H88-0003.5. Baker, Peter Garret (1897- ). Scrapbook, 1915-1920. 0.50 linear ft.
Hope College graduate (1920, B.A) from Passaic, New Jersey; New Brunswick Theological Seminary graduate (1923, M.A.); licensed and ordained by the Classis of Paramus (1923). Served as pastor at Lakeview Heights in Clifton, New Jersey (1923-1924); dismissed to the Presbyterian Church of Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1924; recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Hope College (1951); served during World War One as a Marine and cadet flyer in the Marine Air Force; served as an educational missionary of the Presbyterian Church in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (1924-1951); one of the founders of the Faculdade de Filosofia e Letras of the University of Bahia, as well as Catedratico of the chairs of English and American & English Literature; founded, along with his wife Irene, the Colegio Dois de Julho (Protestant school for primary and secondary students, 1927-1951); one of the founders and first Director of the English courses at the Associacao Cultural Brasis Estados Unidos da Bahia; honorary American Vice Consul of Salvador; president of the Mackenzie Institute in Sao Paulo (1952-1960); and award winner from the American Chamber of Commerce (1960). The collection includes biographical information and the Memory Book he kept while a student at Hope College, 1915-1920. Items of interest include basketball team photographs, Fraternal Society materials, Sorosis Society materials, Collegian Quartet (Peter and Teunis Baker, Peter and Teunis Prins), clippings, Dephi Society materials, Forest Grove Church and parsonage photographs, Forest Grove Y.M.C.A. events, tennis team photograph, track team photographs, Pageant of Hope photograph, Ottawa Beach Hotel photographs, Woodrow Wilson Club, Hope College Dry Campaigners, campus views, Meliphone Hall, the Pleiade, World War One images of Paris Island, barracks, Hope College students in service, circus at Carnegie Gym, Decoration Day parade photograph.
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