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Bartel Zandstra Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Family History, Speeches, and Election Material

Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, Campaign Posters, and Diplomas



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Bartel Zandstra Collection, 1896-1995 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, October 1999

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Collection Overview

Title: Bartel Zandstra Collection, 1896-1995

ID: COLL/364

Primary Creator: Zandstra, Bartel (1907-2008)

Extent: 1.47 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/1991

Abstract

Real estate agent, and politician, active in municipal affairs in Lake County and Highland, Indiana. The collection includes campaign material; election documents; correspondence; newspaper clippings; and also details the Dutch immigrant community south of Chicago, Illinois; the agricultural pursuit of some of those immigrants in northern Indiana; plus the minutes of the Farmers' Cooperative Association (Highland, Indiana); and information on a short-lived Dutch immigrant settlement in Kuner, Colorado.

Biographical Note

Bartel Zandstra Jr. was a real estate agent, local politician, and municipal official in the Highland, Indiana, area.

The son (one of sixteen children) of a truck farmer who had immigrated from the Netherlands, Zandstra married Gwendolyn Mae Jonkman.  They had two children, Bartel Jay and Anne Kathie (Stoll).  He served in the United States Army, 1943-1946, in the European theater.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 Boxes ; 1 microfilm reel

Acquisition Source: David Zandstra, 1991, 1999

Other Note: Acc. No. 99.17


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Family History, Speeches, and Election Material, 1896-1975],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1960s],
[Series 3: Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, Campaign Posters, and Diplomas, 1919-1949],
[All]

Series 1: Family History, Speeches, and Election Material --- 1896-1975
Box 1
Folder 1: Family history, geography --- 1896-1995
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings, Township Assessor --- 1938
Folder 3: Property deeds, plat maps, etc --- 1926-1942
Folder 4: Military service --- 1943-1945
Folder 5-6: Speeches, undated
Folder 7: Awards, certificates, membership cards --- 1938-1975
Folder 8: Dealings with Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads --- 1949-1953
Folder 9: Liquidation of Merchants Savings Bank and other banks --- 1944
Folder 10: Farmers Cooperative Association of Highland, IN:  translations of minutes --- 1915-1929
Folder 11: Farmers Cooperative Association of Highland, IN: minutes --- 1915-1929
Folder 12: Farmers Cooperative Association of Highland, IN: minutes --- 1930-1950
Folder Vault: (1 microfilm reel):  Farmers Cooperative Association of Highland, IN:    minutes --- 20 Jan 1915 - 26 Jan 1950

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Family History, Speeches, and Election Material, 1896-1975],
[Series 2: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings, 1930s-1960s],
[Series 3: Newspaper Clippings Scrapbook, Campaign Posters, and Diplomas, 1919-1949],
[All]


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