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Barend Klass Kuiper Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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Sermons and Letters

Letters

Articles

Articles and Varia

Varia

Notebooks of Student Days, Bundled Notes, Excerpts

Manuscripts, Album, Martin Luther Book

Bound Manuscripts



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Collection Overview

Title: Barend Klass Kuiper Collection, 1855-1961

ID: COLL/152

Primary Creator: Barend Klass Kuiper (1877-1961)

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary and editor of Christian Journal and De Wachter. The collection includes family and personal correspondence and documents (correspondents include H. Bavinck, B. J. Bennink, Ralph Janssen, B. Van Dellen, J. G. Vanden Bosch, and Klaire Kuiper); manuscripts of B. K. Kuiper's publications and articles written for The Banner; sections of a diary covering the years 1927-1930; and bound manuscripts containing class notes.

Biographical Note

Son of Rev. K. Kuiper, Barend Klass Kuiper was born in the Netherlands on July 16, 1877. At the age of 14, Kuiper’s father accepted the call from the Frist Church of Grand Haven, Michigan. The Kuiper family travelled across the Atlantic to immigrate to the United States. Kuiper enrolled at the University of Chicago where he graduated with a B.A. degree in 1900.

After graduation, Kuiper was offered a teaching position by the Synod in the literary department of the Calvin Theological Seminary. In 1903, he was granted a leave of absence to continue his education. He continued his studies at the Free University of Amsterdam until 1907. He returned to Calvin as a History Professor, serving the school until 1918. In 1926, he accepted the position of Professor of Church History at the Seminary.   

From 1918 to 1922, Kuiper served as the editor of the De Watcher. Kuiper suffered from diabetes and was hospitalized. Barend Klass Kuiper passed away on July 21, 1961. His wife, Cornelia (Van Zanten), and their son, K. V. Kuiper, survived him.

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[Series 1: Sermons and Letters, 1855-1900],
[Series 2: Letters, 1900-1960],
[Series 3: Articles, 1903-1957],
[Series 4: Articles and Varia, 1912-1961],
[Series 5: Varia, 1919-1959],
[Series 6: Notebooks of Student Days, Bundled Notes, Excerpts],
[Series 7: Manuscripts, Album, Martin Luther Book],
[Series 8: Bound Manuscripts, 1877-1905],
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Series 5: Varia --- 1919-1959
Box 13
Folder 1: Memorandum with notes on selling insurance
Folder 2: Modern history: notes on Martin Luther
handwritten
Folder 3: Onze Vrije Universiteit by J. C. Rullman.  Presented to B. K. K. --- 1959
Folder 4: Press clippings
Folder 5: Report of the Committee on Creation and Evolution, The Banner --- March 13, 1953
Folder 6: The School Question, handwritten material
Folder 7: Sermon: God and the Depression, handwritten
Folder 8: Sermons: Lord's Day 1, booklets
Folder 9: The World's History, a tragic-comedy --- 1919
handwritten
Folder 10: Notes on various subjects
handwritten

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Sermons and Letters, 1855-1900],
[Series 2: Letters, 1900-1960],
[Series 3: Articles, 1903-1957],
[Series 4: Articles and Varia, 1912-1961],
[Series 5: Varia, 1919-1959],
[Series 6: Notebooks of Student Days, Bundled Notes, Excerpts],
[Series 7: Manuscripts, Album, Martin Luther Book],
[Series 8: Bound Manuscripts, 1877-1905],
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