Digital Collections

Ever wonder how beer was made in 1838? Or, what downtown Kalamazoo looked like in the 1940s? You can find out this and more in our digital collections, scanned from items owned by University Libraries. Browse through historically significant items from photographs and artwork to diaries and manuscripts.

Copyrights for items in these collections vary by item and collection. All rights reserved by Western Michigan University. For questions about using an image, email