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Ralph Bolt Collection



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Ralph Bolt Collection, 1905-1945 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Ralph Bolt Collection, 1905-1945

ID: COLL/014

Primary Creator: Bolt, Ralph (1873-1951)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Christian Reformed Church. Board of Missions, Indians - Missions, Lucas Christian Reformed Church (Lucas, Mich.), Missions - China, Patterson Hebrew Mission Board, Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc, Sully Christian Reformed Church (Sully, Iowa), Whitinsville Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church.  Includes a call letter, bulletins, and church records of the church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts; Board of Missions minutes, and sermons. Also a notebook containing a listing of Bible texts sermonized during his ministry in the Lucas, Michigan, Christian Reformed Church, and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings regarding the congregations in Lucas, Michigan; Whitinsville, Massachusetts; and Sully, Iowa.

Biographical Note

Ralph Bolt was born 9 April 1873, in Groningen, the Netherlands. His parents were Roelf Bolt and Sjoukje Vander Molen.  He came to Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the age of eighteen and worked in a furniture factory. He graduated from the Calvin Theological Seminary in 1903 and served churches in Luctor, Kansas; Lucas, Michigan; Fourth Paterson, New Jersey; Graafschap, Michigan; Sully, Iowa; Whitinsville, Massachusetts. In 1939 he began to assist the Neland Avenue Church and did so for 12 years. Bolt also served as a member on the Board of Missions. Bolt was married to Anna Vander West and they raised four children together Sophia, Delia, Ralph, and Marvin. He died 7 April 1951.

Subject/Index Terms

Christian Reformed Church. Board of Missions
Indians - Missions
Lucas Christian Reformed Church (Lucas, Mich.)
Missions - China
Patterson Hebrew Mission Board
Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc
Sully Christian Reformed Church (Sully, Iowa)
Whitinsville Christian Reformed Church (Whitinsville, Mass.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of the R. Bolt family

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Series 2: Sermon notes according to Bible books
Box 2
Item 1: Genesis to Deuteronomy
Item 2: Joshua to Job
Item 3: Psalms 1-73
Item 4: Psalms 77-147
Item 5: Proverbs to Isaiah
Item 6: Jeremiah to Malachi
Item 7: Matthew to Mark
Item 8: Luke
Item 9: John
Item 10: Acts
Item 11: Romans to II Corinthians
Item 12: Ephesians to Philippians
Item 13: Colossians to II Timothy
Item 14: Hebrews
Item 15: James to Jude
Item 16: Revelation
Item 17: Addresses - notes --- May 1908 - May 1944 and undated

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