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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 6: Articles and News Clippings --- 1945-1994
Box 8
Folder 1: Banner articles --- 1983-1990
Folder 2: Reformed Journal articles --- 1976-1985
Folder 3: Reformed Journal articles and material re: Nicaragua --- 1976-1985
Folder 4: Article "Poems Should Stay Across the Street from the Church" from Christianity Today --- 1976
Folder 5: Articles on Frisian literature --- 1945-1968
Folder 6: Articles re: Friesland --- 1981
Folder 7: Articles/news clippings of Jellema's Frisian poetry translation --- 1981-1983
Folder 8: Article "Translating Modern Frisian: Three Notes and Eight Poems" --- undated
Folder 9: Poems by others for Jellema --- 1964-1985
Folder 10: Material re: poetry readings --- 1984-1994
Folder 11: Translation of poems into Frisian --- undated
Folder 12: Paper by Jellema "The Frisians and Their Language" --- undated
Folder 13: Paper by Jellema "Some Do's and Don'ts for Christian Poets" --- undated
Folder 14: Book reviews --- 1977-1986
Folder 15: Book reviews by Jellema --- 1963-1993
Folder 16: Washington D.C Christian School promotional booklet written by Jellema --- 1960
Folder 17: Promotional material and reviews for The Sound That Remains --- 1990
Folder 18: Script and related material for drug education film Alice in Wonderland --- 1970
Folder 19: Site visit reports for National Foundation for the Arts (NFA) --- 1991-1993
Folder 20: Promotional material for lectures and readings --- 1973-1983
Folder 21: Various news clippings and articles --- 1977, 1985, 1987, and 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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