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Lambert J. Flokstra Collection, 1924-1969 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Lambert J. Flokstra Collection, 1924-1969

ID: COLL/086

Primary Creator: Lambert J. Flokstra (1897-1965)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Education - Study and teaching (Higher)


Professor of education at Calvin College. The collection includes chapel talks, class lecture notes, term papers, radio interviews, articles, Christian Home and School clippings, and correspondence. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Lambert J. Flokstra was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 18, 1897. Flokstra was first a student of the local Christian school and then attended Calvin Preparatory School. Flokstra attended Calvin College to embark a career in Christian education. He began his career in the Christian schools of Muskegon, Michigan and later in Perkins, Iowa and Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, he served as principal of the Ebenezer Christian School. Also during this time, Flokstra also received his Ph.B., A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.

During his stint at Ebenezer, Flokstra met his bride-to-be, a fellow teacher named Wilma Kramer. Together they had three children. In 1927, Flokstra accepted a faculty position as professor of education at Calvin College. From 1948 to 1958, he was appointed chairman of the Education Department at Calvin College. Flokstra passion for education went outside the classroom as he served on both state and college educational committees. He attended the Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church and served as an elder. With a fifty-year educational career under his belt, Lambert J. Flokstra passed away on April 28, 1965.

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Education - Study and teaching (Higher)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.75 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of L.J. Flokstra family

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Material topically arranged, 1924-1969],

Series 1: Material topically arranged --- 1924-1969
Box 1
Folder 1: Anniversary toasts --- 1956, 1959
Folder 2: Calvinism and Education --- [undated]
Folder 3: Christian Education: Tradition or Conviction? --- 1958
[HERH LC531.F58]
Folder 4: Chapel talks at Calvin College --- 1942-1959
Folder 5: Christian Home and School, Education Department articles --- November 1955-1956
Folder 6: The Church-Related College and World Economics Reconstruction, WJR Radio broadcast (with H. Ryskamp) --- 21-Feb-42
Folder 7: College Teaching, in Reformed Journal --- March and April 1956
Folder 8: Communications: Mrs. L. Flokstra and astronauts --- April 1969
Folder 9: Dissertation manuscript, The Development of the Normal School in Michigan (Master of Arts, University of Chicago) --- 1932
Folder 10-11: Dissertation, manuscript, Legal Basis of Public School Organization and Administration in Wisconsin --- [undated]
Folder 12: Education and Social Change --- [undated]
Folder 13: History of the Battle of Lexington, class paper for Education 105 --- 29-Aug-27
Folder 14: The Ideal Christian Teacher --- 1950
Folder 15: In Memoriam, news items --- 1965
Folder 16: Letters --- 1939, 1944
Box 2
Folder 1: Long range academic plans --- [undated]
Folder 2: Mental Growth of the Preschool Child --- [undated]
Folder 3: Parental Influence on Child Behavior --- 1928
Folder 4: Progressive Education, --- [undated]
Folder 5: The Reformation, history notes --- [undated]
Folder 6: "A wedding token" --- 29-Apr-24
Folder 7: Calvin College Faculty Syllabi --- 1943
[L. Flokstra contribution: "Education II," pp. 43-48]

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