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The executive committee of the Council of Hope College met in the study of Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. Only Rev. Peter J. Oggel and Rev. Abel T. Stewart were the only other members present. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not present due to his absence in the Netherlands. The committee took "immediate measures to establish a Germinal Class for the Ladies."
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.
Stewart, Abel T., "The Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College" (1866). Van Raalte Papers: 1860-1869. 385.
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.