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Roderick H. Jellema Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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, 1945-2007Add to your cart.

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


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[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],
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Series 4: Material for Books and Conferences --- 1968-1974Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Material for "Poetry and the National Conscience" conference --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Material for "Poetry and the National Conscience" conference --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Material for "Poetry and the National Conscience" conference --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Material re: organization of the Washington Poetry Center --- 1970-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Manuscript of unpublished book Poetry and the National Conscience --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poems associated with unpublished book Poetry and the National Conscience --- 1971Add to your cart.

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],
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