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Steve John Van Der Weele Collection, 1940-2013 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Richard Harms, 2013

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Collection Overview

Title: Steve John Van Der Weele Collection, 1940-2013

ID: COLL/287

Primary Creator: Van Der Weele, Steve John (1920-)

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Professor of English at Calvin College. The collection includes journal entries of daily proceedings under Captain Lockwood (Corporal S. J. Van Der Weele) during the military occupation of Anrath Displaced Persons Center (Marburg, Germany), March 10, 1945, to October 4, 1945; articles; book reviews; essays; pamphlet; bibliography of articles and book reviews published in Reformed Journal, Neland News, Christianity Today, Calvin Theological Journal, and others; and a bibliography of other published items.

Biographical Note

Born 13 October 1920 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Dan and Cora (Gabrielse) Van Der Weele, Steve John Vander Weele served in the US Army Air Corps (later Air Force), 1942-1945.  He served in the United States and Europe and at Anrath Prison Camp in northern Germany, which served as a collection point for displaced persons after liberation.  After the war he graduated from Calvin College and earned an MS in 1950 and PhD in 1955 from the University of Wisconsin.

He joined the English Department faculty of Calvin College in 1955 and was steadily promoted to full professor.  A teacher and scholar, he published numerous articles and book reviews, even after becoming professor emeritus in 1986.  He was active in Christian and literature groups as well as academic organizations.

In 1950 Van Der Weele married Viola Hugen (1922-2007).  They have two children - Deborah (Robert) Kula and Philip (Joan Snyder) - and two grandchildren.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Steve J. Van Der Weele

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Military Experience],
[Series 3: Published material],
[Series 4: Michigan Academy papers],
[Series 5: Presentations],
[Series 6: Book Reviews],
[Series 7: Teaching in Hungary],
[Series 8: Varia],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Vita and biographical data --- 1950-2013
Series 2: Military Experience
Box 1
Folder 2: Daily proceedings of the Anrath Displaced Persons Center in Germany. --- 1945
Folder 3: Daily proceedings under Capt. Lockwood during the military occupation of Marburg --- 4/1945 - 6/1945
Folder 4: Daily proceedings under Capt. Lockwood during the military occupation of Marburg --- 7/1945 - 8/1945
Folder 5: Daily proceedings under various captains during the military occupation of Marburg --- 1945
Series 3: Published material
Box 1
Folder 6-8: Published items other than The Reformed Journal, 1953-1993; bibliography of articles and reviews in CRC periodicals; report on conferences held at Wheaton College and Gordon College; Letter about Philip Vander Weele; article on Quentin Vander Weele --- 1961
Series 4: Michigan Academy papers
Box 1
Folder 9
Item 1: From Usurer to Distinguished Citizen! The Growing Acceptance of the Merchant in Eighteenth Century Drama --- 1969
Item 2: The Language of Inevitability in Christian Tragedy --- 1980
Folder 10
Item 1: The Fabling Faithless of Hopkins's Theology Wreck of the Deutschebad --- 1982
Item 2: On Reading at Night --- 1990
Item 3: A Sampler of Short Stories by Zsigmond Movicz --- 1999
Folder 11
Item 1: Paradigms of Irony in Short Stories by Hungarian Authors --- 2001
Item 2: The Trial of Anna Edes: A Window on the State of Soul in Post-War Hungary --- 2001
Item 3: Samuel Johnson's Irene as a Commonplace book --- 2005
Folder 12
Item 1: Pedagogical Practices among Jews and Early Christians --- 2005
Item 2: Czeslaw Milosz: Candidate for the First Circle of Paradise --- 2006
Item 3: Milton Papers --- 2008?
Item 4: Squinting at Life from a Café --- 2009
Folder 13
Item 1: Einstein Lite --- 2009
Item 2: Czeslaw Milosz's Default Te Deum --- 2010
Item 3: Abstracts
Series 5: Presentations
Box 1
Folder 14: Vondel's Jeptha
Box 2
Folder 1: Benjamin Franklin's Script
Folder 2: The Mind behind the Music --- 1985
Folder 3: Miscellaneous
Series 6: Book Reviews
Box 2
Folder 4
Item 1: Christianity Today --- 1989-2009
Item 2: Christian Century
Item 3: Christian Educator's Journal
Folder 5
Item 1: Christianity and Literature --- 1979-2011
Item 2: Calvin Theological Journal
Folder 6: Neland News --- 2001-2013
Series 7: Teaching in Hungary
Box 2
Folder 7: Employment, Class lists, Schedules --- 1993-1994
Folder 8: Correspondence --- 1993-1994
Folder 9: Miscellaneous --- 1994-1999
Series 8: Varia
Box 2
Folder 10: Correspondence --- 1945-1956, n.d.
Folder 11: Zylstra, Henry project --- 1940-1980
Folder 12: "A Felicitous Life between parentheses of Disasters: The Witness of Czeslaw Milosz" --- 2012

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Military Experience],
[Series 3: Published material],
[Series 4: Michigan Academy papers],
[Series 5: Presentations],
[Series 6: Book Reviews],
[Series 7: Teaching in Hungary],
[Series 8: Varia],

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