H91-1134.5. Van Raalte Hall Fire. Records, 1980, 2012. 0.25 linear ft.
Collection of records documenting the aftermath of the April 28, 1980, fire that destroyed Van Raalte Memorial Hall. Materials include an inventory of the cornerstone contents retrieved, memorandums and press releases issued by Hope College, a commemorative booklet issued in December 1980, inventory of items and records retrieved from the ruins, and local newspaper clippings concerning the event. The collection also includes images of the fire and 1990 Survivors Celebration, and 2012 oral history recordings from two women who had worked in the Financial Aid Office, Martha Reyes and Phyllis Hooyman.
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