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Frederick ten Hoor Collection

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Correspondence, Writings, and Poems

Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically

Miscellaneous



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Title: Frederick ten Hoor Collection, 1855-1973

ID: COLL/255

Primary Creator: ten Hoor, Frederick (1893-1980)

Extent: 2.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Poet, and plant manager at V'Soske Rug Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The collection includes: autobiography, genealogy, correspondence (including two letters from Robert Frost, 1922-1923), unpublished short stories, published and unpublished poems, translations of Frisian poems written by Elizabeth Eijbers, articles, novel manuscript, plus clippings and book reviews related to Marten M. ten Hoor, Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Alabama.

Biographical Note

Born at Franeker, Friesland, in the Netherlands in 1893 of Foppe and Elizabeth ten Hoor, Frederick came to Grand Rapids in 1895 when his father became pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church.  He attended local Christian day-schools and Calvin College.

After serving in World War I and realizing he could never make a living writing poetry, which he had begun to do when he was 19 years old, he took employment with a shirt company, and later, in the City Engineer's office in Grand Rapids.  In 1935 he became associated with a rug manufacturing company, where he remained until his retirement in 1973.

He spent his retirement years at his country residence overlooking Perch Lake.  In 1980, he died of a heart attack, leaving his widow, Marie Louserse, 2 sons and a daughter.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, and Poems, 1855-1973],
[Series 2: Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically, 1919-1959],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1859-1964],
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Series 3: Miscellaneous --- 1859-1964
Box 4
Folder 1: Maarten ten Hoor's (brother) account of a trip to Europe in --- 1953
Folder 2: Miscellaneous
Folder 3
Item 1: Maarten's material sent to his brother, Frederick ten Hoor: "Good Companions", a response to his friends and fellow members of the Boston Club on the occasion of a farewell dinner, September 14, 1944; "The Ivory Tower and the Marketplace", reprint of an article from the Association of American Colleges Bulletin for May, 1945; "Dutch Colonist and American Democracy", in a copy of Michigan History, December, 1947 published by the Michigan Historical Commission; newspaper clippings about his retirement as Dean of the School of Fine Arts, University of Alabama, 1960; program of testimonial dinner in his honor at his retirement, 1960; his speech in response at the testimonial dinner, 1960; article on Maarten in De Strikel, Frisian magazine, at his retirement, 1960; review of his book, Education for Privacy, reprinted from Western Humanities Review, Autumn, 1961; article in Frisian News Items for, on being awarded the "Half-moon" Trophy, presented annually to a "distinguished Netherlands-born resident of the United States"; --- May, 1964
Item 2: Booklet, collection of Cajun Stories.
Item 3: Book of Piano Music - De 150 Psalmen for organ and piano --- 1859
Item 4: Maarten’s material sent to his brother, Frederick ten Hoor: “Good Companions”, a response to his friends and fellow members of the Boston Club on the occasion of a farewell dinner --- September 14, 1944
Item 5: “The Ivory Tower and the Marketplace”, reprint of an article from the Association of American Colleges Bulletin --- May, 1945
Item 6: “Dutch Colonist and American Democracy”, in a copy of Michigan History, published by the Michigan Historical Commission --- December, 1947
Item 7: Newspaper clippings about his retirement as Dean of the School of Fine Arts, University of Alabama --- 1960
Item 8: Program of testimonial dinner in his honor at his retirement --- 1960
Item 9: Article on Maarten in De Strikel, Frisian magazine, at his retirement --- 1960
Item 10: Review of his book, Education for Privacy, reprinted from Western Humanities Review, Autumn --- 1961
Item 11: Article in Frisian News Items on being awarded the “Half-moon” Trophy, presented annually to a “distinguished Netherlands-born resident of the United States” --- May, 1964
Box 5: Manuscript of Maarten ten Hoor's novel, Kathy Huysman Booklets of poems by Frederick ten Hoor

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[Series 1: Correspondence, Writings, and Poems, 1855-1973],
[Series 2: Publications Containing Poems and Articles by Frederick ten Hoor, Arranged Chronologically, 1919-1959],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1859-1964],
[All]


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