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Collections Search

Search descriptions of materials held by Hope College Archives and Special Collections.

Aerial View of the Hope College Campus, n.d.
Aerial View of the Hope College Campus, n.d.

View the Materials

Collections Search provides detailed descriptions of materials, rather than the materials themselves. To access items you find with this search engine, you may need to visit the Archives in person. If possible, schedule an appointment in advance.

Scope of Collections

Archives and Special Collections collects documents, manuscripts, images, ephemera, and other one-of-a-kind objects related to Hope College, Western Michigan, and Dutch American history, with an emphasis on college records and personal papers of enduring value. Note: To search the Van Wylen Library collections, use Hope Primo.

Digital Images

The Archives offers thousands of undigitized photographs in the physical collection, but you can use JSTOR to browse some of our images online. To obtain higher resolution images, contact the Archivist.