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Norma Flannery Journal

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4279

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of one financial journal formerly belonging to Norma Flannery. The data deals with real estate in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 1956-1973.

The first segment divided by letter ranges includes several names and where to find information about them in the journal. Information regarding properties begins in 1956. Each entry lists date, property/ address, listing price, and other related costs such as payment to the brokers. Names are listed underneath the financial information, possibly listing the seller and the buyer. Later entries also show the date when fees were payed.


  • Creation: 1956-1973


Norma Flannery Bio

Norma Flannery (1899-1984), married to John Bruce Flannery in 1938, worked in real estate from 1956 until ca.1973. In 1957 she began working for Orville B. Schroeder at his reality company located at 218 S. Westnedge Ave. Norma Flannery worked for the company until it closed ca. 1970 with the death of Orville B. Schroeder.

Orville B. Schroeder Bio

Orville B. Schroeder (1896-1970) a Kalamazoo realtor founded his own real-estate company in 1957. He served as the president of the Kalamazoo Board of Realtors in 1957 and 1958. In the 1960s the company changed its name to Orville B. Schroeder & Son to accommodate Orville Schroeder Jr.


.10 Cubic Feet

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Physical Description

This collection takes up 0.10 cubic feet.

The financial journal measures 10” by 8 1/3” and has a black cover with dark red highlights at the bottom and top edges. The exposed edges of the page are green while the pages themselves are a dark beige. Information is recorded primarily with black or blue ink. The collection is in good condition.

Norma Flannery Journal 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
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