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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 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.

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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