Skip to main content

H03-1500.10. Zwemer, Adrian F. (1902-1961). Papers, ca. 1917-1926. 0.25 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: H03-1500.10

Scope and Contents

The collection includes biographical information, photograph of Adrian F. Zwemer and a photograph album Adrian F. Zwemer kept while attending Hope College Preparatory School and Hope College from approximately 1917-1926 and after graduation. The album contains images of Hope College events, students, organizations and local places of interest.

Dates

  • ca. 1917-1926

Creator

Biography

Adrian Frederick Zwemer was born on July 24, 1902, in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, to Rev. Frederick James Zwemer and Anna Klumper Zwemer, while his father was serving as pastor for two Reformed Church in America congregations at the same time, one in Sheboygan Falls and the other in nearby Hingham. While in living in Holland, Rev. Zwemer (1903) passed away leaving his widow and young Adrian.

Adrian attended the Holland public school system until entering the Hope College Preparatory School in 1917 at the age of 15 years. He graduated from the Preparatory School in 1921 and entered Hope College the following fall. While at Hope College, he was a member of the Knickerbocker Society (fraternity), Science Course, Men’s Glee Club and Pre-Medic Club. After graduating from Hope College, he earned a teaching certificate from Michigan State Teachers College. He married Mary Crouch (Hope College class of 1927 graduate) in 1929. He also earned a master’s degree from Michigan State University and continued graduate work at New York State Teachers College in Albany and at Northwestern University. His professional teaching career took him to Bay City, Michigan, for 18 years and Lowell, Michigan, for a similar amount of time.

Adrian F. Zwemer passed away in Bay City on August 5, 1961, at the age of 61 years, leaving his widow and a daughter and son.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Son of Frederick James Zwemer and Anna Klumper Zwemer. Attended the Holland public school system and Hope College Preparatory School from 1917-1921; Hope College class of 1926 graduate; member of the Knickerbocker Society (fraternity), Science Course, Men’s Glee Club and Pre-Medic Club; earned a teaching certificate from Michigan State Teachers College and a master’s degree from Michigan State University and continued graduate work at New York State Teachers College in Albany and at Northwestern University; professional public school teaching career took him to Bay City and Lowell, Michigan. The collection includes biographical information, photograph of Zwemer and a photograph album he kept while attending Hope College Preparatory School and Hope College from approximately 1917-1926 and after graduation. The album contains images of Hope College events, students, organizations and local places of interest. Detailed Collection Register available.

Provenance

Adrian F. Zwemer

Photographs

244 images

Creator

Source

Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Contact:
Theil Research Center
9 East 10th Street
Holland Michigan 49423 United States
616-395-7798