Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications

This Week in Kalamazoo History

“Kalamazoo Female Seminary”

“THIS INSTITUTION will be opened for young ladies and Misses, in the Branch Building, (repaired,) on Wednesday, the 20th of August. The course of instruction will be extensive and thorough in all branches of the English Language, while the French, Latin, or any other languages desired, will be taught by competent teachers. Arrangements have been made to associate with the Principal Miss Mary E. Sheldon, of Buffalo, and also to secure another experienced teacher from the East, so as to conduct every department of the school in an efficient manner,
Elementary English Branches, per-quarter, in advance, $3.00
Higher English Branches, $3.50
Languages and Drawing, each (extra) $1.00
Incidental expenses per quarter 25 cents. Board per week, from $1.25 to $1.50.

L H. Stone, Principal.”

— Kalamazoo Gazette, 25 July 1851


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Kalamazoo Public Library now provides access to historic issues of the Kalamazoo Gazette via a custom collection of select titles from the “America’s Historical Newspapers” collection, powered by NewsBank.

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The Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications database is designed to allow online keyword search of historic newspapers, photographs, and other Kalamazoo Public Library holdings that were previously only available on microfilm. Additional publications will be added as resources allow.

The database includes the library’s holdings of: 

  • Kalamazoo Telegraph (1844-1916)
  • Miscellaneous Kalamazoo Publications (1864-1922)
  • (Kalamazoo) Progressive Herald (1912-13)
  • Allegan County Record (1869-71)
  • Augusta Beacon (1902-1952)
  • Climax Cereal (1900-1912)
  • Climax Crescent (1913-2012)
  • Otsego Union (1897-1922)
  • Otsego Weekly Union (1875-1888)
  • Scotts Cereal (1905-06)

...and more.

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Local Information Database »

KPL’s Local Information Database combines indexing of local newspapers, magazines, historical photos, and other Local History resources, including the Kalamazoo Gazette. Library staff add new records to this rich resource of more than one million items every day. Visit the Local Information Database.

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