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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 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

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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