From Friends to Parents, 1940-1964
Scope and Contents
Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the year.
Collection also includes photocopies of World War I letters by Edwin Wirtz, 1918-1919. Miscellaneous Kalamazoo County, Michigan, papers, 1914-1975, include materials about the First Presbyterian Church; Kalamazoo Public Schools; menu for Columbia Hotel; Directory of Kalamazoo County Officials; program for ETANDA Club. Brochure for the West Oshtemo Grange Fall Festival, Kalamazoo County. A yearbook for Kalamazoo County Pomona Grange, 1955.
From the Collection: 3 boxes : 1.5 cubic feet contained in three full-sized Hollinger boxes
Language of Materials
- Morris, Lillian V. Steinbauer, 1890-1985 (Correspondent)
- Morris, Richard B., 1891-1974 (Correspondent)
- Personal correspondence
- From the Collection: Rasmussen, Esther Morris, 1914-1991 (Person)
Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US