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HIST 217: US Leisure and Recreation: Local Resources

Local Resources and Collections

There are a variety of resources within walking distance of K's campus.  Be sure to check each website for types of materials available, hours, and access policies before planning a visit.

Kalamazoo Public Library Local History Room

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Western Michigan University Archives

WMU: Caroline Bartlett Crane Everyman's House 
Everyman's House represents part of the work of a social activist in the early 1900s, Caroline Bartlett Crane. She designed an efficient house for the common man (especially the common woman) in the 1920s. The 40-item collection is an interesting mix of letters, photographs, blueprints, and book.

Kalamazoo College Archives

The Kalamazoo College Archives contains a broad range of materials on the more than 175-year history of Kalamazoo College, and is anything but the stereotypical dusty, inaccessible storage facility. Located on the third floor of the recently renovated Upjohn Library Commons, we have a pleasant and comfortable research room, modern storage, and ever-advancing means of access to our materials. We welcome your visits, phone calls, emails and letters.

Kalamazoo College Yearbooks

Copies of all available Kalamazoo College yearbooks have been digitized and are available online. Please note the files are large and may take several minutes to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection. 

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