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Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was in the chair for this meeting of the Council of Hope College. Members of the council would be sitting in on examinations of the students. Among the young men approved for the academic degree of A. B. were Peter De Bruyn and James F. Zwemer. Van Raalte was asked to deliver the address to the theological students after their examinations. Van Raalte and Prof. Cornelius Crispell were appointed to find a Rector for the Grammar School. Van Raalte submitted his resignation as Endowment Agent and it was accepted.




Holland, Michigan


Transcription by Mary Otterness, 2004.

Description of the document 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.


Minutes of the Council of Hope College, p. 86-89.

Meeting Minutes of the Council of Hope College