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The Local History Collection

Books, Maps, Microfilm & More

Make the most out of your next research trip with valuable research materials like books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, school yearbooks, and files. The Local History Collection may also introduce you to valuable research material you may not be aware of like the Michigan Pioneer Collections or the Mortality Schedules for 1850 and 1860.

  • Special collections conveniently separated for easy access.
  • Genealogy resources, city directories and phonebooks, maps and atlases, and yearbooks.
  • The Kalamazoo Gazette and other local newspapers on microfilm.

New Materials

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