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The Rev. Pieter Jan Oggel, son-in-law of Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, wrote a note to in De Hope that the Rev. A. B. Veenhuizen, an associate of Van Raalte in the theological school in Ommen, was coming to Holland to teach modern languages at Hope College and to edit this paper. Currently he is serving a congregation in Pultneyville, New York. Also in this issue, volume one, number one, is the statement of purpose of this new publication. It is designed to serve the Dutch-speaking population. "Ecclesiastically we hope not to be involved in polemical writing... .The columns of this paper are not open to vile correspondence or personal insults." Since the sponsor of the paper is Hope College, the paper is so-named.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch. Translation by Simone Kennedy, 1997; In Dutch; translation by Nella Kennedy, May 2006.

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 Rev. Pieter Jan Oggel, Son-in-Law of Albertus and Christina Van Raalte, Wrote a Note to in De Hope That the Rev. A. B.Veenhuizen, an Associate of Van Raalte in the Theological School in Ommen, Was Coming to Holland to Teach Modern Languages at Hope College and to Edit This Paper. Also, a Statement of Purpose of This New Publication