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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


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.

Box and Folder Listing

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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],

Series 2: Calvin College Period --- 1944-1978Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal papers --- 1961-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Descriptive poem on Rev. C. Boomsma, written by Kamp (?)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence for President Spoelhof --- 1958-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence for Calvin College --- 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence for Calvin College --- 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence of Board of Trustees meeting --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Denominational Reference Service of Calvin College.  Translated articles, first issue --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Today's student: statement and questionnaire --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: World Council of Churches: constitution and publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: World Council of Churches issue I: Evaluation by Gereformeerde Kerken --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: World Council of Churches issue II: Evaluation of Christian Reformed Church. Synodical report --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 12: World Council of Churches issue III: Committee on Ecumenicity and World Council.  Synodical committee --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 13: World Council of Churches issue IV: the nature of the church and its ecumenical calling.  Two papersAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[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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