and demand his reinstatement. The students refused to attend classes and marched through the campus ...
  • 1996 Women's Cross Country Team 

    Unknown (1996)
    1996 Kalamazoo College Women's Cross Country Team
  • 1995 Women's Cross Country Team 

    Unknown (1995)
    1995 Kalamazoo College Women's Cross Country Team. The team members are not identified.
  • 1989 Women's Cross Country Team 

    Unknown (1989)
    1989 Kalamazoo College Women's Cross Country Team Coach Mauer, Linda Fitzpatrick, Alison Hramiec, Colleen Cosgrove, Susan Halasz, Heidi Johnecheck, Kristen Browne, Jen Wytko, Carrie Burrons, Gwen Girard.
  • Students Protesting the Vietnam War at a Sit-In 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    The student group V-PAX stages a sit-in protesting an Armed Forces recruiter on campus. V-PAX (Vietnam Peace Association at Kalamazoo College) was "a group of Kalamazoo College faculty and students formed: 1. to serve ...
  • Students Hold Up an Anti-War Banner 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Students stand near a banner that reads "END THE WAR." The banner hangs in front of a fence of an athletic field, probably Angell Field.
  • Vietnam War Moratorium 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-10-15)
    Students assemble in front of Stetson Chapel for the Vietnam War Moratorium, a nationwide protest against the war in Vietnam.
  • Anti-War March in Downtown Kalamazoo 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1991-01)
    Students march in downtown Kalamazoo on W Michigan Ave. to protest involvement in the Persian Gulf War. One student carries a sign that reads "Why kill for an oil fix?" The Kalamazoo Building is in the background.
  • Vietnam Peace Rally 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Students standing in front of Stetson Chapel with peace armbands, holding a sign that says "VIGIL FOR PEACE IN VIET-NAM EVERYONE WELCOME." The photo appears in the 1968 issue of "The Boiling Pot," the Kalamazoo College yearbook.

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