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Gabriel D. De Jong Collection, 1884-1952

Collection Overview

Title: Gabriel D. De Jong Collection, 1884-1952

ID: COLL/045

Creator: De Jong, Gabriel D. (1864-1928)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of history at Calvin Theological Seminary and minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes sermons, articles, class lectures, student notes, reports, correspondence dealing with Classis Sioux Center (1924-1925), papers, notebooks on the lectures of G. Vos, material on the spiritual care of soldiers (1916), and biographical information.

Biographical Note

The Reverend Gabriel D. De Jong was born March 2, 1864, at Minnertsga in Friesland, the Netherlands.  His Christian education there was intended to prepare him for the ministry in the Reformed Church in the Old World.  Circumstances, however, led him to the New World in May 1882.  Arriving in Grand Rapids, he was advised to join the Christian Reformed Church, which was then in the midst of the Freemasonry problem.

In order to come to a right decision for himself, he worked a year.  He then decided to join the Christian Reformed Church, becoming a member of the Coldbrook congregation.  For three years he attended the Theological School.  His first charge was in Vriesland, Michigan.  Later charges were in Grand Haven and South Olive, Michigan; Leighton, Iowa; and Highland, Indiana.  From 1908 to 1914, however, he served as professor of church history at the seminary.

His retirement at the age of sixty-three was necessitated by severe arthritis.  A year later he died quite suddenly of pneumonia following the flu.  He left behind his widow, three sons, and two daughters.  The fact that eight pastors officiated at his funeral testifies to the high regard his fellow ministers had for him personally and for his service to the church.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of M. Monsma

Other Note: Collection partly in Dutch.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical Material --- 1897-1925Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notebooks on lectures of Gerhardus Vos on Compendium der Gereformeerde TheologieAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Notebooks on lectures of G. Vos on Enleiding op de DogmatickAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Notebooks on lectures of G. Vos on Natuurlijke GodsgeleerdheidAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notebooks on lectures of G. Vos on De Leer der Laste DingenAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebooks on lectures of G. Vos on Stellingen Over de Heiligen DoopAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Notebooks on lectures of G. Vos on Van Gods Besluiten in het AlgemeenAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper, "De Vrijmetselaar Beweging in de RCA"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper, "The Anti-Christ"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reports on semi-centennial of Holland immigration to USA --- 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Synodale besluiten in zake de benoeming van proffesoren --- 1900-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence dealing with Classis Sioux Center --- 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Series 2: Sermonic Material --- 1914-1928Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermons; Heidelberg Catechism --- 1914, 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons; Leighton, Iowa --- 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermons; general texts --- 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sermons --- 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sermons; Heidelberg Catechism --- 1919, 1921, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sermons --- 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermons; Heidelberg Catechism --- 1922, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermons; general texts --- 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Sermons; Heidelberg Catechism --- 1924, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermons; general texts --- 1928Add to your cart.
Series 3: Articles in De Wachter, Miscellaneous Items --- 1910-1952Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Als En Maar, versification --- 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Bugle, publication of Grundy Center, Victory issueAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Committee to promote chain of Dutch literature at the University of Michigan --- 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Copy of Dutch weekly De Spiegel --- March 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Smut's message to South Wales --- 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 9: League of Christian Reformed Churches for Spiritual Care of Our Soldiers; financial statement and report --- 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Onze Voorouders, historical novel by J. V. LennepAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Postcard of Synod --- 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Postcard of theological school, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Rapport der Committee in zake de Zoogenaamde Doopleden --- 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Theological School and Calvin College, brochure --- 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 15: What the Bible teaches about war; Rev. James S. Gray --- 1917Add to your cart.
Series 4: Class Lectures --- 1913Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geref Kerkrecht, bound --- 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Outline of biblical archaeology, boundAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Historische Schetsen van de Voornaamste Kerken in Amerika, I and II, boundAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Historische Schetsen van de Voornaamste Kerken in Amerika, III - V, boundAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Historische Schetsen van de Voornaamste Kerken in Amerika, VI - VIII, boundAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Historische Schetsen van de Voornaamste Kerken inAmerika, IX - XV, boundAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Class Lectures --- 1907-1911Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Idolatrie, bound --- 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Platen-Atlas Bijbelsche Oud Heden door H. Oort --- 1907Add to your cart.
Series 6: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Schets van het Gereformeerd Kerkrecht, bound --- 1913Add to your cart.
Series 7: Student Notes on Lectures --- 1884-1921Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory of articles by G. De JongAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Article on the classics, notebook --- June 18, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letter by J. B. Hulst on "Uit En Voor de Pers" --- 2-Sep-13Add to your cart.
Folder 4: American church history notes including student outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ancient church history, student outline by J. Van Dyke and B. SpalinkAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Catechetiek, outlined by E. Van HalsemaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Church history, outlined by E. Joling --- 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gereformeerde Etheik notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: History of the CRC, outlined by J. Breuker --- 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 10: History of preaching, outlined by B. H. SpalinkAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: History Sacra Novum TestamentumAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Homilitiek outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Kerkrecht, outlined by A. D. V.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Liturgiek, outlined by John De HaanAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Modern church history, outlined by G. H.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: New Testament introduction notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Sacred history notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Schema van Poimeniek, outlined by B. H. S.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bijbelsche Geschiedenis, outlinedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Spread of Christianity in Modern Church, outlined by B. H. Spalink --- 1920Add to your cart.