A. Zwemer



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The articles and regulations of the Michigan Lake Shore Ministerial Association adopted on this date followed by the minutes of the organization from August 2, 1869, to December 5, 1876. The purpose of the organization was "the promotion of brotherly fellowship, and the performance of such literary duties as shall be resolved upon."The articles and regulations of 1869 are in Dutch and English. Albertus C. Van Raalte's name heads the list of members followed by Seine Bolks, Gerrit J. Nykerk, A. C.Kuyper, Hendrik Uiterwijk, William Moerdyk, Balster Van Es, Gerrit Dangremond, Dirk Broek, Roelof Pieters, Jacob Vander Meulen, E. C. Oggel, John Broek, Peter De Pree, James F. Zwemer, W. Vander Kley, L. J. Hulst, and Adrian Zwemer. When the group was reorganized in 1879, many more names were added.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch and English.

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 Articles and Regulations of the Michigan Lake Shore Ministerial Association Adopted On This Date Followed by the Minutes of the Organization from August 2, 1869, to December 5, 1876