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The executive committee of the Council of Hope College met with Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte in the chair. The meeting was also attended by Pres. Philip Phelps Jr., Rev. Christiaan Vander Veen, and Rev. Abel T. Stewart. A proposition of Otto Doesburg was read. The committee resumed its meeting on 25 August. It was referred to Van Raalte to examine the lease of property to the Iron Company.




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."


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 Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College