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Peter De Klerk Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Papers and Correspondence

Papers

Personal Correspondence

Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - Places and People

Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - People

Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - By Subject

Newspaper Clippings

Research of Holland-American Land and Immigration Co.

Research of Dutch Settlements in Colorado

Dutch Settlements in Maryland

Research of Dutch Settlements in Texas

Research of Klaas Schilder

Research on Canons of Dort

Canons of Dort Translation Committee Reports

Research on Various Subjects

Miscellaneous

Papers Written by Peter De Klerk

Opera Augustiniana Minor - Volume 1 and 2

Photographs



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Peter De Klerk Collection, 1884-1990 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, November 1999

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Collection Overview

Title: Peter De Klerk Collection, 1884-1990Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/363

Primary Creator: De Klerk, Peter (1927-1997)

Extent: 13.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/1997

Abstract

Theological Librarian at Hekman Library, Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes Peter (Pieter) De Klerk's student papers during his study at Calvin Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary, 1956-1963; personal correspondence, 1945-1981; and his extensive research on the Dutch immigration the Great Plains, particularly Colorado. This research is made up of copies from both United States and Dutch archives and repositories. Also contains similar but not as extensive research on Dutch settlement in Winnie, Texas; Dutch theologian, Klaas Schilder; the re-translation of the Canons of Dordt for the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church, 1979-1986; and more cursory examination of Dutch emigration to various North American and South African locations.  Collection also contains a bibliography with full text of the collected minor works of Cornelis Augustijn (manuscript of Opera Augustiniana Minora).

Biographical Note

Peter (Pieter) De Klerk was born 15 April 1927, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1951 he joined the migration of Dutch to Canada, settling in Winnipeg.  He graduated from Calvin College (AB) in 1956 and attended Calvin Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary from which he earned an MDiv in 1963. In 1968 he obtained a MLS from Emory University and began his career as a librarian coming to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1969 as the theological librarian. In 1971 he also became curator of the Calvinism Collection, and in 1983 curator of the H.H. Meeter Center. An accomplished bibliographer, De Klerk had a profound interest in Dutch immigration. De Klerk retired in 1989 to devote full-time attention to his research. He died 18 March 1997 in Grand Rapids. De Klerk never married and was survived by three sisters and a brother, all living in the Netherlands.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 32 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Estate of Peter De Klerk, 1997

Other Note: Acc. No.  00.000


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Papers and Correspondence],
[Series 2: Papers],
[Series 3: Personal Correspondence, 1945-1981],
[Series 4: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - Places and People],
[Series 5: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - People],
[Series 6: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - By Subject],
[Series 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1892-1894],
[Series 8: Research of Holland-American Land and Immigration Co.],
[Series 9: Research of Dutch Settlements in Colorado, 1884-1894],
[Series 10: Dutch Settlements in Maryland],
[Series 11: Research of Dutch Settlements in Texas],
[Series 12: Research of Klaas Schilder],
[Series 13: Research on Canons of Dort],
[Series 14: Canons of Dort Translation Committee Reports, 1938-1986],
[Series 15: Research on Various Subjects],
[Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1976-1990],
[Series 17: Papers Written by Peter De Klerk],
[Series 18: Opera Augustiniana Minor - Volume 1 and 2],
[Series 19: Photographs],
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Series 8: Research of Holland-American Land and Immigration Co.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Alamosa, ColoradoAdd to your cart.
Folder 2-3: DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Dutch Immigrants to Colorado - newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dutch Immigrants to Alamosa County, Colorado - newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Lawsuits against Holland-America Land and Immigration Co.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: History of Rilland and Crook CRCs in Colorado --- 1893Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Papers and Correspondence],
[Series 2: Papers],
[Series 3: Personal Correspondence, 1945-1981],
[Series 4: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - Places and People],
[Series 5: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - People],
[Series 6: Research of Dutch Settlement in Colorado - By Subject],
[Series 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1892-1894],
[Series 8: Research of Holland-American Land and Immigration Co.],
[Series 9: Research of Dutch Settlements in Colorado, 1884-1894],
[Series 10: Dutch Settlements in Maryland],
[Series 11: Research of Dutch Settlements in Texas],
[Series 12: Research of Klaas Schilder],
[Series 13: Research on Canons of Dort],
[Series 14: Canons of Dort Translation Committee Reports, 1938-1986],
[Series 15: Research on Various Subjects],
[Series 16: Miscellaneous, 1976-1990],
[Series 17: Papers Written by Peter De Klerk],
[Series 18: Opera Augustiniana Minor - Volume 1 and 2],
[Series 19: Photographs],
[All]


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