Special Collections & Archives
The library offers many unique materials, from rare books to digital art objects.
- Joint Archives of Holland
The Joint Archives of Holland collects the institutional records and personal papers of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, as well as local history materials related to the greater Holland area.
- Digital Commons
Hope College Digital Commons promotes discovery and research, and helps to highlight the scholarly output and history of the college, by providing open access to a wide range of resources created by Hope faculty, students and staff. Resources include faculty publications, presentations and performances, official college publications and materials from the Joint Archives of Holland.
- ContentDM Digital Collections
ContentDM Digital Collections document the history of Hope College and Holland using photographs and other resources. The materials cover a range of topics, including historic buildings, student life and postcards.
- Artstor Public Collections
As a participant in the CIC Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, Hope College is using Artstor Public Collections and the digital asset management service JSTOR Forum to build and provide access to collections of documents, images, videos, and audio. These collections, some of which are publicly available, include materials from the Kruizenga Art Museum and Joint Archives of Holland, as well as faculty and student works.
- Rare Books Collection
The Rare Books Collection includes early books on science, art, the history of the Netherlands and Dutch settlers in America, and an assortment of Bibles.
- Curriculum Library
The Curriculum Library provides resources to the Hope College community, with a particular focus on education majors. Materials include juvenile and young adult fiction, textbooks, activity and idea books, curriculum guides, games and reference materials for grades K–12.