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Henry Holtvluwer Collection



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Copies of Oratorios

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Henry Holtvluwer Collection, Undated | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Henry Holtvluwer Collection, Undated

ID: COLL/112

Primary Creator: Henry Holtvluwer (1891-1979)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Calvin Oratorio Society (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Forms of Material: Oratorios


Chairman of the Calvin Oratorio Society Board. Seven volumes of oratorios, some with signatures of the soloists, and programs.

Biographical Note

Henry Holtvluwer was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on December 14, 1891. Holtvluwer married Neeltje “Nellie” Schripsema on May 20, 1915. Together they had four sons: John Henry, Hudson John, Edward Donald, and Kenneth Eugene. In 1912 Henry Holtvluwer and business partner, Roy Jurgens Sr., began Jurgens & Holtvluwer, a men’s clothing store in Grandville, Michigan.  Holtvluwer was also the first Chairman of the Calvin Oratorio Society Board. Because of Mr. and Mrs. Holtvluwer’s generous contributions to the Calvin music program and oratorio society, they have a scholarship that bears their name, which provides financial support for students majoring in music. On May 4, 1979, Holtvluwer passed away.

Subject/Index Terms

Calvin Oratorio Society (Grand Rapids, Mich.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of H. Holtvluwer

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Copies of Oratorios],

Series 1: Copies of Oratorios
Box 1
Item 1: The Creation, Joseph Haydn
Item 2: Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn
Item 3: The Messiah, George F. Handel
Item 4: Requiem, Johannes Brahms
Item 5: Solomon, George F. Handel
Item 6: The Passion According to St. John, J. S. Bach
Item 7: The Passion According to St. Matthew, J. S. Bach

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