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William Kuipers Collection



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William Kuipers Collection, 1907-2003 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: William Kuipers Collection, 1907-2003Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/463

Primary Creator: Kuipers, William (1884-1933)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes personal correspondence with Emma Batts; letters of call; and materials regarding text authorship of "By the Sea of Crystal" and "Calvin College Song."

Biographical Note

William Kuipers was born in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands on December 2, 1884. After Kuipers' father died, his mother brought their family to the United States and settled in Rochester, New York in 1892. Kuiper attended the Preparatory School of Calvin College and then in 1914 graduated from the Calvin Theological Seminary. His first call came from Second CRC in Fremont, Michigan. He served the church from 1914 to 1919. The other churches he served were Oakland, MI (1919-23); Dennis Av., Grand Rapids, MI (1923-27), and Summer St. Passaic, NJ (1927-1933).  At the age of 50, Rev. Kuipers passed away due to heart disease. He was survived by his wife, Emma (Batts), and their five children. Rev. Kuiper was known for his loyalty to the Reformed faith and his poetry.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Emma Batts --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Emma Batts --- 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Emma Batts --- 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Emma Batts --- 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Emma Batts --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Emma Batts Kuipers --- 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters of Call --- 1914-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes related to differences between Rev. Kuipers and a parishionerAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Material, re: lyrics written by Rev. Kuipers: "By the Sea of Crystal," "Calvin College Song," and "Pilgrim's Prayer" --- 1932-2003Add to your cart.
see William Eerdman's collection 249 for sheet music written by Kuipers, "Calvin College Song"
Folder 10: Kuipers coat of armsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sermon --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Item 2: order of worship at family reunion --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Biography --- [undated]Add to your cart.

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