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John H. Schaal Collection, 1928-1991

Collection Overview

Title: John H. Schaal Collection, 1928-1991

ID: COLL/218

Creator: John Hamburg Schaal (1908-2002)

Extent: 15.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, academic dean of the Reformed Bible College, and editor of Sunday School Papers. The collection includes: sermons, Sunday School Committee minutes, correspondence, reports, lecture notes, outlines for Bible studies, Young Calvinist articles, class notes, programs, brochures, pamphlets, and an interview with J. H. Brinks relating the beginning of the Reformed Bible Institute. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

John Hamburg Schaal was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 28, 1908.  Schaal attended Calvin College, graduated with his B.A. in 1930, and went on to Calvin Seminary graduating in1933. Schaal’s first call came from his hometown, Kalamazoo’s Milwood congregation. He served there from 1933 until 1943 when he accepted the call from Second Fremont. Schaal’s gift of being a great educator and writer led him to be the denomination’s editor of the Sunday school papers and material.

He was the editor and pastor of Second CRC until 1948 when he agreed to be the Bible instructor at the Reformed Bible Institute. In 1972, he was appointed as the Academic Dean at the Reformed Bible College. Only a year later Schaal entered emeritus status. At the age of 94, John Schaal died on September 24, 2002. His wife, Grace (Workman), preceded him in death. His son Wendell and five grandchildren survived Schaal.


Box and Folder Listing

Sub-Series 1: Biographical Material --- 1928-1989Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Appointment to Army Chaplaincy and papers --- 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bulletins: MementosAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Certificate for outstanding educators of America --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Call Letters and correspondence --- 1933-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Call Letters and correspondence --- 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Call Letters and correspondence --- 1950-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Classical Diploma --- September 12, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Conference and Rally Programs --- 1950-1962Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dedication of Schaal Residence Hall at RBC --- January 15, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Farewell from RBC, press reports --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fifty-fifth Anniversary --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fifty years in the ministry.  Letters and Bulletins --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Income Tax Returns --- 1943-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Income Tax Returns --- 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Kalamazoo Letters.  Reports of Classis in The Banner --- 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters --- 1946-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letters: Correspondence with Stanley Baxter --- 1970Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letters: Correspondence with Harry Boer --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters to men in the Service --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Life in the Service, The Banner, press clippings --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meyer, Frank, press clippings on his death --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mother: poems and articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: National Social Directory, biography, p. 589 --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Prayer Breakfast mementos --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Prayer Breakfast mementos --- 1973, 1980, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Prayer Breakfast mementos --- 1974, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Presbyterian Church Bulletins --- 1941Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press clippings and bulletins --- 1930'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Press clippings and Scrap book --- 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Press clippings --- 1955-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reflections on Milwood CRCAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Retirement felicitations --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Second CRC, Fremont, MI, 75 years --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Son Wendall, press clipping --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Period: American Drama, U of Chicago.  Notes --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Student Period: Christian Unity.  Notes and term paper for CH 353 --- Summer 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Student Period: Communications with U of Chicago on Doctor of Philosophy Degree --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Student Period: Early Christian Intellectualism.  Notes for CH 319Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Student Period: Ethiek I, Dr. V. Hepp, mimeographed notes (page one missing) --- June 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Student Period: Ethiek II, Dr. V. Hepp, mimeographed notes --- 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Student Period: Gerard de Brogne, 898-959.  Paper from U. of Chicago --- 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Student Period: History 324.  Notes and book reports --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Influence of the Dutch on Religious Toleration.  Summer term --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Student Period: Luke, the Historian.  Book Review papersAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Student Period: New Testament later writings, NT 371 --- Summer 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Student Period: Notes on Christian Conception of God --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Student Period: Notes on OT Exegesis, Isaiah 52 and 53Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Student Period: Notes on OT Exegesis.  Papers --- 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student Period: Philosophy of Religions, Wieman.  Book Reports --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Student Period: Practical Theology 315 --- Summer 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Student Period: Reformation on the ContinentAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Period: Religious Toleration in American HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Student Period: Saint Furse (c. 570-650) His Life and Influence; term paper for C398 --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Student Period: Schedule of Exams --- 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Student Period: Seminary Junior Class request for preaching in Presbyterian Church --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Student Period: Seminary Class reunion --- 1933, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Student Period: Study of Luke courseAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Student Period: Study of TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Student Period: Words Kurios and Christos.  Term paper on problems in OTAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Student Period: Zoological Drawings --- 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tenth Anniversary of Milwood --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Trip to Europe --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Trust Fund PlansAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Who's Who in the Midwest, 12th Ed. Page with biographyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Board Member, Chaplaincy, Committees --- 1933-1991Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boards of Trustees,  Exam of Seminary students --- Jun-33Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Calvin Christian Retirement Home, Chaplaincy --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Children's Bible Hour Minutes and Material.  Board of Directors --- 1974-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Christian Reformed Conference Grounds.  Summer program --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Christian Reformed Ministers Fund.  Member of Executive Committee --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Church Order Committee member.  Reporter --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Gospel Recordings Retreat, Notes --- June 19-22, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gospel Recordings: Thought for recordingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Hospital Chaplaincy Service, Inc. Pastors Breakfast --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Layworkers Place in ecclesiastical structure.  Notes and reports --- 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hospital Chaplaincy: Articles, communications --- 1972-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lord's Day Alliance, 97th Annual meeting --- 1986Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sunday magazine --- 1982-1990Add to your cart.
(incomplete)
Folder 13: Lord's Day Alliance, served on various committees --- 1983-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Lord's Day Alliance.  Winston-Salem Semi-Annual meeting --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Project Philip of World Home Bible League. Letters answered --- 1975-1981, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Victory Farms Rehabilitation-International.  Informational brochure --- 1977Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Evangelism and Miscellaneous --- 1934-1989Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Christian Education Material, Brochure, and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Evangelism Conference Material.  Methods and Programs --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Evangelism Conference Notes.  Bethel, Paterson --- 1958Add to your cart.
Item 2: California Classis --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Evangelism Conferences, notes --- 1970, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Evangelism Conference Material --- October 21-23, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Evangelism: Indigenous Mission Policy.  Rev. J.L. Schaver --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Evangelism: Report on Inspection Committee, Indian Mission Field --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Evangelism: Visitation --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Submitted Material: My Trip to Israel, compiled by Doris Morlan.  For possible use in S.S. magazines --- 1982, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Submitted Material: Vision in Movement.  A Biography, by Dorothy Koert.  Acknowledgement of Schaals --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Submitted Material: Why do they call it Good News? (1) by J.J. Lamberts.  Mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Submitted Material: Why do they call it Good News? (2 and 3) by J.J. Lamberts.  Mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Reformed Bible College Material --- 1939-1989Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alumni Fellowship Letter --- 1968.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Reflections --- 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Item 3: RBC Quarterly --- 1947-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bible History: New Testament Studies.  God's Triumph in History --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bible History: Old Testament.  God's Triumph in HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Brochure: Questions and answers touching the RBC --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Character Studies.  The Coming and the Goings; outlined papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Christian and Church Leadership.  Notes and outlined papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Christian Ethics.  Notes for Ethics 331Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Christian Ethics.  Notes for Ethics 331 --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Christian Ethics.  Press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Christian Leadership.  Course and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Christian Pedagogy.  Outlined materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Church History: God's Triumph through History.  Outlined material and questionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Church History: Notes for H352 --- 1942Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Comparative Religions.  Outlined materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence Course on Evangelism and the Bible book by book --- 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Covenant of Grace.  Outlined paperAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Current Denominations.  Material outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Discussion material for Faculty meeting --- January 21, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dogmatics.  Proof textsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Dreams about the future.  Paper and book list suggested by the faculty of RBCAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Education Committee material --- 1941, 1945-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Evaluation Report on Great Lakes Bible College --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fiftieth Anniversary Book --- 1939-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Gospel of John Lectures outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Kingdom of God in Modern Thought, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Lordship of Christ.  Mimeographed notes and student responsesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Memorandum --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Missions and evangelism.  Brief papers and outlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: News Letters of RBC --- 1968-1976Add to your cart.
(Incomplete)
Folder 17: Old Testament Minor Prophets.  Material outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Old Testament: Subjects included the Four Hundred Year interval between Malachi and ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Public Speaking Course.  NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Public Speaking PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Religions of History, outlined materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Religions of History, outlined material and brief papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Reports on the RBI --- 1966-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Schaal Residence Hall dedication, program --- January 15, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Self-Evaluation of RBI --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Self-Evaluation of RBC --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Spiritual Pioneers.  Sketches of RBI personalities --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Memo released --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Studies in the Book of Acts, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Studies in the Book of Acts.  The unfinished task of witnessing for Christ, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Studies in the Book of Acts.  The unfinished task --- 1967-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Studies in the Book of Acts and the EpistlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Studies in the Book of Ephesians.  Outlined, 17pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Studies in the Book of Ephesians.  Typed material (incomplete)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Studies in the Book of Ephesians.  Better living through Christ --- 1968Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Studies in First CorinthiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Studies in First and Second Thessalonians.  Coopersville Reformed Church Bible Class --- 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Studies in First and Second Thessalonians, edited notes --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Studies in First and Second Thessalonians.  Discussion notes, Coopersville Reformed Church --- 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Studies in the Book of Galatians.  Student papers --- 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Studies in the Book of Galatians.  Examinations --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Studies in the Gospels, 115pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Studies in the Book of Hebrews, mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Studies in the Book of Hebrews; Better living through Christ --- 1968Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Studies in the Book of Hebrews; notes --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Studies in the Book of James; notes --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Studies in the Book of Jude --- 1970-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Studies in the Book of Philippians; notes --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Studies in the Book of Revelation, outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Studies in the Book of Romans: God's Triumphs revealed in RomansAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Studies in the Book of Romans; notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Studies in the Book of Romans; RBI mimeographed copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sunday School Challenge; Use of the Bible with brief papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Thirty-first Commencement Program --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Thirty-fourth Anniversary --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Thomas Aquinas paperAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Twenty-fifth Anniversary material --- 1965Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Sermonic Material --- 1933-1984Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Meditations in the Banner --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Meditations in the Family Altar of the Back to God Hour --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Meditations in Today: Theme, The Unfinished Task on the book of ActsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Meditations in the Young Calvinist --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Radio Messages, WKZO --- 1933-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Radio Messages, WKZO --- 1939-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Radio Messages, WMUS --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Back to God Hour Sermons --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Class, Classical and Dutch Sermons --- 1973Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermons on ActsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons on JamesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermons on JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermons on LukeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermons on Matthew 1-15Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermons on Matthew 16-28Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Submitted articles for Sunday School papers by Clare JohnsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Submitted stories and poems for Sunday School papers by Ellen BrownAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Sunday School Material --- 1946-1972Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Activities and papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles and papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Committee Meetings --- January 17, 1963-November 6, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Convention programs --- 1946-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Convention programs --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence and ReportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Sunday School Editor for Bible Guide and Bible Truth --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sunday School editorials in The Key --- 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sunday School Feed my Sheep.  Booklet with articles, draft, correspondence, finished copy --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sunday School Lesson Plans --- 1962-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Sunday School: Midwest Association, Vol. 1 no. 2- Vol. 14 no. 1Add to your cart.
(incomplete)
Folder 13: Sunday School Association minutes.  Constitution of the Association, convention program --- 1971Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Addenda and Miscellaneous Material --- 1946-1975Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book Certificate.  Registration of a claim to copyright Better Living Through ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Book Reviews on The Royal Roman Road, Three Letters from Prison, Better Living Through ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Rayyer Dykstra Issue.  China Mission meetings, minutes and notes --- 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Living in a Suitcase, Letters of Nellie De Waard compiled in a 136pp. Typescript --- 1951-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs in which John H. Schaal was involved --- 1963-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Retreats: Lay Witness Mission, Bethany CRC --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Retreats: Programs, notes --- 1967-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Youth Conferences.  Notes and brochures --- 1960, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 9: A few family photographs - no identificationAdd to your cart.