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George Kamp Collection, 1904-1978

Collection Overview

Title: George Kamp Collection, 1904-1978

ID: COLL/139

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.


Box and Folder Listing

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.
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.
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.
Series 4: Articles Translated from the Dutch --- 1904-1975Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Albeda, W.  "The Diaconate," Zwolle --- October 10, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Baayan, P. C.  "Mathematical Language," Free University --- December 15, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bakker, G.  "Ymedam: Past and. . . Future" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Beets, H.  "The CRC in North America: Sixty Years of Struggle and Blessing" --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Boerhorst, R. H.  "A Talk About the States of America" --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Broene, Geert.  Autobiography, translated by J. BroeneAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bucer's Idea of the Relation Between Philosophy and TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Goudzwaard, B.  "Modification of the Economy," from Kerkenformatie --- Feb-75Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Hart, Klaas.  Articles from the Wachter --- 1959-1965Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Unrest for the Church"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "The General Synod"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Church of the Clergy"Add to your cart.
Item 4: "A Prayer for Peace"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Haverkamp, William. Editorials from the Wachter: --- 1962-1974Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Well-grounded Criticism"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "At Last an Admission"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Playing Fast and Loose with the Truth"Add to your cart.
Item 4: "A New Writer"Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Responsible Separation?"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Homophilia," a report for discussion in the Gereformeerde Kerken --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kaardingerbroek, J.  "Old Testament Data" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: F. W. R. Polman, "New Testament Data"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Kamp, H. T.  "Emigration Trip From Almelo" --- 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kuitert, H.  "Without Faith No One Will Prosper," reviews and reactionsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Abraham Kuyper, "Sphere Sovereignty" --- October 20, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Matse, J.  "Significance of Mourning Process"Add to your cart.
Item 2: H. Faber, "Role of Life in Mourning Process" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Meuleman, G. E.  Articles concerning scripture, from the Gereformeerde Weekblad --- July - August 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Meuleman, G. E.  Articles on election and reprobation, in the Gereformeerde Weekblad --- October 1964 - January 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Noordewier, J.  "An Octogenarian," an autobiography, mimeograph of translationAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Noordewier, J.  "An Octogenarian," an autobiography, handwritten translationAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Report of Christian Reformed Synod, from an article in a Dutch magazine --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Ridderbos, H. N.  Articles from Gereformeerde Weekblad --- 1959-1975Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Concerning the Authority of the Scriptures"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "A Parting of the Way I - IV"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "A Partial Report on Our Travels"Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Family Visiting"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Van Andel Genealogy, handwritten translationAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Vander Houde, C.  Review of "The Heritage of John Calvin" in Gereformeerde Weekblad --- February 3, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Van Harmelen, J.  Articles in De Wachter --- 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Item 1: "A 'Quotum' Letter"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "The ARSS"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Blauwkamp's Brochure"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Van't Veer's article on Christological preaching --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Vos, Geerhardus.  Letters to A. Kuyper on the translation of Kuyper's Encyclopedia --- 1886-1897Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Verkuyl's "The Purpose and Aim of Mission," translated by F. KlunderAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Wierenga, H.  "Gereformeerde Kerken Synodical Letter," Gereformeerde Weekblad --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Wind, A.  "Report of Visit to Synod 1974," in Leidse Kerkbode --- October 25, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Woltjer, H. R.  "The Age of the Earth," from Christelijke EncyclopaedieAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Selected articles --- 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Selected articles --- 1962-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Selected articles --- 1967-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Selected articles, handwritten translations.  No authors or sources given --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Blacquiere, H. J.  "Coronation Feast of Queen Wilhelmina, North Brabant --- 1898"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Boerwinkle genealogy, first installment by Wilma WierengaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Infallibility issue.  Articles, some translated from Dutch --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Nymeyer, F.  "An Analysis of and a Counter Overture on Divorce" --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Spoelman, P.  "What is Wrong with the ARSS?"Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Stek, John.  Addresses to Synod of Haarlem, Gereformeerde Kerken --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Geestelijke Lieder uit den Schat Van de Kerk.  Organ scoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous translations and articlesAdd to your cart.