Hope College

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Attended Hope Prep School from 1898-1900 and was part of the Hope College class of 1949 (awarded an honorary A.B. degree from Hope College that year); first full-time Hope College coach of baseball team from 1908-1952, and Director of Physical Education at Hope College from 1919-1952. Collection includes the 1928 Holland High School diploma and 1931 Hope College diploma of Elizabeth “Bessie” Ann Schouten, daughter of John Schouten; many photographs of Jack Schouten, his daughter Bess, and his ancestors; newspaper articles from when he was a coach at Hope College and afterward; diplomas from when he was added to the class of 1949 and Bess’ when she received her master’s in education at Michigan State; plaques given in a tribute to him; and personal papers and correspondence.


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