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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

[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.


Box and Folder Listing


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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],
[All]

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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