Archives display

Roeland Van Cavel  
The story of Roeland Kavelaar, a Dutch immigrant who created a program on the Netherlands that he shared at school assemblies throughout the United States. A digital exhibit is also available.
Lower level.

  • Captain Ralph Mouw: Journey to the Greater Reich   
    Letters, uniforms, and other objects of Captain Ralph Mouw, a Northwestern graduate and later a math professor here. During World War II, he landed at Normandy on D-Day, served in a field artillery unit that saw heavy fighting, plus worked in the liberation forces.  A digital exhibit is also available.    
  • Roderich & Elisabeth Wolff Scrapbook 
    A scrapbook and accompanying documents tell the story of a German couple during World War II. Roderich Wolff (1897–1973) was Jewish and his wife Elisabeth (1912–2006) was Christian. A digital exhibit is also available.  

First floor displays

Dr. Lyle & Phyllis Vander Werff Biblical Archaeology Collection  
Lamps, jars, potsherds, and other items collected by former Northwestern professor Dr. Lyle Vander Werff from archaeology digs in the Middle East.   
South entrance.

Nativities from Around the World 
Nativity sets from Henrietta Van Maanen, '55, collected during her world travels, grace our lobby each Christmas season.    
East entrance. 

Second floor display

De Volksvriend  
A short history of the nation's longest-running Dutch-language newspaper, printed here in Orange City, Iowa. To view all issues online, visit our De Volksvriend page.     
East staircase.