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H88-0046. Dykhuizen, Adelaide (1905-1973) and Geraldine (1905-1988). Papers, 1868-1986. 1.00 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: H88-0046

Scope and Contents

The collection, spanning the years between 1868 and 1986, contains materials related to Hope College and Edward D. Dimnent. In addition to tax bills and clippings of Dimnent's, it also includes numerous photographs of Dimnent Memorial Chapel and documents concerning its construction. Also included is Adelaide Dykhuizen's college scrapbook.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by topical headings with the exception of the scrapbook which has been placed at the end of the collection due to its fragile condition.

Dates

  • 1868 - 1986

Creator

Biography

Adelaide Dykhuizen and her twin, Geraldine, were born in 1905 in Chicago where they attended Austin High School. After the death of their father, their uncle Edward D. Dimnent took the family into his home. The children’s mother became his hostess for Hope College events. The twins and their younger brother Harold all attended Hope College. Adelaide and Geraldine were members of the Delphi Sorority. During the spring of their senior year, Geraldine was president and Adelaide vice-president of the society. Both girls received degrees in Modern Language-English and graduated in June of 1926. By this time, Harold had started his college years at Hope and in 1930 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Adelaide and Geraldine each taught school for many years. Adelaide spent nine years at Hope Preparatory and thirty-three years at E. E. Fell Junior High School teaching English, French, and History. Geraldine taught English at the Grand Haven Public Schools for over thirty years. In addition to teaching, both women were active members of Hope Church and involved in the Second Century Club, Holland Garden Club, Holland League of Women Voters, and the American Auxiliary of University Women. Adelaide was also influential in the Holland Teacher’s Organization. Geraldine participated in the Meals on Wheels program, and the Holland Historical Society as well. Adelaide died in 1973 and Geraldine in 1988.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Both were members of the Hope College Class of 1926; members of the Delphi Sorority; Adelaide spent nine years at Hope Preparatory School. Collection contains materials related to Hope College and Edward D. Dimnent. In addition to tax bills and clippings of Dimnent's, it also includes numerous photographs of Dimnent Memorial Chapel and documents concerning its construction. Also included is Adelaide Dykhuizen's college memory book/scrapbook. Detailed Collection Register available.

Provenance

Adelaide and Geraldine Dykhuizen

Photographs

45 images (Box 1), scrapbook (Box 2)

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