Kalamazoo College celebrates its 175th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Study Abroad program, in 2008-2009. This community includes photographs, text of remarks, audio and video from events, and other materials from anniversary activities.



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  • Kalamazoo College Severn Hall 

    Frutchey, James E. (Kalamazoo College, 1965)
    Kalamazoo College's Severn residence hall under construction. Severn Hall was built to house 118 male students, and is located on the northeast side of campus along Acker Lane. The building was named for Hermon Harrison ...
  • Kalamazoo College Study Abroad, Spain 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1966)
    A group of Kalamazoo College students at a bar on study abroad in Spain, in about 1966. Two names are written on the back of the photograph: Susana Kilborn and Roger Wotila. The photographer is not identified.
  • Kalamazoo College USTA Championship, 1982 

    Brewer, Helen (Kalamazoo College, 1982)
    A group of players watching the action during the 1982 National Junior Tennis Championships (also known as the USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Tennis Championships) at Stowe Stadium, Kalamazoo College. The 1982 tournament was ...
  • Kalamazoo College Classroom Scene 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    A class in session at Kalamazoo College, possibly in the lower level of the R. E. Olds Science Hall, sometime in the 1930s. The people in the photograph have not been identified, but the instructor may be Mary Munro Warner ...
  • Kalamazoo College Stetson Chapel Bells Being Delivered 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1984)
    A truck delivering the eight English tower bells that were installed in Kalamazoo College's Stetson Chapel Bell Tower in 1984. The bells are each inscribed with "Lux Esto" and the name of a major figure in early College ...
  • Kalamazoo College Student Senate, 1961 

    Campbell, Jerry (Kalamazoo College, 1961)
    The newly elected Kalamazoo College Student Senate, 1961. Left to right: Thomas Warke, president (a junior); James Linberg, Administrative Affairs vice-president (a junior); Chad Gray, Social Affairs vice-president (a ...
  • Kalamazoo College DeWaters Hall 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    Kalamazoo College's DeWaters Residence Hall. This dormitory, just to the west of Stetson Chapel, was named for Sarah A. and Enos A. DeWaters, Flint (Mich.) philanthropists and civic leaders, and Kalamazoo graduates. It was ...
  • Kalamazoo College President's House 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1978)
    The original President's House at Kalamazoo College, 1978. Believing that the President's house should be an integral part of the campus, Allan Hoben built his home on the corner of Academy and Monroe streets in 1924 out ...
  • Kalamazoo College Olds-Upton Science Hall 

    Consentino, Joseph (Kalamazoo College, 1974)
    A view of the Olds-Upton Science Building from the campus quadrangle, in approximately 1974. Harmon Hall is at right, and the Light Fine Arts Building is in the left background. R.E. Olds Science Building, dedicated in ...
  • Kalamazoo College Women's Volleyball Team, 1972 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1972)
    Kalamazoo College women's volleyball team, fall 1972. The players are identified on the back of the photograph as follows. Back row left to right: Miss Deann Dustin, coach, Sue Gardner, Carole Siewert, Lisa Culp, Tamsan ...
  • Kalamazoo College's Angell Field 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1946-10-19)
    A Kalamazoo College football game at Angell Field. According to the photographer's records, this picture was taken in October, 1946, at the dedication of Angell Field. The field, to the southwest of the main College campus, ...
  • Kalamazoo College Hutments 

    Schiavone Studio (Kalamazoo College, 2009-08-28)
    Kalamazoo College's "hutments" in the early 1950s. This photograph shows a row of former Army barracks that were moved to the campus area in 1946 to accommodate veterans attending school and their families. Those in this ...
  • Kalamazoo College Christmas Carol Service, 1931 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1931-12-11)
    A procession of women Kalamazoo College students during Trowbridge Hall's Christmas Carol Service, 1931. The service was a long-standing tradition on campus that had begun in Trowbridge Hall in 1925 or earlier, and eventually ...
  • Kalamazoo College Calder Fieldhouse 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1958)
    Kalamazoo College's Louis Calder Fieldhouse. The fieldhouse was named for donor Louis S. Calder of New York City, a paper industry executive who had established a foundation in 1951 for educational purposes. The fieldhouse ...
  • Kalamazoo College Study Abroad, Japan 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1965)
    A Kalamazoo College student standing near a Coca-Cola advertisement in Japanese. The student is not identified; she was on study abroad in Japan for Fall and Winter, 1965-1966. The photographer is also not identified.
  • Kalamazoo College Olds Science Hall 

    Morgan, Ward C. (Kalamazoo College, 1939)
    Kalamazoo College's Olds Science Hall in 1939. R.E. Olds Science Hall, dedicated in June 1928, was named for Ransom E. Olds, the founder and chair of the Reo Motor Company, who donated $130,000 for the project. Before its ...
  • May Fete Court, 1929 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1929)
    The 1929 May Fete court stands on the steps of Bowen Hall. They are Ruth Hudson (K'27), Polly Larsen McQueen '30, Queen Marian Thompson Grimes '30, Margaret G. Schuschardt '31, and Margaret Fellows '32. Miss Thompson was ...
  • Kalamazoo College Mock Democratic Convention, 1940 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1940-03-16)
    A student delegate at Kalamazoo College's third Mock Democratic Convention, March 16, 1940. The student is not identified, but is possibly Kiyo Okami '40. His white ribbon signifies that he served as a state delegate ...
  • Kalamazoo College Dewing Hall 

    Short and Millgard (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Kalamazoo College's Dewing Hall. In the center of the north side of the campus quadrangle, Dewing Hall was built in 1968. It was named for Winifred Dewing Wallace, and was designed by Daverman Associates of Grand Rapids ...
  • Kalamazoo College Kappa Pi Society, 1914 

    Unknown (Kalamazoo College, 1914)
    The members of Kalamazoo College's Kappa Pi literary society, 1914. The women's literary society was founded in 1906 as a spin-off from the existing society for women, the Eurodelphians, because of increased enrollment. ...

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