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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 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.

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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