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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 3: Denominational Material --- 1934-1977Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Classical study on diaconate (Rocky Mountain).  Constitution of the Holland-Zeeland Deacon's Conference --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Classis Pella reports on church visiting --- 1936Add to your cart.
Item 2: Synodical procedure --- 1936Add to your cart.
Item 3: Missions --- 1941Add to your cart.
Item 4: Evangelism --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Committee on Inter-church Relations: report and papers --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Heidelberg Catechism: A New Provisional Translation --- 1973Add to your cart.
Item 2: Harmony of the confessionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Indigenous mission policy report, CRC Board of Missions --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mission reports:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Board report to Synod --- 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Item 2: Inspection Committee report --- 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: Harry Dykstra report to Board --- 1947Add to your cart.
Item 4: Emergency Relief Committee for Korea letter --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mission reports: from secretary and workers.  Inspection Committee and Synodical --- 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Navan case, Church in Ontario, Canada. On moving congregation --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reformed Ecumenical Synod Handbook.  Sermon, membership, committees --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reformed evangelism: method, report --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Synod: list of candidates --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Synod: correspondence --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Synod: correspondence and reports --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Synodical Youth Committee material --- 1943-1957Add 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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