H88-0392. Anniversaries of Hope College. Records, 1890-2016. 3.00 linear ft.


Hope College

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The collection documents the important anniversaries and celebrations celebrated by Hope College starting in 1890 through 2016 (quarter centennial in 1890-1891, fiftieth or semi-centennial (known as the Pageant of Hope) in 1916, sixtieth in 1926 (known as The Pageant of 1926), The Pageant of 1936 on the Occasion of the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Settlement of the City of Holland, seventy-fifth in 1941, ninetieth in 1956, one hundredth in 1966, one hundred twenty-fifth in 1991, and one hundred fiftieth (sesquicentennial) in 2015-2016. The collection contains newspaper clippings, pageant programs, sheet music, and scripts, Bulletin announcements, announcement postcard, programs for each anniversary, publications documenting the history of Hope College to that date, a Centennial Scrapbook (includes Pre-Centennial conference photo, 1959) and Essay Contest winning manuscripts.


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