See if we have what you need in our main manuscript collection, photo, topical, biographical or business files. Several indexes are also on-line. Start your search.


Contact the Archivist with your reference question.

quarterly newsletter

Nick Goutziers: A Life of Blessings from Pain

In the latest issue of the Joint Archives of Holland Quarterly newsletter two Hope College students present their latest research.  Charlyn Pelter writes about the journey of a teenager from war-torn Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to Holland, Michigan.  Jillian Nichols presents her research about a local girl who became an important influence in the Reformed Church in America's medical missionary movement to Amoy, China, in the early part of the 20th century.


Learn more about the Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies which hosts biennial conferences on Dutch American topics and publishes a newsletter.

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records management

The Joint Archives of Holland administers Hope College's records retention program overseeing transfer, storage, preservation, reference use of inactive records, and timely destruction of outdated records.

oral interviews

The large collection of oral histories housed at the Joint Archives of Holland was initiated in 1977 with the help of Dr. Elton Bruins of Hope College and continued as a summer project until 2003. Along the way, many other interviews have also been recorded as opportunities arose. Click here to see the list of available interviews.

Holland Area Historical Society

Holland Area Historical Society

Coming Up:

"Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten"
Tues., June 10 - 7:30 P.M.
Maas Center Auditorium, Hope College
264 Columbia Ave., Holland

Civil War historian and author Richard Hamilton returns to Holland to tell the historical fiction story of a young Kent County soldier who leaves, against his family's wishes, to serve in the 6th Michigan Infantry in 1862. Come hear the harrowing story of this soldier's sorrow on the field of battle and back home in Michigan.

For more events, view the entire 2013-2014 Holland Area Historical Society schedule. If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit our Membership Information page.

Joint Archives of Holland

Regular Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 8am - noon & 1pm - 5pm
  • Sat - Sun: Closed