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The Council of Hope College met in regular session with Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte in the chair. Rev. Christiaan Vander Veen sent a letter saying that he was too ill to continue as editor of De Hope. One request was presented "for a Case of a part of Hope College property for a Blast Furnace and Mr. Walsh was requested to meet the Council at 4. P. M. and explain the full object of such request." No mention was made of the results of this meeting. Temporary teaching assignments were made. Van Raalte was reelected president. The meeting concluded on the 26th.




Holland, Michigan


Transcription by Mary Otterness, 2004.

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