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Title: Roelof Times Kuiper Collection, 1845-2000

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: Speech held on the Classis of Nieuwe Pekela, the Netherlands --- [undated]
Folder 2: Class notes - Paedagogie --- [undated]
Folder 3: Notes for a Religion course --- [undated]
Folder 4: Leerede:  [De Belofte des Evangelies Voorgesteld, als de Grond des Geloofs en eene Beweegrede tot Bekeering] --- 1864
Folder 5: Ontboezeming op het Eerste Jaarfeest van de Christelijke Zangvereening te Wildervank --- 1874
Folder 6: Sermon notebook:  special occasion (old year); Genesis 47:8 --- 1879
Folder 7: Four sermons --- 1879-1889
Folder 8
Item 1: Eene Stem uit Amerika over Amerika --- 1881
[HERH F566.K8]
Item 2: Translation, A Voice from America about America --- 1970
[HERH F566.K813]
Folder 9: Treffende Bijzonderheden uit de Geboortegeschiedenis der Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk --- 1881
(with translation, 1984)
Folder 10
Item 1: Een Tijdwoord Betrekkelijk de Kerkelijke Toestanden in Noord-Amerika --- 1882
[HERH BX6827.K84]
Item 2: A Timely Word Concerning Conditions in the Church in North America
[HERH BX6827.K8413]
Item 3: A Treatise Concerning the Ecclesiastical Circumstances in North America
[HERH BX6827.K8413 1977]
Folder 11: Catalogus van de Bibliotheek van Wijlen Rev. R. T. Kuiper --- [undated]
Folder 12: Paper, "Rev. R. T. Kuiper: His Early Advocacy of Indian Missions," by E. R. Post --- [undated]

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