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."
"A. C. Van Raalte, Mighty in Words and Deeds." A Biographical Sketch Written by Rev. Seth Vander Werf and Was Published in The Missionary Monthly, January, 1909
Seth Vander Werf
"A. C. Van Raalte, Mighty in Words and Deeds," a biographical sketch written by Rev. Seth Vander Werf and was published in the Missionary Monthly, January, 1909.
An Article in the Holland City News, Entitled, "The Van Raalte Colony and Its Influence on Holland at the Present Time," by Mrs. H. D. Post, of Holland, (Widow of Henry D. Post)
Mrs. H. D. Post
An article in the Holland City News, entitled, "The Van Raalte Colony and Its Influence on Holland at the Present Time," by Mrs. H. D. Post, of Holland, (widow of Henry D. Post). Contains references to A. C. Van Raalte. Also, "His wife was a noble helpmate worthy of a place in history along with him. The remembrance of home and kindred often intruded itself, and Mrs. Van Raalte often spoke of the trial of leaving early, and still well remembered friends, but she always added, 'It is the Lord."