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A report of John Van Vleck, President, and Pi[eter] J. Oggel, Secretary, to the editor of De Hollander about the meeting of ministers in Milwaukee which included a discussion about the desirability of education of women was discussed. The report of the ministers' meeting in Grand Haven, Michigan, was reported in this paper the week previous. The education of women was strongly urged "in order to read and study the book of nature, the book of history and the book of Revelation;..." It was also discussed how the Hollanders in America can be a blessing to the country. Promotion of joint mission projects and the Holland Academy was also part of the discussion.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Dr. Henry ten Hoor, February, 2000.

Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives of Holland.


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 Joint Archives of Holland.

Report to De Hollander