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Tena Alta Huizenga Collection



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Diary, Travel Accounts, Letters

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Tena Alta Huizenga Collection, 1937-1978 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Tena Alta Huizenga Collection, 1937-1978Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/124

Primary Creator: Tena Alta Huizenga (1907-1978)

Extent: 1.0 Box

Arrangement: Folder level description


Nurse for the Christian Reformed Church World Missions to China, Nigeria, and Liberia. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, class notes, lecture notes, and a report to the Mission Board.

Biographical Note

Born 26 February 1907 in Chicago, Illinois, Huizenga, and from 1914-1916 lived in the Netherlands. After elementary and high school in Chicago, she attended, the Chicago Mission Training School, Garfield Park Community Hospital Training School for Nurses, and Moody Bible Institute. She applied to the Sudan United Mission as a nurse/missionary. She was accepted and begun serving Lupwe, Nigeria in 1937, eventually working for Christian Reformed Church World Mission when it took over that mission field. Effective as both a nurse and as a missionary, health problems due to her workload, the climate, and ulcer on both legs forced her to retire from the mission field in 1954.  Back in Chicago, she resumed hospital nursing and was serving as the administration of the Chicago Home for the Elderly when she was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 1967.  She died 28 January 1978.

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[Series 1: Diary, Travel Accounts, Letters, 1907-1978],

Series 1: Diary, Travel Accounts, Letters --- 1907-1978Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: My Travels Abroad --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Yearbook --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diary --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters written during her first termAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Events and places visited --- 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Autographs, etc. --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters sent to T. Huizenga --- 1947-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters sent out --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters, photos --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Annual Report of Board of World Missions sent to Synod --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes of Calvin Institute of Missions --- 1960-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters to T. Huizenga --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters to T. Huizenga and pictures --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Outlines of lectures --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: In MemoriamAdd to your cart.

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