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 not seen since his death in 1985. Read more about this special connection to Hope College in the latest Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter.