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Southwestern Michigan Letters

Identifier: RH-A-4123

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters exchanged between friends and family in the Southwestern region of Michigan, including cities such as Grand Rapids, Hastings, Berrien Springs, Niles, Kalamazoo, and others. There appears to be no correlation between the senders and recipients of the letters, but some of the names addressed relate to our other collections, including Murray Page.


  • Creation: 1882-1958


1 boxes : 0.5 cubic feet contained in one full-sized Hollinger box

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This collection contains miscellaneous letters exchanged between various people in Southwestern Michigan between the years 1882-1958.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 0.5 cubic feet contained in one full-sized Hollinger box with folders comprised of letters exchanged between family members and friends.

The letters are written on various sized paper mostly 8 ½” x 11” or smaller. The correspondence includes lined sheets, blank paper, birthday and Christmas cards, and stationary sheets from various locations. A majority of the letters have corresponding envelopes, which are kept together with clips. Most of the collection is in good condition, however, a few of the letters have worn creases and/or edges and some of the handwriting is difficult to read.

Southwestern Michigan Letters Finding Aid
Katherine Bauer
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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