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A letter of A.C.V.R. to the Brethren- about raising funds for the academy building and promoting the academy. He is using the call from the Pella congregation as an instrument to gain support for the academy. The letter is part of the article written by Gerrit Van Schelven and published in De Grondwet on August 6, 1912, under the title, "Van Vleck Hall."




The translator's name of Van Schelven's article is not given. I did not record the source of this translation but may have been from the Calvin College Archives.

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.



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