H88-0113. The Old China Hands Oral History Project. Records, 1976-1977. 2.25 linear ft.
The tapes are interviews conducted mainly by Hope College students with former missionaries to China who were sent by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Reformed Church in America (with one exception). The project was sponsored by the Hope College History Department, Hope College Archives and by the Dean of Arts and Humanities. The collection includes a 1975 working paper by Hope College student Dave Vander Haar, “An Oral History Methodology for a Potential Study of Former China Missionaries in the Holland/Grand Rapids Area,” photographs and biographical sketches including: William Robertson Angus, Jr. interviewed by David M. Vander Haar, 2 tapes, 55 pages; Ruth Broekema, interviewed by David Vander Haar and Greg Carlson, 3 tapes, 106 pages; Elizabeth Gordon Bruce interviewed by Julie Van Wyk, 1 tape, 42 pages; Jack Warren Hill interviewed by David M. Vander Haar, 2 tapes, 50 pages; Joann Lavina (van) Veenschoten Hill interviewed by Nancy Swinyard, 2 tapes, 48 pages; Johanna Aleida Jansma Hofstra interviewed by Nancy Swinyard, 1 tape, 29 pages; Everett and Mrs. Kleinjans, 1 tape; Theodore V. and Helen Oltman interviewed by Julie Van Wyk, 2 tapes, 68 pages; Jessie Platz interviewed by Julie Van Wyk, June 23, 1977, 2 tapes, 45 pages; Rose H. Talman and Alma Vander Meer interviewed by David M. Vander Haar, 1 tape, 41 pages, supplementary narration, 3 tapes, 60 pages; John P. and Virginia T. Muilenberg, 1 tape; James Dyke van Putten interviewed by Greg Carlson, 1 tape, 34 pages; Gordon J. and Bertha V. Van Wyk interviewed by Julie Van Wyk, 1 tape, 77 pages; Henry Michael Veenschoten, 2 tapes dated December 5, 1971, 67 pages; Jeanette Veldman interviewed by Greg Carlson and David M. Vander Haar, 3 tapes, 74 pages; Harold E. and Pearl Veldman interviewed by David M. Vander Haar and Nancy Swinyard, 1 tape, 40 pages; Veldman, Harold E., Better Than Light, a typed and edited version of the Veldman family correspondence from China, 1980, 172 typed pages; Jeane Walvoord interviewed by David M. Vander Haar, 3 tapes, 101 pages; Harvey I. Todd, 1 tape.
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