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In the minutes of the Board of Regents of the Holland Academy, the title of these minutes reads as follows: "Meeting of Classis Holland in the Charade of Board of Regents of Holland Academy." This copy of these minutes are obscure and difficult to read. Aaron van der Veen was a student applying for aid from the Board of Education of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. A letter from Rev. Seine Bolks was read, recommending aid for a student from his church in Milwaukee. The entire meeting was concerned with requests for aid for prospective students of the Academy.




Holland, Michigan


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.

The Minutes of the Board of Regents of the Holland Academy