World War I Soldier’s Journal-October 3-7, 1918

For the next six weeks we will continue to post the transcribed version of Thomas Vander Veen’s World War I journal entries. Today we read about Vander Veen’s military activities in France from October 3-7, 1918 along with Natalie Fulk’s comments. Thursday, Oct. 3: ● “Entered service of Uncle Sam’s army one year ago today. …

Ottawa County Poor Farm History

Read about the interesting lives of several Ottawa County Poor Farm residents, as well as an article on the Rottschaefer family, missionaries in India, in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter.

Local Man’s Experience During World War II Spotlighted

As a member of the Greatest Generation, George H. Kuiper was present for some of the most pivotal moments in American history, and his contributions to the United States’ story is one that needed to be shared. Over the past few months, Kuiper has shared his knowledge with the Joint Archives in a memoir detailing …

Digital Holland, Michigan Website Provides History at Your Fingertips

The latest issue of the Joint Archives of Holland Quarterly newsletter focuses on the creation and launch of the Digital Holland, Michigan website. Learn more about how this innovative approach to history makes information via electronic devices as we seek to learn more about historic sites, personalities, and events in the Holland area.