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Bartel N. Huizenga Collection

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Bartel N. Huizenga Collection, 1947-1993 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Bartel N. Huizenga Collection, 1947-1993

ID: COLL/517

Primary Creator: Huizenga, Bartel N. (1922-1993)

Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/2011

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes correspondence, reports, minutes, letters of call, supporting materials, and biographical information that details service in Christian Reformed Home Missions.

Biographical Note

Bartel (Bart) Nicholas Huizenga was born on October 31, 1922 in Highland, Indiana. Even at a young age, Huizenga knew he wanted to pursue a career in ministry. He enrolled at Calvin College and then the Theological Seminary. Once he earned his Th.B. in 1947, he became ordained at the Le Mars CRC in Iowa. He served the congregation until 1950. He went on to serve two other churches, Kenosha, WI (1950-54) and Bethany, Bellflower, CA (1954-1958).

From 1958 to 1965, Huizenga was a home missionary for Classis Rocky Mountain at Albuquerque, NM. He continued to serve as a home missionary in Visalia, CA (1965-70) and Olympia, WA (1970-74). During this time Huizenga attended Fuller Theological Seminary and earned a M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1970. From 1974 through 1975, Huizenga served as Regional Home Missionary for the United States' Southwest. He went on to serve as a home missionary in Otay Mesa, CA (1975-81) and Porterville, CA (1981-1986). In 1980, Huizenga earned his M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary. Before retiring in 1990, Huizenga served one last congregation as pastor in Akron, OH.

Huizenga served the denomination as a delegate to the synod a number of times. He started churches in Bakersfield CA and El Paso, TX.  He also served his communities in different service clubs, public school PTAs, juvenile project committees, and desegregation committees. On August 8, 1993, Huizenga passed away from a brain tumor and heart attack. His wife, Tena, and their six children survived him.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Jonathan L. Huizenga, 2011


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical information, 1993],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1958-1974],
[Series 3: Reports, minutes, correspondence, and supporting documents, 1956-1989],
[Series 4: Letters of Call, 1947-1980],
[Series 5: General Material],
[All]

Series 4: Letters of Call --- 1947-1980
Box 3
Folder 1: Material re: call from Sixteenth Street CRC (Holland, MI) for missionary in Nahaschitty, NM --- 1947
Folder 2: Material re: call from Emden CRC (Emden, MN) and Second CRC (Wellsburg, IA) --- 1949
Folder 3: Material re: call from Bauer CRC (Bauer, MI) --- 1949
Folder 4: Material re: call from Momence CRC (Momence, IL) and Alamosa CRC (Alamosa, CO) --- 1949
Folder 5: Material re: call from First CRC (Minneapolis, MN) --- 1950
Folder 6: Material re: call from Zillah CRC (Zillah, WA) --- 1950
Folder 7: Material re: call from Kanawha CRC (Kanawha, IA) and Volga CRC (Volga, SD) --- 1950
Folder 8: Material re: call from Dispatch CRC (Dispatch, KS) and Ogilvie CRC (Ogilvie, MN) --- 1950
Folder 9: Material re: call from Kenosha CRC (Kenosha, WI) --- 1950
Folder 10: Material re: call from Auburn Park CRC (Chicago, IL) and Eastern Avenue CRC (Grand Rapids, MI) --- 1953
Folder 11: Material re: call from First CRC (Bellwood, IL) --- 1953
Folder 12: Material re: call from Broadway Avenue CRC (Grand Rapids, MI) --- 1953
Folder 13: Material re: call from East Paris CRC (Grand Rapids, MI) --- 1953
Folder 14: Material re: call from Bethany CRC (Bellflower, CA) --- 1953
Folder 15: Material re: call from North Street CRC (Zeeland, MI) to serve in South Bend, IN --- 1957
Folder 16: Material re: call from Albuquerque CRC (Albuquerque, NM) --- 1958
Folder 17: Material re: call from Archer Avenue CRC (Chicago, IL) --- 1964
Folder 18: Material re: call from Arcadia CRC (Arcadia, CA) --- 1964
Folder 19: Material re: call from Lakewood CRC (Long Beach, CA) --- 1964
Folder 20: Material re: call from Inwood CRC (Inwood, IA) --- 1964
Folder 21: Material re: call from First CRC (Redlands, CA) --- 1968
Folder 22: Material re: call from Orangewood CRC (Phoenix, AR) --- 1968
Folder 23: Material re: call from Otay Mesa CRC (San Diego, CA) --- 1975
Folder 24: Material re: call from Chula Vista CRC (Chula Vista, CA) --- 1975
Folder 25: Material re: call from Trinity CRC (Vancouver, WA) --- 1979
Folder 26: Material re: call from Arcadia CRC (Arcadia, CA) --- 1980

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical information, 1993],
[Series 2: Correspondence, 1958-1974],
[Series 3: Reports, minutes, correspondence, and supporting documents, 1956-1989],
[Series 4: Letters of Call, 1947-1980],
[Series 5: General Material],
[All]


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