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David Cornel De Jong Collection

Overview

Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Correspondence, Undated Poems

Writings, Indices

Copyrights, Correspondence and Renewals

Travel Memorabilia

Travel Memorabilia,  Photos, and Pictures

Photos, Pictures, Portraits, Poetry Jottings

Diary material, Poems in Publications

Small Woolen Lap Robe

Paintings

Miscellaneous



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David Cornel De Jong Collection, 1901-1996 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: David Cornel De Jong Collection, 1901-1996

ID: COLL/044

Primary Creator: De Jong, David Cornel (1901-1967)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Authors, Copyright, De Jong, Helen, Dutch American artists, Dutch American authors, Kaufer, Waldo, 1906-1972, Voyages and travels

Forms of Material: Children's literature, Poetry

Abstract

Author and professor at Brown University. Collection consists of correspondence, poems, articles, photographs, writings, travel memorabilia, diaries of Helen De Jong (spouse), paintings, copyright documents (copyrights belong to Calvin College), and index of D. C. De Jong's materials at Brown University - Harris Collection.

Biographical Note

David De Jong was born in the village of Blija, in the province of Friesland, the Netherland on June 9, 1901. The De Jong family moved to the United States in 1914 and settled down in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The De Jong family became members of the Dennis Avenue Christian Reformed Church.  David adapted to America well and went to business school for a time and worked in various offices and banks over a course of three years.  David enrolled at Calvin College. After graduating he taught in Edmore, Michigan high school for a year. He then went off to receive his master’s degree in 1932 at Duke University.  David planned on getting his Ph.D. at Brown University in Rhode Island, however he ended up pursuing a writing career instead.  He has written articles, several anthologies of poetry and prose, short stories, and fictional books.  He married later in life to Helen Elizabeth Moffitt. They did not have any children together.  Due to cancer, David De Jong passed away in September of 1967 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors
Copyright
De Jong, Helen
Dutch American artists
Dutch American authors
Kaufer, Waldo, 1906-1972
Voyages and travels


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Undated Poems, 1943-1976],
[Series 2: Writings, Indices, 1924-1974],
[Series 3: Copyrights, Correspondence and Renewals, 1936-1996],
[Series 4: Travel Memorabilia, 1960-1964],
[Series 5: Travel Memorabilia,  Photos, and Pictures, 1901-1967],
[Series 6: Photos, Pictures, Portraits, Poetry Jottings, 1901-1967],
[Series 7: Diary material, Poems in Publications, 1946-1975],
[Series 8: Small Woolen Lap Robe],
[Series 9: Paintings],
[Series 10: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence, Undated Poems --- 1943-1976
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical data
Folder 2: Will, death certificate, and passport
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1943
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1944
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1945
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1963-1976
Folder 7: Manuscript, Death of a Dog
Folder 8: Published poems, undated
Folder 9: Articles and poems published in Southwest Review --- 1951-1969
Folder 10: Short Stories --- 1967
Series 2: Writings, Indices --- 1924-1974
Box 2
Folder 1: Writings --- 1924-1929
Folder 2: Writings --- 1931-1939
Folder 3: Writings --- 1940-1948
Folder 4: Writings --- 1954-1959
Folder 5: Writings --- 1960-1967
Folder 6: Writings about D. C. De Jong --- 1929-1974
Folder 7: Literary criticism and book reviews --- 1926-1957
Folder 8: Book jackets
Folder 9: Title pages, photocopied, books in Rare Book Room
Folder 10: Book publishing notices, paper clippings --- 1938-1950
Folder 11: Index of De Jong's works
Series 3: Copyrights, Correspondence and Renewals --- 1936-1996
Box 3
Folder 1: Copyrights. Correspondence --- 1940-1967
Folder 2: Copyright on Home Coming --- 1936
Folder 3: Copyright on Old Haven and A Sea Above Us --- 1938
Folder 4: Copyright on Day of the Trumpet and Benefit Street --- 1941
Folder 5: Copyright on Light Sons and Dark and Brothers of Evening --- 1940
Folder 6: Copyright on Day of the Trumpet --- 1942
Folder 7: Copyright on The Making of an American --- 1942
Folder 8: Copyright on With a Dutch Accent --- 1944
Folder 9: Copyright on Somewhat Angels --- 1945
Folder 10: Copyright on Snow on the Mountain and other stories --- 1946
Folder 11: Copyright on Snow on the Mountain --- 1947
Folder 12: Copyright on Old Haven --- 1948
Folder 13: Copyright on The Desperate Children --- 1949
Folder 14: Copyright on An Uncouth Land --- 1951
Folder 15: Copyright on The Seven Sayings of Mr. Jefferson --- 1957
Folder 16: Copyright on The Unfairness of Easter and The Happy Birthday Umbrella --- 1958
Folder 17: Copyright on The Shy Whistle and Outside the Four Walls of Everything --- 1960
Folder 18: Copyright on The Happy Birthday Egg --- 1961
Folder 19: Copyright on David and the Lost Alexander --- 1962
Folder 20: Copyright on Around the Dom --- 1963
Folder 21: Copyright on Small City Square and Monkey Business --- 1964
Folder 22: Copyright on The Squirrel and the Hare --- 1965
Folder 23: Copyright renewals
Folder 24: Copyrights, gift to Calvin College --- 1996
Series 4: Travel Memorabilia --- 1960-1964
Box 4
Folder 1: Austria --- 1960
Folder 2: Belgium --- 1960
Folder 3: Belgium --- 1964
Folder 4: France --- 1960
Folder 5: Germany --- 1960, 1964
Folder 6: Holland --- 1964
Folder 7: Holland --- 1964
Series 5: Travel Memorabilia,  Photos, and Pictures --- 1901-1967
Box 5
Folder 1: Italy --- 1960
Folder 2: Photos of Italy --- 1964
Folder 3: Monaco --- 1964
Folder 4: Passport
Folder 5: Spain --- 1964
Folder 6: SS Rotterdam --- 1960
Folder 7: Family photos on SS Rotterdam --- 1964
Folder 8: Switzerland --- 1960
Folder 9: Venice --- 1960
Folder 10-11: Family photographs
Series 6: Photos, Pictures, Portraits, Poetry Jottings --- 1901-1967
Box 6
Folder 1-3: Family photographs --- 1901-1967
Folder 4: Poetry jottings
Folder 5: Comments and Ideas, notebook of Helen De Jong, poetry
Folder 6: Obituaries --- 1967
Folder 7: Painting: #55 in a series of "Passing Parade" by Joseph Sage
Folder 8: Wapens  of the Netherlands (coat of arms)
Series 7: Diary material, Poems in Publications --- 1946-1975
Box 7: Eight diaries of Helen De Jong --- 1968-1975
Folder 1: Diary notes of 1945 --- 1946-1967
Folder 2
Item 1: The New-England Galaxy, published poem p. 33, Spring --- 1961
Item 2: Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIX, Nos. 1-2, p. 35
Item 3: Poetry, published poems, pp. 277-282 --- 1960
Folder 3: Etching by Waldo Kaufer
Folder 4: Scene from Domboshawa Cave.  Reproduction of men and women super-imposed on sketches of rhinoceros.
Series 8: Small Woolen Lap Robe
Box 8: Woolen lap robe "woven from wool from David's grandfather's sheep," David De Jong
Series 9: Paintings
Item 1: Paintings of David Cornel De Jong
Box 8
Folder 1: The Bay
Folder 2: Scene in the Netherlands
Folder 3: World Without End: Amen . . .
Folder 4: Collage
Series 10: Miscellaneous
Box 9
Folder 1: Registration of Birth --- 1965
Folder 2: Article: "Growing up in a Dutch Fishing Town" 1936
Folder 3: Toronto Star Short Story:  "Brothers at Evening" 1940
Folder 4: Correspondence re: Gifts of Manuscripts etc. to Brown University --- 1963-1972
Folder 5: Helen De Jong Correspondence --- 1981-1987
Folder 6: Short Stories for Southwest Review --- 1951-1967
Folder 7: Poems --- 1950-1967
Folder 8: Biographical Note My Brother Meindert --- 1955
Folder 9: Frederick Ten Hoor Poems, undated
Folder 10: Michigan History Magazine Article on the De Jong Brothers --- 1993
Folder 11: Photographs - Family

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Undated Poems, 1943-1976],
[Series 2: Writings, Indices, 1924-1974],
[Series 3: Copyrights, Correspondence and Renewals, 1936-1996],
[Series 4: Travel Memorabilia, 1960-1964],
[Series 5: Travel Memorabilia,  Photos, and Pictures, 1901-1967],
[Series 6: Photos, Pictures, Portraits, Poetry Jottings, 1901-1967],
[Series 7: Diary material, Poems in Publications, 1946-1975],
[Series 8: Small Woolen Lap Robe],
[Series 9: Paintings],
[Series 10: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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