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Nelson Lantinga Veltman Collection, 1933-1975 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Nelson Lantinga Veltman Collection, 1933-1975

ID: COLL/311

Primary Creator: Veltman, Nelson Lantinga (1912-1989)

Extent: 0.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. Papers include articles, sermonic material, and notes arranged in topical order.

Biographical Note

Nelson was born in Eastmanville, MI, September 1, 1912.  When in his teens he was a member of the Alpine Avenue Christian Reformed Church.  During the ministry of Dr. Wm. Masselink Calvin College and Calvin Seminary students of Alpine were recruited by Masselink for the educational and mission programs.  Nelson was no exception.  He and his classmate, Marinus Goote, served as catechism teachers and brought messages at the Sparta Mission Station.  These were practical learning experiences.

After graduation from the Seminary in 1938, Nelson served in Prairie City, IA, 1938; Drenthe, MI, 1943; Whitinsville, MA, 1947; Boston Square, Grand Rapids, MI, 1962; Third Kalamazoo, MI 1967; and Walnut Creek, CA, 1973.  After retirement in 1977, Veltman served as Associate Pastor in First Zeeland until on July 6, 1989, when he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away.

During his active ministry, he was a member of denominational boards; Home Missions (President) and Board of Publications (President).  He was active in the Grand Rapids Christian Quidance Bureau and the Reformed Bible College Board.  Nine times he represented his classis at Synod.

Lois and Nelson celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1988, a year before Nelson died.

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Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Lois Ruth Veltman

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Series 1: Material in Topical Order
Box 1
Folder 1: The Apocrypha. Notes
Folder 2: Back to God Hour Messages --- 1956
Folder 3: Bible and War. Notes
Folder 4: Birth Control. Article by E.Y. Postma
Folder 5: Calvinism. Paper. Additional notes --- 1933
Folder 6: Catechism Lessons --- 1938
Folder 7: Christian Reformed Church History, Seminary notes
Folder 8: Correspondence. Ministers Pension Fund --- 1968, 1975
Folder 9: Divorce Issue. Articles. Press Excerpts
Folder 10: Gross Fallacies: The Radio Active Time Theory by C.L. Burdick
Folder 11: Limited Atonement. Articles
Folder 12: Lists of articles in The Banner --- 1957
Folder 13: Marriage forms
Folder 14: Meditations Collected from Discovery Papers. --- 1962-1974
Folder 15: Minister Wanted. Tongue in Cheek Article. Job Description
Folder 16: Mormonism.  Notes
Folder 17: Order of Worship. Service of Reconciliation and of the law
Folder 18: Recent American Protestantism. Paper
Folder 19: Sermonic Material. Outlines. Romans 8
Folder 20: Visitation Schedules --- 1974-75
Box 2
Folder 1: Papers on Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts, Oakbrook, IL…
Folder 2: Papers with notes on Purpose, Friends, Dating, and Commitment
Folder 3: Papers with notes on Rights, Freedom, and Success

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