Sept. 25, 2005
Phyllis Burnham, longtime staff member of the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections, died Aug. 13. She was 78.
Burnham retired in 1985 after 25 years of service to the University. She was instrumental in building a fledgling archival collection into what is now the Regional History Collection. She continued to work in the archives as a volunteer after retirement, and her last major project as a volunteer was the publication of the Guide to the Regional History Collections in 1998.
Memorial contributions should be directed to Kalamazoo Senior Services Inc. or Westwood United Methodist Church.
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