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A copy of the "First Catalogue and Circular of Hope College, incorporated A.D. 1866, at Holland, Ottawa Co., Michigan; with a Catalogue and Circular of the Holland Academy. 1865--6." Published by the Council. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers. 1865. Since Philip Phelps is principal, the material was published in Albany, New York. On pages 41-48 of the Academy Circular, Phelps gives a detailed history of the development of the institution. In the introduction to first catalogue of Hope College, Phelps wrote, "There has been no concealment of the Denominational aspect of the enterprise. Why should there be? A College is not injured by Denominationalism, but by the failure on the part of its ecclesiastical parent to provide what may be requisite to render it respectable and attractive in the eyes of strangers."
The original documents are held in the Albertus C. Van Raalte Collection (M300) or the Dirk B.K. Van Raalte Collection (M301) in Heritage Hall, Hekman Library, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI. The Van Raalte material in Heritage Hall has since been reorganized.
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Council. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers. 1865, "A Copy of the "First Catalogue and Circular of Hope College, Incorporated A.D. 1866, at Holland, Ottawa Co., Michigan; with a Catalogue and Circular of the Holland Academy. 1865--6."" (1865). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 373.