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William Haverkamp Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Biographical Material, Heidelberg Catechism Sermons

Sermons: Heidelberg Catechism and Genesis - John

Sermons: Acts - Revelation, and Special Days

Sermons, Papers, Speeches



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Collection Overview

Title: William Haverkamp Collection, 1927-1978Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/098

Primary Creator: William Haverkamp (1908-1983)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Catechetical sermons, De Wachter, Eastern Christian High (Paterson, N.J.) - Biography, Genealogy, Occasional sermons

Forms of Material: Sermons

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and editor of the periodical De Wachter. The collection includes sermon outlines in English and Dutch; papers; speeches; and biographical booklet entitled "Footprints." [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Our collection came from Bill Haverkamp, son of Rev. William Haverkamp. In a letter attached to the four boxes, Bill wrote, "You’re free to keep anything but it was my father’s preference that only samples of his sermons or sermon outlines be kept." We have kept samples of William Haverkamp’s Heidelberg Catechism sermons, general sermons based on Bible passages from Genesis to Revelation, and sermons for special occasions. There were no complete manuscripts. Most of the sermonic material is in outline form either in the Dutch or English language. There are notes of interest on some of the outlines.

William Haverkamp was born in Zuidbroek, the Netherlands, on February 12, 1908. When the family moved to the United States William attended Calvin College and Seminary, graduating in 1933. Also in 1933, he married Jeanne Larooy. Late in life, at age seventy, he completed requirements for a master of divinity.

Pastor Bill served De Motte, Indiana (1933-1937); Second Roseland, Illinois (1937-1943); Bethel, Paterson, New Jersey (1943-1949); Central Avenue, Holland, Michigan (1949-1955); Eastern Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1955-1960); Second Kalamazoo, Michigan (1960-1966); and East Leonard, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1966-1973). Although he was declared emeritus in 1973, he continued to serve as editor of De Wachter until his death from cancer on August 22, 1985.

Editor Haverkamp kept himself alert on current events in the church and in the ecclesiastical world. His editorials revealed keen analysis. Readers were made aware of his position on various issues.

Churchman Haverkamp was a frequent delegate to synod and served four times as president. He served on the Calvin College Board of Trustees. Haverkamp attended events and conventions of significance to the denomination and informed the church of the movements in the wider Reformed fellowship. His dedication to the church and to Calvin led him to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the Calvin Alumni Association in 1970.

The many activities of William Haverkamp prevented him from spending sufficient time to produce finished sermonic material. The sermons he preached, however, were based on Scripture, expository, and congregations grew in grace and knowledge under William Haverkamp’s ministry.

Subject/Index Terms

Catechetical sermons
De Wachter
Eastern Christian High (Paterson, N.J.) - Biography
Genealogy
Occasional sermons

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 2.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of B. Haverkamp


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[Series 1: Biographical Material, Heidelberg Catechism Sermons, 1927-1978],
[Series 2: Sermons: Heidelberg Catechism and Genesis - John],
[Series 3: Sermons: Acts - Revelation, and Special Days],
[Series 4: Sermons, Papers, Speeches, 1944-1976],
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Series 1: Biographical Material, Heidelberg Catechism Sermons --- 1927-1978Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Banner, centennial issue, Calvin College and Seminary, with editorial --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bulletins of East Leonard CRC --- 1967-1973Add to your cart.
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Folder 3: Classical diploma, Illinois --- 19-Sep-33Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence to family from the Netherlands --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Farewell program of Second CRC of Roseland --- 5-May-43Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Income tax reports --- 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Memoir of Calvin, signed by classmates --- 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Now and Then, an account of a trip on Veendam as chaplainAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Press clippings and other items on Central Avenue CRCAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Travel notes on Holy Land trip --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Service of Benediction, 25th anniversary of Central Avenue CRC, Holland, Michigan --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Schedule of meditations for De Wachter --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Copy of De Spiegel,  no. 10 “In Memoriam of Princess Wilhelmina” --- December 8, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Heidelberg Catechism sermons, Lord's Day 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Heidelberg Catechism sermons, Lord's Day 2-7Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Heidelberg Catechism sermons, Lord's Day 8-13Add to your cart.

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