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Roderick H. Jellema Collection, 1945-2007

By Ed Gerritsen, January 2011

Collection Overview

Title: Roderick H. Jellema Collection, 1945-2007

ID: COLL/513

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

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Roderick H. Jellema, 1995


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical --- 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Curriculum Vitae --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Invitations and awardsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bucknell Poetry Festival --- 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: Festival of Poets and Poetry --- 1984Add to your cart.
Item 3: Dutch Translation Award --- 1986Add to your cart.
Item 4: University of Maryland Faculty Emeriti Awards Dinner --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Interview for Calvin Dialogue --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Evaluations re: promotion to full professor --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Biography "Rod Jellema: His Life and His Work" by student L. DeVries --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence --- 1949-1996Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence and material re: awarding of the "Piter Jellis Award" --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1972Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1988Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous correspondence --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Miscellaneous correspondence --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Other Correspondence --- 1951-1992Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Personal correspondence --- 1980'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence with Susan Bergman --- 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with John Clendenin --- 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence with Peter DeVries --- 1963-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence with Mary Hietbrink (Eerdmaans) and Jelle Krol (Frysk Akademy) --- 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1967Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company re: possible projects --- 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Company re: Frisian Poetry Book --- 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Terence Hoagwood --- 1986-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with R. Dirk Jellema --- 1955-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Dirk W. Jellema (cousin) --- 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Taco Kingma --- 1984-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence with Patricia O'Connor --- 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with poets --- 1967-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence with poets --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence with Frisian poets --- 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with Lawrence Scott --- January-August 1951Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Myra Sklarew --- 1977-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Lawrence H. Scott --- 1952-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with William Stafford --- 1969-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with former students --- 1976-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Barbara Brown Taylor --- 1979-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Stanley Wiersma --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Mildred Zylstra --- 1959-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Paul Zimmer --- 1954-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence re: translation of Nicaragua poets for Delos --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Poetry and the National Conscience --- 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence re: possibility of teaching course at Calvin --- 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence re: translation of Frisian poetry --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence re: grants received for Frisian poetry translation --- 1981-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence re: poetry conference --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence re: "Akademy 100" translation project --- 1981-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence re: publication of book Friesland Singing --- 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence re: debates on Christian poetry --- 1969-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence re: publication of The Eighth Day --- 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence re: book Country Fair --- 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Frisian books and poetry --- 1974-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence re: booklet series Contemporary Writers in Christian Perspectives --- 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letters sent to students away from home (for Washington D.C. Christian Reformed Church) --- 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence with Lew Smedes --- 1996-1998Add to your cart.
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.
Series 5: Lectures and Sermons --- 1963-1975Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lecture "Teaching Poetry" at the Michigan Association of Jr. Colleges --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lecture at Valparaiso University "Christian Humanism and Modern Poetry" --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lecture to Mortar Board at the University of Maryland "Last Lecture" --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lecture "In Defense of Being Modern" at Calvin Fine Arts Festival --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lecture "Christianity and Contemporary Poetry" at Calvin College --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Sermon "The Gift to be Simple" at Clay Banks Methodist Church --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meditations and condolences --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 6: Articles and News Clippings --- 1945-1994Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Banner articles --- 1983-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Reformed Journal articles --- 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reformed Journal articles and material re: Nicaragua --- 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Article "Poems Should Stay Across the Street from the Church" from Christianity Today --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles on Frisian literature --- 1945-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Articles re: Friesland --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Articles/news clippings of Jellema's Frisian poetry translation --- 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article "Translating Modern Frisian: Three Notes and Eight Poems" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Poems by others for Jellema --- 1964-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Material re: poetry readings --- 1984-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Translation of poems into Frisian --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Paper by Jellema "The Frisians and Their Language" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Paper by Jellema "Some Do's and Don'ts for Christian Poets" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Book reviews --- 1977-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Book reviews by Jellema --- 1963-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Washington D.C Christian School promotional booklet written by Jellema --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Promotional material and reviews for The Sound That Remains --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Script and related material for drug education film Alice in Wonderland --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Site visit reports for National Foundation for the Arts (NFA) --- 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Promotional material for lectures and readings --- 1973-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Various news clippings and articles --- 1977, 1985, 1987, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 7: Interviews, Poems, Commentary, Lecture, and Article --- 1953-2007Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Interview, poems, and commentary: The Plum Review, no. 6 (Fall/Winter 1993), pp. 33-65, 72-82Add to your cart.
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Item 1: Article: "In Defense of Being Modern," Reformed Journal, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 12-17 --- Nov 1965Add to your cart.
Item 2: Wiersma Lecture: "Leaving Room for Fascination" --- April 12, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Interview: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 11 --- 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Periodical: Venture in Creative Writing, Autumn 1953 and Winter --- 1955Add to your cart.