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Typographical Auxiliary Booklet

Identifier: RH-A-4032

Scope and Contents

The Typographical Auxiliary of Kalamazoo was a social organization consisting of women whose husbands were Kalamazoo printers and members of the International Typographical Union. The women held monthly business meetings, held at the homes of various members, elected officers, and formed internal group committees. In the years recorded in the journal, 1939-1945, members of the Typographical Auxiliary contributed to war efforts by sewing utility bags for soldiers, volunteering weekly at the local Red Cross, purchasing war bonds with organization funds, and hosting a stamp drive. Details of officer reports are not recorded, but there are mentions of working with the Federation of Labor and the Kalamazoo Gazette. There are also mentions of members attending state and national conferences, but details of the event are not included.


  • Record Keeping: 1939-1945



1 Volumes : 90 pages ; 7½” x 12”

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The ledger contains minutes recorded by the Typographical Auxiliary, Kalamazoo in the years 1939-1945. The item was transferred from the Kalamazoo Public Museum.

Physical Description

The ledger is a single spiral-bound journal 7½”x12” in size and consists of 90 pages of lined paper. A majority of the entries are in good condition and written in ink, however, some of the pages have slight tears and water damage. Pages 59-67 have heavier water damages. All metal clips and pins have been removed and newspaper clippings have been photocopied. Sheets of varying smaller sizes containing minutes, notes, and financial information have been clipped to the pages in which they were originally found.


The ledger was transferred from the Kalamazoo Public Museum and originally part of the A-55 collection. The decision was made to remove the journal and file it as an individual ledger.

Typographical Auxiliary, Kalamazoo, Michigan booklet Finding Aid
Katherine Bauer
April 25th, 2017
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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
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