Local History

New Materials »

The Rural Midwest Since World War II by Joseph L AndersonWhat They Were Thinking: Reflections on Michigan Difference-Makers  by Bill HaneyMichigan Supreme Court Historical Reference Guide by David ChardavoyneThe Murder of Maggie Hume: Cold Case in Battle Creek by Blaine Pardoe

RSS News »

History Room Poetry FileWas it a Vase?

One thing nearly always leads to another, when you’re doing library research. Last week a patron asked us to find the text of an old poem about the Kalamazoo River; while hunting it down, Local History librarian David DeVries discovered this gem in the history room Poetry file. Undated, the accompanying note said that it had been reprinted by request in the Kalamazoo Telegraph, though “doubtless many in Kalamazoo have read it.” ...


Upcoming Events »

No Events Scheduled

Meet the Local History Staff

Beth TimmermanDavid DeVriesAlex MerrillJerry SmithRuth Wilson