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E. R. Post Collection



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Correspondence and Items Related to the CRC Layman’s League

Synod of 1971

Miscellaneous Papers

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E. R. Post Collection, 1949-1982 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: E. R. Post Collection, 1949-1982

ID: COLL/198

Primary Creator: Post, E. R. (1896-1993)

Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Principal of Grand Rapids Christian High School, field agent for the Historical Committee of the CRCNA, and translator. The collection includes records of the Christian Reformed Laymen's League of the 1960s, Synodical Study Committee material, articles published in The Banner, a speech, entitled "Christian Education in Grand Rapids," and many banquet speeches.

Biographical Note

Son of Rev. John Post and Jessie Kuiper, Egbert R. Post was born in Almont, Michigan on August 28, 1896. Post began his teaching career in a one-room Christian School house in Baldwin, Wisconsin. After only a year of teaching Post enter the army at the end of World War I. When he returned, he enrolled at Calvin College and later transferred to the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan he received his BA and MA in economics.

Post accepted a teaching position at Grand Rapids Christian High School. There he taught the subjects of social science, commercial law, and governments. In 1932 Post became principal of the Grand Rapids Christian High School and remained principal until his retirement in 1965. Post became affectionately known as "Erpie" because of the way he signed slips.

Outside of the school, Post and his wife Catherine (Hennink) ran a summer youth camp called Camp Roger on Little Bostwick Lake. Once he retired, Post worked at Heritage Hall, Calvin College. He served as a field agent for the Christian Reformed Church, collecting material for the archives and microfilming them. Post also translated documents from Dutch to English for the archives.

On June 11, 1993 Egbert R. Post died from congestive heart failure. His wife preceded him in death in 1982. He is survived by his son, Jay Post and daughter, Eunice Hope.

Correspondence and Items Related to the CRC Layman's League

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[Series 1: Correspondence and Items Related to the CRC Layman’s League],
[Series 2: Synod of 1971],
[Series 3: Miscellaneous Papers],

Series 3: Miscellaneous Papers
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1982
Folder 2: Speech: Jamestown CRC 75th Anniversary
Folder 3: Speech: "Christian Education in Grand Rapids" --- 1978
Folder 4: Banner article, "Calvin College: Recollections after Sixty Years" --- April 1976
Folder 5: "Echoes from the Early Twenties," seven manuscripts written in response to a request to send an autobiographical sketch covering the past fifty years or more. Contributors: Harry Abma, Matthys H. De Vroome, Garret E. Roelofs, Garret Kempers, Jacob G. Kooistra, Sheldon H. Sturrmans, and Gerben Zylstra
Folder 6: Translation
Folder 7: CRC Careers Tape #2
Folder 8: CRC Careers Tape #3

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