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Burr Tillstrom Papers, 1947-1997

Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, personal notes, transcripts, and other publications related to Burr Tillstrom and his career, centered on marionette theatre. Tillstrom spent time at Hope College in 1972, participating in both the Theater and Communications departments as a guest faculty member and an artist-in-residence. Read More

Van Ark Postcard Collection

Nearly 2,000 postcard images from the 19th and 20th centuries, representing Holland, Michigan and its surrounding areas, collected by Myron Van Ark and his mother. Read More

Nykerk Cup Competition

Items related to the Nykerk Cup, a competition between freshman and sophomore women of Hope College in the areas of song, oration, and drama, started in 1935 by Dr. John Nykerk, founder of the music department. The competition gives the women of Hope College equal opportunity to compete, lead, and… Read More

History of Holland

More than 400 images from the 19th and 20th centuries, representing the history of Dutch-influenced Holland, Michigan and its cultural impact on the surrounding areas in Western Michigan. Read More

Student Life

Images of students of Hope College from the 1860s to present. Read More

History of Science at Hope College

Images from A Century of Science: Excellence at Hope College. This book commemorated the college’s chemistry and physics departments, as well as biology, computer science, engineering, geological and environmental sciences, mathematics, and nursing, as they became independent programs. Read More

Envisioning Hope College

Portraits of individuals and places involved in the creation and development of Hope College and Holland, Michigan. Read More

Louis P. Dame Papers, n.d., 1917-1955

Materials by and relating to Dr. Louis P. Dame, a native of the Netherlands who attended Chicago schools. Dame was a WWI veteran who served as a missionary of the Arabian missions from May 1918 to November 1936 with his wife, Elizabeth Purdie. This collection includes essays written by Dr. Read More