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Peter Pousma De Boer Collection

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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 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

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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