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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection

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[General Materials]

Personal Material

Church and Home Missions

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Articles, Bulletins, and Reports

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums



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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection, 1927-1999 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Phil Eerfmeyer, 2016

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Collection Overview

Title: Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection, 1927-1999

ID: COLL/556

Primary Creator: Boerfyn, Gerrit B. (1911-2000)

Extent: 3.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister and Home Missionary of the Christian Reformed Church. This collection contains personal mementos, scrapbooks and photo albums, photographs, letters, and bulletins. He served as a minister or missionary in Flint, MI; San Diego, CA; Tucson, AZ; San Jose, CA; Palo Alto/Redwood City, CA; Gary, IN; Fort Collins, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Ripon, CA.

Biographical Note

Gerrit Bastian Boerfyn was born in Peoria, Iowa, on 6 February 1911 to Gerrit and Jennie Boerfyn.  He graduated from Calvin College in 1937 and Calvin Theological Seminary in 1940 and was ordained as a minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. His ministerial career was focused on missions and church planting in the United States.

Boerfyn married Nellie Ada Vanden Berg from Kalamazoo, Michigan. They adopted two daughters Mary Lou and Ruth Ann.  After Nellie died, he married Agnes.  He died 20 July 200 in Ripon, CA.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Personal Material, 1927-1940],
[Series 3: Church and Home Missions, 1940-1996],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1934-1965],
[Series 5: Articles, Bulletins, and Reports, 1937-1999],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1937-1964],
[All]

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1: Various Bibles and Communion set
Series 2: Personal Material --- 1927-1940
Box 2
Folder 1: Biographical Information
Folder 2: Eighth Grade Graduation Pella Christian --- 1927
Folder 3: Grundy College --- 1932
Folder 4: Nellie Van Den Berge's Calvin Pennant and Kalamazoo Band Letter
Folder 5: Nellie Van Den Berge's Diplomas
Item 1: Ebenezer Christian Kalamazoo Diploma --- 1930
Item 2: Calvin College Diploma --- 1936
Folder 6: Diplomas
Item 1: Calvin College --- 1937
Item 2: Calvin Seminary --- 1940
Item 3: CRC Classical --- 1940
Folder 7
Item 1: Selective Service Classification --- 1940
Item 2: WWII Ration Cards
Series 3: Church and Home Missions --- 1940-1996
Box 2
Folder 8: Pastor's Record Book --- 1943-1958
Folder 9: Pastor: Flint, MI --- 1940-1943
Folder 10: Home Missionary and Service Pastor: San Diego, CA --- 1943-1949
Folder 11: Home Missionary: Tucson, AZ --- 1949-1953
Folder 12: Home Missionary: San Jose, CA --- 1953-1957
Folder 13: Home Missionary: Palo Alto/Redwood City, CA --- 1957-1958
Folder 14: Missionary Pastor: Beacon Light Church, Gary, IN --- 1958-1964
Folder 15: Home Missionary:  Fort Collins, CO --- 1964-1969
Folder 16: Retirement Letters --- 1976
Folder 17: Honolulu Hospitality House --- 1976-1981
Folder 18: Chaplaincy Bethany Home, Ripon, CA --- 1987-1996
Folder 19: Misc. Correspondence re: Nellie Boerfyn
Series 4: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums --- 1934-1965
Box 3
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Calvin College and Seminary --- 1934-1940
Folder 2: Scrapbook: Calvin College years
Folder 3: Photo Albums: Group Photos from Various Churches
Folder 4: 25th Marriage and Ministry Celebration - Photos of Immanuel Ft. Collins Members --- 1965
Folder 5: Misc. slides
Folder 6: Service's Center WWII Flag --- 1943-1946
Series 5: Articles, Bulletins, and Reports --- 1937-1999
Box 4
Folder 1: Compositions and Articles
Folder 2: Student Preaching Report --- 1937-1940
Folder 3: Banner article, "Who will Reach John?" --- 1958
Folder 4: Responses to Today Meditations --- Nov. 1988
Folder 5: Banner article, "You have Alzheimer's Disease" and responses --- 1987
Folder 6: Young Calvinist Easter article, Mrs. G. B. Boerfyn --- 1951
Folder 7: Autograph Book --- 1932
Folder 8: Bethany Fellowship Bulletins --- March 1986-December 1988
Folder 9: Bethany Fellowship Bulletins --- January 1989-December 1990
Folder 10: Bethany Fellowship Bulletins --- January 1991-December 1993
Folder 11: Bethany Fellowship Bulletins --- January 1994-August 1999
Series 6: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums --- 1937-1964
Box 5
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Summer in California --- 1939
Folder 2: Scrapbook: Nellie College --- 1940
Folder 3: Photo Album: Bethesda --- 1937-1938
Folder 4: Scrapbook: Flint & San Diego --- 1940-1947
Box 6
Folder 1: Scrapbook: Miscellaneous --- 1940-1954
Folder 2: Scrapbook: San Diego, Tucson, San Jose --- 1943-1957
Folder 3: Scrapbook: Tucson, San Jose --- 1949-1956
Folder 4: Scrapbook: Gray (Beacon Light) --- 1958-1964
Box 7
Folder 1: Photo Album: Grundy Center --- 1932-1933
Folder 2: Scrapbook: Nellie --- 1932-1935
Folder 3: Photo Album: Nellie --- 1932-1942

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Personal Material, 1927-1940],
[Series 3: Church and Home Missions, 1940-1996],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1934-1965],
[Series 5: Articles, Bulletins, and Reports, 1937-1999],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1937-1964],
[All]


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