H88-0166. van der Velde, Otto (1891-1975). Papers, 1912-1975. 0.25 linear ft.


Hope College

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A native of Kansas, he graduated from Northwestern Classical Academy (now Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa) and with the Hope College class of 1915. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1919. Served as Hope College athletic team physician from 1924-1965 and physician for the Hope College health clinic from 1958-1965. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Hope College in 1955. The collection includes biographical information; correspondence (1955-1967); public relations photographs of van der Velde; postcard photograph of Hope College basketball team (1912-1913); his 1919 Rush Medical College commencement program; and jewelry box filled with assorted medals, pins, brass nameplate and whistle, two gold watches, box with three pins and case with his eye glasses.


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