H19-2014.50. Geerlings, Clyde Henry (1904-1978). Papers, 1946-1978. 0.25 linear ft.


Hope College

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Native of Holland, Michigan. Hope College class of 1927. Graduate work in mathematics and education at the University of Michigan and New York College for Teachers, 1927-1928. Instructor of mathematics at Lowville Academy, Lowville, New York, 1928-1934, and Port Jefferson High School, Port Jefferson, Long Island, 1934-1937; physics instructor at Holland High School, Holland, Michigan, 1937-1943; aeronautics instructor at the University of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1943; physics instructor at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1943-1946; instructor for the Army Specialized Training Program at Hope College; personnel director at Holland Furnace Company, 1944-1946; instructor of courses like aviation, personnel management, intermediate algebra, 1946-1949; and director of publicity, 1946-1949; director of alumni relations/director of publicity/alumni and public relations, 1950-1959; Michigan State Senator of the 23rd District, 1951-1964. The collection contains his biographical file, correspondence, and an undated video (10 minutes) of aerial views of the Holland area.


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