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Hinkamp, Paul E. (1885-1971). Papers, 1907-1971.

Identifier: H88-0073

Scope and Contents

The Paul E. Hinkamp Papers include Hinkamp Reunion memories (1987) by Alice and Jim Hinkamp, newspaper clippings, three photographs, and printed programs of events at Hope College. All of the photographs and some of the newspaper clippings represent Hinkamp’s gift to the college of a jeweled table he made in 1957. A large portion of the collection pertains to his work with the registrar. Enrollment of foreign students and other enrollment statistics can be found in the collection. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topical heading.


  • 1907 - 1971



Paul Eugene Hinkamp graduated from Hope College in 1907. He taught Ancient Languages and History at Wisconsin Memorial Academy in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, from 1907-1911 and was awarded Michigan State Teachers Life Certificate in 1910. Hinkamp graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1914. In that same year, Hope College awarded him a master's degree. From 1914-1915, he did a post-graduate year at Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University. Hinkamp began teaching at Hope College in 1918. He taught Bible and Philosophy from 1918-1922, Philosophy from 1922-1929, Bible from 1929-1938, and Religious Education from 1938-1945. In 1945, Hinkamp became Hope College's registrar. He retired in 1957.

Paul E. Hinkamp married Martha De Jong of Alton, Iowa, in 1914. They had two sons and two daughters.


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Hope College class of 1907; professor at Hope College 1918-1945; registrar, 1945-1956. The collection includes Hinkamp Reunion memories (1987) by Alice and Jim Hinkamp, registrar files, letters of appreciation, manuscripts and publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, printed programs of events at Hope College, 1928-1952, and facts and statistics about Hope College, 1851-1951.


Paul E. Hinkamp

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Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Theil Research Center
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Holland Michigan 49423 United States