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Agape Newsletters

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: RH-A-4288

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of the newsletter Agape covering the years 1948-1949, published in by the Inter-church Student Fellowship in Kalamazoo Michigan.


  • Creation: 1948-1949


Biographical / Historical

Agape was founded in 1948 and published on a bi-monthly basis by a Christian Student Fellowship in Kalamazoo, MI. Agape was a collaboration between students from various institutions such as Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. The newsletter's name, Agape, came from the Greek word meaning Christian love, and willingness to share with others without expecting reward or without restraint. The initial publication claims these ideals and concepts as the goal of the newsletter, aiming to bring these ideas to campuses. The exact date the newsletter shut down is unknown but it likely in the early 1950s.


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Physical Description

This collection occupies 0.05 cubic feet of space. The newsletters include volume one numbers one through five, and nine through ten, as well as volume two numbers one through three. The newsletters include advertisements from local business, photos or pictures, and articles dealing with the activities and opinions of the Student Fellowship.

The newsletters measure 1 0" by 7" folded and 1 0" by 14" unfolded and are typed, most commonly with black ink, on beige paper. Agape in capital letters decorates the top section of the newsletter along with the volume, number, and date of publication. Christmas editions contain drawings on the front page, and usually include colored ink, such as red or green, which is not present in the usual editions. The newsletters are short, only including a few pages and they are all in excellent condition.

Genre / Form

Agape Newsletters Collection
Hannah Garrod; 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