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Several resolutions were made by the Executive Committee of the Board of Education of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church regarding the Holland Academy and published in this issue of The Christian Intelligencer. The board affirms that the academy is an institution of the church, that students who have graduated from it have attended Rutgers College and New Brunswick Seminary, that the current needs are valid, and that Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte be supported in his efforts to raise funds for the academy. V.R. has undertaken the "unpleasant and self—denying labor of soliciting..."




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Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

Resolutions of the Executive Committee of the Board of Education of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Published in the Christian Intelligencer