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Collections Search

Search descriptions of materials held by the Joint Archives of Holland.


View the Materials

The Joint Archives 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 Joint Archives in person. If possible, schedule an appointment in advance. Please review Hope College's COVID-19 Guidelines before your visit.

Scope of Collections

The Joint Archives of Holland 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 Joint Archives offers thousands of undigitized photographs in the physical collection, but you can use Artstor Public Collections to browse some of our images online. To obtain higher resolution images, contact the Archivist. Note: Some restrictions may apply.