Discover priceless materials on innumerable subjects.
The Joint Archives, a department of Hope College's Van Wylen Library, is the consolidation of the archival collections of Hope College, Western Theological Seminary and other organizations that contract for archival services.
- Mission Statement
We promote the educational mission of Hope College and its partner institutions by actively collecting, caring for, interpreting and making available the unique historical resources in its care.
- College Publications
Works and writings from Hope College students and administrative offices. Materials are held in Digital Commons, the online institutional repository.
- Alumni Magazine: a monthly periodical aimed at Hope College graduates (ceased in 1979)
- The Anchor: Hope College's student-run newspaper
- Course Catalogs: information about areas of study, important dates in the academic calendar, course schedules and general college history
- The Joint Archives Quarterly: a newsletter put out four times a year by the Joint Archives
- The Milestone: the annual Hope College yearbook
- News from Hope College: a newsletter put out six times a year by the college
- Historical Records
Papers, manuscripts and audiovisual materials dating from 1866.
- Digital Commons: an online institutional repository that provides access to the scholarly and creative works of the Hope College community
- Collections Search: a database of materials held at the Theil Research Center
- Newspapers: selected periodicals issued in West Michigan and the Netherlands
- Oral Histories: recorded interviews with important figures, famous and obscure
- Featured Image Collections
Our Featured Image Collections consist of photographs, postcards and other images dating mainly from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. Subjects include the Hope College campus, student life and the history of Holland, Michigan.
Browse the Featured Image Collections
The Joint Archives of Holland has thousands of other photographs that have not been featured here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request scans of these images or schedule an appointment to visit in person.
To use any of these pictures in your own work, please consult our Image Reproduction Policy and Citation Guidelines.
Our archivist has the answers. Call, email, or ask in person.
Researchers can make an appointment to visit the Joint Archives.
Theil Research Center9 East 10th StreetHolland, MI 49423