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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, 1927-1999

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.


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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 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

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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