Read about the story of a late 19th century Dutch immigrant family to the Chicago area, and their struggle to make good in America in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.
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. …
Read about the effects of the 1918 flu epidemic that hit Holland and Hope College and the life of a local World War I soldier before and after the Great War in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter.
Read about how the Fraternal Society helped shape sports at Hope College, as well as how German Americans were treated in Holland, Michigan during World War I, in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly: https://digitalcommons.hope.edu/jaquarterly/104/
Read about a heroic World War I soldier from his diary, as well as the history of the Red Cross, 1941-1950, in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.
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.
Read about the history of compulsory chapel at Hope College and the first few years of the Hope College and Calvin College basketball rivalry in the latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.
From 1963-1973 Carousel Mountain ski resort provided nearby skiing for thousands of West Michigan inhabitants thanks to the vision of Norm Archer. Read more about this Holland area recreation hot spot in the latest issue of the Joint Archives of Holland Quarterly newsletter.
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 …
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.