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H. Donald Bouma Collection, 1949-1993 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: H. Donald Bouma Collection, 1949-1993

ID: COLL/377

Primary Creator: Bouma, Donald, H. (1918-2006)

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Professor of sociology at Calvin College and at Western Michigan University. The collection includes articles published in the Calvin Monograph Series in sociology, reports for the Grand Rapids City Planning Commission, five lectures presented as a community service, a housing proposal report published by the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and correspondence regarding racial prejudice in the National Union of Christian Schools publications. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Donald H. Bouma was born in 1918 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Fred D. and Anna Breen Bouma. He was a graduate of Calvin College and received his BA in 1940, his MA from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in sociology and anthropology from Michigan State University. Donald served in the US Navy from 1944-1946. Donald worked as a sociology professor for both Calvin College (1946-1960) and Western Michigan University (1960-1984). He was also the chair of Calvin's sociology department. Donald also served twenty-five of those years as an adjunct professor of criminology to the University of Michigan and as a visiting professor at Michigan State University. He was also the author of Dynamics of School Integration, 1958, and Kids and Cops: A problem of Mutual Hostility, 1969, and several monographs and articles for professional journals.

From 1974 to 1984 Donald was the associate editor of the USA Today magazine. Donald spent most of his life in Western Michigan and retired to the Phoenix area in 1984. Donald died on 8 August 2006 in Sun City, Arizona.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical Information
Folder 2: Vita
Folder 3: Personal Educational History
Folder 4: Navy Record --- 1946
Folder 5: Diplomas, memberships, Awards
Folder 6: Teacher Wyoming Park Schools --- 1940-1943
Folder 7: Commendations and Appointments
Folder 8: Calvin College Professorship --- 1946-1960
Folder 9: Western Michigan University Professorship --- 1960-1983
Folder 10: Student and Course Listings
Folder 11: Retirement --- 1983
Folder 12: Correspondence
Folder 13: Bethany Christian Home Board Member
Folder 14: Sociology and Calvinism
Folder 15: Grand Rapids Civic Issues
Folder 16: Pamphlet: Why Kalamazoo Voted No --- 1962
Folder 17: Address: "This is Grand Rapids" --- 1960
Folder 18: Memoir: "Academe and the Minesweeper" --- 1940-1960
Folder 19: Notes on Female Superiority
Folder 20: Notes on Biblical Women
Folder 21: Notes on Contradictions
Folder 22: "The Dynamics of Social Integration" by Bouma and Hoffman - Book Information
Folder 23: "Kids and Cops" Book Reviews --- 1970
Folder 24: Le Hers to Media --- 1988-2001
Folder 25: Guest Lecturer Appointments
Folder 26: Grand Rapids Press Correspondent --- 1939-1944
Folder 27: Lectures, Sermons at Fountain Street Church
Folder 28: White House Youth Conference --- 1960
Folder 29: Miscellaneous News Clippings
Box 2
Folder 1: Notes from Sociology Courses
Folder 2: Sociology 204 - Problems --- 1954
Folder 3: Evolution
Folder 4: School Integration
Folder 5: Race Issues
Folder 6: Anti-Poverty Issues
Folder 7: Abortion/Planned Parenthood
Folder 8: Censorship
Folder 9: Sermons, Chapel Speeches
Folder 10: Articles and Speeches (see Vita) --- 1936
Folder 11-18: Articles and Speeches (see Vita) --- 1941-2004
Box 3
Folder 1: Donald H. Bouma - WOOD-TV - "Ten O'Clock Scholar" - Crowd Behavior --- 1966

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