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West Douglas Neighborhood Association

Identifier: RH-A-3882

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of multiple documents, CD’s, and publications relating to the West Douglas Neighborhood Association. The documents range from the 1990s-2012.

Material relating to the West Douglas Neighborhood Association, Kalamazoo, Michigan include Community Development Block Grants, 1990-2006; Board of Directors Agenda/Minutes, 1998-2011; Building Blocks information and compact discs.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1990-2012


Biographical / Historical

The West Douglas Neighborhood Association was formed in 1978. Until 1983 the Association shared an office with the Stuart Area Restoration Association in the Unity church. Afterwards their office space was moved to be within the Neighborhood. There are rental agreements for office space in the Mountain Home cemetery. The association held various activities for teens and youths within the neighborhood including homework help and teen zone. The association took part in the Building Blocks Program. This program was created by Kalamazoo College professor Cummings in which students would plan and organize neighborhood revitalization projects with residents. The Association helped to create a sense of community and to build the neighborhood up. In 2004 the neighborhood voted to change their name to the Fairmont Neighborhood Association. The association was involved in the building of the Fairmont Dog Park. In 2011 the association lost their tax-exempt status and in 2012 the association dissolved.


3 boxes

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Physical Description

The documents are in good condition. The majority of the documents are 8.5in x 11in in size. Some of the items have worn edges or bends in the paper. The majority of the documents are typed, and the ink is dark and legible. There are some handwritten documents. The ink is legible for the majority of these documents. The coloring on all of the items is bright and vibrant.

West Douglas Neighborhood Association Finding Aid
Maria Smith
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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