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Brant S. Sevensma Collection



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Brant S. Sevensma Collection, 1917, 1929 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Brant S. Sevensma Collection, 1917, 1929

ID: COLL/393

Primary Creator: Sevensma, Brant S. (1867-1929)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Bookseller and prominent layman in the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes: stories, a funeral speech, and poems. Of special note are the commemorative poems for the Men's and Young Men's societies of the Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Biographical Note

Brant Sevensma was born in the Netherlands on June 28, 1867. Sevensma and his family immigrated to the United States where his father, Rev. S. B. Sevensma, served the congregation of Christian Reformed Church on Eastern Ave. Sevensma initially worked at a local Christian School, but eventually went into the book selling business. Sevensma's bookstore was very successful because he sold books in the Dutch language to the people of the Holland, Michigan area. Years later he began work as a secretary treasurer of the Culterville Psychopathic hospital.

Sevensma was a member of the Eastern Ave. church and prominently served as an elder.  He also served as the president of the Girls society and the Holland Men's society. For 26 years Sevensma served as the stated clerk of Classis Grand Rapids East. After being ill for several weeks, Brant Sevensma passed away on October 4, 1929.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Poem, "Wij Vieren Feest" given at the Jaarfeest of Jongelings en Jongedochters Vereeniging Eastern Avenue CRC --- 1917
Folder 2: Poem, "In dit avonduur..." given at a banquet Mannenvereenigingen, Eastern Avenue CRC --- 1929
Folder 3: Poem, "Eens  drong tot den Godsman…" --- [undated]
Folder 4: Poem, "Geen Tyd" --- [undated]
Folder 5: Poem, "God Met Ons" --- [undated]
Folder 6: Poem, "Gy gaat dus. . . --- [undated]
Folder 7: Eulogy --- [undated]
Folder 8: Story, "De Kanarievogel" --- [undated]
Folder 9: Pamphlet, Mijn Gedichtenboek:  Eene Verzameling Hollandsche en Engelsche Voordrachten Geschikt Voor Het Kerstfeest en Nieuwjaar --- [undated]

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