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Lee S. Huizenga Collection, 1901-1949

Collection Overview

Title: Lee S. Huizenga Collection, 1901-1949

ID: COLL/122

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 faculty in Shanghai. Huizenga passed away on July 16, 1945 from a lingering illness.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Articles, Correspondence, Letters, Reports, Sermons --- 1901-1949Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diplomas, correspondence, report cards --- 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, sermons, certificates --- 1911-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, sermons, essays, letters --- 1916-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermons, newspaper articles --- early 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters, sermons, newspaper articles, missions minutes --- 1920-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters, booklets, medical charts --- 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters to Angie Haan --- 1924-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Reports of Committee on Proposed Leper Hospital at Jukao --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters, missions report, newspaper articles --- 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters, booklets --- 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from mission board and various friends, Yale University programAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters, newspaper articles --- June - December 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters, mission letter, newspaper articles on leprosy --- 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles on leprosy, letters --- January - June 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters, mission articles --- July - December 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Missions and leprosy articles, letters --- January - July 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Leprosy articles, mission letters, correspondence --- July - December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Missions reports, mission letters, newspaper articles, correspondence --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 10: William Huizingh materials --- 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Term paper of Ann, budget report, newspaper articles --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mission report, letters --- January - June 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mission report, letters --- August - October 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Missions report, letters, articles on missions --- November - December 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters --- January - June 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters, missions minutes, board reports --- July - December 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings, mission letter --- January - February 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper articles --- March - April 1936Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book review, letters, articles --- May - December 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mission letters, LaGrave anniversary booklet, letters articles, commencement program of Calvin College --- January - June 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles, letters --- July - August 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles on leprosy, letters --- September - November 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles, letters --- December 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters, articles --- January - March 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters, articles --- April - May 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters, articles --- June 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles, letters --- July - August 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Articles, letters --- September - October 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pamphlets, letters --- November - December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters, articles --- January - March 1939Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles --- April - June 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon notes, articles, correspondence --- July - September 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles, letters --- October - December 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles, letters --- January - June 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles, letters --- July - December 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles, sermon notes, letters --- January - June 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper, letters --- July - October 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermon notes, letters --- November - December 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Maps, sermon, and lecture notes --- 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Copies of "Modern Trends: History of Tuberculosis"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photo collection of prints from the OrientAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sympathy letters, articles of memorial --- July - August 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters to Mrs. Huizenga --- 1946-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fragments of "Diseases of the Bible"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Magazine clippings --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Magazine clippings --- undatedAdd to your cart.
(Dutch)
Folder 6: Letters to Phillip --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bladzuiden Uit Mijn DagboekAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Tuberculosis study --- 1937-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Leprosy in Legend and HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Study of the cross symbolAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Hagiology and LeprosyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "The Use of Serum of the Patient in the Fight Against the Use of Opium"Add to your cart.
Series 2: Miscellaneous Articles, Booklets, Maps, PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Missionary Significance of the Song of Solomon --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous mapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous bookletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal cards, letters, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Diseases of the BibleAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Mystery of the ApostlesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diseases of the BibleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Leprosy literatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Leprosy and Art, Leprosy and HistoryAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Leprosy photographs, sermon notesAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Pictures, Letters, Minutes, Reports --- 1920-1936Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pictures of Chinese origin; Photographs: family; home in China; leper colony, China; leper settlement, Molakei, HawaiiAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Monthly Mission letters --- 1920-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Monthly reports to LaGrave --- November 1920 - September 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Monthly reports --- 1925-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Monthly reports --- 1930-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reports of the China Mission --- September 1921 - March 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mission minutes --- May 1925 - October 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Mission minutes --- 1930-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Minutes of Executive Committee of Christian Reformed MissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Autobiographical sketchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Undated manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Undated Chinese papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: China Mission Minutes - extra copiesAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Letters and SermonsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters --- UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from Anne --- UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Manuscripts --- UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Dutch SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermons about ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sermons about Christian livingAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermons about missionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermon fragmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Undated newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Undated magazine clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Red Cross commemorative stamps --- 1945Add to your cart.
Series 5: Letters to LaGrave Avenue CRC --- 1920-1938Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters --- November 1920 - December 1, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters --- January 1928 - January 1, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters --- January 5, 1931 - December 31, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters, reports --- January 31, 1934 - August 3, 1938Add to your cart.
Series 6: Varia --- 1916-1946Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: De Navaho Indianen --- 1916Add to your cart.
[HERH E99.N3 H8]
Folder 2: Report of the Synodical Committee for Missions . . . --- 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church with an Open door --- 1930Add to your cart.
[HERH BX6827.H8]
Folder 4: Het Gebruik van Serum van den Patient --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: John and Betty Stam Martyrs --- 1935Add to your cart.
(2 editions); [HERH BV3427.S8 H8 - 2nd ed.]
Folder 6: And the Poor Have the Gospel Preached to Them --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Legislation and Leprosy --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pressing On --- 1946Add to your cart.
[HERH BV3427.H83 A3]
Folder 10: History of Leprosy in China --- 1934Add to your cart.
Series 7: Articles in North-China Herald [by L. S. Huizenga - determined by Kurt Selles, 2003] --- 1931-1938Add to your cart.
[photocopy]
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: North-China Herald --- 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 2: North-China Herald --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: North-China Herald --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 4: North-China Herald --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: North-China Herald --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: North-China Herald --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: North-China Herald --- 1938Add to your cart.