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Gerard Bouma Collection



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Title: Gerard Bouma Collection, 1943-1952

ID: COLL/475

Primary Creator: Bouma, Gerard (1922-)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes: pamphlets (The Canadian Scene, 1951; They Had Seven Months, 1946); periodicals (Kijk, 1945; Signaal, 1943-1944; Nederland Vecht, 1945; Vrij Nederland, 1945; Trouw, 1943-1945; Oranje Bulletin, 1944; Het Dagelijks Nieuws, 1945; Nederland in den Oorlog, 1944-1945; Calvinist Contact, 1952); a proclamation announcing liberation of the Netherlands; material on a theological controversy (Klaas Schilder), 1944; and Dutch underground newsletters, 1945, from the greater Gereformeerde community in the Netherlands.

Biographical Note

Gerard Bouma was born 24 March 1922 in Zwolle, OveriJest, Natherlands. Gerard attended the Kampen Theological School to get his degree in 1950. He was ordained as a Christian Reformed Minister in 1951. Gerard served the Church at Capelle a/d Ijssel, Netherlands from 1951 to 1952. He served the Essex CRC, Ontario, Canada, from 1952 to 1958. From 1958 to 1972 he served London CRC, Ontario, Canada. Gerard served East Paris CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, until his retirement in 1985. Gerard's parents were Dr. Cornelis Bouma and Leentje VanderVeen. His wife was Margeret Loos and together they had four children-Mieka, Martin, Keith and Joanne.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Material re Theological Controversy - Article 31 (Schilder) --- 1944
Folder 2: Copies of Het Dagelijks Nieuws --- April-May 1945
Folder 3: News magazine, Kijk --- 1945
Folder 4: Copy of Nederland in Den Oorlog --- April - August 1944
Folder 5: Copy of Nederland in Den Oorlog --- September 1944 - August 1945
Folder 6: Copies of Nederland Vecht --- January and July 1945
Folder 7: Magazine, Ons Vrije Nederland --- 1945
Folder 8: Copies of Oranje-Bulletin --- September - October, 1944
Folder 9: Copies of German Magazine, Signaal (in Dutch) --- 1943-1944
Folder 10: Copies of Trouw --- 1943-1945
Folder 11: Copies of Vrij Nederland --- February - August 1945
Folder 12: Dutch Underground Newsletters --- 1945
Folder 13: Proclamation Announcing Liberation of Netherlands --- May 1945
Folder 14: Booklet: They Had Seven Months, (German Destruction of the Railroads) --- [1946?]
Folder 15: Booklet for Immigrants: The Canadian Scene --- 1951
Folder 16: Copies of Calvinist Contact --- April and June 1952

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