Historical Society of Battle Creek
The archives are a wealth of information on Battle Creek history.  Hours are 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Loated at 165 N. Washington, Battle Creek in the Bronson Behavioral Health Services basement.  Access is granted via phone in vestibule.  Once inside the lobby, go through the double doors, tell security you are visiting the Archives, and take the elevator on the right to the downstairs level.  Exit the elevator to the right.  The first door on the left is the archives.
Archive aisle with volunteers
The archives contains manuscripts, original artifacts, and out-of-print books regarding several topics involved in Battle Creek history, such as:
The founding of our city.
Underground Railroad
Social reformers
Sojourner Truth
The Seventh-day Adventist and the Sanitarium
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
W. K. Kellogg
C. W. Post and the "cereal boom"
An Industrial Boom Town
Camp/Fort Custer