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Roderick H. Jellema Collection

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Abstract

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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 3: Other Correspondence --- 1951-1992
Box 3
Folder 11: Personal correspondence --- 1980's
Folder 12: Correspondence with Susan Bergman --- 1981-1983
Folder 13: Correspondence with John Clendenin --- 1980-1982
Folder 14: Correspondence with Peter DeVries --- 1963-1992
Folder 15: Correspondence with Mary Hietbrink (Eerdmaans) and Jelle Krol (Frysk Akademy) --- 1987-1989
Folder 16: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1965
Folder 17: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1966
Folder 18: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1967
Box 4
Folder 1: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1968
Folder 2: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1969
Folder 3: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company re: possible projects --- 1965-1966
Folder 4: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company re: Frisian Poetry Book --- 1982-1985
Folder 5: Correspondence with Terence Hoagwood --- 1986-1990
Folder 6: Correspondence with R. Dirk Jellema --- 1955-1992
Folder 7: Correspondence with Dirk W. Jellema (cousin) --- 1955-1956
Folder 8: Correspondence with Taco Kingma --- 1984-1991
Folder 9: Correspondence with Patricia O'Connor --- 1987-1992
Folder 10: Correspondence with poets --- 1967-1996
Folder 11: Correspondence with poets --- undated
Folder 12: Correspondence with Frisian poets --- 1981-1983
Folder 13: Correspondence with Lawrence Scott --- January-August 1951
Box 5
Folder 1: Correspondence with Myra Sklarew --- 1977-1983
Folder 2: Correspondence with Lawrence H. Scott --- 1952-1956
Folder 3: Correspondence with William Stafford --- 1969-1981
Folder 4: Correspondence with former students --- 1976-1992
Folder 5: Correspondence with Barbara Brown Taylor --- 1979-1988
Folder 6: Correspondence with Stanley Wiersma --- undated
Folder 7: Correspondence with Mildred Zylstra --- 1959-1969
Folder 8: Correspondence with Paul Zimmer --- 1954-1992
Folder 9: Correspondence re: translation of Nicaragua poets for Delos --- 1987
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Poetry and the National Conscience --- 1971-1972
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence re: possibility of teaching course at Calvin --- 1989-1990
Folder 2: Correspondence re: translation of Frisian poetry --- undated
Folder 3: Correspondence re: grants received for Frisian poetry translation --- 1981-1986
Folder 4: Correspondence re: poetry conference --- 1971
Folder 5: Correspondence re: "Akademy 100" translation project --- 1981-1985
Folder 6: Correspondence re: publication of book Friesland Singing --- 1984-1987
Folder 7: Correspondence re: debates on Christian poetry --- 1969-1987
Folder 8: Correspondence re: publication of The Eighth Day --- 1982-1983
Folder 9: Correspondence re: book Country Fair --- 1985-1987
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Frisian books and poetry --- 1974-1987
Folder 11: Correspondence re: booklet series Contemporary Writers in Christian Perspectives --- 1966-1969
Folder 12: Letters sent to students away from home (for Washington D.C. Christian Reformed Church) --- 1990-1991
Folder 13: Correspondence with Lew Smedes --- 1996-1998

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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