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Henry J. Ryskamp Collection

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Correspondence

Speeches

Articles, Book Reviews, Papers, and Materials on Various Topics

Articles, Syllabus, Young Calvinist Magazine, Research Material



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Henry J. Ryskamp Collection, 1909-1974 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry J. Ryskamp Collection, 1909-1974

ID: COLL/217

Primary Creator: Henry J. Ryskamp (1893-1976)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of economics, sociology, and dean of the faculty at Calvin College; and associate editor of The Young Calvinist. The collection includes correspondence, syllabus, reviews, articles, speeches, interviews with faculty emeriti, papers on economics and sociology, topic files, a dissertation entitled "The Dutch in Western Michigan," Christian Labor Association files (1936), a manuscript on the history of Calvin College and Seminary, and memoirs (1975).

Biographical Note

Henry J. Ryskamp was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on November 3, 1893.  He graduated from the Calvin Preparatory School in 1910 and went on to attend the College from 1910-1912 and 1914-1915.

After transferring to the University of Michigan, he was granted an AB degree in 1916, an MA degree in 1917, and the PhD in 1930.  The title of his doctoral dissertation was The Dutch in Western Michigan.

Except for two years when he was an instructor in history at the University (1920-1921), and in sociology (1924-1925), Dr. Ryskamp served on the faculty and administration at Calvin College continuously from 1918 until his retirement in 1964.

Although deeply involved in his teaching and administrative work, he gave generously of his time and counsel to students, to colleagues, to church, and to numerous community agencies such as being associate editor of the Young Calvinist magazine for many years.

He was married Flora De Graaf in 1923.  At the time of his death in 1976, she and their three sons survived him.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1915-1974],
[Series 2: Speeches],
[Series 3: Articles, Book Reviews, Papers, and Materials on Various Topics, 1911-1970],
[Series 4: Articles, Syllabus, Young Calvinist Magazine, Research Material, 1909-1970],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence --- 1915-1974
Box 1
Folder 1: Personal correspondence --- 1915-1919
Folder 2: Personal correspondence --- 1920-1940
Folder 3: Personal re: his doctoral thesis --- 1926-1931
Folder 4: Personal correspondence including press clippings --- 1947-1968
Folder 5: General correspondence --- 1918-1974
Folder 6: Re: Association of American Universities and Colleges --- 1931-1958
Folder 7: A - correspondence --- 1947-1964
Folder 8: B - correspondence --- 1935-1964
Folder 9: Re: Blodgett Hospital's nursing program --- 1947-1964
Folder 10: Re: Butterworth Hospital's nursing program --- 1954-1957
Folder 11: C - correspondence --- 1954-1960
Folder 12: With "College Night" programs --- 1955-1960
Folder 13: D - correspondence --- 1951-1964
Folder 14: With Dordt College --- 1957-1963
Folder 15: E - correspondence --- 1941-1964
Folder 16: F - correspondence --- 1951-1962
Folder 17: G - correspondence --- 1946-1963
Box 2
Folder 1: H - correspondence --- 1943-1964
Folder 2
Item 1: I - correspondence --- 1957
Item 2: J - correspondence --- 1952-1963
Item 3: K - correspondence --- 1954-1964
Folder 3: L - correspondence --- 1949-1964
Folder 4: M - correspondence --- 1946-1963
Folder 5: N - correspondence --- 1940-1962
Folder 6: O - correspondence --- 1950-1964
Folder 7: P - correspondence --- 1941-1963
Folder 8
Item 1: Q - correspondence --- 1957
Item 2: R - correspondence --- 1950-1962
Folder 9: S - correspondence --- 1947-1962
Folder 10
Item 1: T - correspondence --- 1950-1965
Item 2: Trinity College correspondence --- 1959-1966
Folder 11: U - correspondence --- 1953-1956
Folder 12: V - correspondence --- 1942-1963
Box 3
Folder 1: W - correspondence --- 1951-1965
Folder 2: X-Z - correspondence --- 1951-1961
Folder 3: Correspondence Re: "History of Calvin College and Seminary" - written by H.J. Ryskamp --- 1965
Series 2: Speeches
Box 3
Folder 4-5: Chapel talks --- undated
Folder 6: Convocation and Commencement introductions and remarks --- undated
Folder 7: Speeches --- undated
Folder 8: Speeches and remarks at his retirement party
Folder 9: Loose-leaf notebook of reading notes --- undated
Series 3: Articles, Book Reviews, Papers, and Materials on Various Topics --- 1911-1970
Box 4
Folder 1: Adams, John, paper --- undated
Folder 2: Bananer, the Chimes edition --- April 1970
Folder 3: Bolt, Jacob; Eulogy written by H.J. Ryskamp --- 1967
Folder 4: Book reviews
Folder 5: Broadcast script of a program with Professor L. Flokstra over WJR radio Detroit --- February 21, 1942
Folder 6: Broene, G. in English from the Dutch by his sons
Folder 7: "Calvin College Memories," by Marten ten Hoor --- 1965
Folder 8: Calvin Forum Magazine.  Minutes, financial reports, materials. H.J.R. was the member of the editorial staff --- 1934-1948
Folder 9: "Calvinism," Forum articles by H.J.R. on a Calvinistic political program
Folder 10: Christian Labor Association: Report to the CLA Arbitration Committee from the executive Committee of which H.J.R. was a member, Article on the Labor movement by H.J.R. --- 1938
Folder 11: "Christian Reformed Church Worthies" a series of 22 biographies by Prof. J.G. Vanden Bosch, edited by J.H. Bratt --- 1961
Folder 12: Committee of Ten report (Synodical) --- 1939
Folder 13: Constantine and Christianity paper by H.J.R. --- 1917
Folder 14: Economics paper by H.J.R. --- 1911
Folder 15: Education - its function ethically.  By H.J.R. --- around 1916
Folder 16: Experiences at Calvin.  Responses to a request by H.J.R. re: writing his "History of Calvin College and Seminary" --- 1965
Folder 17: France.  H.J.R.'s Master thesis: "The Case Between the Papacy and the Government," --- 1917
Folder 18: History.  A paper on "Wm. Bentinck, First Earl of Portland" --- 1919
Folder 19: History.  A paper on the "Ordeal" --- undated
Folder 20: Immigration.  Summary of his doctoral thesis: "The Dutch in Michigan, immigration and its causes" --- undated
Folder 21: "Quadrangle."  University of Michigan campus club of which H.J.R. was a member.  Origins and History.  Reprint from U of M Alumnus --- 1932
Folder 22: Religion paper: "Customs and traditions, and their influence on Religion" --- undated
Series 4: Articles, Syllabus, Young Calvinist Magazine, Research Material --- 1909-1970
Box 5
Folder 1: Sociology 203: H.J. Ryskamp's syllabus, copy by Dale Books --- 1940
Folder 2: Teacher Education in Canada.  Accredidation problems --- 1957
Folder 3: Vanden Bosch, Professor J.G. memorial articles by H.J.R. --- 1970
Folder 4: "Young Calvinist," Collections of selected copies of the magazines, H.J.R. was associate editor for many years. --- 1925, 1928, 1929
Folder 5: Research Material for H.J.R.'s History of Calvin.  Faculty minutes --- 1909-1931
Folder 6: Research Material for H.J.R.'s History of Calvin.  Minutes of Executive Committee --- 1914-1963
Folder 7: Research Material for H.J.R.'s History of Calvin.  Minutes of Board of Trustees --- 1952-1963
Folder 8: Manuscript: "History of Calvin College and Seminary" --- 1965

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1915-1974],
[Series 2: Speeches],
[Series 3: Articles, Book Reviews, Papers, and Materials on Various Topics, 1911-1970],
[Series 4: Articles, Syllabus, Young Calvinist Magazine, Research Material, 1909-1970],
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