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Roelof Times Kuiper Collection



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Roelof Times Kuiper Collection, 1845-2000 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Roelof Times Kuiper Collection, 1845-2000Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/158

Primary Creator: Roelof Times Kuiper (1826-1894)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, author, and poet. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, sermons, documents, class notes, journals, poems, articles, personal synodical information, personal book catalogue, and a paper advocating Indian/Native American missions.

Biographical Note

Roelof Times Kuiper was born on May 2, 1826 in Diever, Drenthe, Netherlands. He studied under Wolter Alberts Kok of Hoogeveen. Kuiper was ordained on 11 November 1850. Kuiper served the congregations of Dalfsen and Wildervank in the Netherlands.

In 1879, Kuiper immigrated to the United States to serve the congregation of Graafschap, Michigan. While in America, Kuiper was an advocate of home missions and Christian education. Kuiper had been elected president of the Christian Reformed Synod in 1880. By 1889, Rev. Kuiper went on to serve First South Holland in Illinois until his death on 31 December 1894.

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Folder 1: Poetry --- 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Poetry Book --- 1846-1879Add to your cart.
(some poems copied by daughter, Bertha Vander Laan, 1927; also some written by W. M. Vander Laan)
Folder 3: Poetry – photocopy of “Poetry Book”Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poetry by R. T. Kuiper (“Old Year’s Bells,” “Shipwrecked- an Allegory,” “New Years:  1862,” and “Series of Best Wishes”)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Poetry for the Christian Choral Society of Wildervank --- 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poetry --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poetry to R. T. Kuiper’s three daughters --- undatedAdd to your cart.

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