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In the minutes of the School Board of the Holland Academy, among those present were Rev. Philip Phelps Jr. and Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte. Article 2 reads as follows: "The minutes of the former meeting were read and approved. It was resolved to change the heading in naming the Board, "School Board of the Holland Academy." --Being the nature of the Board solely a Classical Committee to manage the finds, relating to the Academy, of Classis Holland and Wisconsin. This board will not be overseeing the developing college since another board has been appointed and has that obligation. [Unfortunately, the minutes of the new board, the Board of Superintendents, are not known to exist at this point. E.J.B. 26 April 2007.] These particular minutes are important because all the students in the academy are named individually. No first names are given, however. Forty two students are listed. The board voted to call Rev. Peter J. Oggel, pastor of the First Reformed Church, Pella, Iowa, [and son-in-law of Van Raalte] as a teacher in the academy at a salary of $400 per year.
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Zwemer, Adrian, "The Minutes of the School Board of the Holland Academy" (1863). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 169.