The large collection of oral histories housed at the Joint Archives of Holland was initiated in 1977 with the help of Dr. Elton Bruins of Hope College and continued as a summer project until 2003. Along the way, many other interviews have also been recorded as opportunities arose.


Browse the Oral History Interviews Collections:

Asian and African American Residents of Holland

Business and Industry in Holland

Carl Frost Center Oral History Project

Citizens of Holland

Class Projects

Dutch Immigrants who Emigrated to the United States after WW II

Former Mayors of Holland

Former RCA and Protestant Reformed Church Executives

General Holland History

History of Law Enforcement in Holland

History of the Hope College English Department

Holland Furnace Company

Local Business Persons

Local Women

Longtime Residents of Macatawa Park

Members of the Hispanic Community

Old China Hands Oral History Project

Parents of Baby Boomer Generation

Polar Bear Oral History Project

Polio Survivors in Holland

Retired Faculty and Administrators of Hope College

Science Professors at Hope College

Sesquicentennial of Holland, "150 Stories for 150 Years"

Theologians of Hope College and Western Seminary

Tulip Time