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Donald J. Maile Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-232
Scope and Contents

This collection is a set of diaries, accounting books, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to Judson A. Edmunds and his immediate family.

The content of the Journals primarily covers financial information, listing primarily the Edmonds’ daily expenditures. Also included are a few sentences detailing daily events, the weather, and the thoughts of the writer.

Dates: 1832-1908

Dorothy B. Waage Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-A-2137

Ella Sheldon Rogers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3395
Abstract

The collection is composed of one five-year diary owned by Ella Sheldon Rogers (1874-1944) who spent the last 14 years of her life in the Michigan cities of Kalamazoo and Delton. The collection additionally has two letters from Ella's son-in-law Leon Leonard, a diploma for her daughter Eloyse Rogers Leonard, their marriage certificate and a family cookbook compiled for Eloyse Rogers Leonard along with a few single sheets.

Dates: 1919-1949

Ellen Wilson Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3519
Scope and Contents At the time the diary was written, Ellen lived with her husband, father, daughter, and two granddaughters in Pittsford, MI. The family owned a farm that they rented out to the Marlow family.Ellen and her family must have just recently moved to Pittsford, because in the 1900 census, they were living in Toledo, Ohio. Agnes and her husband were living in Sandusky, Ohio. Her daughter, Agnes (who is listed as Ella A. Lemmon in the 1900 Census), and Agnes’s daughters, Grace...
Dates: 1904

Estella Evans Hughes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-1757
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 6 diaries, 2 appointment books, and papers written between 1928 and 1956 by Estella Hughes (1887-1971) of Kalamazoo, Michigan, psychiatric social worker and Director of Social Services at Kalamazoo State Hospital.Estella Hughes's diary entries occasionally mention her work at the Kalamazoo State Hospital. Many of the diary entries detail her life with her husband, as well as her life after his passing in 1940. Estella kept up on current events...
Dates: 1928-1956

Florence May Graha Lyon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3715
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one brown journal, one maroon journal, and three “Lest We Forget” green journals, and a photograph.The diaries account for 1886, 1890, 1911, 1912, and 1913. According to the Census the Lyons were likely in Milwaukee during this time frame. It appears based off the diaries that they stayed in one place over the course of the 1911-1913, however by the 1920 Census they were living in Texas.The diaries show that Florence lost someone very close...
Dates: 1886, 1890, 1911, 1912, and 1913

Giles Buckingham Wilcox Diaries Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-2130
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 37 diaries dating from 1853 to 1896, which belonged to Giles Buckingham Wilcox (b.1826 d.1922) and his wife Mary Jane (Cooley) Wilcox (b. 1835 d. 1919), from Chicago, Illinois.The entries are filled with notable events, religious sentiments, bills paid, meetings, prayers, statements about family, and notes about traveling that share insight into the life of the Reverend through the years that these diaries cover.Most of the diaries...
Dates: 1853-1896

Gladys Lambert Dunham Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3552
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of diaries written by Gladys Marie Lambert Dunham from the years 1921 to 1987. Some of the diaries are a different year than what is stated on the cover. The diaries are an excellent example of life in a small farming village during the mid- to late-20th century. Gladys writes about the weather each day, places in southwestern Michigan that she visited, her work and the food she ate. Many entries describe her day washing, cleaning, canning food, and picking...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1921-1987

Harry M. Penny Diary

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3377
Scope and Contents Harry Penny was a farmer in Allegan during these years. Not much has been found about him yet although in the 1930 census he is living in Illinois with his wife Alice. At that time both of them are 49. In 1935 he is living in Allegan and working as a farmer. The diary includes information about the weather and his daily activities which include dairy production and farm life. He does mention Alice. According to notes he also writes about his concerns over a federal government proposal to...
Dates: 1935

Hazel Brown Morton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-409
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of material from the personal collection of Mrs. Hazel Brown Morton and her husband Mr. Sidney Morton ranging from 1863-1972. The Morton’s lived in Jackson, Michigan.Hazel’s daily diaries concerned topics such as local weather, social activities, meals she cooked, family affairs, and current events. Hazel’s travel diary documented several trips her and Sidney went on from 1952-1958. This includes travels to McAllen, Texas to visit Hazel’s extended...
Dates: 1863-1972

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Western Michigan University 2
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
American Roentgen Ray Society 1
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 1
Bacon, Nathaniel, 1802-1869 1
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Beebe family 1
Beeby, Betty, 1923-2015 1
Bennett, Reuben, 1848-1919 1
Bird, Charles Harold 1
Blanchard family 1
Blanchard, William 1
Boudeman, Donald O. 1
Boudeman, Donald, 1880-1949 1
Boudeman, Donna Nicholson, 1909-1987 1
Bowmaster, Frank, 1869-1960 1
Bowmaster, John Maynard, 1904-1960 1
Bowmaster, Teresa, 1882-1969 1
Bunkers, Suzanne L 1
Clapham family 1
Clapham, James Glover, 1847-1870 1
Clapham, James Platt, 1807-1887 1
Clapham, John 1
Clark, Charles S., 1840-1914 1
Crane, Augustus W., 1868-1937 1
Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935 1
Crane, Mary Alice, 1913-1987 1
Crossman, Amanda Burlingame, 1818-1899 1
Crossman, Luther, 1808 -1879 1
DeGraaf, Heertje 1
DeGraaf, Maatje B. 1
Decker, Ella Louise Squires, 1912-1998 1
Decker, Frank Joseph, 1911-1965 1
Dunham, George Willis 1
Dunham, Gladys Marie Lambert 1
Easton, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1920 1
Edmunds, Judson A., 1835-1906 1
Farnsworth, James S., 1907- 1
Farnsworth, Philip M. 1
Finch family 1
Fitch, Asa 1
Forbes family 1
Forbes, John C. 1
Forbes, Lydia Jane 1
Ford, Arthur Homer, 1861-1929 1
Ford, Ethia P. "Effie" Johnson, 1865-1936 1
Gernant, David 1
Graves, Henry S. 1
Harvard Law School 1
Hasenack, Magdalen 1
Henshaw, John H., 1902-1994 1
Henshaw, Margaret, 1939-2014 1
Henshaw, Rena Bestervelt, 1903-1988 1
Hollister, Albert Newcomb, 1874-1914 1
Holmes, John 1
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879 1
Howard, Pearl, 1852-1925 1
Hughes, Estella Evans, 1887-1971 1
Kalamazoo (Mich.). Police Department 1
Kalamazoo Central High School 1
Kalamazoo Post Office (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Leonard, Eloyse, 1898-1997 1
Leonard, Leon 1
Lobdell, Richard G., 1915-1968 1
Lyon, Florence, 1859-1951 1
Lyon, Fred, 1855-1924 1
Lyon, Rexford, 1881-1911 1
Lyon, Walter, 1883-1962 1
Maile, Jeannette, 1868-1964 1
Michigan Asylum for the Insane 1
Michigan Female Seminary 1
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Michigan Teachers' Institute 1
Millen, Frederic, 1891-1954 1
Monroe, John Frederick, 1921-1986 1
Moore, Samuel 1
Morton, Hazel, 1887-1976 1
Morton, Sidney, 1887-1972 1
Nielsen, Robert Arthur, approximately 1928- 1
Noecker, Paul, Mrs. 1
Ott, Christine, 1898-1977 1
Parmater, John, 1792-1863 1
Patterson, Marian Bugbee, 1840-1895 1
Pearl family 1
Pearl, Norton, 1878-1960 1
Penny, Harry M. 1
People's Church (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Rogers, Ella Sheldon 1
Rumsey, James, 1848-1929 1
Schwab family 1
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 1
Sheckles, Marquerite, 1906- 1
Smith, Richard, 1839-1920 1
Southworth, Otis (Otis Monroe), 1861-1940 1
Spencer family 1
Spencer, Zepha Lynn, 1887-1983 1
Sternburgh, Orville J., 1894-1966 1
Sundstrand, Patrice Racette, 1924-2009 1
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1866) 1
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865). Company B 1
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