Women at Hope College in the 1930's and 1940'sMain MenuWomen At Hope in the 1930's and 1940'sHomeDiversity StatementDiversity StatementIntroduction to PathwaysWhat are pathways and how do you use them?Enrollment PathwayOverarching Pathway for Enrollment Data Throughout the 1930's and 1940'sSTEM PathwayOverarching Pathway for the History of STEM for women in the 1930's and 1940'sFaculty PathwayOverarching Pathway for Female Faculty in the 1930's and 1940's1930's PathwayOverarching Pathway for 1930's Life at Hope1940's PathwayOverarching Pathway through the 1940's at HopeConclusionThis page concludes our research. Thank you for reading about our project.Table of ContentsJump to any page you're interested in!Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390Maria Seidl0869508ba0ec90ac5bbe111a5342c219b214a290Brooke Carbaugh278ce982fd45dd6db533b61aadc327bf82a35c58Funded by the John H. Dryfhout ‘64 Research Grant
STEM fields, Missionary Work and Social Expectations
1media/1948 milestone biology club pg 93 .png2021-07-08T18:38:21+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd0139012Secondary Pathway for STEM Dataimage_header2021-07-13T19:07:21+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390Journey through the complex expectations of women and the pressure to choose a major that would prepare them for their future. STEM challenged the norm but did it provide new opportunities? Individual women's experience majoring in STEM fields in the 1930's and 1940's and their subsequent missionary work tell an interesting story.
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12021-06-29T15:22:20+00:00Brooke Carbaugh278ce982fd45dd6db533b61aadc327bf82a35c58Post World War II BoomGrace Pettinger9Hope's enrollment and facilities expand after World War II as veterans return to campusplain2021-07-13T20:35:18+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390
12021-07-06T15:16:49+00:00Maria Seidl0869508ba0ec90ac5bbe111a5342c219b214a290Women in STEM - Data Analysis21plain2021-07-13T20:03:26+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390
12021-06-29T16:53:19+00:00Maria Seidl0869508ba0ec90ac5bbe111a5342c219b214a290Missionaries and STEM19This page details the link between majoring in STEM and becoming a missionary.plain2021-07-28T18:36:19+00:00Maria Seidl0869508ba0ec90ac5bbe111a5342c219b214a290
12021-06-29T16:54:31+00:00Maria Seidl0869508ba0ec90ac5bbe111a5342c219b214a290Case Studies - Missionaries and STEM39This page will detail case studies of women who studied at Hope and became missionaries.plain2021-07-14T13:30:05+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390
12021-06-28T15:22:47+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390Social Treatment of Women at Hope in the 1930's49The experiences of women at Hope throughout the decadeplain2021-08-02T13:24:37+00:00Grace Pettinger184622d78a978911e2bfdd66bbb19f663dd01390
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12021-06-29T15:22:20+00:00Post World War II Boom11Hope's enrollment and facilities expand after World War II as veterans return to campusplain2021-07-13T20:52:28+00:00
The men began to return from the war in May of 1945 and more returned in August 1945 after victory in Japan . The G.I. Bill permitted veterans to return to college with stipends covering tuition and living expenses, thus Hope College entered the post World-War Boom in enrollment. Irwin Lubbers became president in fall 1945 and Hope College enrollment increased. In the Spring of 1946, administrators asked faculty to add another course to their workload. The 1945-1946 school year witnessed a 75% increase in enrollment. Hope College grew from 1945-1946 with a 75% increase in enrollment, yet the 1946-1947 school year indicated just how much Hope College needed to expand to accommodate for the increase in enrollment . John Hollenbach, a former dean of students, wrote about the 1946 Registration Debacle in a piece on the post war boom at Hope. He described veteran’s frustration when they returned from the military and were placed on waitlists for their necessary classes. Similarly, freshmen were placed in courses irrelevant to their prospective field of study and forced to take courses out of order. A shortage of housing and faculty became apparent during registration . Changes included adding staff members to teach additional courses. One man went in for a meeting with an administrator and came out with a job offer from Lubbers to teach. The majority of the incoming faculty were Hope graduates. Instructors or professors were in high demand, thus Hope converted its own graduates to instructors of coursework. Housing and academic buildings were also an issue. This school year required renovations to Van Raalte and other education facilities, saw the creation of the Kletz by the members of Alcor, and Hope College began buying property around the college to house students. Hope College continued to expand and bounce back after World War II .
References:  Eileen Nordstrom and George Zuidema, Hope at the Crossroads: The War Years (Holland, Michigan: Hope College, 2008), 118.  Nordstrom and Zuidema, Hope at the Crossroads, 132.  Nordstrom and Zuidema, Hope at the Crossroads, 133.  Nordstrom and Zuidema, Hope at the Crossroads, 150-152.
12021-07-09T17:40:27+00:00Introduction to Pathways5What are pathways and how do you use them?plain2021-07-14T13:49:31+00:00
Welcome to our interactive book that allows you to choose your own journey to take through our website. We have created specific pathways based on topic, analytical theme, and time period that allow you to experience the content in a number of ways. We have drawn these connections as we have analyzed our research. The creation of this pathway process has allowed us to better analyze and connect different themes throughout our research and view our findings in completely different ways. We hope that this allows you to do the same and expands your learning experience. We have designed these pathways to go in sequential order as listed. Of course, if you find other connections that we have not listed, feel free to learn in your own path by using the table of contents page attached at the bottom of each page or in the top left hand corner of your screen in order to find specific topics or pages that interest you.