Hope College

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This collection consists mostly of information related to Clarence A. Moore of Sparta, Michigan, and his friends and family. Includes materials associated with high school: graduation, teacher’s contract, autograph books, a field day souvenir booklet, etc. Ninety-three total images are primarily from the first quarter of the 20th century. A collection of maps dated between 1922-1957 represents various states, counties, and regions of the U.S., as well as India, Burma, and the Northern Hemisphere. The collection includes immigrant letters written in German (partially translated) from the Sparta area between 1865 and 1883. Of special note is the correspondence of George A. Zimmermann, a soldier fighting for the Union in the Civil War, who mentions fellow soldier John E. Spicer. Also includes a poem written in 1805 upon the death of an infant.


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