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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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[General Materials]

Personal Material

Church and Home Missions

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

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, 1927-1999Add to your cart.

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.


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

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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