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A report written by the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte on this date and published in De Hope on September 28, entitled, "Education: Report by the Committee for School and Education for the Fall Session of the Classis Holland." V.R. urges all Christian citizens to use their influence to maintain the reading of the Bible in schools. He also urges the churches to support and press for higher education. Rev. Roelof Pieters will take responsibility for all higher classes in the Catechism and Peter Moerdijk in the lower classes. Apparently these men will advise the congregations on the practice and promotion of catechism teaching.




Holland, Michigan


In Dutch; translation by Simone Kennedy. [Some of the text was not good enough to decipher for translation and the original needs to be checked for further research.]

Description of the document and reference to the Holland Museum 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 Holland Museum.


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 Holland Museum.

A Report Written by the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte on This Date and Published in De Hope on September 28, Entitled,