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Clarence Boomsma Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Clarence Boomsma Collection, 1947-2005Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/500

Primary Creator: Boomsma, Clarence (1917-2007)

Extent: 1.97 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/2003

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes memoirs; letters of call; correspondence; articles; speeches; sermons; family materials; news clippings; photographs; materials detailing ecumenical matters, i.e., Christian Reformed Church Interchurch Relations Committee, especially with the Reformed Churches in South Africa; Synodical Reports on Homosexuality; Synodical Reports on Women in Office; and ministerial matters. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Clarence Boomsma was born in Hammond, IN on March 9, 1917. Boomsma attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He earned his Th.B. in 1943. He also pursued graduate work from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and New College in Edinburgh, Scotland. Boomsma received his first call to service from Imlay City, MI which he served until 1948. Boomsma went on to Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids, MI. He served the Calvin congregation until his retirement in 1983.

Rev. Boomsma devoted a lot of time and energy into the CRC denomination. He served as a delegate to the Synod eight times, and four times as its president. He also was heavily involved in the Christian Reformed Interchurch Relations Committee as its secretary for many years. In this capacity he was able to significantly improve the contact between the CRC and the post-apartheid South African churches. He also served many years as the convener of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod and served on the Board of Publications.

Clarence Boomsma passed away on May 28, 2007. He was ninety. He was survived by his wife, Shirley Balk, their 3 children, and grandchildren.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 Boxes

Acquisition Source: s:  Clarence Boomsma, 2003, 2006; Shirley Boomsma, 2008


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Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Memories from the Life of Clarence Boomsma --- 1917-1943; 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Farewell Program for C. Boomsma - Imlay City, Michigan, CRC --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters of call and responses --- 1947-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters to his parents --- 1956-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Appreciation shown for twenty years of ministry at Calvin CRC, Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Material re: 25 Years as Pastor at Calvin CRC --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Grand Rapids Press feature article --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Funeral of C. Boomsma's mother --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Family material --- 1965-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) --- 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Interchurch Relations Committee correspondence --- 1974-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence between Interchurch Relations Committee and Reformed Church of South Africa --- 1989-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence and related material re: Korean Presbyterian Church --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence re: trip to South Africa for IRC Committee --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence --- 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence --- 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence --- 1990sAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Banner articles --- 1952-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: De Wachter article --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reformed Journal articles --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Presbyterian Guardian article --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article "What has happened to the CRC since World War II?" --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Participation in funeral of Pfc. Walter Patterson --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Funeral of J. Herman Fles --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Funeral of Marion Battles --- 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Memorial service and funeral of Henry Stob --- 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reports of trip to South Africa for Interchurch Relations Committee --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Account of trip to South Africa --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 12: List of trips made to South Africa --- 1981-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Report of Fraternal Delegated Synod Gereformeerde Kerken in South Africa --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Journal and related material of trip to South Africa --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Account of trip to South Africa, Switzerland and France --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Material re: Relationship between the CRC and the Reformed Churches of South Africa --- 1989-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Speech at the Young Calvinist Convention --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Invocation given at Michigan Constitutional Convention --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermon for Reformed Ecumenical Synod Prayer Service --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Synodical Report 39-A, Ecumenicity and the World Council --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Committee on World Council of Churches Report to Synod --- 1967Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Synodical Report 42 on Homosexuality --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Calvin Commencement Address --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Commencement Address at Calvin Seminary --- 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: Convocation Address at Reformed Theological Seminary --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: School Commencement Address --- 1969-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Remarks and prayer at the Joint Praise and Prayer Service [NAPARC] --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speech for American Guild of Organists --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermon commemorating 125th anniversary of CRC --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Speech to Pine Rest Hospital Board and staff --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Material on proposed study booklet on CRC/RCA Relations --- 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Minutes and related material re: Concurrent CRC/RCA Synods --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Denominational CRC/RCA Committee minutes correspondence --- 1983-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Material of Synodical ad hoc Committee to Gather Grounds for 1990 Decision re: Women in Office --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Committee of 100 for 100 Days of Progress," booklet --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Participation in the 30th Christian Reformed Family Conference --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Shirley Boomsma's organ recitals and conference participation --- 1972-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Review of Shirley Boomsma's organ performance --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Robert Boomsma's poems and Chimes article --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Insight magazine article on homosexuality --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Commendation from Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Material on "Preaching Today" Planning Committee (Joint CRC/RCA) --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Paper, "Why I still Believe the Gospel" --- 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 22: News clippings --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Family photographs --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Photographs of trip to South Africa --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Photographs of trip to Geneva for Reformed Ecumenical Synod Interim Committee meeting --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Photographs of trip to Zimbabwe for Reformed Ecumenical Synod --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photographs of trip to South Africa, Switzerland, and France --- 1986Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photo album dedicated to C. Boomsma from Korean Presbyterian Churches --- undatedAdd to your cart.

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