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WPA Historical Records Survey-Southwestern Michigan

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1000

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of surveys done between 1936 and 1939 focusing on historical events and documentation in southwest Michigan done by the Works Progress Administration. Counties included are Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Saint Joseph, and Van Buren.

Historical topics also are included like the plank roads and the Alphadelphia Association. Also included are WPA personnel records, travel vouchers and instructional material. Also included are WPA personnel records, travel vouchers and instructional material. Additional surveys include Alphadelphia Association records, church records, Grand Army of the Republic records, and newspaper records.

Dates

  • 1936-1937

Creator

Extent

4.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Material is grouped by county.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records came from the City of Kalamazoo.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to 4.5 cubic feet and is composed of surveys done between 1936 and 1939 focusing on historical events and documentation in southwest Michigan done by the Works Progress Administration. The majority of the material is 8 ½”x11” and is organized according to the County and then subdivided according to the community either a city or township and in some cases a historic site like the Carey Mission in Berrien County.
Title
WPA Historical Records Survey-Southwestern Michigan Finding Aid
Status
Completed
Author
Stephanie Chapman
Date
2021-03-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Contact:
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490