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Stuart Kingma Collection



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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: Paper—”The CMA Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Nigeria”
Folder 2: Paper—”HIV/AIDS Destabilizing National Security and Multi-National Responses”
Folder 3: Paper—”The HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Program Imperatives and Policy Issues in Civil-Military Relations
Folder 4: Paper—”HIV/AIDS in Prisons: Emerging Moral and Legal Dilemmas” WHO --- 1996
Folder 5: Paper—”Military Personnel: On the Move and Vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and OTHER Infectious Diseases”
Folder 6: Paper—”Money and AIDS”
Folder 7: Paper—CMA ”The Perfect Plague: The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Critical Policy Issues for African Military Forces”
Folder 8: Paper—”Prevention of HIV and AIDS in the Armed Forces: The International Challenge”
Folder 9: Paper—”The Silent Emergency: HIV/AIDS in Conflicts and Disasters” --- 1999
Folder 10: Paper—”HIV/AIDS in Asia – An Expanding Menace to Health and Regional Security: Challenges for Military Action”
Folder 11: Paper—”HIV/AIDS—A Growing Demographic, Governance and Security Crisis” --- 2007
Folder 12: Paper—”Health Legislation on HIV/AIDS with a Focus on the Military Sector” --- 1997
Folder 13: Paper—”AIDS Prevention in Military Populations—Learning the Lessons of History” --- 1996
Folder 14: Paper—”AIDS 97 – Epidemiology Section”
Folder 15: Paper—”The Civil-Military Alliance to Combat HIV and AIDS—A Partner for Africa”
Folder 16: Paper—CMA ”The Contribution of Vigorous Military AIDS Programs to the Success of National HIV/AIDS Central Efforts”
Folder 17: Paper—”A Comprehensive Approach to Prevention, Care, Legal, and Human Rights Elements for a Defense Force HIV/AIDS Policy” Nambia --- 2001
Folder 18: Paper—”The Challenge for a Biblical Ethics in Modern Medicine” --- 1978
Folder 19: Paper—”Death and the Inexorably Dying” --- 1971
Folder 20: Paper—”The Decisions Do Not Become Easier”
Folder 21: Paper—”Endemic and Epidemic Disease in complex Humanitarian Emergencies” --- 2008
Folder 22: Paper—”A Unified View of Healing”
Folder 23: Paper—”Founiers Gangrene: A Variety of Necrotizing Cellulitis”
Folder 24: Paper—”Getting Essential Drugs to People Through Cooperative Pharmaceutical Services”
Folder 25: Paper—”Health Care for All – An Urgent Concern” --- 1975
Folder 26: Paper—”The Health Services of Non-Governmental Organizations” --- 1986
Folder 27: Paper—”Infectious Disease: Impact When There is no Access”
Folder 28: Papers—”Infectious Hepatitis” --- 1960
Folder 29: Paper—”Mycrobacterial Skin Ulcers in Nigeria” --- 1967
Folder 30: Paper—”Nambia, No Longer Excluded”
Folder 31: Paper—”The Non-Governmental Organizations and Primary Health Care”
Folder 32: Paper—”Oral Rehydration Therapy for Diarrhea” --- 1982
Folder 33: Paper—”Pheochromocytoma and Non-functioning Chemodectoma” --- 1970
Folder 34: Paper—”Renal Cell Carcinoma Masquerading as a Pancreatic Pseudocyst: A Case Report”
Folder 35: Paper—”Safe Water and the Improved Sanitation: Affordable and Sustainable Solutions in Lower-income Settings”
Folder 36: Paper—”Access to Health During the Soviet-Afghan War: 1980 on the Afghan/Pakistan Border”
Folder 37: Paper—”Strengthening the implementation of Primary Health Care” WHO --- 1988
Folder 38: Paper—”Thoughts on Financing Community Health Care” --- 1980
Folder 39: Paper—”Reflections on the Role of the General Physician at Pine Rest”
Folder 40: Memoirs: "Reflections on a Privileged Career"

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