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Bruce Martin Buursma Collection, 1972-1988

Collection Overview

Title: Bruce Martin Buursma Collection, 1972-1988

ID: COLL/033

Creator: Buursma, Bruce Martin (1951-)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


The small collection includes an article entitled "Sincerely Yours, Robert Frost," revealing correspondence between Robert Frost and Frederick Ten Hoor, and other articles in Christianity Today, Reformed Journal, and the Chicago Tribune; plus a book review and interview with Billy Graham.

Biographical Note

Attended Calvin College for four years, Bruce Buursma has made a career in journalism. He met his wife Judy in a film class at Calvin and they have two sons-Benjamin and David. Buursma has worked at The Press; The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY; Dallas Times-Herald. He also worked as a business writer and religion editor at the Chicago Tribune beginning in 1980. Eventually Buursma made his way back to Calvin, becoming their media relations director from 1991-1994.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Religion Editor Material --- 1972-1988
Box 1
Folder 1: Article on Billy Graham in Reformed Journal,  "The Quest of the Historical Billy" --- Sep-79
Folder 2: Articles in Chicago Tribune.  Copies --- 1984-1985
Folder 3: Articles in Chicago Tribune.  Selected subjects.  Press clippings --- 1985-1986
Folder 4: Articles in Chicago Tribune.  Selected subjects.  Press clippings --- 1987-1988
Folder 5: Articles in Chicago Tribune Magazine,"Reaching for Greatness" --- November 9, 1986
Folder 6: Robert Frost letters to Frederick Ten Hoor, 1928.  Part of an article in Grand Rapids Press: "Sincerely Yours, Robert Frost." --- 1972
Folder 7: Interview with Billy Graham in Christianity Today: "Concerns of the Evangelist" --- April 5, 1985