The H-Club was organized in 1922 and has also been known as the Monogram Club. It was designed to support extra-curricular programs at Hope College, particularly to show an active interest in the promotion of the athletic program. The organization was not formed with the intent to overemphasize the athletic program. However, founders of the H-Club believed that a successful athletic program adds significantly to the general student morale, helps hold the interest of alumni, and enriches the overall quality of a college education. In 1949, members of the H-Club alumni formed their own H-Club, while the student group continued until 1966. Both groups were/are made up of members who have earned varsity letters and other honorary letter winners that have been approved by the Athletic Board at Hope College. The H-Club holds two meetings every year, as well as the Annual H-Club Homecoming Luncheon. Collection includes materials on board members, clippings, correspondence, financial reports, minutes, objectives, planning materials and minutes, and team rosters.
Repository citation: Hope College, "H92-1143. H-Club. Records, 1922-[ongoing]. 1.00 linear ft." (2012). Collection Registers and Abstracts. Paper 434.
December 4, 2012.