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Letters to Norton Pearl


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and family photographs. The drawings/publications consist of the illustrations that Betty Beeby has produced for books, assignments, or as independent projects.

The collection also consists of Norton Pearl’s school and military papers. This includes Central Normal School yearbooks, schedules, and social papers (including the Phi Delta Pi fraternity). There are several books and pamphlets on health education. Norton’s military papers include 32nd Division correspondence, sports schedules, and burial reports.


  • Creation: 1820-1970



From the Collection: 88 boxes : 43.75 cubic feet and made up of 88 boxes

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Repository Details

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
(269) 387-8490