Dedicated June 2, 1984, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Click on the bell for dedication and inscription details.
Founded 1983, Whitechapel Bellfoundry, London, England
|| Lucinda Hinsdale Stone
|| A |
|| James A. B. Stone
|| G# |
|| Madelon Stockwell
|| F# |
|| Thomas W. Merrill
|| E |
|| Jeremiah Hall
|| D |
|| Titus Bronson
|| C# |
|| Arthur Gaylord Slocum
|| B |
|| Caleb Eldred
|| 1024 lbs
|| A |
Weight: 344 lbs
Named for Lucinda Hinsdale Stone, first principal of the "Female
Department" at Kalamazoo College and national pioneer in women's
education. Together with her husband, J. A. B. Stone, she strove
for progressive education for both men and women.
Inscription: She openeth her mouth with wisdom. (Proverbs 31:26)
Weight: 360 lbs
Diameter: 23 5/8"
Named for James A. B. Stone, first president of Kalamazoo College.
He led the foundering young College from near extinction to stability,
and created the tradition of excellence in teaching at Kalamazoo.
Inscription: And the light shineth in darkness. (John 1:5)
Weight: 392 lbs
Diameter: 24 3/4"
Named for Madelon Stockwell, the first woman graduate of the University
of Michigan. She began her college education at Kalamazoo and was
supported for entry at the university by her mentor, Lucinda Hinsdale
Inscription: O sing unto the Lord a new song. (Psalm 98:1)
Weight: 414 lbs
Named for Thomas W. Merrill, Baptist minister and co-founder of
Kalamazoo College. He created the mission of the College, and
provided its Baptist heritage.
Inscription: He hath done marvelous things. (Psalm 98:1)
Weight: 512 lbs
Named for Jeremiah Hall, who gave invaluable support to the fledgling
College as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.
Inscription: Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 106:1)
Weight: 556 lbs
Diameter: 29 1/2"
Named for Titus Bronson, first permanent settler in the Kalamazoo area.
The city of Kalamazoo was originally known as the Village of Bronson.
Inscription: Every valley shall be exalted. (Isaiah 40:3)
Weight: 768 lbs
Diameter: 32 1/2"
Named for Arthur Gaylord Slocum, the sixth president of Kalamazoo College.
He came to office in one of the darkest periods of the College's history,
and through his leadership brought national recognition to the school.
Inscription: How lovely is thy dwelling place. (Psalm 84:1)
Weight: 1024 lbs
Named for Caleb Eldred, co-founder of the College. He secured the first
charter for the institution and served for more than thirty years as the
first chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Inscription: God is our refuge and our strength. (Psalm 46:1)