Hope College

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Known as the Council of Hope College (A. C. Van Raalte, first president) from 1866 through April 27, 1927, when it became the Board of Trustees of Hope College. Collection includes Board meeting minutes (1866-present); Resource material (containing readings, agendas, memoranda of the Board of Trustees; minutes of the Academic Affairs Committee, Business and Finance Committee, Church and College Relations Committee, Development and Fundraising Committee, Executive Committee, and the Student Life Committee readings. About one-half of the collection is devoted to the Secretary’s Resource Material collected by Willard C. Wichers (1968-1982). This material is similar to the meeting-oriented materials, but is far more inclusive and complete for committee and board meetings.


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