This collection includes published and unpublished papers, as well as presentations, by Kalamazoo College faculty.

Recent Submissions

  • Richard Koenig: See Change: A Memoir 

    Koenig, Richard (Lenscratch, 2022-07-22)
    In this article, a memoir of sorts, the author outlines “mutations of a medium [fine art photography in the United States], and one it its disciples, over time”. This covers more than forty years beginning with his ...
  • End of street-running era on America’s last interurban: CSS&SB to be double-tracked, grade-separated in Michigan City, Ind. 

    Koenig, Richard (Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, 2022)
    With a significant re-build of the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend railway line through Michigan City, Indiana, the distinctive street running found there (since 1908) will be lost. The author documents, through text and ...
  • Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad 

    Koenig, Richard (2019)
    While construction of the Pacific Railroad ostensibly began during the Civil War, it was not until that great conflict was over that it really got rolling. In a race for government subsidies and land grants, the Central ...
  • Great Lakes Central’s Traverse City Turn, Part Two, A Photo Album 

    Koenig, Richard (Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association, 2021)
    A follow up to Volume 36, Number 1 (“Great Lakes Central’s Traverse City Turn, Conduit to History”), where the railroad history of Traverse City, Michigan, is explored, this article is made up of original photographs and ...
  • Great Lakes Central’s Traverse City Turn, Conduit to History 

    Koenig, Richard (Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Association, 2021)
    The railroad history of Traverse City, Michigan, is explored trough the current-day operations of the Great Lake Central Railroad’s Traverse City Turn. This includes when the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad (later the ...
  • Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad 

    Koenig, Richard (National Railway Historical Society, 2016)
    Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad is a comprehensive series of photographs made along the original route of the Pacific Railroad. A pictorial accompaniment to well-established textual histories ...
  • Growing Up in a Railroad Vacuum: Photography, Trains, and Mentorship 

    Koenig, Richard (Center for Railroad Photography & Art, 2017)
    This is a selection of railroad imagery the author made between 1975 and 1979. The title comes from one of the protagonists of the story who moved to Bloomington, Indiana, from central Illinois and was accustomed to more ...
  • Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad 

    Koenig, Richard (Union Pacific Historical Society, 2014)
    Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad is a comprehensive series of photographs made along the original route of the Pacific Railroad. A pictorial accompaniment to well-established textual histories ...
  • Serendipity 

    Hussen, Ahmed (2019-06-06)
    Text of the retirement speech delivered by Dr. Ahmed Hussen, Professor of Economics at Kalamazoo College.
  • Field Notes: In the Land of Enchantment 

    Koenig, Richard (Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, 2019)
    Through text and photographs, the author explores the history of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Re Railway in Northern New Mexico—as well as the context of the surrounding landscape. Originally attracted to the line due to ...
  • Transcon Perspectives 

    Koenig, Richard (Kalmbach Media, 2019)
    Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad is a comprehensive series of photographs made along the original route of the Pacific Railroad. A pictorial accompaniment to well-established textual histories ...
  • Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad 

    Koenig, Richard (Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, 2018)
    Contemporary Views Along the First Transcontinental Railroad is a comprehensive series of photographs made along the original route of the Pacific Railroad. A pictorial accompaniment to well-established textual histories ...
  • Line Relocation in Eastern Wyoming: A Photo Study of Union Pacific's Abandoned Mainline Segments 

    Koenig, Richard (Union Pacific Historical Society, 2019)
    This photographic essay explores the four abandoned segments of the transcontinental mainline in eastern Wyoming between Buford (26 miles west of Cheyenne) and Dana (34 miles east of Rawlins). As initially constructed this ...
  • Are Students Catching their Breadth Under the New Graduation Requirements? 

    Nordmoe, Eric D., 1960- (2011-09-06)
    Presentation given in September 2006 addressing breadth in Kalamazoo College's graduation requirements.
  • The Wilderness 

    Thompson, John Mark (J. Mark), 1929-; Schmeichel, Waldemar, 1938-; Spencer, John B., 1919-1987 (Kalamazoo College, 1982)
    The 1980 Homer J. Armstrong Lectures featured three members of Kalamazoo College's own religion faculty -- Dr. John B. Spencer, Dr. J. Mark Thompson, and Dr. Waldemar Schmeichel. Speaking on the theme of "The Wilderness," ...
  • The Convivial Generation: Sagas and Solidarity Among the Kalamazoo College Faculty in the 1950s and '60s 

    Stauffer, Robert E., 1941- (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College, 2009-09)
    The K Plan was a defining saga for faculty as much as students, and the "Fellowship in Learning" that had characterized the College since the time of Allan Hoben persisted into the days of the K Plan, not only in the ...
  • The Life Story of Dr. Wally Schmeichel, as told by Dr. Waldemar Schmeichel on May 22, 2009 

    Schmeichel, Waldemar, 1938- (2009-05-22)
    Dr. Waldemar Schmeichel recounts his life experiences as a child in Poland and Germany during World War II. Transcribed by Arica Ciak.
  • Kalamazoo Legends: Lucinda Hinsdale Stone 

    Palchick, Lisa (2005-01-24)
    A PowerPoint presentation given by Lisa Palchick, Dean of Libraries and Information Services, at a Kalamazoo Rotary Club meeting on January 24, 2005. This presentation outlines a biography of Lucinda Hinsdale Stone and her ...
  • Cooking Up Sagas - And Not: Representations of Kalamazoo College in a Century of "Boiling Pots" 

    Stauffer, Robert E., 1941- (2005-10-01)
    Based on evidence from the "Boiling Pot," the past century at Kalamazoo College has been witness to two sagas: the first rooted in the concept of a “fellowship in learning” and the second in the “K Plan,” including ...