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Stuart Kingma Collection



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Stuart Kingma Collection | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Stuart Kingma Collection

ID: COLL/603

Primary Creator: Stuart J. Kingma (1935-2022)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: folder level description

Date Acquired: 03/07/2023

Subjects: HIV/AIDS Activists, Medicine, Missions

Languages: English


The Stuart J Kingma Collection contains written papers, articles, reflections, conference notes, etc. from Dr. Kingma’s career as a medical missionary.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Stuart Kingma Collection contains articles, conference notes, reports, and speeches from Dr. Kingma’s career in medicine and advocacy. This collection is notable in that it provides a snapshot of the health issues that plagued the global community during his career. The collection also holds Dr. Kingma’s reflections on his career (box 6, folder 40). This is useful in that it contains personal anecdotes about his long career as well as the issues, events, and milestones he considered most important.

The collection includes issues of Contact magazine, which is published by the CMC-Churches Action for Health, World Council of Churches. For more issues go to https://www.oikoumene.org/what-we-do/health-and-healing/contact-magazine. Note also two Norman Miller collections. Miller was a close collaborator with Kingma during his career. See the Norman Miller Archive online and a collection of his papers at Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Dr. Stuart J. Kingma was a public health leader who dedicated his life to improving the health of people around the world. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 25, 1935. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College and earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical School, NYC. Kingma then did an internship and surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. While there, Kingma made it known to the Christian Reformed Church Board of Foreign Missions that he wished to enter service as a medical missionary.

In 1961, Dr. Kingma began his work abroad in Nigeria. serving as the Medical Superintendent of the Mkar Christian Hospital through Christian Reformed World Missions. He later joined the Christian Medical Commission (CMC), serving as a team member and director. He held numerous conferences and workshops and wrote countless articles and papers to help organizations around the world improve their health programs. 

Dr. Kingma found his mission in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. He worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and later for UNAIDS. He co-founded the Civil/Military Alliance to Combat HIV/AIDS and later taught African Studies at the Webster University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Subject/Index Terms

HIV/AIDS Activists

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 cubic feet

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use within Heritage Hall.

Acquisition Source: Mireille Kingma

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: [item], folder, box, Stuart Kingma Collection, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University

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Folder 1: CMA Trip Reports and Conferences --- 2001
Folder 2: CMA Trip Reports and Conferences --- 2002
Folder 3: CMA Trip Reports and Conferences --- 2004
Folder 4: CMA Trip Reports and Conferences --- 2005
Folder 5: Contact Magazine --- 1975-1976
Folder 6: Contact Magazine --- 1977-1978
Folder 7: Contact Magazine --- 1979-1980
Folder 8: Contact Magazine --- 1981-1982
Folder 9: Contact Magazine --- 1983 and June 1994
Folder 10: Visits to Kampuchea (Cambodia before 1975) --- 1979-2000
Folder 11: Visits to Namibia --- 1989-2003
Folder 12: Surgery records Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit --- 1960-1961 and 1968-1969

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