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Peter Pousma De Boer Collection, 1948-2001 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Peter Pousma De Boer Collection, 1948-2001

ID: COLL/515

Primary Creator: De Boer, Peter Pousma

Extent: 3.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of education at Calvin College. The collection includes correspondence, addresses, papers, articles, monographs, manuscripts, thesis regarding Frederick Manfred, class notes, course materials, and miscellaneous materials that detail education in Christian schools at every level of teaching and learning.

Biographical Note

(1929 - 2017)

Peter Pousma DeBoer was born in Paterson, NJ on December 22, 1929. DeBoer attended Calvin College, majoring history and minoring in English and political science. Once he graduated from Calvin in 1951, DeBoer went on to earn his M.A. in social studies from Montclair State College in New Jersey.  DeBoer began his teaching career at Sanborn Christian, teaching 7th and 8th grades as well as filling in as principal from time to time.  He went on to teach English, history, and directing the choir at Western Christian High School. By 1957, DeBoer accepted a position at Dordt College as an English instructor. During this time, he also working towards earning his second M.A. in English at the University of Iowa.

In the fall of 1962, DeBoer  became a faculty member of Calvin College's History department. He taught courses in Western Civilization and American History. President Spoelhof persuaded DeBoer to earn his Ph.D. in the field of philosophy and history of education. DeBoer enrolled at the University of Chicago and earned his Ph.D. in 1968.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Peter Pousma DeBoer


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1962-1995],
[Series 2: Addresses, 1960-1992],
[Series 3: Papers, 1960-1982],
[Series 4: Articles, 1962-1988],
[Series 5: Monographs and Manuscripts, 1970-2001],
[Series 6: Class Notes, and Course Materials, 1948-1963],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials, 1961-1997],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence --- 1962-1995
Box 1
Folder 1-2: Correspondence with Robert L. McCaul (University of Chicago) --- 1985-1992
Folder 3: Correspondence re: IDIS 150 (interim course) --- 1975
Folder 4: Correspondence re: speaking engagements in California --- 1982
Folder 5: Correspondence and related materials re: Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship (CCCS) --- 1975-1989
Folder 6: Correspondence re: leaves of absence --- 1964-1986
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 1962-1995
Folder 8: Letter to the editor of the Grand Rapids Press --- November 30, 1977
Folder 9: Memo to Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship Fellows --- 1979
Series 2: Addresses --- 1960-1992
Box 1
Folder 10: Address: "Organizing the Materials in Relation to some Broader Educational aspect of Speech Preparation," [Tri-State Teachers Convention, 1960 or 1961]
Folder 11: Address: "Religion in Public Education," [Christian Service Club --- 1964]
Folder 12: Address: "Why Have Christian Schools?" Grosse Point Christian School --- 1977
Folder 13: Address: "Deliver Us from Irrelevance," [Paterson, NJ --- 1981]
Folder 14: Address: "What's Your School's S.Q.?  CSI District IV Meeting at Sheboygan, Wisconsin --- 1982
Folder 15: Address: "Great Expectations," Honor Students at Calvin Christian High --- 1984
Folder 16: Address: "One Who Got Away," Calvin College and Seminary 110th Anniversary at Sarnia, Woodstock, Hamilton, and Grimsby, Ontario --- 1986
Folder 17: Address: "What Do We Mean by a Responsibility Theory for Christian Education," Calvin College Professional Education Staff Retreat --- 1988
Folder 18: Address: "Pedagogy for Christian Education," Trinity Christian College at Chicago Conference --- 1988
Folder 19: Address: ["So that We can Become All He Wants Us to Be,"] Sheboygan County Christian High School Commencement --- 1988
Folder 20: Address: ["This will be brief…"] Fountain Street Church Chapel --- 1989
Folder 21: Address: "Closing the Gap Between Vision and Practice," CCCS Workshop --- 1992
Folder 22: Address: "Becoming Everything You Ought to Be," Hastings, Michigan Rotary Club's annual Honors Convocation for High School Students --- undated
Folder 23: Address: "Christian Education: Why Bother?" [Given at Detroit, Grand Rapids, Illiana(Chicago) and others --- undated
Series 3: Papers --- 1960-1982
Box 2
Folder 1: Paper: "Report of the English Department," (Dordt College) --- 1960
Folder 2: College Forum, a review essay entitled, "On Teaching Style for Christian Higher Education" --- 1973
Folder 3: Essay: "The Mode is Part of the Message" --- 1973
Folder 4: Paper: "Omphaloskepsis in the Ed Department" --- 1975
Folder 5: Paper: "The Clinical Experience Year" --- 1977
Folder 6: Paper: "The American Dream" --- 1978
Folder 7: Paper: "Toward an Anatomy of Response" --- 1978
Folder 8: Paper: "The Michigan Internship or Clinical Experience Year" --- 1979
Folder 9: Paper: "High School Graduation" --- 1980
Folder 10: Paper: "Higher Education in America" --- 1981
Folder 11: Paper: "Back to Basics? What Basics?" --- 1982
Folder 12: Paper: "An Israel Diary" --- 1986
Folder 13: Paper: "Excellence in Christian Education" --- 1988
Folder 14: Paper and related documents: "Some Significant Shifts in Curricular Theory for Calvinist Colleges and Day Schools --- undated
Folder 15: Paper: "Toward a Responsibility Theory for Christian Education" --- undated
Folder 16: Paper: "Why Can't Johnny Write" --- undated
Folder 17: Paper and related correspondence: "The Edwards Law and the Perils of Nonpublic School Politics" --- undated
Folder 18: Papers
Item 1: "What's Your School's Social Quotient? --- Undated
Item 2: "A Christian Looks at Public Schools" --- 1982
Folder 19: Paper: "Some Significant Shifts in Curricular Theory for Reformed Christian Education" --- undated
Folder 20: Paper: "Whitman and Lincoln" --- undated
Folder 21: Paper: "Nineteenth Century Literary Romanticism in the United States" --- undated
Series 4: Articles --- 1962-1988
Box 3
Folder 1: Reformed Journal, articles --- 1962
Folder 2: Christian Educators Journal, article entitled, "On Teaching Style for Christian Higher Education" --- 1973
Folder 3: Christian Educators Journal, article entitled, ""A Case for Informal Education in Christian Schools," and a book review, "Freedom and Beyond" --- 1974
Item 1: Article: "A Case for Informal Education in Christian Schools"
Item 2: Book review: “Freedom and Beyond” --- 1974
Folder 4: Banner, article entitled, "Let's Hear it for Jake" --- 1977
Folder 5: Michigan School Board Journal, article entitled, "Teachers for Hire: A Market for Buyers?" --- 1977
Folder 6: H. Van Brummelen's article on Christian school teacher education and PPDB's reply --- 1978
Folder 7
Item 1: Journal of Michigan Association of Teacher Educators, article entitled, "The Michigan Internship or Clinical Experience Year" --- 1979
Item 2: Christian Home and School, article entitled, "The North American Idea of Success: Some New Varieties" --- 1979
Folder 8: Calvin Spark, article re: N. H. Beversluis retirement --- 1980
Folder 9: Calvinist Contact, "Letter to the Reader --- 1981
Folder 10
Item 1: Christian Home and School, article entitled, "A Christian Looks at Public Schools" --- 1982
Item 2: Michigan School Board Journal, article entitled, "What's Your Social Quotient?" --- 1982
Folder 11: Articles re: Christian schools curriculum --- 1982
Folder 12: First draft of an article on North American Calvinists with back up materials --- 1982
Folder 13: Calvin Spark, article entitled, "Profile: Calvin College Alumni Choir" --- 1988
Series 5: Monographs and Manuscripts --- 1970-2001
Box 3
Folder 14: Manuscript: Encyclopedia of Education, "Protestant School Systems" --- 1970
Folder 15: Monograph: Readings for Christian Perspectives on Learning, 3rd ed. --- 1975
Folder 16: Manuscript: Teacher Education at Calvin College: The Early Years --- 1980
Folder 17: Monograph, Christian Vision in Education: the Growing Edge, edited --- 1980
Box 4
Folder 1: Shifts in Curricular Theory for Christian Education, [The Calvin College Monograph Series] [HERH LC533 .D4 1983] --- 1983
Folder 2: Manuscript: And Gladly Teach: Origins of Teacher Education at Calvin College, 1900-1930 --- [1991]
Folder 3: Annotated List of Chicago Tribune Editorials on Elementary and Secondary Education in the U.S., 1852-1971, 1992 [HERH LA219 .M33 1992]
Folder 4: Manuscript: Christian Studies Today: Educating Christian Teachers for Responsive Discipleship, [Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship] --- [1993]
Folder 5: Manuscript: Religious Higher Education in the US, "Reformed Colleges and Seminaries," (Chapter 5) --- 1995
Folder 6: Manuscript: Peaches and Other Stories about Growing Up in Prospect Park --- 1996
Folder 7: Monograph: Mission Nearly Impossible: Richard H. Pousma, the Rehoboth Hospital, and Controversy on the Indian Mission Field --- 2001
Folder 8: Manuscript: The Wisdom of Practice: Studies of Teaching in Christian Elementary and Middle Schools --- undated
Folder 9: Manuscript: This I Know: A Young Calvinist's Introduction to the Christian Life --- undated
Series 6: Class Notes, and Course Materials --- 1948-1963
Box 5
Folder 1: Class notes for Western Civilization course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 2: Class notes for Medieval History course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 3: Class notes for Teaching History course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 4: Class notes for History of the Balkan States course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 5: Class notes for Europe since 1815 course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 6: Class notes for History 206 course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 7: Class notes for American History course at Calvin College --- 1948-1951
Folder 8-9: Class notes for courses taken at Montclair State College (NJ) --- 1951-1952
Folder 10: Course Paper: "Similarities in Hawthorne and Melville's Concept of Evil" --- 1952
Folder 11: Course Paper: "Huckleberry Finn: A Critique" --- 1952
Folder 12: Course Paper: "The Elements of Juvenile Delinquency" --- 1952
Box 6
Folder 1: Class notes for History of the American West course at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 2: Class notes for Renaissance in Italy course at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 3: Class notes for American Civilization course at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 4: Class notes for American Political Thought course at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 5: Course Paper: "The Religious Question in English Education: 1870, 1902, 1944," at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 6: Course Paper: "Mark Twain and the Civil War," at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 7: Course Paper: "John Wise Versus the Mathers," at University of Iowa --- undated
Folder 8: Course outline for freshman English at Dordt College --- 1957-1962
Folder 9: Course outline for Western Civilization --- 1962-1963
Folder 10: Course outline and notes for English 103 --- undated
Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials --- 1961-1997
Box 7
Folder 1: Commencement program, State University of Iowa --- 1961
Folder 2: Convocation program, The University of Chicago --- 1968
Folder 3: Book reviews --- 1971-1995
Folder 4: Community Discussion Program, "Human Experience: Changing Changeless" --- 1975
Folder 5: Institutional Report for National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1884
Folder 6: Masters of Arts Thesis, Frederick Manfred: the Developing Art of the Novelist, revised --- 1988
Folder 7: Chapter 24, Religious Colleges and Universities in America, "Reformed Colleges and Universities," bibliography --- 1988
Folder 8: Distance Learning, "Faith and Teaching/Learning" --- 1995
Folder 9: Bibliography of published materials --- [1996]
Folder 10: News clippings --- 1972-1997
Folder 11: Paper, untitled --- undated

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1962-1995],
[Series 2: Addresses, 1960-1992],
[Series 3: Papers, 1960-1982],
[Series 4: Articles, 1962-1988],
[Series 5: Monographs and Manuscripts, 1970-2001],
[Series 6: Class Notes, and Course Materials, 1948-1963],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials, 1961-1997],
[All]


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