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William Harry Jellema Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Biographical Material

Preparatory Years, University of Michigan

Early Calvin College Period

Indiana University Period

The Harvard University Semester

Late Calvin College Period

Hope College, 1944; Fuller Seminary, 1954-1958

Haverford College Experience

Grand Valley State College Period

Philosophy Department, Calvin College

Philosophy Department, Calvin College

Philosophy Department, Indiana University

Bibliographies

Correspondence

Notes re: Various Subjects

Papers

Published Articles

Speaking Engagements

Special Reports

Calvin Foundation Activities; Junior College Studies

Grand Rapids Christian High Board; Christian Labor Association (CLA) Contacts

Resource Material: Abstracts and Articles Reprinted

Resource Material: Educational Bulletins, Curriculum

Resource Material: Brochures

Publications

Publications, Bound Copies

Books with Notations

Resource Material, Brochures, Reprints

Books, Brochures, Reprints:  A - E

Books, Brochures:  E - W

Published Articles; Resource Material

Grand Valley State College, Philosophy Department Material

Grand Valley State College, Philosophy 101

Grand Valley State College, Preliminary Drafts of the Blue Book

Grand Valley State College Blue Books

Grand Valley State College, Lectures on Ethics

Artifacts

Family Correspondence and Genealogy



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Collection Overview

Title: William Harry Jellema Collection, 1868-1982Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/135

Primary Creator: William Harry Jellema (1893-1982)

Extent: 63.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Philosophy professor at Calvin College and at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This extensive collection includes lectures; articles; pamphlets; reports; correspondence; a study entitled “The Curriculum in a Liberal Arts College”; an interview detailing  memories of the Christian Reformed Church, its ministers, and the Dutch community; gown, cap, and two hoods; family correspondence and genealogy materials; compact discs; and sound recordings. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

William Harry Jellema was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 10, 1893. Jellema attended Calvin College and graduated in 1914. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. In 1920, Jellema returned to Calvin, not as a student, but as a professor of philosophy. Jellema served Calvin until 1936 when he accepted a faculty position at Indiana University. While at Indiana University, Jellema served as head of the university’s philosophy department until 1947. Jellema returned once again to Calvin College to teach philosophy, and did so until his “first” retirement in 1963.

A former student of Jellema, Alvin Plantinga once said, “By far, he was the greatest teacher of philosophy I’ve ever encountered and probably the greatest teacher of anything I’ve ever encountered.” Inspired by Jellema, Plantinga also became a philosophy professor at Calvin.

Although “retired,” Jellema accepted an offer from Grand Valley State Colleges to set up the new state school’s philosophy department. Jellema served GVSC until his official retirement in 1975. At the age of 89, the philosophy professor of fifty-five years, William Harry Jellema, passed away at Butterworth Hospital on May 16, 1982. His wife, Frances, preceded him in death, but five of his children survived him: Dirk, Jon, Gay, Mary, and Trudy.


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[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1980],
[Series 2: Preparatory Years, University of Michigan, 1914-1922],
[Series 3: Early Calvin College Period, 1920-1948],
[Series 4: Indiana University Period, 1937-1953],
[Series 5: The Harvard University Semester, 1938-1939],
[Series 6: Late Calvin College Period, 1948-1963],
[Series 7: Hope College, 1944; Fuller Seminary, 1954-1958],
[Series 8: Haverford College Experience, 1960-1962],
[Series 9: Grand Valley State College Period, 1963-1974],
[Series 10: Philosophy Department, Calvin College, 1928-1959],
[Series 11: Philosophy Department, Calvin College, 1928-1959],
[Series 12: Philosophy Department, Indiana University, 1936-1966],
[Series 13: Bibliographies, 1938-1949],
[Series 14: Correspondence, 1920-1975],
[Series 15: Notes re: Various Subjects, 1923-1974],
[Series 16: Papers, 1917-1962],
[Series 17: Published Articles, 1921-1967],
[Series 18: Speaking Engagements, 1920-1965],
[Series 19: Special Reports, 1926-1969],
[Series 20: Calvin Foundation Activities; Junior College Studies, 1949-1959],
[Series 21: Grand Rapids Christian High Board; Christian Labor Association (CLA) Contacts, 1932-1963],
[Series 22: Resource Material: Abstracts and Articles Reprinted],
[Series 23: Resource Material: Educational Bulletins, Curriculum],
[Series 24: Resource Material: Brochures],
[Series 25: Publications],
[Series 26: Publications, Bound Copies],
[Series 27: Books with Notations],
[Series 28: Resource Material, Brochures, Reprints],
[Series 29: Books, Brochures, Reprints:  A - E],
[Series 30: Books, Brochures:  E - W],
[Series 31: Published Articles; Resource Material],
[Series 32: Grand Valley State College, Philosophy Department Material, 1967-1969],
[Series 33: Grand Valley State College, Philosophy 101, 1963-1977],
[Series 34: Grand Valley State College, Preliminary Drafts of the Blue Book, 1970-1977],
[Series 35: Grand Valley State College Blue Books, 1967-1973],
[Series 36: Grand Valley State College, Lectures on Ethics],
[Series 37: Artifacts],
[Series 38: Family Correspondence and Genealogy, 1868-1982],
[All]

Series 9: Grand Valley State College Period --- 1963-1974Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Curriculum Study Committee report and evaluationAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Proposal for development of Grand Valley State College, correspondence itemAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Philosophy Department courses offeredAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Introduction to Philosophy (101) notes for lectures --- 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Introduction to Philosophy (101) examinations --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Introduction to Philosophy (101) notes for lectures --- 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Introduction to Philosophy (101) aids for study of Plato's Republic --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Introduction to Philosophy (101) aids in reviewing Plato's Euthyphro, mimeographed materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Introduction to Philosophy (101) notes for lectures --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Introduction to Philosophy (101) outline of lectures in Philosophy 101 --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Perspectives (202) notes and examination, mimeographed materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Elementary Ethics (205) notes on text usedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: History of Philosophy, Ancient (301) notes --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 14: History of Philosophy, Medieval (301) notes for lecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: History of Philosophy, Medieval (303) notes for lectures, mimeographed material from previous yearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: History of Philosophy, Medieval (303) typed copy of "Aids for Study of the History of Medieval Philosophy" --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 17: History of Philosophy, Medieval (303) mimeographed notes --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of Philosophy, Medieval (203), text: Copleston, mimeographed and handwritten notes for lectures --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: History of Philosophy, Modern (304) notes for lectures --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ethics (305) sketch of Critique of Pure Reason --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ethics (305) notes on Henry and RandAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: St. Augustine's Ascent to Wisdom, typed notes --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Plato's Meno: an analysis of the dialogue, notes on Plato's CritoAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Plato's Republic, aids, initial copy of aids for the study of Plato's RepublicAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Aids for the study of Plato's Republic, revised, mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Aids for the study of Plato's Republic, typed copy --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Aids for the study of Plato's Republic, mimeographed copy --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Plato's Euthyphro and outline of the Republic, mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: RMCTA  (Rocky Mountain Christian Teachers Association) convention materials --- 1964Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Metaphysics notes for lectures --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Kant notes for lectures, includes notes --- 1967 and 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Kant (490) advanced study, class notes --- 1973-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kant (499) notes and outlines for lectures --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hegel's Phenomenology notes for lectures --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Comments on paper by D. J. Hoitenga "Fideism: Augustinian and Reformed"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Liberal education articles, notes, Philosophy Department --- 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The state college and religion, notes and correspondence --- 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Varia typed notes on various subjects: tradition and mores, the Janssen controversy, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Honorary degree, Doctor --- 14-Jun-70Add to your cart.
Item 2: Certificate of Emeritation --- 8-Jun-74Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1980],
[Series 2: Preparatory Years, University of Michigan, 1914-1922],
[Series 3: Early Calvin College Period, 1920-1948],
[Series 4: Indiana University Period, 1937-1953],
[Series 5: The Harvard University Semester, 1938-1939],
[Series 6: Late Calvin College Period, 1948-1963],
[Series 7: Hope College, 1944; Fuller Seminary, 1954-1958],
[Series 8: Haverford College Experience, 1960-1962],
[Series 9: Grand Valley State College Period, 1963-1974],
[Series 10: Philosophy Department, Calvin College, 1928-1959],
[Series 11: Philosophy Department, Calvin College, 1928-1959],
[Series 12: Philosophy Department, Indiana University, 1936-1966],
[Series 13: Bibliographies, 1938-1949],
[Series 14: Correspondence, 1920-1975],
[Series 15: Notes re: Various Subjects, 1923-1974],
[Series 16: Papers, 1917-1962],
[Series 17: Published Articles, 1921-1967],
[Series 18: Speaking Engagements, 1920-1965],
[Series 19: Special Reports, 1926-1969],
[Series 20: Calvin Foundation Activities; Junior College Studies, 1949-1959],
[Series 21: Grand Rapids Christian High Board; Christian Labor Association (CLA) Contacts, 1932-1963],
[Series 22: Resource Material: Abstracts and Articles Reprinted],
[Series 23: Resource Material: Educational Bulletins, Curriculum],
[Series 24: Resource Material: Brochures],
[Series 25: Publications],
[Series 26: Publications, Bound Copies],
[Series 27: Books with Notations],
[Series 28: Resource Material, Brochures, Reprints],
[Series 29: Books, Brochures, Reprints:  A - E],
[Series 30: Books, Brochures:  E - W],
[Series 31: Published Articles; Resource Material],
[Series 32: Grand Valley State College, Philosophy Department Material, 1967-1969],
[Series 33: Grand Valley State College, Philosophy 101, 1963-1977],
[Series 34: Grand Valley State College, Preliminary Drafts of the Blue Book, 1970-1977],
[Series 35: Grand Valley State College Blue Books, 1967-1973],
[Series 36: Grand Valley State College, Lectures on Ethics],
[Series 37: Artifacts],
[Series 38: Family Correspondence and Genealogy, 1868-1982],
[All]


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