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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


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[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

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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