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Roelof Times Kuiper Collection, 1845-2000

Collection Overview

Title: Roelof Times Kuiper Collection, 1845-2000

ID: COLL/158

Creator: Roelof Times Kuiper (1826-1894)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

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.


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical information --- 1899-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Some auto-biographical notes written by R. T. Kuiper, written in Dutch, with translation by E. R. Post --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Genealogical information about the Kuiper-Post branchAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family documents --- 1858, 1879, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs - parsonage, church, school, Stiena Koning gravesite --- [undated photocopy]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Candidate R. T. Kuiper certification --- 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, Wildervank --- 1870-1874Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 7: Certification by Wildervank consistory --- 1878Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 8: Statement of transfer --- 1853Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 9: Call letter from Graafschap CRC --- 1878Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 10: Letter from Graafschap CRC consistory --- 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Expense record --- 1878Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 12: Note regarding final days in Netherlands --- 1879Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 13: Certificate of transfer from Wildervank --- 1879Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 14: Call letter from Hollandsche Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk, Alpine Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Articles of organization, Hollandsche Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk --- [1881?]Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Article:  "Aan de Hollandsche Christelijke Gereformeerde Gemeenten in N. Amerika," De Wachter --- 29 June 1882Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 17: Article:  "Onze Reis Naar en Behouden Aankomst in Nederland," De Wachter --- 3 August 1882Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 18: Three letters --- August 8, 21, 28, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Journal and correspondence en route (SS Edam) to and in the Netherlands --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk agenda, Zwolle --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Minutes of the joint committee of Classis Grand Rapids and Holland --- 1882Add to your cart.
(with transcription and translation)
Folder 22: Announcement:  "Bekendmaking," De Wachter --- 23 November 1882Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 23: “Wat is de ‘Openbare Verzoening’ in Artikel 75 Kerkorde Bedoeld?” --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Personal notes regarding synods --- 1882, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Acts of Synod - Bijladge III & IV (with translation summary) --- 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Statements regarding RTK call --- 1889Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 27: “Ds. R. T. Kuiper’s Jubilee,” De Wachter --- (December 10, 1890)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Letter --- 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Article:  "Rev. R. T. Kuiper," De Wachter --- 16 January 1895Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 30: Article:  "De Begrafenisplechtigheid van Rev. R. T. Kuiper, te South Holland, IL, "De Wachter" --- ca. January 1895Add to your cart.
(with translation, 1983)
Folder 31: Editorial:  "Rev. R. T. Kuiper," De Wachter --- January 1895Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 32: Article:  "Rev. R. T. Kuiper," Gereformeerde Amerikaan --- February 1899Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 33: Letter regarding maintenance of the grave of Mrs. R. T. Kuiper in Wildervank, Netherlands --- 1914Add to your cart.
(with translation)
Folder 34: Letter regarding R. T. Kuiper genealogy --- 1925Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
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.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Speech held on the Classis of Nieuwe Pekela, the Netherlands --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Class notes - Paedagogie --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes for a Religion course --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Leerede:  [De Belofte des Evangelies Voorgesteld, als de Grond des Geloofs en eene Beweegrede tot Bekeering] --- 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ontboezeming op het Eerste Jaarfeest van de Christelijke Zangvereening te Wildervank --- 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermon notebook:  special occasion (old year); Genesis 47:8 --- 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Four sermons --- 1879-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Eene Stem uit Amerika over Amerika --- 1881Add to your cart.
[HERH F566.K8]
Item 2: Translation, A Voice from America about America --- 1970Add to your cart.
[HERH F566.K813]
Folder 9: Treffende Bijzonderheden uit de Geboortegeschiedenis der Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk --- 1881Add to your cart.
(with translation, 1984)
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Een Tijdwoord Betrekkelijk de Kerkelijke Toestanden in Noord-Amerika --- 1882Add to your cart.
[HERH BX6827.K84]
Item 2: A Timely Word Concerning Conditions in the Church in North AmericaAdd to your cart.
[HERH BX6827.K8413]
Item 3: A Treatise Concerning the Ecclesiastical Circumstances in North AmericaAdd to your cart.
[HERH BX6827.K8413 1977]
Folder 11: Catalogus van de Bibliotheek van Wijlen Rev. R. T. Kuiper --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Paper, "Rev. R. T. Kuiper: His Early Advocacy of Indian Missions," by E. R. Post --- [undated]Add to your cart.