About this index:
The following index represents photographs, digital and/or originals, available in the Local History Department of the Van Buren District
Library (Webster Memorial Library Branch).  The collection is co-owned by the library and the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society.  The
photographs may be of individuals or historic structures and scenes of Southwest Michigan.  All have ties to one or more of the Michigan
counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren.  Each entry provides a name or subject to identify the image and a
location where it is found within the collection.  This information must be provided when an image is requested whether by mail or in person.

How obtain print copies from this collection:

Visit the Local History Department (address below):
All photographs and images are kept in storage and may be viewed upon request.  It is recommended that you contact the library to ensure that
the collection will be available.  A high quality copy, duplicated onto archival paper, will be made by a staff member at a cost of
$1.00 per print.
are not printed onto photo paper. The Van Buren District Library allows digital reproduction of photographs with a camera or wand scanner.

For questions or to arrange a visit:
Contact the Local History Department by email at  or call 269-423-4771.  

By Mail :
A high quality copy, duplicated on archival paper, may be ordered for a
$2.00 retrieval and copy fee for each print ordered (full-size, usually 8 x 10).
Color copies will be sent if applicable.  Mail your request (include all information about the photograph from the index), a self-addressed stamped
envelope and a check or money order made out to Van Buren District Library to:          
                                                                                              Van Buren District Library
                                                                                         Webster Memorial Library Branch
                                                                                                Local History Department
                                                                                                    200 N. Phelps Street
                                                                                                      Decatur, MI  49045

Photographs may also be requested to be sent digitally. The retrieval and copy fee is $2.00 for each photograph.
                                              Requests are handled by volunteers and will be attended to as soon as possible.
                   The Van Buren District Library reserves the right to refuse or limit the reproduction of photographs in any its collections.

How to donate photographs to the collection (digital or original):
Call 269-423-4771 or email:   to make arrangements.


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