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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 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

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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