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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


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[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 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

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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