H12-1813. Van Kolken, Paul. Papers, 1876-2012. 0.25 linear ft.
Paul Van Kolken is local historian and writer. He attended Hope College and received a journalism degree from Michigan State University. He spent his professional life working with the Associated Press in cities like Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Albany, New York. He finished his career with the Holland Sentinel and WHTC radio in Holland, Michigan. His fascination with Centennial Park started as a child. The collection include newspaper articles, website printouts and notes used to create the presentation “Centennial Park: Cultural Center Point,” which was presented to the Holland Area Historical Society on June 12, 2012.
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