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The list of persons and churches who donated to the fund for the construction of Van Vleck Hall, Hope College. The manuscript list is in the handwriting of Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte who personally canvassed in the states of New York and New Jersey. The amount he raised was $6,564.70 from many people and churches. Many gifts are in the fifty cents to ten dollar range. Names of some donors were Prof Wm. H. Campbell of Rutgers College, the Hon. Th. Frelinghuysen, Samuel B. Schieffelin for five gifts in the amount of $440, Rev. James A. H. Cornell, Rev. C. E. Crispell who later came to Hope College to teach, and many others for a total of 712 gifts. Most of the donors were members of Dutch Reformed Churches.
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Van Raalte, A. C., "List of Persons and Churches Who Donated to the Fund for the Construction of Van Vleck Hall" (1857). Van Raalte Papers: 1850-1859. 17.