Abel T. Stewart



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Although Dr. Albertus C. Van Raalte was no longer a member of the executive committee of the Council of Hope College, he was present at this meeting.Pres. Philip Phelps Jr. was elected president and Rev. Abel T. Stewart, secretary. The committee met again the second Monday of November at which Van Raalte was present again and even called to the chair. There is more information but the minutes are difficult to decipher.




Holland, Michigan


Not transcriber.

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 Executive Committee of the Council of Hope College, 80-85.

Minutes of the Executive Committee Meeting of the Council of Hope College