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A notice was published by Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte on this date in De Hollander calling for prayers for the academies, high schools, and colleges in America. V.R. wants the local community to join in this national movement. "That the educated understanding and the talent of the nation, to which the management of affairs naturally falls, may be led by the Lord, is of the greatest interest to the nation, church and school." V.R. brought this notice to the paper on 9 February.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translated by Dr. Henry ten Hoor.

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.

Notice in De Hollander