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Lee S. Huizenga Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Articles, Correspondence, Letters, Reports, Sermons

Miscellaneous Articles, Booklets, Maps, Papers

Pictures, Letters, Minutes, Reports

Letters and Sermons

Letters to LaGrave Avenue CRC

Varia

Articles in North-China Herald [by L. S. Huizenga - determined by Kurt Selles, 2003]



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Lee S. Huizenga Collection, 1901-1949 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Lee S. Huizenga Collection, 1901-1949

ID: COLL/122

Primary Creator: Lee S. Huizenga (1881-1945)

Extent: 14.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and medical missionary to China. The collection includes correspondence, sermon notes, reports to the supporting churches, manuscript books, articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a large photographic collection on leprosy.

Biographical Note

Lee S. Huizenga was born in Lioessens, Friesland, Netherlands in June of 1881. At just a year old, the Huizenga family moved to the United States and settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He attended Calvin College and Seminary. Before graduating from the seminary, he became an Industrial Instructor for 9 months at the Rehoboth Mission School and preached in churches throughout Gallup, New Mexico.  It was at the Rehoboth Mission School where he would meet his bride-to-be, Matilda Van Dyken. Together they would have five children: Ann Harriet, Myrtle Leonora, Hannah Eunice, Faith Lois, and Philip Lee.

Once Huizenga graduated from Calvin Seminary, he became a pastor for the Christian Reformed Church in Englewood, New Jersey.  While still attending to his responsibilities at the church, he also enrolled at the New York Homeopathic Medical College for medical school.  With his passion for missionary work and his medical knowledge, Huizenga decided to return to the southwest, but his time to Tohatchi, New Mexico as a medical missionary.  After serving the Tohatchi community, Huizenga went back to the east coast to do post-graduate work at the New York Ophthalmic Hospital and the New York Polyclinic.

In 1920, Huizenga was sent to China to help serve hospitals at Jukao (Rhu-gau) as the first foreign medical missionary from the Christian Reformed Church. He served as superintendent of the mission hospital at Jukao from 1923 to 1938. Once the war broke out with Japan, he moved to Shanghai and became a researcher and physician in leprosy and tuberculosis.

Because of his service to the treatment of tuberculosis, he was honored by having his portrait on the center stamp of each sheet of Christmas seals for China in 1947. In 1943, while in Shanghai, Huizenga and his family became prisoners of war. They were placed in the Chapei Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment facility in Shanghai. Huizenga passed away on July 16, 1945 from a lingering illness.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Articles, Correspondence, Letters, Reports, Sermons, 1901-1949],
[Series 2: Miscellaneous Articles, Booklets, Maps, Papers],
[Series 3: Pictures, Letters, Minutes, Reports, 1920-1936],
[Series 4: Letters and Sermons],
[Series 5: Letters to LaGrave Avenue CRC, 1920-1938],
[Series 6: Varia, 1916-1946],
[Series 7: Articles in North-China Herald [by L. S. Huizenga - determined by Kurt Selles, 2003], 1931-1938],
[All]

Series 1: Articles, Correspondence, Letters, Reports, Sermons --- 1901-1949
Box 1
Folder 1: Diplomas, correspondence, report cards --- 1901-1910
Folder 2: Correspondence, sermons, certificates --- 1911-1915
Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, sermons, essays, letters --- 1916-1919
Folder 4: Sermons, newspaper articles --- early 1920s
Folder 5: Letters, sermons, newspaper articles, missions minutes --- 1920-1922
Folder 6: Letters, booklets, medical charts --- 1923-1924
Folder 7: Letters to Angie Haan --- 1924-1926
Folder 8: Reports of Committee on Proposed Leper Hospital at Jukao --- 1925
Folder 9: Letters, missions report, newspaper articles --- 1925-1926
Box 2
Folder 1: Letters, booklets --- 1927
Folder 2: Letters from mission board and various friends, Yale University program
Folder 3: Letters, newspaper articles --- June - December 1928
Folder 4: Letters, mission letter, newspaper articles on leprosy --- 1929
Folder 5: Articles on leprosy, letters --- January - June 1930
Folder 6: Letters, mission articles --- July - December 1930
Folder 7: Missions and leprosy articles, letters --- January - July 1931
Folder 8: Leprosy articles, mission letters, correspondence --- July - December 1931
Folder 9: Missions reports, mission letters, newspaper articles, correspondence --- 1932
Folder 10: William Huizingh materials --- 1931-1932
Box 3
Folder 1: Term paper of Ann, budget report, newspaper articles --- 1933
Folder 2: Mission report, letters --- January - June 1934
Folder 3: Mission report, letters --- August - October 1934
Folder 4: Missions report, letters, articles on missions --- November - December 1934
Folder 5: Letters --- January - June 1935
Folder 6: Letters, missions minutes, board reports --- July - December 1935
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, mission letter --- January - February 1936
Folder 8: Newspaper articles --- March - April 1936
Box 4
Folder 1: Book review, letters, articles --- May - December 1936
Folder 2: Mission letters, LaGrave anniversary booklet, letters articles, commencement program of Calvin College --- January - June 1937
Folder 3: Articles, letters --- July - August 1937
Folder 4: Articles on leprosy, letters --- September - November 1937
Folder 5: Articles, letters --- December 1937
Folder 6: Letters, articles --- January - March 1938
Folder 7: Letters, articles --- April - May 1938
Folder 8: Letters, articles --- June 1938
Folder 9: Articles, letters --- July - August 1938
Folder 10: Articles, letters --- September - October 1938
Folder 11: Pamphlets, letters --- November - December 1938
Folder 12: Letters, articles --- January - March 1939
Box 5
Folder 1: Articles --- April - June 1939
Folder 2: Sermon notes, articles, correspondence --- July - September 1939
Folder 3: Articles, letters --- October - December 1939
Folder 4: Articles, letters --- January - June 1940
Folder 5: Articles, letters --- July - December 1940
Folder 6: Articles, sermon notes, letters --- January - June 1941
Folder 7: Newspaper, letters --- July - October 1941
Folder 8: Sermon notes, letters --- November - December 1941
Folder 9: Maps, sermon, and lecture notes --- 1942-1944
Folder 10: Copies of "Modern Trends: History of Tuberculosis"
Folder 11: Photo collection of prints from the Orient
Box 6
Folder 1: Sympathy letters, articles of memorial --- July - August 1949
Folder 2: Letters to Mrs. Huizenga --- 1946-1948
Folder 3: Fragments of "Diseases of the Bible"
Folder 4: Magazine clippings --- undated
Folder 5: Magazine clippings --- undated
(Dutch)
Folder 6: Letters to Phillip --- undated
Folder 7: Bladzuiden Uit Mijn Dagboek
Folder 8: Tuberculosis study --- 1937-1941
Folder 9: Leprosy in Legend and History
Folder 10: Study of the cross symbol
Folder 11: Hagiology and Leprosy
Folder 12: "The Use of Serum of the Patient in the Fight Against the Use of Opium"

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Articles, Correspondence, Letters, Reports, Sermons, 1901-1949],
[Series 2: Miscellaneous Articles, Booklets, Maps, Papers],
[Series 3: Pictures, Letters, Minutes, Reports, 1920-1936],
[Series 4: Letters and Sermons],
[Series 5: Letters to LaGrave Avenue CRC, 1920-1938],
[Series 6: Varia, 1916-1946],
[Series 7: Articles in North-China Herald [by L. S. Huizenga - determined by Kurt Selles, 2003], 1931-1938],
[All]


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