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Archie Royer, Sr. Collection

Identifier: RH-A-4037
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 12 letters from Archie Royer, a former circus clown and Van Buren County resident, to his friend and fellow circus performer Bert Cole in New York. The collection also contains two pages of poems apparently composed by Royer, and a drawing with writing in Spanish.The letters in this collection detail Royer’s life on his farm in the 1940s. They range in date from November 1941 to July 1948. They are all addressed to Bert Cole (1875-?), a friend whom...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1869-1956

Bert Byron Davis Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3564
Scope and Contents This collection covers the time period during B.B. Davis’ life in the Philippines in the 1930s to mid-1940s. The majority of the collection contains correspondence between B.B. Davis and his wife to family and friends living in and around Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, MI, in particular Areta Williams Hibbard. Many of the letters were written to Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lorenzo Hibbard, the latter of whom was a sister to B.B. Davis.The letters from the 1930s give an interesting insight...
Dates: 1930-1940

Betty Beeby Collection

Identifier: RH-A-213
Scope and Contents Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and...
Dates: 1820-1970

Charity Potter Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3699
Scope and Contents The letter is from Charity Potter to Emma Clarke sent on July 30th, 1909. Clarke appears to be Charity’s cousin. The letter starts with Charity telling Emma she is sorry for the loss of a close loved one, likely either Emma’s son or husband. Charity tries to give Emma advice on mourning and moving on. Later Charity describes a trip she took across the West to visit friends and family. She suggest that they meet with some other people when Emma feels up to it. Charity also mentions that...
Dates: 1909-07-30

Clyde Cory Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3869

This collection contains letters of correspondence from Clyde Cory to his family and wife while serving in World War I from February 1917 to July 1919.

Dates: 1917-1919

David Gernant Collection

Identifier: RH-A-2999
Scope and Contents

Personal papers relating to Kalamazoo Central High School, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1953-1966, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1957-1963, 1991-1992, and Harvard Law School, 1960-1968. Family papers include diary, 1956-1960, photographs, family reminiscences. Gay rights materials include papers from Portland, Oregon and by-laws for Cascade Guild, 1976-1984.

Dates: 1960-2008

Edward Barton

Identifier: RH-A-3779

The collection is composed of photos, magazine articles and materials relating to the Red Brick Inn, Jaycees, sheep farming, 4-h and other facets of Edward Barton’s life. The collection is one cubic foot.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1940-2015

Edward J. Campau Papers

Identifier: RH-A-3962
Scope and Contents This collection contains various personal correspondence and military related documents pertaining to Edward J. Campau and/or his family members. The majority of the collection spans the years 1928 to 1950. The majority of the collection consists of personal correspondence belonging to Edward J. Campau, a descendent of Louis Campau, pioneer and founder of Grand Rapids, Michigan. A section of the collection consists of personal correspondence belonging to Elward B. Campau, Edward’s younger...
Dates: 1928-1950

Emil Popke, Jr. Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3626
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of a number of documents detailing Emil Popke’s various ventures and miscellaneous school work from Emil Popke and his son, Jeff Popke. Also in the collection is a large number of letters written to different members of the Popke family. Additionally, there are photos ranging from Emil Popke’s High School senior photo to little league shots of Emil’s children Jeff and Jon.Material includes information detailing Emil Popke's work with WYYYY (AM 1470),...
Dates: 1940-1999

Esther Morris Rasmussen

Identifier: RH-A-1584
Scope and Contents Letters exchanged between Esther Morris Rasmussen (1914-1991), her immediate family, and friends, 1930-1980. The collection includes correspondence from Leo. Brown, Jr. to Esther, 1934-1939 and letters from Esther’s five brothers, Richard, Edward, Walter G., Robert S. and Harold during their service in the armed forces during World War II. Included are letters exchanged in early 1945 in regards to Robert’s untimely death in an airplane crash, as well as Harold’s abrupt marriage later in the...
Dates: 1930-1980

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Dutch Treat Bakery (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
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Fort Custer (Mich.) 1
Freeland, Jane Patricia, 1910-2004 1
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Frobenius, Mary Kammerer, 1860-1943 1
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Hamill, Ruth Marie Frobenius, 1900-1996 1
Hamptom, Jacob, 1847-1929 1
Harvard Law School 1
Hershfield Brothers (Department store) 1
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Hershfield, David, 1898-1968 1
Hershfield, Harry Aaron, 1870-1945 1
Holder family 1
Kalamazoo County Pomona Grange, No. 82 (Kalamazoo County, Michigan) 1
Kalamazoo National Bank (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Kalamazoo Public Library 1
Lockwood, Guy H., 1870-1947 1
Lovell, Myron A., 1818-1905 1
Morris, Edward, 1918-1991 1
Morris, Harold, 1925-2009 1
Morris, Lillian V. Steinbauer, 1890-1985 1
Morris, Richard B., 1891-1974 1
Morris, Richard E., 1916-1987 1
Morris, Robert S., 1923-1945 1
Morris, Walter G., 1921-2011 1
Page, Anna May Murphy, 1857-1936 1
Page, Luella Wallace, 1899-1985 1
Page, Murray, 1881-1972 1
Page, William, 1857-1913 1
Pearl family 1
Pearl, Norton, 1878-1960 1
Popke Family Otsego Scholarship Fund 1
Popke family 1
Popke, Emil, Jr., 1925-2012 1
Popke, Ruth, -2007 1
Potter, Charity, 1826-1921 1
Rasmussen, Cornelia Brown, 1890-1965 1
Rasmussen, Esther Morris, 1914-1991 1
Rasmussen, Leo B., Jr., 1914-1988 1
Rasmussen, Leo B., Sr., 1890-1975 1
Red Brick Tavern Inn and Store (Plainwell, Mich.) 1
Rosel, Dale Edward, 1927-1990 1
Rosel, Helen Lorraine Aulm, 1928-2006 1
Royer, Archie, 1866-1956 1
Selbini, Mizpah, 1887-1955 1
Shepard family 1
Shepard, Frances Esther 1
Shepard, Hattie Florence Childs 1
Silberman, Harriette C. Hershfield 1
Simonds, Darwin, 1812- 1
Simonds, Mary C. Waterman, 1813-1868 1
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 1
Stevens, Louretta E. 1
Stone, James A. B., 1810-1888 1
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company B 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company E 1
Van Haaften, Gerret, 1904-1989 1
WKMI (Radio station : Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
WYYYY (Radio station : Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
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