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Harm Henry Meeter Collection

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Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks

Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks

Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago

Publications: Background Material

Sermons

Correspondence

Calvin College Period

Varia



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Title: Harm Henry Meeter Collection, 1909-1982

ID: COLL/168

Primary Creator: Harm Henry Meeter (1886-1963)

Extent: 17.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and Professor of Bible at Calvin College. Correspondence, sermons, lectures, course outlines, topic files, periodicals, commitee minutes and reports. Class notes taken while a student at Calvin Theological Seminary, 1909-1911, primarily student notes of Professor L. Berkhof's lectures. Princeton Theological Seminary student notebooks of the lectures of Professor J. Gresham Machen, Geerhardus Vos, Benjamin B. Warfield, and others, 1912-1914. Material in connection with H.H. Meeter's ministry at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 1917-1926. Correspondents include: F.W. Grosheide, C. van Gelderen, J. L. den Houting, H. H. Kuyper, Catherine Kuyper, and H. G. Stoker.

Biographical Note

Born April 29, 1886, in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Meeter received his elementary education in the public and Evangelical Lutheran schools of Lansing, Illinois.  After graduating from Calvin College and Seminary in 1911, he did post-graduate work at Princeton Seminary.

Of two fellowships offered him at Princeton, he chose the one that allowed him three years of study at the Free University in Amsterdam, from which he graduated in 1916, the first American cum laude with a doctorate in Theology from that institution.  His dissertation was titled: "The Heavenly High Priesthood of Christ: an Exegetical Study."

In January 1917, he was ordained as the first minister of the Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.  While at Neland, he served on the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary, on the board of the Grand Rapids Christian High School, on various synodical committees, and as chairman for several years of the Publication Committee of the Christian Reformed Church.

In 1926, Dr. Meeter began his illustrious career of teaching at Calvin College, serving there until 1956.  He was the sole teacher of Bible at Calvin until 1946.  He wrote two books, The Fundamental Principle of Calvinism and Calvinism, an Interpretation of Its Basic Ideas.  The latter book was translated into the Dutch, Japanese, and Korean languages.

Retiring in 1953, Dr. Meeter lived until July 19, 1963 and was survived by his wife, Jennie, and son, Hugh.


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[Series 1: Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks, 1909-1911],
[Series 2: Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks],
[Series 3: Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago],
[Series 4: Publications: Background Material],
[Series 5: Sermons, 1917 - 1924],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1911 - 1958],
[Series 7: Calvin College Period, 1926 - 1969],
[Series 8: Varia, 1918-1982],
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Series 1: Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks --- 1909-1911
Box 1
Item 1: Bijbel Geschiedenis I --- 1909
Item 2: Bijbel Geschiedenis II --- 1909
Item 3: Bijbel Geschiedenis III --- 1909
Item 4: Bijbel Studie, 5th year
Item 5: Bijbel Studie: Old Testament --- 1909
Item 6: Bijbel Studie: Old Testament --- 1909
Item 7: Bijbel Studie: Old Testament --- 1909
Item 8: Hermeneutics I --- 1909
Item 9: Hermeneutics II --- 1909
Item 10: Idolatrie I --- 1909-1910
Item 11: Idolatrie II --- 1909
Item 12: Idolatrie III --- 1909
Item 13: Isagogics I --- 1909-1910
Item 14: Isagogics II --- 1909-1910
Item 15: Isagogics.  Berkhof
Item 16: New Testament Exegesis, Romans 8 - I --- 1909
Item 17: New Testament Exegesis, Romans 8 - II --- 1909
Item 18: New Testament Exegesis, John 14 - I --- 1910
Item 19: New Testament Exegesis, John 14 - II --- 1910
Item 20: New Testament Exegesis, John 14 - III --- 1909-1910
Item 21: New Testament Exegesis, I John 1 - I, Berkhof --- undated
Item 22: New Testament Exegesis, I John 1 - II, Berkhof --- undated
Item 23: New Testament Exegesis, I John 1 - III, Berkhof --- undated
Item 24: Old Testament Exegesis, Micah --- 1909
Item 25: Old Testament Exegesis, Micah --- 1909-1910
Item 26: Old Testament Exegesis, Micah --- undated
Item 27: Old Testament Exegsis, Isaiah 54 - I --- 1910-1911
Item 28: Old Testament Exegsis, Isaiah 54 - II, Berkhof
Item 29: Old Testament Exegsis, Isaiah 54 - III, Berkhof
Item 30: Old Testament Exegsis, Psalms - I --- undated
Item 31: Old Testament Exegsis, Psalms - II --- undated

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks, 1909-1911],
[Series 2: Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks],
[Series 3: Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago],
[Series 4: Publications: Background Material],
[Series 5: Sermons, 1917 - 1924],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1911 - 1958],
[Series 7: Calvin College Period, 1926 - 1969],
[Series 8: Varia, 1918-1982],
[All]


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