Libraries and Archives

Calhoun Co. Gen. Soc.
Vital & Other Records


Libraries and Archives

Willard Library 
36 Minges Creek Place 
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 968-8166

Items in their local history room include back issues of Battle Creek newspapers and vital records on microfilm. The library is in the process of doing a name index to Battle Creek newspapers which is also available through the card catalog. The catalog can also be reached via the library's website.

Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza (corner of Wayne and Webster)
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (219) 421-1200
Fax: (219) 422-9688

Albion Public Library 
501 S. Superior Street 
Albion, MI 49224 
Phone: (517) 629-3993

Burlington Township Library
135 Elm Street
Burlington, MI. 49029
Phone: 517-765-2702
Fax: 517-765-2702

Library of Michigan
717 West Allegan Street
PO Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507

Marshall District Library 
124 W. Green St.
Marshall, MI 49068
Phone: (269) 781-7821

State Archives of Michigan
State Archives of Michigan 
717 West Allegan St. 
Lansing, Michigan 48918 
Telephone: (517) 373-1408 
FAX: (517) 241-1658 

Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections
Room 111, East Hall, East Campus, off Oakland Drive.
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5081. 
Telephone: 269-387-8490 Fax: 269-387-8484
Mail: Archives and Regional History Collections
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5307

The WMU archives is located 25 miles west of Battle Creek and is a regional depository for southwestern Michigan. It is also an excellent source of census films for New York, Michigan and other Midwestern states. They also have a good collection of atlases, plat maps and local histories.  WMU's online catalog
WestCat is available on the library's Web page.  WMU's Waldo Library's main page