The Campus Experience of Hope College Women During World War II

Enjoy! This issue includes a World War II era article penned by summer 2021 research student Brooke Carbaugh while studying our collections for a much larger project. That project is now a website called Women at Hope College During the 1930s and 1940s and is a true joy to read.

Honoring Burr Tillstrom: Television Pioneer and Friend of Hope College

Few people know that Burr Tillstrom, creator of the famous puppets Kukla and Ollie, and later a television colleague of Fran Allison, spent lots of time at Hope College. During the 1960s and 1970s Tillstrom worked with students and collaborating with communication department professor Ted Nielsen on a biography about Tillstrom captured on videotape and …

Tales from the Archives

The Holland Museum is hosting a new program series that explores local history topics supported by the Holland Museum’s collection and archives. The first two presentations will happen on Thursday, September 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. as a virtual program via Zoom. Local historians Geoffrey Reynolds, from the Joint Archives of Holland, and Dave Brooks will …

The Women’s Athletic Association: The Foundation of Women’s Sports at Hope College

Read about about the evolution of women’s sports at Hope College and the development of the Women’s Athletic Association in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.

The Forgotten War and Its Warriors-Spanish-American War Veterans of Holland

The latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly includes an article about the Holland area United Spanish War Veterans Camp No. 38 and their struggle to be remembered and honored. The article was penned by Autumn Balamucki, a Hope College history student and one of our past summer research students. Balamucki wrote about working remotely …

Joint Archives of Holland Will Be Closed to Public Research

Since March 17, the Joint Archives of Holland has been and will continue to be unavailable until April 13, if not longer, depending on directions from Hope College. We will offer online assistance to Hope College faculty, staff and students only. Please contact the Archivist for help at

History of Reliable Sports Store Will Be Subject of Meeting

The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “God is Reliable” on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Winants Auditorium is located in Graves Hall at 263 College Avenue on the Hope College campus. The public is invited, …