H05-1550. Maatman, Wilma. Papers, 1898-1967. 1.50 linear ft.


Hope College

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Father, Andrew Rutgers, was a graduate in the Hope College Prep School Class of 1915 and World War I veteran. Collection includes “History of the Jannes Rutgers Family,” “Jan Harm Arens (Wolters) and Immigrant Descendents, 1750-1967” by Edward Prins, photographs of the Hope College Prep School class of 1915 and others from a Hope College Prep School memory book (1910-1915), photograph of World War I soldiers in gas masks along with a letter and envelope sent from Andrew Rutgers to his father John G. Rutgers in 1918, photographs of Dena Rutgers Van Zanten and others, Alex and Dena (Rutgers) Van Zanten and their children Lavivna, Arnold, Arnold and Margret Van Zanten family, and female clerks at the Du Mez Brothers dry goods store, John Boker, the John G. Rutger home located at 94 East 13th Street, children in a grade school or church class, Gerrit Diekema, George Getz, Al Smith, American Legion Band, W. G. Leenhouts Post No. 6, Central Avenue Orchestra (1918), Hope College student body (n.d.), Sales Book for the Practical Exercises of Bryant & Stratton's Book-keeping, (Common School Edition) used by John G. Rutgers while at Hope College (Class of 1898) (attended Preparatory School, 1878-1879), Hope College algebra notebook, Advanced Civics (1910), Commercial Law (1904), Brief Course in Analytic Geometry (1911), New Essentials of Business Arithmetic (1908), used by Andrew Rutgers (attended Preparatory School, 1910-1915) and photographic slides of the parade celebrating V.J. Day (Victory in Japan), August 1945. The collection also includes the minute books of the Central Avenue Orchestra (1916-1918), the Colonial Orchestra (1920-1922), a 1930s program from the W.L.S., receipts from the J. & H. De Jongh grocery store once located at 21 East 10th Street, receipts from the Board of Public Works (1926), Michigan Bell Telephone Company (1927), and Holland Gas Company (1926), and the People’s State Bank dedication program from ca. 1928.


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