Research & Local History

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Research & Local History

The Museum's collection is a valuable tool for local history researchers. Of particular interest is the Museum's collection of 12,000 photographs and 10,000 documents, most of which are associated with Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo County from 1830 to 1950. Many of our most requested images can be viewed on-line.

Requests for local genealogical information should begin at the Kalamazoo Public Library Local History Room and the Archives and Regional History Collection at Western Michigan University.

Download a resource list.