Abel T. Stewart



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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was not present at this special meeting of the Council of Hope College. Again, mainly local members were present. The report of the college to the General Synod was approved. At the afternoon meeting on the thirtieth, Professors Charles Scott, T. Romeyn Beck and Cornelius Crispell were present to express their views about the proposed Hope Haven University. No comments were made about the ideas that the professors expressed. It was decided that the executive committee would have a quorum of four members.




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.

Meeting Minutes of the Council of Hope College