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    • Andrew Buck letter 21 Oct 1864

    • battles
    • This letter contains Buck's description of the Battle of Cedar Creek. Jubal Early's surprise attack forced the Union retreat until the arrival of General Sheridan rallied the troops and resulted in an Union victory.
    • Mons Davison letter 27 October 1864

    • literary societies
    • This letter describes the Battle of Saltville II. Saltville had the King's Saltworks, a salt mine seen as vital to the Confederate cause as salt was needed to cure meat. This was the second attempt to take the saltwork. Davison also describes...
    • 1874 Fire Appeal

    • Fire; Fund raising;
    • After the Fire of 1874, the College needed to replace two-thirds of the Central Building. It was decided, rather than replicate the original design, it would be more prudent to build five separate buildings. This appeal was widely sent to alumni...
    • Civil War Journal of N.W. Bassett

    • Civil War;
    • In 1864, an umarried man of 29, N. W. Bassett ( Nehemiah W. Bassett) left Hudson and went south to work for the U.S. Army. He reports on camp life in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His connection to Hillsdale College is unknown and how this journal...
    • Campus, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

    • fountain; Alpha Kappa Phi Monument; Central Hall; East Hall
    • This undated postcard shows the south side of campus. The fountain, the Alpha Kappa Phi Monument, Central Hall and East Hall can be seen through the trees. The names on the verso have been blackened out but the message was intended for the Manager...
    • Carr Library

    • libraries;
    • On the verso of this postcard is the caption "Wilbur J. Carr Memorial Library Hillsdale College Hillsdale, Michigan". Carr Library was built in 1951 and served as the college library until Mossey Library was built in 1971. Carr Library was located...
    • Central Hall

    • Central Hall; administration buildings;
    • The caption on the verso reads " Central Hall, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan. This building with its well-known 'towered and ivied walls,' houses the offices of administration, the alumni and public relations offices, the college book...
    • Central Hall

    • Central Hall; administration buildings
    • The caption on the verso reads "Central Hall, Administration Building, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan." A man in a red shirt is walking past the building.
    • College Church, Hillsdale, Mich

    • churches
    • This photograph has been used on two different postcards. The other one does not have a title on the tree. This postcard is postmarked "Hillsdale, Mich. Aug 14, 12 - M, 1911" and is addressed to "Mr. Edwin Leavenworth, 1522 E - 85th Cleveland,...
    • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

    • Worthing Hall; Central Hall; East Hall
    • This lithographed postcard shows Central Hall, East Hall and Worthing Hall. The postcard is postmarked "Hillsdale Aug 21 16 12M Mich." It is addressed to "Mrs. J. Black, 2561 Fulton St., Toledo, Ohio" The message reads "Dear Friend, We arrived...
    • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

    • fountain; Alpha Kappa Phi Monument; Central Hall; East Hall; Fine Arts Building
    • This hand tinted postcard shows the central part of campus including the fountain; the Alpha Kappa Phi Monument; Central Hall and East Hall. The Fine Arts Building can be seen at the right edge of the card. Postmarked "Montpelier Oct 2 6:30 A...
    • Civil War Diary

    • Battlefields; Military officers; Military life; Military service; Prisoner exchanges; Prisoners; Prisoners of war; War;
    • Captain Thomas DeKay Kimball, Jr. enlisted as a private in 1862 in Company I, 88th Indiana Infantry. He took part in the battles of Perrysville and Stone River. He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned at Libby Prison,...
    • Koon Hall

    • Koon Hall; dormitories;
    • Koon Hall was built in 1958 and has served as a dormitory since that time. The previous building at this site was Herron Hall, also known as South Hall. The verso of this postcard reads "Ezra L. Koon Residence for Men, Hillsdale College,...


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