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Title: Bernard John Bennink Collection, 1884-1986

ID: COLL/374

Primary Creator: Bennink, Bernard John (1864-1947)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Bernard John Bennink was a Christian school administrator, teacher, and editor. The collection includes Bennink's biography, zakboekje (military record), correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Warner describing conditions in Rock Valley, IA, in comparison with those in Holland, Michigan, and a post retirement letter to Oakdale Christian School regarding candidacy as a 'special teacher.' Articles about, by, and of special interest to Bennink are included; plus family items-a Dutch New Testament with psalms and hymns, photographs of family, teachers, and students, and a translated biography by his father.

Biographical Note

Bernard John Bennink (1864-1947) was born in the Netherlands. He came to the United States in 1886. He and Gertrude Veenstra were married 26 March 1887. Bernard worked as a Christian School administrator, teacher, and editor, and lived in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Grand Haven, Michigan. He could speak both Dutch and English. Bennink died on 28 April 1947 and was buried in Muskegon, Michigan. He was survived by his wife, children, and nine nieces and nephews.

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[Series 1: Miscellaneous, 1884-1986],
[Series 2: Photographs],

Series 1: Miscellaneous --- 1884-1986
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical information --- 1947
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1920, 1930
Folder 3: Zakboekje --- 1884
Folder 4: Articles about Bennink --- 1929 and 1947
Folder 5: Articles by BJB --- 1911-1941
Folder 6: Yearbook of Schools for Christian Instruction 1918-1919 compiled and edited by BJB
Folder 7: Articles about Christian schools --- 1911
Folder 8: Biography by BJB, Sr., translation only --- 1986
Folder 9: Het Nieuwe Testament, Psalmen, Gezangen --- 1884
Folder 10: Photographs (8), BJ, wife --- 1890-1913, undated
Folder 11: Het ABC der Christelijke Opvoeding, undated; with translation --- 1978
Folder 12: De Groote Oorlog in Europa --- [1915?]
Folder 13: In de Onderwereld of de Vloek der Blanke Slavernij --- [1913?]
Folder 14: Een Man des Bloeds --- undated
Folder 15: Hans van Tutlingen --- undated
Folder 16: 'n Tweetal Lezingen: Is het Voortbestaan onzer Scholen Gewaarborgd? by L. Berkhof and Betere Opleiding voor Onze Teachers by B. J. Bennink --- 1917

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