H88-0029. De Pree, Hugh D. (1915-2002). Papers, 1966-2002. 0.25 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED


Hope College

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Graduate of Zeeland High School class of 1933; Hope College class of 1938 and record-setting track team member; member of the Hope College Board of Trustees, 1963-1982 (served as the president of the Hope College Board of Trustees, 1966-1979); honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Hope College in 1978; author of the book Business as Unusual: The People and Principles at Herman Miller; former president and chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc., 1962-1979, after starting there in 1935 as a purchasing agent. Collection includes newspaper clippings, Hope College press releases, speech to the alumni, Board of Trustees materials, including memos on the presidential search, 1970-1971, and statement of the Board of Trustees (RESTRICTED). Also a brochure by Herman Miller, Inc. listing the contributions he made to the company while he served as its president, and a DVD of his memorial service at Hope College in August 2002.


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