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Harry Reinier Boer Collection

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Title: Harry Reinier Boer Collection, 1942-1992Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/450

Primary Creator: Boer, Harry Reinier (1913-1999)

Extent: 1.91 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Abstract

Chaplain in the United States Navy, missionary to Nigeria, faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes letters to his family; correspondence with families of marines killed in action; materials that reflect his chaplaincy and missionary work; and articles, correspondence, and documents regarding religious issues in the church.

Biographical Note

Harry Rainier Boer graduated from Calvin in 1938; he served as chair of missions at Calvin Theological Seminary in 1951. Harry co-founded the Reformed Journal and advocated for the new theology in the Christian Reformed Church. His parents were Anna Vijfhuizen and Jacob Boer. Harry's father was born in Nieuwerbrug, worked as a bookkeeper for the bulb-growing nursery businesses and served as a deacon. His mother was a domestic maid and participated in the Ladies' Aid Society. The family arrived in the United States in April 1922. Harry Rainier did his confession of faith in 1934 in Holland, Michigan. Harry's grandparents were Hendrick Vijfhuizen, Willem Boer, and Elizabeth Mulder. Harry had a sister, Elisabeth Datema, and a brother, William, and several nieces and nephews.

Harry attended the Holland Christian High School, Hope College, and then to Calvin Theological Seminary in 1942. Harry served as a chaplain in the United States Navy (he was the first CRC pastor to be a Navy chaplain), a missionary to Nigeria, and was part of the faculty for the Calvin Theological Seminary. Harry founded and worked as the first principal of the theological college of Northern Nigeria. He also led weekly Bible studies for the inmates of the Muskegon, Michigan, Correctional Facility.


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Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to his parents --- April to December, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters to his parents --- November to December, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters to his parents --- January to May, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters to his parents --- June to December, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters from Brother William --- 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters from his parents and sister --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7-8: Letters to his parents --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters received from parents whose sons were killed in action --- 1944Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters received from parents whose sons were killed in action and other family related matters --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letters sent to families of marines killed in action --- 1944Add to your cart.
Item 2: paper written on the Tarawa BattleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters to his parents --- January to November, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters sent to Boer --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Official papers relating to his military service --- 1942-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Navy chaplain newsletters --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Military orders, memos, and separation papers --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with J. T. Hoogstra --- 1942-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letters from D. H. Kromminga.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Paper on "The Pre-millennial Eschatology of D. H. Kromminga" --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence between Boer and First CRC Roseland re: Reprobation Issue --- 1965-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Reformed Journal Article on reprobation by Boer --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Documents related to Boer's writing on reprobation --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence re: establishment of a Reformed Seminary in Benue (Monsma/Personaire Matter) --- 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Appeal to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church re: deposition from position as professor of missions at Calvin Theological Seminary in 1952; written to R. J. Danhof, stated clerk --- 1953Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from M. S. Bates (Union Theological Seminary) on Mission Efforts by Roman Catholic and Protestant Organizations in China --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Documents Relating to First Jenison CRC Overture re: Boer's Objection to Qualifications for CRC Membership in Nigeria --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Boer's Reformed Journal articles on Biblical Criticism --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Ministers' Pension Fund --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Nigerian correspondence --- 1970-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Documents/Correspondence re: Boer's writings on denominational boards --- 1973-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Lynwood CRC re: Infallibility of the Bible --- 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Documents relating to Boer's request to have his ministerial credentials transferred from Lynwood, Illinois, CRC to First Grand Rapids, Michigan, CRC --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence with the "Contemporary Testimony Committee" --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dedication program of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria --- 1963Add to your cart.
Item 2: Boer's graduation address, Class of 1991, TCNNAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Documents relating to the Ronald Ray situation --- 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Letter to Delegates to Synod re: Women in Office --- 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General correspondence --- 1958-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Paper: "The Christian Church and Polygamy"Add to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: TCNN research bulletin and calendarAdd to your cart.
Item 2: History of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria --- 1950-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Papers by BoerAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "The Unacknowledged Crisis"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "On the Integrity of Synods"Add to your cart.
Item 3: "An Ember Still Glowing"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Paper: "The Church in the World"Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Last will and testament and related documentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: List of articles in Reformed JournalAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Our Mission Budget and the Indian Field [HERH BV2527.B6] --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Mighty Acts of God --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Principles of MissionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Lecture, The World Missionary Situation Today --- 1958Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Map of NigeriaAdd to your cart.
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Postcard/photo scrapbook of Nigerian scenesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Unidentified photo negativesAdd to your cart.

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