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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 18: Speaking Engagements --- 1920-1965Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic freedom in a confessional church, Christian Reformed Ministers' Institute --- June 5-7, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American culture and Christian education, Detroit Alumni --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Antithesis --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Art of questioning, questioning generation --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bavink's philosophy of revelation --- c. 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Being academic, Junior-Senior Banquet --- May-28Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Brazen mean (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Building a philosophy of life, Baptist Youth --- 23-Sep-39Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Calvin College and Calvin, Muskegon Alumni --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Calvinistic and rival perspectives, First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, outlines --- Indiana; September - December 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Calvinist in a changing world, outline and notes --- Apr-39Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Calvinism and Democracy and the modern mind, notes of lectures at Calvinistic Congress, Amsterdam --- 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Challenge of the modern world and Calvinism, Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, notes --- Jun-45Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Challenge of modern world and Calvinism, Ministers' conferenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Chapel, club, and commencement talks --- 1924-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chapel, club, and commencement talks --- 1930Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Christianity and socialism, Chicago Inter Nos --- January 8, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Christianity and socialism, Inter Nos, notes of lecture taken by secretary --- January 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Commencement address as reported in the Banner --- June 11, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Common grace, science and education; Ontario Ministers' conference; notes and outline --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Crisis of our time, additional notes --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Cultural impact of Calvin College and Seminary --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Different world, youth --- September 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dutch Calvinists, La Grave CRC --- November 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dozen don'ts for wives, radio talkAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Dust is all?  Memorial Day address --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Duty and opportunity of our teachers to help students develop a distinctive world and life view (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Ethos and ethics, Knickerbocker Society --- November 20, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Faith and reason, Plato Club Banquet --- 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Freedom --- June 16, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Further cause of Christian education outside of our own circles, outline, Men's AllianceAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Higher provincialismAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Introductory speech (Indiana University period)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Inventory of addresses --- 1923-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Is war wrong? chapel, Armistice Day --- 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Man John Calvin, Englewood --- January 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 21: A man's job, Hull Academy --- June 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Modern Christianity and modern philosophy, notes for addressAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Modern Man --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Modern man and the faith of the fathers, Whitinsville --- February 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Modern secular mind, notes on address in PasadenaAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Modern theology and faith of our fathers, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: More stately mansions --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: My Christian beliefs, First Presbyterian ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: New religious education, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: On I Corinthians, a response --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Our Christian schools, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Our distinctive world and life view and education, National Union of Christian Schools --- Aug-24Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Our questioning generation, outline and notes --- November 1926Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Participating in kingdom activity, Pine Rest Annual --- September 25, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal defense of teaching --- January 28, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Philosophy of Christian Education, Princeton Club --- 1948Add to your cart.
Item 2: Christian Teachers Club --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The possibilities of idealism as a method for Christian philosophy, Wheaton --- November 22, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Principles governing modern education, outline; Oakdale Parent Teacher Association --- Jun-24Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Quest from certainty, outline of commencement address given at Holland, Michigan; Hull, North Dakota; and Corsica, South Dakota Christian high schools --- 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Reality and personality of God, Eastern Ministers Conference, typed --- April 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Reason for rationality, copy of typed address (late Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reformation and the modern mind, outline --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reformed view in a communistic era, conference CAC --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Religion and the moderns, Open Forum, notes, brochures, etc. --- 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Roots of democracy, Wabash College --- March 25, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Separate schools (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermon on the Mount, Methodist Church, notes --- June 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Some problems fundamental in modern philosophy, Interdenominational Conference, outline --- 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Standpoint for judging our popular magazines, Federation of Women's Clubs, outline and notes --- March 15, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Teaching a Christian philosophy at Calvin, Detroit alumni --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Ten Commandments, La Grave CRC, senior high class (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Testimony to Henry Denkema --- December 6, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Texts but no glue, notes --- November 22, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Three perspectives in Western civilization, Midwestern Christian Teachers Association, notes --- 27-Oct-39Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Three perspectives of Occidental civilization --- October 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Tragedy of a lost soul, sermon at Central Church of Christ, typed --- November 12, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Trends of religious education in America, two outlines and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Twofold temptation confronting the Christian academic community Ministers' Institute --- 1962, typedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: The value of education and other addresses on education, outlines --- 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Various kinds of folly (early Calvin period)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: The virtue and worth of our Christian schools, drive for Grand Rapids Christian High --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Vrijheid, Orange City, Iowa, notes and outline --- July 4, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 30: What is the good? Central Reformed Church, notes --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 31: What is wrong with the doctors? Notes --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 32: What ought we to mean by distinctive Christian education?  Michigan Christian Teachers Institute (MCTI), handwritten and typed --- Oct-23Add to your cart.
Folder 33: What shall we think of man? --- April 22, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 34: World, La Grave CRC luncheon, notes --- November 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Worth and dignity of man, Law Day (Grand Valley period) --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Worth of a vocation, MCTI --- October 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Year of decision; one faith or two, address by E. Runner, notes --- November 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Youth Building for Tomorrow --- November 13, 1935Add 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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