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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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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 15: Notes re: Various Subjects --- 1923-1974Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic freedom in a confessional church, notes (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Analysis of propositions, notes for lecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ancient philosophy (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Antimony of Pure Reason, notes on KantAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Antithesis, handwritten notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Approach to religion through philosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Augustine (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Augustine (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Augustine and the Christian reason, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Augustine and medieval perspectives generally --- Feb-46Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Augustine and paganism --- 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Berkeley's principles (Indiana University period) --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Building a Christian philosophy of life, outline (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Calvinism and its critics, sundry notes (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Challenge of modern world and Calvinism (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Challenge and handicaps presented by modern mind (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Christian academics (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Christian education: distinctive role, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Christian philosophy of education, notes --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Christian scholarship and modern rationalism (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Christian social action (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Christian view: God exists (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Comments on Van Liere thesis --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Common grace --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Conviction and certainty --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Crisis of our time --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: A critique of rationality --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "Culture and Christianity," thesis (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dangers of education, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Definition of liberal education --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The difference in being a Christian in relation to other men (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: John Dewey, notes --- 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dooyeweerd: De Wijsbegeer der Wetsidee --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Education and value (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ethical ideal --- 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Faith and reason, brief notes and additional materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Faith seeks understanding, Anselm, notes and additional materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Fallacy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Free will and notes on article in EREAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Form and matter in knowledge --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Fundamentalism and liberalism, extensive notes --- 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 14: General foundation of Christian thinking (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Golden rule (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Gorgias Plato (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hebrews, notes --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hegel and tradition, additional notes (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hegelianism (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: History of philosophy: what is it?Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hypothese --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Ideal philosophy for a state institutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Idealism in education, culture, education, and we CalvinistsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Idea and abstract, handwritten notes --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Individualism as a pattern of modernity --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Intuition and reason --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Is sin real? --- 1948 August 10Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Kantian ethics, basic concepts --- 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kuyper, AbrahamAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Kuyper, Abraham and our heritage (Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Liberal education, thesis (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Meaning of Reformation, outlined (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Meaning of a University, extensive and intensive definitionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Metaphysics of St. Augustine --- 1927, 1933, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Method of exposition of each philosopher or systemAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Metaphysical status of the known in Christianity and in modern philosophy, typed and handwritten notes (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Modern cultural pattern, scientific methodAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Modern philosophy, an approachAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Moral Law, comments and response to P. Berkhout's letterAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Moral state and the individual --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Nature of mind, notes for History of Philosophy, introduction metaphysics, ethicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: New horizons in history --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebooks with various jottings (2 notebooks)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Observations on abdication of King Edward of EnglandAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Oriental mind --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Plato, handwritten notesAdd to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Philosophical fundamentals of Christian education (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Philosophical life in the Netherlands, typed (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Problems of ethics (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Rationality: Calvin and Kant (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Rationality: meaning --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Status of knowing in Modern philosophy (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Socrates (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sundry observationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Theistic philosophy (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Theses, brief statements --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Thinking: creative, conceptual, reflectiveAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Thoughts on the meaning of being --- December 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Toward a definition of liberal education at Calvin College, Castle Park --- September 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Transcendental problems of philosophic thoughtAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: University: aim and meaningAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Varia obiter --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The virtue of seeing differences, outline --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: War: justified?Add to your cart.
Folder 19: What is characteristically modern in the philosophy of the last five centuries? (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: What is Christian education? Resource materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: What is Christian education? Brochure: Our public schools under fire; J. Vanderbroek --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Why Christian schools? (late Calvin period)Add 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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