Minutes of the Classis of Holland


Minutes of the Classis of Holland



The minutes of the Classis of Holland, meeting in the Zeeland Church. Nine churches are now listed as members of the Classis, although Graafschap and Kalamazoo were not represented. The Holland and Zeeland congregations had seven and ten representives; eleven came from the other churches. Rev. Cornelius Vander Meulen was elected president. [The minutes of the classis meetings are much more extensive now that Van Raalte is the clerk.]




Description of the document 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.



Minutes of the Classis of Holland