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Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection

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Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection, 1900-1965 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Emily Koelzer

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Collection Overview

Title: Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection, 1900-1965

Predominant Dates:1900 - 1920

ID: COLL/595

Primary Creator: Bult, Conrad (1934-)

Other Creators: Bult, Delores

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The postcards in this collection came in 16 binders. Postcards and letters that did not fit in the box were placed in a larger box. There are tan cards placed in the postcard boxes which will direct you to look for the oversized item in the larger box. The folders titled with a range of letters (A-F, G-L, M-V, W-Z) contain postcards from cities, organized by city name in alphabetical order.

Date Acquired: 09/26/2019

Subjects: Buildings, Church buildings, Iowa, Michigan

Languages: English, Dutch;Flemish

Abstract

The Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection is comprised of 2320 postcards collected by the Bults. The postcards in the collection feature communities with Dutch immigrants in several states, most prominently Michigan. A significant portion of the postcards feature churches.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection is comprised of 2320 postcards collected by the Bults. The collection is focused on communities with Dutch immigrants. A majority of the postcards picture imagery of Michigan, with a significant portion featuring Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. A section of the postcards feature churches, with one portion of the collection specifically featuring churches from small towns in the United States. Other states are represented in this collection include New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, New York, and Iowa. Iowa is the state that is most represented after Michigan. Many of the cards in this collection are blank, some are personal cards sent through the mail, and some are advertisements.

Collection Historical Note

The  postcards in this collection were acquired by Conrad and Dee Bult. Conrad served as  a librarian at Calvin University for 34 years. His wife Dee   worked for the Financial Aid Office at Calvin for more than 20 years.  The Bults   purchased the postcards in this collection mostly from  other collectors.  The Bults also collected a large collection of    children’s books  that is housed in the rare book room of the Hekman Library at Calvin.

Biographical Note

Bult graduated from Calvin in 1957 as a history major. He then spent two years in the army. When he got out of the army in 1959, he continued his education at the University of Michigan. After getting his masters' in library science, he taught English and was the librarian at Chicago Christian High School. Finally, in the fall of 1965, he returned to Calvin's old Franklin Campus as the periodical librarian.

(Flores, Eric, Calvin College Chimes, April 16, 1999, p.6, http://library.calvin.edu/content/downloads/4422)

Subject/Index Terms

Buildings
Church buildings
Iowa
Michigan

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 5 boxes

Access Restrictions: <span style="color: rgb(16, 55, 93); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14.4px;">Collection held in Heritage Hall; materials are not available for circulation.</span>

Acquisition Source: Conrad and Dee Bult

Acquisition Method: Purchase

Preferred Citation: <span style="color: rgb(16, 55, 93); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14.4px;">[item], folder, box, Conrad and Dee Bult Postcard Collection, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University</span>

Other URL: https://library.calvin.edu/omeka_old/


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Series 2: Oversized Cards and Letters
Box 5
Folder 1: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Folder 2: Holland, Michigan
Folder 3: A-Z
Folder 4: NJ/IL/IN/MIN/NY/Misc.

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