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John E. Meeter Collection



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The North American Mentor

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John E. Meeter Collection, 1955-1981 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: John E. Meeter Collection, 1955-1981

ID: COLL/170

Primary Creator: John E. Meeter (1901-1993)

Extent: 1.0 Box

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. Published and unpublished poems.

Biographical Note

Educator and Minister, John E. Meeter, was born in Hammond, IN on October 8, 1901. After Meeter graduated from Calvin College and Seminary, he went off to Harvard Divinity School and Princeton Seminary earning his Master of Theology. Meeter then studied aboard at Free University in Amsterdam to earn his Doctorate of Theology.

Meeter first started his teaching career at Princeton Seminary. He then went off to teach at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA for ten years. In 1945, he began serving the congregation of Westside CRC in Cleveland, OH as their pastor. In 1951, he moved to New Jersey to serve the congregation of Englewood CRC. In 1966, Meeter retired.

During his career and into retirement, Meeter focused on editing and publishing the works of Dr. Benjamin Warfield, a notable Princeton scholar. Meeter had opportunity to publish his own poetry and sermons as well. His works made their way to the journals of the Christian Reformed Church and Princeton Seminary.

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Series 1: Poems
Box 1
Folder 1: Poems written by J. Meeter and correspondence
Folder 2
Item 1: Iowa Poetry Day Association Bicentennial Edition --- 1975
Item 2: Second Edition --- 1976
Folder 3
Item 1: "Dubuque Poems" --- 1976
Item 2: "Reflections on the Lord's Prayer" --- 1955
Folder 4: "Lyrical Iowa" --- 1972, 1975-1976
Folder 5
Folder 6: Iowa Poetry Day Association Brochure of Poems --- 1977-1978
Folder 7: Iowa Poetry Day Association Brochure of Poems --- 1979

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