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Title: Nicholas H. Beversluis Collection, 1900-1995

ID: COLL/467

Primary Creator: Beversluis, Nicholas H. (1915-1998)

Extent: 2.95 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of education at Calvin College. The collection includes research notes; education course material; class notes; publications; correspondence; education department materials; critiques; Christian Schools International materials; master's thesis regarding Abraham Kuyper; doctoral dissertation detailing educational philosophy for the Christian Reformed Church; and materials regarding grandfather, Nicholaas Hendrik Beversluis (1850-1931).

Biographical Note

Nicholas Henry Beversluis was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on 10 June 1915.

Nicholas married Gertrude Van Hoff. He graduated from Calvin College in 1939. Nicholas became a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in 1944. He had graduated from Western Theological Seminary in 1943 and from Columbia University in 1963. Together he and his wife had five children: Eric Henry, Gerda Tanet, Joel Diederik, Adrian Nicholas, and Marcus Gideon. Claudia Beversluis is his daughter-in-law and his granddaughters are Celia Lenger and Claire Beversluis. Carol Honderd, the wife of Professor Ralph Honderd, is his niece.

Nicholas held many different jobs-he served as a chaplain in the US Army in 1944 and in 1947 he was a Bible teacher at Grand Rapids Christian High School. In 1948 he served as the Bible teacher and principal of Eastern Christian High School; in 1959 he was the Bible instructor at Calvin College; in 1960 he was the principal of Eastern Christian High School; and in 1966 he was an associate professor of education at Calvin College. Beversluis retired in 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and died 22 January 1998.


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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Education 203 course material --- [undated]
Folder 2: Interim Censorship course material --- [undated]
Folder 3: Philosophy of Education class notes --- [undated]
Folder 4: Education 204 lectures --- [undated]
Folder 5: Philosophy of Education class notes --- [undated]
Folder 6: Education 304 course material --- [undated]
Folder 7: Education 203 class notes --- [undated]
Folder 8: Education 31 (Interim) course material
Box 2
Folder 1: Plato course material --- [undated]
Folder 2: Education 581 course material --- [undated]
Folder 3: Education 301-303 course material --- [undated]
Folder 4: Education course materials --- [undated]
Folder 5: Class assignments --- [undated]
Folder 6: Seminary course notes --- [undated]
Folder 7: Christian Perspectives on Life Course material --- [undated]
Box 3
Folder 1: Research material: Critique on Philosophy of Christian Education by Jaarsma and DeBoer --- 1958
Folder 2: Research material: "Teacher Education in the Netherlands" --- 1978
Folder 3: Research material: English Teaching Syllabus by H. Zylstra --- 1956-1957
Folder 4: Research material: "On Being," by H.E. Runner --- 1979
Folder 5: Research material: "The Curriculum in a Liberal Arts College" --- 1956
Folder 6: Research material: "Calvinism and Education" --- [undated]
Folder 7: Research material:  Abraham Kuiper --- 1950-1980
Folder 8: Research material: "Rehoboth" Christelijke Pedagogische Academie (Utrecht) --- 1973
Folder 9: Research material: De Identiteit Van de Christelijke Schoo --- 1972-1973
Folder 10: Research material: Indrukken Van Het Amerikaanse Onderwijs --- 1970
Folder 11: Research material: Educational System in the Netherlands --- 1965
Folder 12: Research material: "Some Current Educational Ideals" --- 1913
Folder 13: Research material: Dutch Booklets "Ad Fontes" --- 1953, 1954
Folder 14: Research material: The Proceedings of the Calvinist Philosophy Club --- 1938
Folder 15: Research material: Calvinism 301X --- [undated]
Folder 16: Research material: "The Proposed Calvinistic College at Grand Rapids," by B. Kuiper --- 1903
Box 4
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1950-1979
Folder 2: Correspondence and analysis re: Christian Liberal Arts Education (CLAE) --- 1965, 1966
Folder 3: Education Interdepartmental Correspondence --- 1969-1970
Folder 4: Correspondence re: Ontario Christian Schools Credentials Committee --- 1975-1978
Folder 5: Correspondence re: NUCS Speaking Tour --- 1979
Folder 6: Correspondence re: Reformed Journal article --- 1953
Folder 7: Education Department material --- 1978-1979
Folder 8: Material re: Committee to Revise By-laws of NUCS --- 1969-1972
Folder 9: Material re: Jesus Christ Superstar Controversy --- 1971
Folder 10: Christian High School Philosophy of Education Report --- 1961
Folder 11: Curriculum Report - Eastern Christian School Association (New Jersey) --- 1954, 1949
Folder 12: High School/Junior College Curriculum Studies by R. Jellema --- [undated]
Folder 13: Material re: CSI Task Force on Strategies in Christian Education --- 1982, 1983
Folder 14: Critique of paper by Calvin Curriculum Study Committee --- 1964
Folder 15: Critiques of Peter P. DeBoer's papers and Gordon Spykman's address --- 1971-1972
Folder 16: Critique on panel by Christian High School Principals --- 1949
Folder 17: Critiques of N. Wolterstorff's lectures --- [undated]
Folder 18: Critique of G. Vos's Old Testament Biblical Theology outline and paper by D. Oppewal --- [undated]
Folder 19: Book, To Prod the Slumbering Giant (notations by N.H.B.) --- 1972
Box 5
Folder 1: Christian Philosophy of Education, 1971 [HERH LC368.B4]; reviews in De Wachter, 1972 and Christian Educators Journal --- [undated]
Folder 2: Paper, "Toward a Theology of Education" --- 1980, 1981
Folder 3: Paper, "In Their Father's House," 1982 and Spanish translation --- 1982
Folder 4: Pamphlet, The Virtue of Tolerance in the Liberal Arts Tradition (notations by N.H.B.) --- 1995
Folder 5: Reference journal articles by N.H.B. --- 1953-1989
Folder 6: Material re: ministerial status of N.H.B. --- 1944-1968
Folder 7: MA Thesis, Abraham Kuyper and the Anti-Revolutionary Party --- 1950
Folder 8: Letters to the editor, 1970 --- [undated]
Folder 9: Memorial Service for William H. Jellema (liturgy by N.H.B.) --- [1982]
Folder 10: PhD Dissertation, A Biblical Approach to Educational Philosophy for the Christian Reformed Church --- 1966
Folder 11: Retirement Tribute to N.H.B. --- [1980]
Box 6: Bible presented to N.H.B. on his ordination by Third Christian Reformed Church of Paterson, New Jersey
Box 7
Folder 1: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Ds. L. G. C. Ledeboer en Zijne Gemeenten, 1900 [HERH BX9479.L4 B4 1900]
Folder 2: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): In het Belang van het Christelijk Onderwijs --- 1908
Folder 3: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Predikatie --- 1910
Folder 4: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Klacht en Jubal, 1920 [HERH BX9479.B49 J6 1900]
Folder 5: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Oude en Nieuwe Dingen: Zestal Predikatien --- 1922
Folder 6: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Notebook --- [undated]
Folder 7: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Sermons (English), No. 20, 83, 190, 206; distributed by the Macedonia Mission Society of the Netherlands Reformed Congregations (Glen Rock, New Jersey) --- [undated]
Folder 8: N.H. Beversluis (1850-1931): Clipping, Het Oosten --- 16 Juli 1931

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