The Kalamazoo College Archives has extensive biographical materials, in its Record Group 74. The files include items such as newspaper clippings or magazine articles; memos and correspondence to, from or about an individual; lectures given by or about an individual; references to other information sources at Kalamazoo or elsewhere; and other ephemeral materials. This DSpace collection is the home for electronic versions of biographical information.

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  • Sherwood Prizes in Declamation program, 1908 

    Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo College, 1908-06-15)
    In the 1908 Sherwood Prize Speaking contest, members of the Class of 1911 presented music and declamations. The speeches were recitations of well-known orators such as James G. Blaine's "The Death of Garfield," Henry W. ...
  • Spring and Fall: a short story by Nagai Kafu 

    Kafu, Nagai (Kalamazoo College, 1991)
    This article includes a translation of a short story by Nagai Kafu, who was a student at Kalamazoo College during the 1904-05 academic year. It was translated by Rika Hanamitsu and Conrad Hilberry, Professor of English. ...
  • Kalamazoo's Japanese Connection, 1900-1910 

    Strauss, David, 1937- (Kalamazoo College, 1985-11)
    This article presents information on five students from Japan during the first decade of the twentieth century. Three of these students were children of American missionaries: Ora Scott, Stella Fisher, and Royal Fisher. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Our Alumni 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1912-04)
    An article giving updates on alumni states "J.T. Williamson, '11, is teaching in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama."
  • Tuskegee Singers Please College Audience 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1917-01-18)
    Two articles from the January 18, 1917 issue of The Index which mention 1911 graduate John T. Williamson and the Tuskegee Institute.
  • New Scholarship Honors 1911 Graduate 

    Allen, Susan W. (Kalamazoo College, 1991-01)
    An article in the Winter 1991 alumni magazine, The Kalamazoo College Quarterly, announces a new scholarship for African-American and Hispanic students. The John T. Williamson Scholarship at Kalamazoo College honors the ...
  • John T. Williamson Senior Biography 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1911-06)
    The senior biography written about John T. Williamson, Class of 1911, in the senior issue of The Index.
  • Solomon J. Williamson Senior Biography 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1911-06)
    The senior biography written about S.J. Williamson in the senior issue of the student newspaper The Index (June 1911).
  • The State Oratorical Contest 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1910-04)
    On March 4, 1910, the Michigan Agricultural College hosted the state oratorical contest in which Solomon J. Williamson and Emily Carder competed for Kalamazoo College.
  • The Oratorical Contest 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College Index, 1910-02)
    A brief article about the winners of a local oratorical contest, originally published in the February 1910 issue of The Index. The winner of the men's contest was Solomon J. Williamson, who spoke on the topic of "The ...
  • Autumn 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1909-11)
    Originally published in the November 1909 issue of The Index, this poem was written by Solomon J. Williamson, Class of 1911.
  • The Reprieve 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1909-05)
    "The Reprieve" is a short story about a girl from Ohio during the Civil War who travels to Washington, D.C. to meet President Lincoln and seek a reprieve for a soldier. It was written by S.J. Williamson, Class of 1911, ...
  • The Awakening: A Reminiscence 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1909-02)
    The poem "The Awakening: A Reminiscence" was written by S.J. Williamson, Class of 1911, and originally published in the February 1909 issue of The Index.
  • In Answer to Oediupus 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1908-04)
    This short poem "In Answer to Oedipus" was written by 1911 graduate S.J. Williamson. It was originally published in the April 1908 issue of the student newspaper The Index.
  • To Autumn 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1907-10)
    This poem titled "To Autumn" was written by S.J. Williamson, Class of 1911 and published in the October 1907 issue of the student newspaper.
  • Lux e Tenebris 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1907-05)
    The poem "Lux e Tenebris" written by S.J. Williamson, Class of 1911, is about a mariner. The title translates to "Light out of Darkness." It was originally published in the May 1907 issue of The Index, the college's ...
  • Miguel's Christmas Gift 

    Williamson, Solomon Jeffrey (Kalamazoo College Index, 1906-12)
    Written by S.J. Williamson, Class of 1911, this short story is about a young man named Miguel who left Spain for Costa Rica. It was originally publised in the December 1906 issue of the student newspaper, The Index.

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