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Members of the Merry Ma...
ca. 1920
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Members of the Merry Maids Club, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date ca. 1920
Description Members of the Merry Maids Club of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eight girls of varying ages stand in front of a woman holding the edge of an American flag. One young woman in front holds a sign, "Merry Maids Club" and wears a headpiece with a star. The Merry Maids Club was an organization for girls and young women affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo.
Group photograph of nur...
ca. 1928
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Group photograph of nurses at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, Michigan
Date ca. 1928
Description Kalamazoo State Hospital nurses, in uniform and caps, gathered outside. Names included on the back of the photograph include (order uncertain): Marie Marr, Margaret Madden, Wadeen Reddinger, Alma Allen, Mrs. Daalder, Bessie Van Trease, Krueger, Lucy Clark, Mrs. Hathaway, Mrs. Murphy, Viola McKinnon, Bertha Gay, Muriel Lawrence, La Monk, Ruth Stuart. Kalamazoo State Hospital, founded as the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, was renamed in 1911 and later became known for pioneering improved medical treatment of mentally ill patients. The hospital also was a pioneer in the creation of nursing and occupational therapy programs.
Six young women in a bo...
ca. 1925
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Six young women in a boat on the Kalamazoo River, Michigan
Date ca. 1925
Description Photograph of six unidentified women in a wooden boat on the Kalamazoo River. The women are wearing cloche hats, knickers, middy blouses, and sweaters.
Kroger Store, interior,...
ca. 1927
Kalamazoo (Mich.)
 
Title Kroger Store, interior, 1227 Lincoln Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date ca. 1927
Description Interior of Kroger Store butcher and deli counter on 1227 Lincoln Avenue in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A man in a white apron and tie stands behind the counter with meat saws, cleavers, and scales. The store features a tin ceiling, glass display cases with cuts of meat, and pickle jars on top of the display case. Historically, 1227 E. Michigan Avenue was known as 1227 Lincoln Avenue.
Busy Bee Class, Baselin...
Battle Creek (Mich.)
1927
 
Title Busy Bee Class, Baseline M.E. Church
Description Young children and two women from the Busy Bee Class at Baseline Methodist Church, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Date 1927
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Captain C.E. Norton and...
Gull Lake (Mich.)
1923
 
Title Captain C.E. Norton and the Brownie
Description The Brownie, a gasoline launch for hire on Gull Lake, is captained by C.E. Norton.
Date 1923
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School, girls...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1928
 
Title Yorkville School, girls basketball team
Description Photograph of the girls basketball team of Yorkville School with their teacher Roy McIntyre.
Date 1928
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School, boys ...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1928
 
Title Yorkville School, boys basketball team
Description Photograph of the boys basketball team of Yorkville School with their teacher Roy McIntyre.
Date 1928
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1928
 
Title Yorkville School students
Description Photograph of school children in front of a brick school with their teacher, Roy McIntyre.
Date 1928
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1926
 
Title Yorkville School students
Description Photograph of school children in front of a brick school with their teacher.
Date 1926
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1921
 
Title Yorkville School students, grades 1-10
Description Photograph of school children in front of a brick school with their teachers Hazel Wildermuth and Lyle Crandall. Includes typed list of student’s names.
Date 1921
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1925
 
Title Yorkville School students, upper grades
Description Photograph of school children in front of a brick school with their teacher Hazel Wildermuth. Includes typed list of student’s names.
Date 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1925
 
Title Yorkville School students, lower grades
Description Photograph of young school children in front of a brick school with their teacher Edna Shuster. Includes typed list of student’s names.
Date 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Yorkville School studen...
Ross (Mich. : Township)
1924
 
Title Yorkville School students
Description Photograph of school children in front of a brick school with their teacher Edna Shuster and principal Hazel Wildermuth. Includes typed list of student’s names.
Date 1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Men ice fishing
Gull Lake (Mich.)
1929-02
 
Title Men ice fishing
Description Men standing by a car with a fish shanty behind. Two men hold their fish. Most likely fishing on Gull Lake. On back: George Hoyt, Dale Humphrey, Herman Buel, Harold Kellogg, and Manson Newton.
Date 1929-02
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Juliet Bell, Health Edu...
ca. 1925
Bell, Juliet Ober, 1888...
exwa_wmup_u-00123
 
Title Juliet Bell, Health Education Director, portrait
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Juliet Bell. Bell is listed in the 1926 Brown & Gold yearbook as the Director of Health Survey.
Harry P. Greenwall, fac...
1925
Greenwall, Harry P., 18...
exwa_wmup_u-00125
 
Title Harry P. Greenwall, faculty, portrait
Date 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Harry P. Greenwall who taught penmanship and languages. He is wearing a bow tie. Same photo appears in the 1925 Brown and Gold yearbook.
Bertha Davis, faculty
ca. 1920
Davis, Bertha Shean, 18...
exwa_wmup_u-00126
 
Title Bertha Davis, faculty
Date ca. 1920
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Bertha Shean Davis. Davis served first as a music instructor in 1914, then as dean of women from 1917 until her retirement in 1947. Davis Residence Hall, built in 1954, is named after her.
Harper Maybee and son
1925
[Maybee, Harper C., 187...
exwa_wmup_u-00023
 
Title Harper Maybee and son
Date 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Snapshot of Harper C. Maybee and his young son, Harper Maybee, Jr., in front of a house and vehicle.
Rose Netzorg Kerr holdi...
ca. 1929
Kerr, Rose Netzorg, 189...
exwa_wmup_u-00030
 
Title Rose Netzorg Kerr holding baby
Date ca. 1929
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Rose Netzorg Kerr holding a baby. Caption on back of photo identifies baby as Andragail. Kerr received her degree in education from Western State Normal School in 1910 and served as Head of the Art Department, Western State Normal School from 1912-1922.
Interior of show tent, ...
ca. 1920
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Title Interior of show tent, Redpath Chautaugua, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1920
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Interior of the show tent for the Redpath Chautauqua circuit, pitched at Davis & Cedar Streets in Kalmamazoo, MIchigan for a summer session during the World War I period. Photograph views from the back of the tent looking over the crowd to the stage. The Redpath Chautauqua circult was a traveling group who presenting music dramas, usually school sponsored. This was an adult education movement in rural America that brought entertainment and culture to the community with speakers, musicians and showman. Kalamzoo’s first Chautauqua was held in 1909 and later in 1909. Western State Normal School sponsored the Redpath Chautauqua to come over the next fourteen years until its last appearance in 1926.
Redpath Chautauqua on E...
ca. 1920
exwa_wmup_u-10003
 
Title Redpath Chautauqua on East side of East Hall, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1920
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Show tent for the Redpath Chautauqua circuit, pitched at Davis & Cedar Streets in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a summer session during the World War I period. Photograph view looking down East Campus hill. The Redpath Chautauqua circult was a traveling group who presenting music dramas, usually school sponsored. This was an adult education movement in rural America that brought entertainment and culture to the community with speakers, musicians and showman. Kalamazoo’s first Chautauqua was held in 1909 and later in 1909. Western State Normal School sponsored the Redpath Chautauqua to come over the next fourteen years until its last appearance in 1926. The image appeared in the book Kalamazoo Lost and Found by Kalamazoo Historian Lynn Houghton.
Margaret Aspergren, alu...
ca. 1925
Tonak Aspegren, Margare...
exwa_wmup_u-00031
 
Title Margaret Aspergren, alumni
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Margaret C. Aspergren graduated from Western State Normal School in 1925. Portrait is the same one appearing in the 1925 Brown & Gold yearbook.
Western State Normal Sc...
ca. 1929
exwa_wmup_u-10012
 
Title Western State Normal School on Normal Hill, Kalamazoo
Date ca. 1929
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description View of Western State Normal School on the top of Prospect Hill in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The view includes the Training School, the Administration Building with attached gymnasium and annex, and the Library building. The photograph appeared in the 1929 Brown and Gold yearbook.
Western State Normal Sc...
ca. 1923
exwa_wmup_u-10014
 
Title Western State Normal School at night, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1923
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description View of Western State Normal School on the top of Prospect Hill in the winter at night. The view features lights from the Training School, Administration Building, and the Library Building. The photograph first appeared in the Brown & Gold 1923 yearbook.
Main entrance door of t...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10015a
 
Title Main entrance door of the Administration Building, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Color photograph of the main entrance door of the Administration Building on East Campus of Western Michigan University. The view features Georgian style entry with a half-round window. The photograph appeared in the 1925 Brown and Gold yearbook.
Ivy climbing front of G...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10015b
 
Title Ivy climbing front of Gymnasium attachment, Administration Building, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of ivy growing on the front of the Gymasium attachment of the Administration Building at Western State Normal School. The photograph first appeared in the Brown and Gold 1925 yearbook. The two wings to the Administration Building, The Training School and the Gymnasium, were added in 1909.
Snow-covered path behin...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10015c
 
Title Snow-covered path behind Administration Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description A snow covered path behind the Administration Building at Western State Normal School. The photograph first appeared in the Brown and Gold 1925 and 1941 yearbooks.
Main entrance of the gy...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10015d
 
Title Main entrance of the gymnasium, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Color photograph of the front portico of the gymnasium attachment on the north side of the Administration Building. The photograph first appeared in the Brown and Gold 1925 yearbook. The Gymnasium, one of two wings to the Administration Building, was added in 1909. Together with the Administration Building, the building was later renamed East Hall and remained in use until 1950s.
Tree-line drive leading...
ca. 1922
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Title Tree-line drive leading to Western State Normal School, East Campus, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Date ca. 1922
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description The tree-line drive behind the Training School of Western State Normal School. The photograph first appeared in the Brown and Gold 1922 yearbook. The tree-line drive was main entrance to campus from Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
East Campus from across...
ca. 1925?
exwa_wmup_u-10030
 
Title East Campus from across Oakland Drive, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1925?
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph showing the Library and Science Hall, from the north, on the East Campus of Western Michigan University. In the background is the back of the cupola on the Administration Building. In the foreground is the Barracks along Michigan Avenue built in 1918. To the far right of the photo is a part of the Men’s Gymnasium (later Oakland Gym) built in 1925.
Students on East Campus...
ca. 1920-1924
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Title Students on East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1920-1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of four students on the Northwest side of East Campus, Western Michigan University. In the background is the Library, Science Building, the cupola of the Administration Building, and the Heating Plant smoke stack.
Campus bus delivering t...
1924
exwa_wmup_u-10056
 
Title Campus bus delivering teachers-in-training to Portage Consolidated School, Western Michigan University
Date 1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of the Western State Normal school bus delivering teachers-in-training (Rural Education curriculum) to Portage Consolidated School on South Westnedge.
Hadley Gardens, East ca...
1924
exwa_wmup_u-10058
 
Title Hadley Gardens, East campus, Western Michigan University
Date 1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph featuring a rabbit in Hadley Gardens on East Campus of Western State Normal School. A fallow garden plot on East Campus was located in front of Hadley House and south of the Training School. The garden was named after Theodosia Hadley, faculty for biology and science.
Front of Library just a...
1924
exwa_wmup_u-10059
 
Title Front of Library just after completion, East Campus, Western Michigan University
Date 1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of the Library front just after completion on East Campus of Michigan College of Education. Some landscaping is installed, but the walks and drives are not yet paved. The Library (later named North Hall) was built in 1924, and would be the main library until Waldo Library was built in the 1950s. During that time it was used by the College of Business until 1990 when the College of Business moved out. It has since been used to house archival material and it was home to the Department of Industrial Design for a few years during the last decade. The building, except for the front, was razed in 2014.
Rose Netzorg Kerr on st...
ca. 1921
Kerr, Rose Netzorg, 189...
exwa_wmup_u-00036
 
Title Rose Netzorg Kerr on stairs of East Hall
Date ca. 1921
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Rose Netzorg on the stairs of East Hall. She was the head of the Art Department at Western State Normal School from 1912-1922.
Lucille Sanders, facult...
ca. 1929
Sanders, Lucille A., 18...
exwa_wmup_u-00037
 
Title Lucille Sanders, faculty, portrait
Date ca. 1929
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Portrait of Lucille Sanders. Same photograph as 1929 Brown & Gold yearbook. Sanders graduated from Western Normal High School in 1917 and received an A.B. in 1931. After teaching in Athens, Michigan, and South Haven, Michigan, she worked as a clerk in the Rural Education Department for 35 years until her retirement in 1957.
Column details of East ...
exwa_wmup_u-10111
 
Title Column details of East Hall, Western Michigan University
Time Period [1910 - 1919, 1920 - 1929]
Description Column details of the Administration Building with Training School and Woman’s Gymnasium additions (East Hall). View looking north from the front of the Training School. View includes a tall fence between Training School and Administration Building. The Administration Building was completed in 1905. The additions were completed in 1908 and 1909 respectively.
East Hall from southeas...
exwa_wmup_u-10119
 
Title East Hall from southeast, Western State Normal School
Time Period [1910 - 1919, 1920 - 1929]
Description Western State Normal School on the top of Normal Hill (earlier Prospect Hill). View from the southeast featuring the Administration Building with Training School and Gymnasium additions (East Hall). In the foreground, students stand on sidewalk.
Cupola detail, Administ...
exwa_wmup_u-10115
 
Title Cupola detail, Administration Building, Western State Teachers College
Time Period [1910 - 1919, 1920 - 1929]
Description Detail of cupola located on top of the Administration Building (East Hall), Western Michigan University. The Administration Building with its cupola was completed in 1905.
East Hall porticoes, We...
exwa_wmup_u-10112
 
Title East Hall porticoes, Western Michigan University
Time Period [1920 - 1929, 1930 - 1939]
Description Porticoes of the Administration Building with the Training School and Woman’s Gym additions (East Hall). View looking south. The Administration Building was completed in 1905. The additions were completed by 1909.
Party group in gym, Adm...
ca. 1920
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Title Party group in gym, Administration Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1920
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Formally dressed party group at event in the Gym of Western State Normal School. In the center, a band sits under a pavilion. A flag on left reads “WSNS.” Banner to the right reads: "Manual Training - now watch us grow". “Spaeth” is hand written in white ink on the lower left of photograph.
Administration Building...
exwa_wmup_u-10129
 
Title Administration Building lounge, Western State Teachers College
Time Period [1920 - 1929, 1930 - 1939]
Description East Hall lounge at Western Michigan State Teachers College. The lounge was formerly the library.
Manual Arts Building at...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10172
 
Title Manual Arts Building at Western State Normal School, exterior
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Exterior of the Manual Arts Building with car parked in front of the building. It was later renamed the Brink Building in 1921.
Industrial Arts trainin...
ca. 1925
[Marks, Justin, Green, ...
exwa_wmup_u-10190
 
Title Industrial Arts training, Manual Arts Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Industrial Arts students working in a lab. The class is possibly for cement or brick production. Handwritten names on the back of the photograph include: Justin Marks, Paul L. Green, Emerson Brown(?), Keith Morrison.
Industrial Arts classro...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10189
 
Title Industrial Arts classroom with students, Manual Arts Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Photograph of Industrial Arts classroom in the Manual Arts Building. View features male students working with tools.
Woodshop 101, Manual Ar...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10188b
 
Title Woodshop 101, Manual Arts Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1925
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Side b. Photograph of Woodshop 101 class in Manual Arts Building. View of the classroom features male students with woodworking tools. Handwritting on the lower edge reads: “Western State Normal, Kalamazoo, Mich. Department of Manual Arts. Woodshop 101.”
Machine Woodworking Sho...
ca. 1924
exwa_wmup_u-10188a
 
Title Machine Woodworking Shop 103, Manual Arts Building, Western State Normal School
Date ca. 1924
Time Period 1920 - 1929
Description Side a. Photograph of the Machine Woodworking 103 class in the Manual Arts Building. View of the classroom features male students working at machines and with woodworking tools. Handwritting on the lower edge reads: “Western State Normal, Kalamazoo, Mi., Dept. of Manual Arts. Machine Woodworking 103.”
Shop 106, Manual Traini...
exwa_wmup_u-10187
 
Title Shop 106, Manual Training Building, Western State Normal School
Time Period [1920 - 1929, 1930 - 1939]
Description Photograph of Shop 106 in the Manual Arts Building. View of the classroom features male students working at machines, possibly for woodworking. Handwritting on the lower edge reads: “W. S. N.S. Shop 106.”
8th grade woodwork proj...
exwa_wmup_u-10186
 
Title 8th grade woodwork projects, Manual Arts Building, Western State Normal School
Time Period [1920 - 1929, 1930 - 1939]
Description Front image of a postcard to M. Sherwood featuring 8th grade woodwork projects in a classroom in the Manual Arts Building. Handwritting on the lower edge of the photo reads: “8th grade - Rock Island, Ill.” The woodwork projects include shelves, a lecturn, side tables, and bins.
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