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An article appeared in De Hollander on this date with the title,"Wat men te Holland, in Michigan, ten opzigte van opvoeding, onderwijs en aankweeking van wetenschap alzoo doet." Or, "What is being done in Holland, Michigan, in regard to education, instruction and the development of learning." The writer of the essay gives a very good picture of the educational ventures in the Colony but also of church life including the development of singing school. The document is a good source for information about education in early Holland, Michigan. The Pioneer School or Academy is here referred to as a Latin School.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated by Dr. Henry ten Hoor. Retranslated by Nella Kennedy, 2005.

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

Article in De Hollander