We are over the moon knowing that the Joint Archives of Holland contributed archival materials to a new three-part, six hour film that will debut on local PBS stations July 8, 2019. Last February we were contacted for information about astronaut Col. Frank Borman’s visit to Hope College on February 19, 1970 to present at a […]
Read about history of James Dooley, the founder of Southern Normal School and father of Hope College’s first African American graduate James Carter Dooley, and African American students at Hope College in the Spring 2019 issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly.
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces clamored over the sides of large troop ships into 4126 landing craft, many of those LCVPs (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel), and prepared to storm several beaches of northern France in Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day. Preparation for this day started in the early 1942 as companies throughout the […]
Check out our latest Joint Archives Quarterly newsletter and learn more about the military conflict in Northern Russia fought by many West Michigan soldiers, from 1918-1919, after World War I had ended.
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.