Hope College and the Great Depression

“IOU” money received by Ethel Leetsma Swets, 1930

The Great Depression impacted everyone, including students at Hope College. Though the effects of this era may not have been immediately apparent on campus, alumni archives and Hope’s newsletter reveal some perspectives on the student experience at Hope during the 1930s.

Read about this story in our Fall 2022 newsletter‘s featured article, “Hope College and the Great Depression,” by Grace Baty.