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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  • Portrait of Koli Thabue 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1886-11-24)
    Koli Thabue, a student from Burma (now Myanmar) who studied at Kalamazoo College in the 1880s is pictured in a traditional turban and sarong. The back of the photo states it was "presented by F. Everett, Esq. student 1885-1889."
  • Myatt Kyau in Traditional Dress 

    Packard, C.C. (Kalamazoo College, 1875)
    Myatt Kyau is pictured in the traditional dress of Burma (now Myanmar): a turban, cotton shirt, longyi, and slippers. He sits on the floor cross-legged with an opened umbrella laying behind him. Kyau studied at Kalamazoo ...
  • Portrait of Myatt Kyau 

    Packard, C.C. (Kalamazoo College, 1875)
    A portrait style photo of Kalamazoo College student Myatt Kyau who studied at the college in the 1870s. On the back of the photo is written "Simie Myatkau (Burmese)." His nickname was "Simie." Originally from Burma (now ...
  • Kiyo Okami '40 Skiing 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1940)
    Kiyo Okami is seen skiing down a hill in this photo. A news brief in the February 24, 1939 issue of The Index described Okami as a "Japanese transfer student from Stanford... has been in this country for 11 months... born ...
  • BSO Protest, 1969 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Four members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand in protest in front of the Fine Arts Building, probably on Saturday, May 17, 1969 protest after the BSO rejected the college administration's response to their ...
  • Delmega Society, 1962 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1962)
    This is one of two photographs of members of the Delmega Society in 1962. Pictured here are: (row 1) Dennis Lamb, Roland Mittica, Roy Wiltrout, Glen Fischer, Wolfgang Priebe, James Marlett, Doug Parrish, Edward Gill, Charles ...
  • Delmega Society, 1962 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1962)
    This is one of two photographs of members of the Delmega Society in 1962. Pictured here are: (row 1) William Fethke, John Long, Thomas Schaaf, William Shea, Wayne Oberding, Kenneth Kooiman, William Lawrence, David Heath, ...
  • Delmega Society, 1963 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 1963)
    Members of the Delmega Society in 1963 include (first row): Dennis Lamb, B. Brackenridge, D. Payne, Alan Hutchcroft, John Long, Charles Morse, Thomas Seeley, James Marlett; (second row) Kenneth Hunter, Ron Armstrong, Thomas ...
  • Delmega Society reunion, 1992 

    Gilroy, John (Kalamazoo College, 1992-10-31)
    At the 1992 Homecoming celebrations, members of the Delmega Society held a reunion. Pictured (left to right): front row: Harry Garland '68, Bruce Timmons '64, Ken Hunter '63, David Hyde '69, Jim Heersma '67; second row: ...
  • Delmega Society reunion, 1995 

    Gilroy, John (Kalamazoo College, 1995-04)
    At the 1995 Founders' Weekend celebration, members of the Delmega Society held a reunion. Members pictured (from left to right) are: front row: Dick Locke '66, Lary Smith '64, Dr. Lester Start, Harry Garland '68; back row: ...
  • Delmega Society reunion, 1996 

    Gilroy, John (Kalamazoo College, 1996-10)
    Members of the Delmega Society held a reunion during the 1996 Homecoming. Pictured (from left) are: John Magerlein '69, Chuck Morse '66, Richard Detar '67, Lary Smith '64, and Bruce Haight '68.
  • Football Team, 1895 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1895)
    Members of the 1895 Kalamazoo College football team pose in this photo. The individuals are unidentified although Joseph B. Westnedge is recognizable as the man sitting in the second row far right with his arm draped over ...
  • Marcia Wood helping a student 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1970)
    Professor Marcia Wood (1965-2001) is seen helping a female student with figure drawing. Wood is leaning over to adjust the markings on the student's paper while the student watches patiently. This is Ward C. Morgan negative ...
  • The Importance of Being Earnest production 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1958-11)
    Two photos of students participating in a November 1958 performance of "The Importance of Being Earnest" in Bowen Hall. They are dressed in Victorian era clothing. One depicts four students, the other depicts seven students ...
  • 125th Anniversary Celebration 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1957)
    The college's 125th anniversary was to be celebrated in 1958. Celebrations kicked off at Homecoming in Fall 1957 with this cheerful float. The float is white, reading "125th ANNIVERSARY". It is placed over the walkway from ...
  • 2017 Heyl Scholars 

    Dugal, Anthony (Kalamazoo College, 2017)
    2017 Heyl Scholars -- Front Row, L to R: Josephine Hosner, Vicksburg HS; Reace Hammel, Loy Norrix HS; Danielle Janowicz, Portage Northern HS; Julia Townley, Loy Norrix HS. Second Row, L to R: Stephanie Rauhoff, Gull ...
  • 2014 Heyl Scholars 

    Dugal, Anthony (Kalamazoo College, 2014-05-19)
    Recipients of the 2014 Heyl Scholarship were: Front row, from left, Rachel Chang, Fiona Beaton, Emily Fletcher and Amber Salome. Back row, from left, Jacob Naranjo, Peter Rossi, Jager Hartman and Abhay Goel. Beaton will ...
  • 2012 Heyl Scholars 

    Dugal, Anthony (Kalamazoo College, 2012-05-31)
    The recipients of the 2012 Heyl Scholarship were: Front row, from left, Kelsey Lankford, Kalamazoo Central; HS Yu-Chyn Chiang, Kalamazoo Central HS; Aya Abe, Loy Norrix HS. Middle row, from left, Riley Lundquist, Portage ...
  • 2011 Heyl Scholars 

    Dugal, Anthony (Kalamazoo College, 2011-05-26)
    The recipients of the 2011 Heyl Scholarship were: (front row) John Tibin, Faiz Khaja, Alexandra Morris, Camryn Romph; (middle row) Philip Mulder, Giancarlo Anemone, Jordan Henning; (back row) Jacob Lenning, and Robert Schultz.
  • 2010 Heyl Scholars 

    Dugal, Anthony (Kalamazoo College, 2010-05-27)
    Recipients of the 2010 Heyl scholarship were: (front row) Elizabeth Nelson (WMU nursing), Megan Walsh, Megan Davis, Cara Cunliffe (WMU nursing), Cindy Lee; (middle row) Sherin John, Lucas Kushner, Chelsea Olivares; (back ...

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