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W88-0121.20. Walvoord, Florence (1896-1967). Papers, 1922-1960. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Oct 2013

W88-0121.20. Walvoord, Florence (1896-1967). Papers, 1922-1960. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Teacher and missionary in Japan and India. Collection includes diaries, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbooks, and periodicals.


W88-0121.3. Walvoord, Anthony (1878-1919) And Edith (1881-1978). Papers, 1905-1990. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Oct 2013

W88-0121.3. Walvoord, Anthony (1878-1919) And Edith (1881-1978). Papers, 1905-1990. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Personal papers of Anthony and Edith Walvoord, missionaries in Japan. Collection includes diaries, photographs, sermons, articles, eulogies, books, and correspondence.


H88-0191.1. Wagenaar, Larry J., (1962- ). Papers, 1986-2001. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Sep 2013

H88-0191.1. Wagenaar, Larry J., (1962- ). Papers, 1986-2001. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1987; Director of the Joint Archives of Holland, 1988‑2001. Collection includes: materials concerning the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS); background correspondence and manuscripts of “The Early Political History of Holland, Michigan, 1847‑1868,” “Douglas: A Unique History of Community,” and “Democrat to Republican: Van Raalte and Early Holland Politics;” and oral history interviews with President Gerald R. Ford in April 1998 and Jerry Pigeon (Native American) in February 1991.


W88-0622. Michigan, Zeeland. Vriesland Reformed Church. Records, 1848-1984. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Sep 2013

W88-0622. Michigan, Zeeland. Vriesland Reformed Church. Records, 1848-1984. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Founded in Vriesland, the Netherlands, in 1846; relocated in what is now Zeeland, Michigan(1847). The records consist of consistory and congregational minutes, member records, history and the sermon by Rev. R. Schaap celebrating their 100th anniversary. Most of the records are in Dutch and translations are included. Also, the January 8, 1979 to December 13, 1982 records include minutes of elders meetings, as well as consistory and congregational meetings. The history, done by Rev. De Jonge, includes information about the community, names of new arrivals, the struggles of the first settlers, as well as the history of the church.


H05-1583. Voss, Mary. Records, 1988-1993. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College Sep 2013

H05-1583. Voss, Mary. Records, 1988-1993. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

This collection includes papers and materials relating to the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) and its different committees, collected by Mary Voss. Voss was a council representative from Fillmore Township and also served on the Housing/Quality of Life Committee.


W89-1009. Vis, Jean A. (1883-1960). Papers, 1912-1944. 1.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Sep 2013

W89-1009. Vis, Jean A. (1883-1960). Papers, 1912-1944. 1.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope Preparatory School class of 1906; Hope College class of 1910; Western Theological Seminary class of 1913; and minister of the Reformed Church in America from 1913 until 1960. Materials include biographical information and sermons in both Dutch and English from 1912-1944.


H96-1279. Village Of Douglas. Records, 1864-2002. 3.25 Linear Ft., Hope College Sep 2013

H96-1279. Village Of Douglas. Records, 1864-2002. 3.25 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

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The land on which Douglas lies was previously inhabited by Pottawatomie Indians. In 1851, Jonathan Wade built the first house in the area of what became the failed city of Singapore. Wade, however, named his town Dudleyville, after his brother from Canada. Other early white settlers included William Scoville and Robert McDonald. Of more influence was William Dutcher, who purchased land in the area and officially platted it, naming it Dutchville. Later, Wade sold a portion of land to Dutcher in 1861 and the city was replatted and re-named again ...


H88-0189.5. Vermeulen, James M. (1905-1986). Papers, 1949-1986. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College Sep 2013

H88-0189.5. Vermeulen, James M. (1905-1986). Papers, 1949-1986. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

HopeCollegeclass of 1926; member of the Hope College Board of Trustees, 1968-1986. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, material pertaining to the Alumni Varsity “H” Club, reunions of the class of 1926, the Board of Trustees, and the Build Hope campaign. Correspondents include Howard R. Sluyter, Ekdal Buys, Gordon Brewer and Calvin VanderWerf.


H01-1405. Verduin, Kathleen. Papers, 1980-1999. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H01-1405. Verduin, Kathleen. Papers, 1980-1999. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

In 1982, Dr. Verduin, Hope College Professor of English Language and Literature, offered a course on “Dutch in American Literature” because the United States was observing the bicentennial of the Netherlands’ recognition of the U.S. sovereignty. Collection consists of materials in association with Professor Verduin’s 1982 class entitled “Dutch in American Literature.” Specific class related materials include: a syllabus, student papers, lecture outlines and tapes, and handouts. Also includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and works of Professor Verduin, as well as other essays about the Dutch in America and her husband, Dr. Leslie J. Workman in the essay The ...


H89-1041. Vennema, John (1871-1960). Papers, 1901-1961. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H89-1041. Vennema, John (1871-1960). Papers, 1901-1961. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Attended Hope Preparatory School (1888-1889), Hope College (1889-1891); non-career Consul-General of the Netherlands in Chicago (1914-1940); honored with a special convocation by Hope College in 1928 and later received an honorary L.L.D. in 1930; spent time as a lawyer and pharmacist in the Chicago, Illinois, and Menominee, Michigan, areas. Collection contains biographical material, correspondence from correspondents in the Netherlands and the United States, speeches, clippings and programs of events attended by and given in honor of Vennema, and photographs and business cards of his international and professional associates.


H88-0187. Vennema, Ame (1857-1925). Papers, 1900-1974 (Bulk 1900-1925). 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H88-0187. Vennema, Ame (1857-1925). Papers, 1900-1974 (Bulk 1900-1925). 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1879; minister of the RCA; president of Hope College, 1911‑1918. Collection includes articles, biographical materials, correspondence, addresses, expense accounts, and biography. Also includes memories written by Ame W. B. Vennema, Sr. (1823‑1901). Correspondents include E. D. Dimnent and his wife, Henrietta. Family Bible in Van Wylen Library Rare Book Collection.


W88-1078. Veenschoten, Henry M. (1892-1974). Papers, 1912-1974. 12.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Aug 2013

W88-1078. Veenschoten, Henry M. (1892-1974). Papers, 1912-1974. 12.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Minister and missionary of the RCA. Mission materials from Amoy, China, between World Wars I and II, the Philippines immediately following World War II, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, and India. Chinese hymns and music tapes, a Chinese manuscript, sermons, correspondence among and to her children, from Mrs. Veenschoten to her parents, and letters and diary from Veenschoten’s time in prison. Slides, photographs, scrapbooks, audio cassettes, and reel-to-reel audio tapes of conversations and reminiscences between Mr. and Mrs. Veenschoten and their son, Girard. Six glass photographic negatives of sights around Fukien province,China, between the World Wars.


W98-1012.10. Veldman, Harold E. (1897-1988). Papers, 1926-1980. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Aug 2013

W98-1012.10. Veldman, Harold E. (1897-1988). Papers, 1926-1980. 1.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College Preparatory School student and Hope College class of 1921; Detroit Medical School (Wayne State University) class of 1925; medical missionary to Amoy Mission, China (1926-1930). Includes correspondence and a diary that details the four years Harold and Pearl Veldman spent in China.


H88-0183. Van Zyl, Gerrit (1894-1967). Papers, 1923-1968. 1.75 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Aug 2013

H88-0183. Van Zyl, Gerrit (1894-1967). Papers, 1923-1968. 1.75 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1918; professor of chemistry at Hope College, 1923-1964. Personnel file (RESTRICTED), photographs, glass slides, lecture notes, speeches, research proposals, recommendations (RESTRICTED), and journal articles.


H88-0182. Van Zoeren, Gerrit J. (1884-1980). Papers, 1863-1980. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H88-0182. Van Zoeren, Gerrit J. (1884-1980). Papers, 1863-1980. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Industrialist and alumnus of Hope College class of 1912. The collection contains clippings, photographs, a speech at the dedication of Van Zoeren Library, four scrapbooks (scrapbook I: “A History of the Van Zoeren Family,” including a genealogy, family pictures, copies of family documents and some correspondence; scrapbook II: “My Memory Book of Hope College,” 1904‑1912, including class reunions through 1962, and three tapes of class reunions and one photograph, 1935‑1955; scrapbook III: “How Chemical Specialties Grew,” the history of a chemical company, 1935‑1955, and what happened to it and its founders through 1965; scrapbook IV: “The Van ...


H90-1064. Van Wylen, Gordon. Papers, 1934-[Ongoing]. 3.00 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Aug 2013

H90-1064. Van Wylen, Gordon. Papers, 1934-[Ongoing]. 3.00 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Gordon Van Wylen served as president ofHopeCollegefrom 1972 through 1987. He was author of a textbook on thermodynamics, and active in Christian organizations and churches. This collection, an adjunct to the Van Wylen papers in the Office of the President collection, offers materials preceding his presidency and following his retirement, including correspondence, reports, addresses, and documents regarding Van Wylen’s support of the Resthaven and Freedom Village elderly care facilities and his architectural vision for Hope College included in an oral history conducted by Jacob Nyenhuis in 2006.


H98-1346. Van Wyk, Gordon J. (1919-1997). Papers, 1927-1998. 16.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Aug 2013

H98-1346. Van Wyk, Gordon J. (1919-1997). Papers, 1927-1998. 16.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Graduate of Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and Yale University. Studies in History, American Literature, Bible, and American intellectual history. Missionary to China (1946-1950) until expelled by the communists. Missionary to Japan (1953-1985) as well as professor at Meiji Gakuin University. Trustee of Meiji Gakuin, the American School in Japan, International Christian University, and Tokyo Union Church. Director of the Meiji Gakuin-Hope College student exchange program, and trustee of Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School (USA).


H91-1134. Van Raalte Hall Cornerstone. Records, 1893-1902, 1980. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H91-1134. Van Raalte Hall Cornerstone. Records, 1893-1902, 1980. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Collection of items which were placed in the Van Raalte Hall cornerstone. Materials include books, newspapers, programs, catalogues, articles, and directories. Subjects addressed in the collection include Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, the Semi-Centennial Celebration, local history, RCA academies, public schools, churches and missions, and Holland harbor.


W88-0118. Van Raalte, Albertus Christiaan (1811-1876). Papers, 1729-1928 (Bulk 1838-1880). 2.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Aug 2013

W88-0118. Van Raalte, Albertus Christiaan (1811-1876). Papers, 1729-1928 (Bulk 1838-1880). 2.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Leader of the Dutch immigration to western Michigan, 1847, founder of Holland,Michigan, and Hope College, minister of the RCA. Collection consists of family books, including the family Bible and several books from Van Raalte’s library; correspondence with Antonie Brummelkamp, Samuel Van Velzen, and others; essays; photographs of Van Raalte; a Sunday School roll book (1851-1855); and some material from D. B. K. Van Raalte relating to his father.


H88-0173. Van Putten, James Dyke, Sr. (1899-1978). Papers, 1945-1969. 0.25 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Aug 2013

H88-0173. Van Putten, James Dyke, Sr. (1899-1978). Papers, 1945-1969. 0.25 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College professor of history and political science, 1952‑1969. Collection includes biographical materials, photographs, the publication Christian Higher Education in China: Contributions of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences to Chinese Life (part of a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Division of the Social Sciences in candidacy for the degree of doctor of philosophy), 1934, and an undated Political Science Department report.


H88-0170. Van Eyl, F. Phillip (1928- ). Papers, 1958-2006. 0.25 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Aug 2013

H88-0170. Van Eyl, F. Phillip (1928- ). Papers, 1958-2006. 0.25 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Florus Phillip Van Eyl was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He received his elementary and secondary education in the Hague and two years of university training at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He served in the United States Army 11th Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict before coming to Hope College to study economics in 1953. At Hope College, he changed his major from economics and received his A.B. degree in psychology (1955), and his M.A. (1958) and Ph.D. (1964) in experimental psychology from the Claremont Graduate School and University Center in California. He became a United ...


W93-1074. Van Egmond, Howard (1920-1993) And Mildred (Ca. 1921-1994). Papers, 1939-1994. 4.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Aug 2013

W93-1074. Van Egmond, Howard (1920-1993) And Mildred (Ca. 1921-1994). Papers, 1939-1994. 4.50 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Howard Van Egmond, the son of an RCA pastor, graduated from Hope College in 1941 and Western Theological Seminary in 1944. He served in pastorates throughout the United States. The collection is divided into the papers of Howard Van Egmond and the papers of his wife, Mildred. Howard Van Egmond’s papers include anniversary booklets, bulletins, and photographs from the churches he served. Much of the collection in devoted to his work at First Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan, after his retirement. Also included are photographs and memorabilia from his college years, information about the Kiwanis Club, of which he ...


H88-1019. Van Eenenaam, Isla (Pruim) (1902-2009). Papers, 1947-1986, 2002. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H88-1019. Van Eenenaam, Isla (Pruim) (1902-2009). Papers, 1947-1986, 2002. 0.25 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1924; Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1974. Correspondence, addresses, outlines, policy statements, and other materials relating to Van Eenenaam’s tenure as Dean of Women (1963‑1968). Photographs include governors of Michigan addressed to her husband, State Senator Gordon Van Eenenaam and include Wilber M. Brucker (1931-1932), William A. Comstock (1933-1934), Frank Fitzgerald (1935-1936, 1939), Fred W. Green (1927-1930), Murray Van Wagoner (1941-1942), and G. Mennen Williams (1949-1960).


H10-1765. Van Dyke, Lillian C. (1897-2002). Papers, 1915-2002. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Aug 2013

H10-1765. Van Dyke, Lillian C. (1897-2002). Papers, 1915-2002. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College class of 1922 graduate and valedictorian; Northwestern Academy at Orange City, Iowa, graduate; Holland, Michigan teacher; member of the Delphi sorority and Y.W.C.A. The collection contains biographical information; correspondence with her sister Mabel (Van Dyke) Kempers, while Kempers served in Chiapas, Mexico, as a missionary; photographs of Van Dyke; a photograph album containing images of Holland, Michigan, Hope College, Northwestern Academy at Orange City, Iowa, places in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; and a handwritten speech given at the Holland High School Class of 1939 reunion in 1979.


H04-1533. Van Dyke, Gerald (1919-1945). Papers 1942-1945. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College Jul 2013

H04-1533. Van Dyke, Gerald (1919-1945). Papers 1942-1945. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Gerald Van Dyke was born on February 12, 1919, and raised in Holland, Michigan. After graduating from Hope College in 1941, Van Dyke attended Syracuse University and received his masters in chemistry. He returned to Holland for a year to work as a chemist at Dow Chemical before receiving his commission in the Navy in June of 1944. Van Dyke married Isla Meppelink on June 30, 1944, and had one son. Upon completion of his training as a communications officer, Van Dyke was assigned to the U.S.S. Sangamon, on which he served until his death from shrapnel wounds ...


H94-1236. Vander Ploeg, Theodore (1902-1973). Papers, 1937-1968. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College Jul 2013

H94-1236. Vander Ploeg, Theodore (1902-1973). Papers, 1937-1968. 3.00 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Theodore Vander Ploeg (Hope College class of 1925) became a Hope College chemistry professor in 1947. Previous to his tenure at Hope, he was an instructor at Ottawa Hills High School and Grand Rapids Junior College. His collection contains lecture notes, articles from science journals, tests, and laboratory assignments, in addition to many science booklets.


H88-0163. Vander Meulen, John Marinus (1870-1936). Papers, 1907-1936. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College Jul 2013

H88-0163. Vander Meulen, John Marinus (1870-1936). Papers, 1907-1936. 0.50 Linear Ft., Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College Prep class of 1887. Degrees received from Hope College (1891, DD in 1909, MA, 1927); Princeton Theological Seminary (1893-1895); McCormick Theological Seminary (1895-1896); Columbia (Ph.D., 1912); Southwestern College (LLD, 1921). Ordained in the Classis of Michigan (1896). Pastor of Second Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan (1896-1899), First Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan (1899-1901), Hope Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan (1907-1909), Hamilton Grange, New York City, New York (1909-1912), Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky (1912-1917), and First Presbyterian Church, Oak Park, Illinois (1917-1920). Served as a missionary to Oklahoma (1901-1903). Hope College professor of psychology and pedagogy (education ...


W88-0116. Vander Meulen, Jacob (1872-1955). Papers, 1900-1955. 0.25 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Jul 2013

W88-0116. Vander Meulen, Jacob (1872-1955). Papers, 1900-1955. 0.25 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

RCA minister; president of Western Theological Seminary (1938-1942). Grandson of Cornelius Vander Meulen. Graduate of Hope College and WTS; taught Greek at Hope beginning in 1919; assumed the chair of New Testament language at WTS (1920-1942); received honorary doctorate in Divinity from Hope College, 1919. The collection consists of essays, sermons, and other works, including materials dealing with the opposition of some Reformed Church ministers to the lectureship offered to Lynn Harold Hough in 1940. Correspondents include John Bovenkerk, Engelhart Furda, Harry J. Hager, John Kuite, Sam Vander Ploeg, Meindert M. Weeldreyer, Harry Hoffs, and John S. Ter Louw.


H88-0159. Vander Lugt, William (1902-1992). Papers, 1932-1992. 0.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College Jul 2013

H88-0159. Vander Lugt, William (1902-1992). Papers, 1932-1992. 0.50 Linear Ft. Partially Restricted, Hope College

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Hope College professor of psychology, 1954-1959; professor of philosophy, 1959-1967; Dean of the College 1955-1967; distinguished professor-at-large, 1967-1972; chancellor, 1970-1972. Collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs; speeches and writings, and Hope College faculty programs.


W99-1245. Vander Haar, Delbert J. (1923-2006). Papers, 1939-2006. 3.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary Jul 2013

W99-1245. Vander Haar, Delbert J. (1923-2006). Papers, 1939-2006. 3.00 Linear Ft., Western Theological Seminary

Collection Registers and Abstracts

Delbert J. Vander Haar received his A.B. degree from Hope College in 1944, a B.D. degree from Western Theological Seminary in 1947, and a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University (California).

After graduating from seminary, he was licensed by the Classis of Holland, Michigan, and ordained into the Reformed Church in America (RCA) by the Classis of Illinois. He served as a pastor for Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton, Illinois, from 1947-1953, and Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa, from 1953-1960. He also served as co-director of Youth Work for the RCA from 1960-1968, secretary of Western ...