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George Kamp Collection

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Sermon Collection

Calvin College Period

Denominational Material

Articles Translated from the Dutch



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George Kamp Collection, 1904-1978 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: George Kamp Collection, 1904-1978Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/139

Primary Creator: George Kamp (1892-1981)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Business manager for Standard Oil of Ohio, statistician in the business office of Calvin College, and translator in Heritage Hall. The collection includes: sermons for reading services, correspondence for Calvin College, committee papers on interchurch relations, mission reports, Synodical Youth Committee papers, numerous articles translated from Dutch, book reviews, poems, and personal material.

Biographical Note

In 1904, George Kamp’s family moved from Almelo, Overijssel to Cleveland, Ohio.  He was then a boy of twelve.  Although he had almost completed his grade school education when he came to the United States, he had to begin again in order to learn the new language.  However, he moved through the grades with rapidity and graduated from grammar school as the valedictorian of his class.

Although the Rev. J.R. Brink urged the family to direct George toward the ministry, family circumstances made the ministry an impossible goal.  George worked for Standard Oil of Ohio for almost thirty years.  For many of those years he was manager of cost and sales.

When George Kamp retired at sixty-three, he was asked to serve the college as a statistician in the business office.  He was always keenly interested in the activities of the denomination and the school of the church.  Next to his knowledge of the Bible, he knew the denominational Yearbook.  He was a translator of many Dutch articles, an arranger of housing for Synodical delegates, an overseer of the flow of reports to the floor of Synods, a friend of ministers and always a willing servant in the church where he served as member.  He served often as elder.

George Kamp passed away at the age of eighty-eight, March 14, 1981. His wife, Anna, passed away in 1988.


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[Series 1: Sermon Collection, 1939-1942],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1944-1978],
[Series 3: Denominational Material, 1934-1977],
[Series 4: Articles Translated from the Dutch, 1904-1975],
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Series 1: Sermon Collection --- 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermons for reading services authorized by Synod, vol. I, section A --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons for reading services, vol. I, section B --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermons for reading services, vol. I, section C --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermons for reading services, original copies, section A --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermons for reading services, vol. II, section B --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermons for reading services, vol. II, section C --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermons for reading services, original copies, section AAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermons for reading services, original copies, vol. III, section BAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Radio sermons on The Reformed Hour, Cleveland, Ohio.  Rev. E. S. Holtrop --- 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Radio sermons on The Family Altar, Cleveland, Ohio.  Rev. D. J. Drost --- 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sermon of Dr. H. Stob, --- November 15, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 2: Two unidentified sermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Talks --- undatedAdd to your cart.

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[Series 1: Sermon Collection, 1939-1942],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1944-1978],
[Series 3: Denominational Material, 1934-1977],
[Series 4: Articles Translated from the Dutch, 1904-1975],
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