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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, 1909-1982Add to your cart.

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 8: Varia --- 1918-1982Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Address of Fifteenth Anniversary of Neland Ave. CRC --- December 17, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Condolence Letter on the death of Mrs. H.H. Meeter --- March 9, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dedication Program for H.H. Meeter Center for Calvin Studies --- May 5, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Farewell Chapel Talk delivered to Calvin Students --- May 9, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Genealogical materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Indexes on Subjects StudiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter to men in the service --- December 3, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Neland Ave. CRC Annual Reports.  IncompleteAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Notebooks with jottings on family visitationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Notice of death of H.H. Meeter in Centraal Weekblad --- August 17, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Packet of Sermons (Dutch) of Contemporary PastorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Personal materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Record of Sermons Preached in Neland Ave. CRCAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Trip to Bethesda in Denver, ColoradoAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: A visit to H.H. Meeter reported in Chimes --- May 8, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Index cards:  CalvinismAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diploma, Calvin Theological Seminary --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Diploma, Princeton Seminary, B.D. --- 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Diploma, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam --- 1919Add to your cart.

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],
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