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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

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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

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

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

Hollister Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4323
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters, diaries, and legal documents from the Hollister family who lived in Burr Oak, Michigan and Hamilton, Illinois during the mid-1800s and early 1900s.Several letters are to and from Albert N. Hollister (1842-1915) and his mother Mary (Hollister) Shaw née Newcomb (1821-1905) and his younger sister (Mary) Lillian Hollister (1848-1866). The bulk of these letters were written during a long illness that claimed Lillian’s life in 1866 and the period...
Dates: mid-1800s to early 1900s

James L. Rumsey Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-4230
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of one five-year diary kept by James Llewellyn Rumsey of Grand Rapids, Michigan from 1918 to 1922.The pages in his diary are filled with accounts of the daily weather, travels, errands, and visitors. Also mentioned are daily chores such as running the cleaner and canning his wife Flora (Newton) and sister-in-law Lillian (Holms) did with seasonal fruits and vegetables. The prices of goods and services are often mentioned as well real estate deals closed...
Dates: 1918-1922

John Frederick Monroe journals

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Identifier: RH-A-4242
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two journals written by Ensign John Frederick Monroe (1921-1986) of Muskegon MI. The journals detail daily life of John F. Monroe during his service in the US Navy from 1943-1944 while stationed in Panama during World War Two.

Dates: 1943-1944

John Holmes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3454
Scope and Contents In 1892,a new Post Office was completed on the southwest corner of Burdick and South Streets. In July of 1903 an article announced that work on the new addition which would be built to the west had begun. Total cost of the addition would be $38,500.Charles W. Gindole of Chicago received the contract to construct the building. John H. Holmes worked for the federal government supervising the construction. There are entries written by John Holmes starting on July 14, 1903 and continuing off and...
Dates: 1913

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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
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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
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Dunham, Gladys Marie Lambert 1
Easton, Andrew Jackson, 1834-1920 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
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. 1
Lyon, Florence, 1859-1951 1
Lyon, Fred, 1855-1924 1
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Michigan Asylum for the Insane 1
Michigan State Normal School 1
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Monroe, John Frederick, 1921-1986 1
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Nielsen, Robert Arthur, approximately 1928- 1
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Ott, Christine, 1898-1977 1
Parmater, John, 1792-1863 1
Patrice Racette Sundstrand, 1924-2009 1
Patterson, Marian Bugbee, 1840-1895 1
Pearl family 1
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Penny, Harry M. 1
People's Church (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
Rogers, Ella Sheldon 1
Rumsey, James, 1848-1929 1
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Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 1
Sheckles, Marquerite, 1906- 1
Smith, Richard, 1839-1920 1
Southworth, Otis (Otis Monroe), 1861-1940 1
Sternburgh, Orville J., 1894-1966 1
Sundstrand, Patrice Racette 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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Waage, Dorothy 1
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Wilson, Ellen Lake, 1852-1945 1
Women's Civic Improvement League (Kalamazoo, Mich.) 1
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