Philip Peitz



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The report on Hope College was presented by Philip Peitz at this session of the Reformed Church in America convened in regular session in Newark, New Jersey. Peltz reported that the total number of students at the school totaled 103 for the academy, college, and seminary: 71 in the academy, 23 in the college, and nine in the "Theological Seminary." The college grieved the death of Rev. Pieter J. Oggel. Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte declined his nomination to the chair of Evangelical Theology for reasons of his "situation and loss of strength." Dr. Philip Phelps Jr. was engaged in the raising of endowment that was so much needed for the Institution.




Newark, New Jersey


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.


The Acts and Proceedings of the [64th] General Synod of the Reformed Church In America, convened in regular session in the City of Newark, in June [1-10], 1870, New York, 1870, pp. 114-117.

The Report on Hope College Was Presented by Philip Peitz at This Session of the Reformed Church in America Convened in Regular Session in Newark, New Jersey.