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Harold Dekker Collection

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Harold Dekker Collection, 1945-1984 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Harold Dekker Collection, 1945-1984Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/555

Primary Creator: Dekker, Harold (1918-2006)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor, dean of students, chair of mission, and academic dean at Calvin College. Pastor of Engelwood, New Jersey and radio preacher for the Back to God Hour. This collection includes papers; reports; booklets; programs; correspondence; lectures; newspapers.

Biographical Note

Harold Dekker was born in Wichert, Illinois and grew up in Roseland, on the Southside of Chicago. He attended Chicago Christian High School and then studied at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He served in the U.S Navy as a chaplain. After his service, he became faculty at Calvin College in 1946. From 1947 to 1950 he was the pastor at Christian Reformed Church of Engelwood, New Jersey. In 1950, along with Rev. Peter Eldersveld joined the Back to God Hour as a radio preacher. In 1954, he returned to Calvin College and became their dean of students. Eventually he was appointed as chair of missions and academic dean. Among his various commitments to the CRC and Calvin College, he also a member of the Grand Rapids City Commission (Third Ward) during the 1970s and 1980s. Also a founding member of the Area Agency on Aging and Human Relations Commission of Michigan. He retired in 1987.

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Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Dan Dekker


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Folder 1: "The Relation of Church and College in the Spiritual Care of Students" --- 1955, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Misc. correspondence --- 1945, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper re: "The Future Academic Program of Calvin Seminary" --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lecture re: Christian Reformed Ministers' Institute --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student paper re: "The Small Church," by Michael S. Hoag --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reports re: Home Missions --- 1955, 1961, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Motive and Aim of Missions, by Rev. John M. L. Young, D. D. --- 1964Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Medical Missionary Compendium" --- 1958Add to your cart.
Item 3: misc. material for missions --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Misc. programs, pamphlets, and articles --- [various dates]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "The Christian and Literature, A Symposium" --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Item 2: Youth Speaks…on Christianity and Civilization, by various authors --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "What's Right with The Orthodox Presbyterian Church?" By Rev. R. B. Kuiper --- 1946Add to your cart.
Item 2: Our Guilty Silence: The Church, the Gospel, and the World, by John R. W. Stott --- 1967Add to your cart.
Item 3: "John Calvin on God and Political Duty" --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Anti-Revolutionary Principle," by Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer --- 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence re: Robert Schuller at Calvin --- 1979Add to your cart.

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