The College Archives accepts donations of materials from alumni for the Student Life Collections. Some examples of items in the Archives:

Kalamazoo College patch, pennant, ashtray, and coaster with the college logo.


  • Letterman’s sweaters
  • Literary society pledge paddles
  • Pins and buttons

Orange poster designed to look like a monopoly board with Kalamazoo College themed blocks.

Posters and Flyers

  • Student organization flyers
  • Student activities event posters
  • Theatre posters
Page from a student scrapbook from 1913 with photos of students in quarantine due to smallpox on campus.

Photos and Scrapbooks

  • Print and digital photos of students and events
  • Scrapbooks with photos, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and event programs
Flyer for Afro Fiest Desi Soul with group photos of student organizations including BSO, APISA, LSO, and the Caribbean Society.

Student Organization Materials

  • Event programs and flyers
  • Meeting minutes
  • Scrapbooks and photos

Over the years, alumni and their family members have generously donated yearbooks to the Archives. While having duplicates of yearbooks is useful for using in exhibits or during class visits, the Archives now has an overabundance of yearbooks. At this time, the Archives is only accepting signed yearbooks, which were common from the 1920s through the 1940s, and yearbooks published in 1997 and 1998, for which we do not have duplicates.

For more detailed information on donations, please review the Archive’s collection policy. To discuss a possible donation, contact the College Archivist by email