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Title: Dale K. Van Kley Collection, 1957-2007

ID: COLL/294

Primary Creator: Van Kley, Dale K. (1941-)

Extent: 6.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Professor of history at Calvin College. The collection includes class notes; lectures; pre-publication drafts of "The Jansenist and the Expulsion of the Jesuits from France, 1757-1765;" and a paper entitled "A History of the First Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1957-1982."

Biographical Note

Dale Van Kley was born on July 31, 1941. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1970. For 28 years, Van Kley Calvin College's history department. In 1998 Van Kley accepted a faculty position at Ohio State University. Van Kley sparked controversy when he wrote a letter to the Board of Trustees critiquing the former Calvin President, Gaylen Byker.

Van Kley's area of expertise is in early modern European history and religion. He has written a number of books and articles on the subjects. He even wrote a prize-winning book entitled, The Religious Origins of the French Revolution: From Calvin to the Civil Constitution, 1560-1791, 1996. Today Dale Van Kley is emeritus professor of history at Ohio State University.

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Series 3: Papers, etc.
Box 9
Folder 5: Faculty Discussion Group Meeting Minutes and College Employee Survey --- Apr 1998
Folder 6: Paper: "Religion, Politics, and the Origins of the French Revolution"
Folder 7: Paper: "60th Anniversary of Uncle Gerrit and Aunt Jennie Van Kley" --- Nov 1996
Folder 8: Paper: "A History of the First Christian Reformed Church Grand Rapids, Michigan" --- 1957-1982
Folder 9-10: Unidentified Manuscripts
Box 10
Folder 1: Unidentified Manuscripts
Folder 2: Historical Reflection Summer --- 1992
Folder 3: The Religious Origins of the Patriot, Ministerial Parties in Pre-Revolutionary France
Folder 4: The Refusal of Sacraments Controversy and The Political Crisis, 1756-1757
Folder 5: The Jansenist Constitutional Legacy in the French Pre-Revolution, 1750-1789
Folder 6: Article: "As We See It"
Folder 7: Paper
Folder 8: "The Pre-Revolutionary Debate"
Folder 9: Two Blue Notebooks
Folder 10: Yale University Notebooks
Box 11
Folder 1: Yale University Notebooks
Folder 2: Conclusion
Folder 3: Two Yale University Notebooks
Folder 4: Corrections
Folder 5: Commentary on Papers by Orest Ranum and Dale Van Kley
Box 12
Folder 1-11: College Notes
Folder 12: Bible Class Notes
Folder 13: Economic Class Notes
Folder 14: Biology Class Notes
Box 13
Folder 1: Calvin Bluebooks - Bible Related
Folder 2: Calvin Bluebooks - Latin, Education, and Biology
Folder 3: Calvin Bluebooks - English, German, and Speech
Folder 4: Calvin Bluebooks - History and Logic
Folder 5: Notes for Philosophy 205 --- 1960's
Folder 6-7: Various Course Papers
Folder 8: Calvinism 310 Class Material
Folder 9: Research Paper: "Goldsmith- A Wordsworthian Classicist --- 1960
Folder 10
Item 1: High School Graduation Program --- 1959
Item 2: Calvin Honors Convocation Program --- 1963
Folder 11: Grade Reports, Elementary School, College
Folder 12: Harkema Calender --- 1975
Folder 13: Photographs

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