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Galesburg PTA Council Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4195

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of various documents relating to the Galesburg Parent-Teacher Association of Galesburg, Michigan, dating from the years 1949 to 1957. The documents include numerous annual reports, bylaws, and meeting notes. There are also various Council Committee guidelines, directories, member lists, bulletins, and articles from magazines.


  • Creation: 1949-1957


Biographical / Historical

The Galesburg Augusta Parent-Teacher Association Council was an active community group created during the consolidation of the separate cities school systems in 1951. The groups intention was to discuss current events together weekly for the betterment of the Galesburg-Augusta school system, their respective cities, Kalamazoo County, and local education thoughts and concerns from the years 1949 to 1957. Within their council, they had a sliding scale of 190-270 registered members from 1949 to 1957.


0.5 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library.

Related Materials

This collection was initially part of a larger collection from the Galesburg Public Library.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 0.5 cubic feet. Each document varies in size, design, and condition, ranging from measurements of 8.5 by 11 inches to 8 by 14 inches. The documents are in great condition, with little to no wear, while others have more signs of age and use around their pages edges. The documents are kept in a well condition and are written in an assortment of styles – some are with graphite pencil, while some are written with black ink. All writing is legible with little to no smudging of their pages. Most documents, such as the bylaws, bulletins, and articles, are typewritten.

Galesburg PTA Council Finding Aid
Stephanie Chapman
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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