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Sierd Woudstra Collection, 1969-1986

Collection Overview

Title: Sierd Woudstra Collection, 1969-1986

ID: COLL/338

Creator: Woudstra, Sierd (1928-)

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and editor of De Wachter. The collection includes letters in response to articles written by subscribers to De Wachter; and papers on his Australian experience and his dismissal from the Reformed Theological Seminary at Geelong, Victoria.

Biographical Note

Sierd Woudstra was born in Doniaburen, Friesland, Netherlands in 1928. In 1952 he immigrated to the United States, where he enrolled at Calvin College. He graduated in 1955 with a B.A., and then earned his B.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1958. His first charge was in Ottawa, Ontario in 1961. During this time, he also earned his Th.D. at Westminster Theological Seminary.

By 1965 he accepted a faculty position at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. At Dordt College, Woudstra served as Assistant Professor of Bible until 1967. Woudstra went on to accept the position of Theological Librarian at Calvin Seminary, and later on would lecture on the Old Testament at the Seminary as well. In 1972 Woudstra got the opportunity to teach the Old Testament and Systematic Theology at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. After a brief stint in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Woudstra returned to Calvin College to teach Religion and Theology. In 1984 Woudstra became the editor of De Wachter for a year. From 1986 to 1991 served in Kelloggsville, MI and Princeton, Grand Rapids, MI in 1992. By 1993 Woudstra retired from active ministry and education. His wife, Allerdina, passed away in 2013.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Correspondence --- 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Louise M. Tamminga, Acting Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Sept-Dec 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Jan-Apr 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- May-Jul 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Aug-Oct 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Nov-Dec 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Jan-Feb 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Mar-May 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Jun-Sep 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Oct-Dec 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Editor, De Wachter.  Correspondence --- Jan-Feb 1986Add to your cart.
Series 2: The Australian ExperienceAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bulletins of the Reformed Church of Geelong.  Selected --- July 1974 - March 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Magazine excerpts: The Standard Bearer, News Bulletin of Assoc. of Chr. Ref. Laymen, Trowel and Sword --- 1972-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church and College Communications Re: S. Woudstra --- 1969, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Communications and reports re: Dismissal of S. Woudstra from Ref. Theo. College of Geelong --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Communications and reports Re: Dismissal of S. Woudstra from Ref. Theo. College of Geelong --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Communications and reports Re: Dismissal of S. Woudstra from Ref. Theo. College of Geelong --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Communications reacting to dismissal of Sierd Woudstra.  Arbitration Tribunal --- 1977Add to your cart.