Archives Services

The Kalamazoo College Archives provides access to a range of materials that document college history, from its founding in 1833 to the present. Some highlights of the collection include college publications (Boiling Pot yearbooks; Lux Esto and other college magazines; The Index student newspaper), biographical files, over 25,000 photographs, and college administrative materials.

Although most of our materials are available for research, a few will require permission from the office of origin or are restricted by federal law (FERPA). Most Archives materials may be used only within the Archives Reading Room.

Reference assistance is available in person, by telephone, email, mail or fax. Archives staff are happy to conduct tours for classes, college alumni, and other groups, and will work with faculty on special course assignments.

Appointments are not necessary, but are appreciated, especially for more in-depth requests. See our open hours and contact details in the boxes at right. Please note that due to limited staffing, research requests from outside the college community are limited to 30 minutes. We are happy to connect you with area researchers if you are not able to visit us in person.

Duplication of materials is available, within the Fair Use provision of the U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code). We are able to photocopy and digitize most materials that are not fragile, brittle, oversized, or otherwise unsuitable for duplication. Some fees for reproduction are listed on the Center for New Media Design web site.

Broader Upjohn Library Commons policies are here.