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Albert Huisjen Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Albert Huisjen Collection, 1920-1977Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-1977

ID: COLL/586

Primary Creator: Albert Huisjen (1889-1979)

Extent: 0.42 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: This collection is organized chronologically, then by format.

Date Acquired: 05/04/2019

Subjects: Christianity and other Religions., Christian Reformed Church - Missions, Missions to Jews

Languages: English, Yiddish, Dutch;Flemish

Abstract

Albert Huisjen (1889 – 1979) was a missionary who devoted his career to the denomination’s outreach to the Jewish Community. This collection documents Huisjen’s outreach efforts through sermons written in both English and Yiddish, correspondence, reports, articles, and essays.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Albert Huisjen was a missionary who devoted his career to the denomination’s outreach to the Jewish Community. In 1923, he was appointed to the Chicago Jewish Mission of the Christian Reformed Church. The materials in this collection document his outreach efforts. These materials include sermons written in both English and Yiddish, correspondence, reports, articles, and essays.

This collection is notable in that it provides evidence of the strategies used in mission work to other religions. This collection contains studies and analyses of outreach efforts that were used to strategize field mission work. Several Messianic bible study lesson plans are also included in this collection. This collection also contains correspondence which documents the dismissal of the Jewish Evangelism Committee in 1977.

Sermons and essays concerning Jewish evangelism given both to the Jewish and Christian communities are included in this collection.

Collection Historical Note

Albert Huisjen was a missionary born in Holland, Michigan in 1889 to Albert and Geertje Huisjen. The focus of Huisjen’s career was the denomination’s outreach to the Jewish community. In 1923, he was appointed to the Chicago Jewish Mission of the Christian Reformed Church. He served as a general missionary, superintendent of the Chicago work, and director and field missionary in Parish Jewish Evangelism. Huisjen retired in 1956 but continued to be an active member of the Jewish Evangelism Committee of the Christian Reformed Board of Home Missions.

Huisjen married his wife Aletta Catarina Huisjen (née Wolfhert) in 1911. They had six children. Albert Huisjen died in South Holland, Illinois in 1979 at the age of 90.

Biographical Note

Albert Huisjen was a missionary born in Holland, Michigan in 1889 to Albert and Geertje Huisjen. The focus of Huisjen’s career was the denomination’s outreach to the Jewish community. In 1923, he was appointed to the Chicago Jewish Mission of the Christian Reformed Church. He served as a general missionary, superintendent of the Chicago work, and director and field missionary in Parish Jewish Evangelism. Huisjen retired in 1956 but continued to be an active member of the Jewish Evangelism Committee of the Christian Reformed Board of Home Missions.

Subject/Index Terms

Christianity and other Religions.
Christian Reformed Church - Missions
Missions to Jews

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use within Heritage Hall.

Acquisition Source: Henry Huisjen

Acquisition Method: Donation

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Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1920-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon with Yiddish Translation by Huisjen --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Translation of Compendium to Yiddish --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Banner Article - "Evangelizing our Jewish Neighbor" --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A Postal Ministry to Jewish Residents: Manuscript and Promotional Strategy --- 1973 - 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Messianic Prophecy Bible Study --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Our Denominational Ministry to the Jew - Reports and Studies --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dismissal of Jewish Evangilism Committee --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Essay - "Know Your Jewish Neighbor"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Essay - "Our Voluntary Involvement with the Jew"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Essays on Parish Jewish EvangilismAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Essay - "The the Jew First"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Tracts and Book NoticeAdd to your cart.


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