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Roderick H. Jellema Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Biographical

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Other Correspondence

Material for Books and Conferences

Lectures and Sermons

Articles and News Clippings

Interviews, Poems, Commentary, Lecture, and Article



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Roderick H. Jellema Collection, 1945-2007 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, January 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Roderick H. Jellema Collection, 1945-2007

ID: COLL/513

Primary Creator: Jellema, Roderick H.

Extent: 4.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/1995

Abstract

Calvin graduate, professor of literature at the University of Maryland, and a poet. The collection includes correspondence, material for books and conferences, lectures and sermons, articles and news clippings, and poems. His poetry incorporates, but is not limited to, West Michigan; Frisian/Dutch and Calvinist roots; Lake Michigan; family losses; Washington, DC area; world of academia; other cultures; and mystery; imaged through Christian themes and motifs. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Roderick H. Jellema (born 11 August 1927, the son of John Frank Jellema and Elizabeth Marian Den Hartigh) grew up in Holland and Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He graduated from Calvin College in 1951 and earned a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1962. In 1956, he began teaching introductory literature and composition courses in the English Department of the University of Maryland. He spent 35 years at the university as a professor of literature and was the founding director of its creative writing program. An award-winning poet, Jellema's work is in a number of anthologies and periodicals, he has published five volumes of his own work and three volume of poetry translated from Frisian. He became Professor of English Emeritus in 1991.

Jellema was married to Matrona Thelma Moe Van Zee; they had three children: John Frank (1955-1975), David Moe, and Michael.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Roderick H. Jellema, 1995


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1979-1991],
[Series 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1949-1996],
[Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1951-1992],
[Series 4: Material for Books and Conferences, 1968-1974],
[Series 5: Lectures and Sermons, 1963-1975],
[Series 6: Articles and News Clippings, 1945-1994],
[Series 7: Interviews, Poems, Commentary, Lecture, and Article, 1953-2007],
[All]

Series 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence --- 1949-1996
Box 1
Folder 6: Correspondence and material re: awarding of the "Piter Jellis Award" --- 1990
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1949
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1951
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1952
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1953
Folder 11: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1954
Folder 12: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1955
Folder 13: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1956
Folder 14: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1958
Folder 15: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1959
Folder 16: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1963
Folder 17: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1964
Folder 18: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1965
Folder 19: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1966
Folder 20: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1967
Folder 21: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1968
Folder 22: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1969
Folder 23: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1970
Folder 24: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1971
Folder 25: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1972
Box 2
Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1973
Folder 2: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1974
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1975
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1976
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1977
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1978
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1979
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1980
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1981
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1982
Folder 11: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1983
Folder 12: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1984
Folder 13: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1985
Folder 14: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1986
Folder 15: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1987
Folder 16: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1988
Box 3
Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1989
Folder 2: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1990
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1991
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1992
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1993
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1994
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1995
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1996
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- undated
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- undated

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical, 1979-1991],
[Series 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1949-1996],
[Series 3: Other Correspondence, 1951-1992],
[Series 4: Material for Books and Conferences, 1968-1974],
[Series 5: Lectures and Sermons, 1963-1975],
[Series 6: Articles and News Clippings, 1945-1994],
[Series 7: Interviews, Poems, Commentary, Lecture, and Article, 1953-2007],
[All]


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