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Welborn Hall Typography Collection

Identifier: 05-exws_welborn

Scope and Contents

This collection, named for Welborn Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University, is housed in 2 boxes and contains pamphlets on commercial printing and typography. Robert A. Welborn Hall is the home of the Printing Pilot Plant, Lewis Walker Institute and W.E. Upjohn Center for Geographical Change. It can be found on Rankin Avenue next to the traffic circle at Western Michigan University. Welborn Hall was purchased in 1987 and was originally constructed in 1957. It has approximately 30,111 square foot on 1 floor. It is currently used for Research, Testing, Printing classes, Seminars. WMU acquired the property in 1973 as the University Stores before being dedicated Welborn on March 25, 1988.


  • Creation: 1956-1988

Biographical / Historical

Robert Alden Welborn was born on February 17, 1928 and died on May 29, 1985. He served as a Michigan Republican Representative for the 47th District from 1974 through 1982.


2 boxes

Language of Materials



This collection is housed in 2 boxes and contains pamphlets on aspects of commercial printing.

Welborn Hall Typography Collection Finding Aid
Alex Bicknell and Abbey Buckham
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Western Michigan University Libraries, Special Collections
Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490