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 …

The Forgotten War and Its Warriors-Spanish-American War Veterans of Holland

The latest issue of the Joint Archives Quarterly includes an article about the Holland area United Spanish War Veterans Camp No. 38 and their struggle to be remembered and honored. The article was penned by Autumn Balamucki, a Hope College history student and one of our past summer research students. Balamucki wrote about working remotely …

Joint Archives of Holland Will Be Closed to Public Research

Since March 17, the Joint Archives of Holland has been and will continue to be unavailable until April 13, if not longer, depending on directions from Hope College. We will offer online assistance to Hope College faculty, staff and students only. Please contact the Archivist for help at archives@hope.edu.

History of Reliable Sports Store Will Be Subject of Meeting

The Holland Area Historical Society will host a program titled “God is Reliable” on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the Winants Auditorium, Graves Hall, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Winants Auditorium is located in Graves Hall at 263 College Avenue on the Hope College campus. The public is invited, …

World War I Soldier’s Journal, November 11-12, 1918

Today we read about Thomas Vander Veen’s military activities in France and thoughts on the end of The Great War from November 11-12, 1918 along with Natalie Fulk’s comments and a summary of his life after the war. Monday, Nov. 11: ● “We finally found our organization back again…in the woods in German barracks somewhere …

World War I Soldier’s Journal, November 1-10, 1918

Today we read about Thomas Vander Veen’s military activities in France from November 1-10, 1918 along with Natalie Fulk’s comments. Friday, Nov. 1: ● “Today was our third day of our vacation and a fine day it was, like the last two days, nice and sunny. We are very lucky in that as lately it …

World War I Soldier’s Journal-October 21-28, 1918

Today we read about Thomas Vander Veen’s military activities in France from October 21-28, 1918 along with Natalie Fulk’s comments. Monday, Oct. 21: ● “We sure are a hiking outfit lately. “Join the army and see the world” is a familiar expression in the army and it sure is true enough but we are doing …