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Local History Online

Kalamazoo Public Library’s Digital Collections



Historical Newspapers & Regional Publications

Search the Kalamazoo Telegraph and other historical publications


Historical Documents

Digitized books, catalogs, journals, documents and more. Now featuring Kalamazoo Civic Playbills, 1929⁠–⁠2020


Pages from the Past

These books, published by the City of Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission (KHPC), represent nearly a half-century of work in the KHPC’s endeavor to keep current an inventory of historic resources within the City


Photo Galleries

Search and download hundreds of historical photos


Webcasts, Archival Films, and Video

Video presentations about topics of local interest, plus films and television programs of local historical significance


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.

eBooks of State & Local Interest

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Kalamazoo [2015]

David George Kohrman

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Michigan [2008]

Various Authors

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Michigan [2012]

Julie Murray

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Michigan [2014]

Melinda Myers

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