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Pierson G. Boermans Collection

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Pierson G. Boermans Collection, 1890-2002 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2010; Richard Harms, 2012

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Collection Overview

Title: Pierson G. Boermans Collection, 1890-2002

ID: COLL/511

Primary Creator: Boermans, Pierson G.

Extent: 1.35 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 00/00/2010

Abstract

Calvin graduate, and graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; and employee of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG). The collection includes high school and college yearbooks; notebooks of business trips to Japan, Europe, and Australia; his dissertation, diplomas, degrees, and honors; photographs; retirement materials; and histories of PPG and of Calvin College.

Biographical Note

(1914 - 1951)

Pierson was born in Michigan in 1914 as was his sister Vera in 1911.

Pierson G. Boermans's mother was Minnie and his father was Jacob Boermans. His parents were born in the Netherlands. Pierson graduated from Calvin College with a BA in 1937; he also attended Indiana University. He worked at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. He died 30 August 1951.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Ann Boermans, 2010


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Photographs],
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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Grand Rapids Christian High School yearbook, The Memoir --- 1920
Folder 2: Dried plant collection --- 1928
Folder 3
Item 1: Grand Rapids Christian High School yearbook, The Memoir --- 1930 and 1931
Item 2: Commencement program of Grand Rapids Christian High School --- 1931
Folder 4: Calvin College Prism --- 1933
Folder 5: Calvin College Prism --- 1935
Folder 6: Calvin College Prism --- 1936
Folder 7: Calvin College Prism --- 1937
Box 2
Folder 1
Item 1: A Study of the Reaction between Phenylenediamines and Dibasic Acids: o-Phenylenemalonamide, PhD dissertation --- 1940
Item 2: Reprint "o-Phenylenemalonamide" by R. L. Shriner and P. G. Boermans (Journal of the American Society, 1994)
Folder 2: Notebook on business trip to Japan --- 1967
Folder 3: Correspondence/notes re: business trip to Japan --- 1967
Folder 4: Photographs of trip to Japan --- 1967
Folder 5: Seventy-five Years of Colorful History: PPG Coatings and Resins Division, 75th anniversary book --- 1975
Folder 6: Notebook on business trips to Europe --- 1975-1978
Folder 7: Notebook on business trips to Australia and Japan --- 1977
Folder 8: Diplomas, degrees, and honors
Item 1: Baldwin Street Christian Junior High School Report, Grade 7 --- [1926]
Item 2: Grade 8 diploma from Baldwin Christian --- 1927
Item 3: Grade 9 diploma from Baldwin Christian --- 1928
Item 4: Article from The Grand Rapids Herald --- [1936?]
Item 5: Calvin College commencement announcement --- 1937
Item 6: Calvin College and Seminary Bachelor of Arts diploma --- 1937
Item 7: Engineering Defense Training Course Certificate --- 1941
Item 8: Indiana University commencement program --- 1943
Folder 9
Item 1: Remembering Who We Are: The Heritage Class of Calvin College, booklet (p. 77, Pierson Boermans short autobiography) --- 2002
Item 2: "Heritage Class Chapel Service" program --- 2002
Folder 10: Photograph John Van Valen, [PGB maternal grandfather]; ca. --- 1890
Box 3
Folder 1: Boermans, Pierson G. (also in box 3 folder 5) --- undated
Folder 2-3: Retirement, correspondence --- 1978
Folder 4: Retirement, Scrapbook pages - correspondence --- 1978
Folder 5: Retirement, Scrapbook of Boermans's career --- 1978
Folder 6: Miscellaneous correspondence --- 1944-1977
Folder 7: Grand Rapids Christian High School diploma --- 1931

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