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Title: Ralph Dekker Collection, 1904-1964

ID: COLL/053

Primary Creator: Dekker, Ralph (1890-1964)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Cedar Lake Bible Conference (1963), Chicago Region (Ill.) - Church history, Christian Citizen, Church Observer, Ecumenical synod (1963), Illinois Observer


Layman of the Christian Reformed Church, political commentator and columnist. The collection includes: an account of the Christian Reformed Church in the Chicago area entitled "Reminiscences of a Septuagenarian," issues of the Christian Citizen, 1949-1957, Illinois Observer, 1954-1959 and Church Observer, 1960-1963, agenda, minutes, and reports of the Ecumenical Synod of 1963 and of the Cedar Lake Bible Conference of 1963.

Biographical Note

Ralph H. Dekker was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 29, 1890. Dekker married Helene Brinks. Together they had five children-Henrietta, Johanna, James, Rosie Marie and Gerald. Dekker passed away on June 18, 1964.

Subject/Index Terms

Cedar Lake Bible Conference (1963)
Chicago Region (Ill.) - Church history
Christian Citizen
Church Observer
Ecumenical synod (1963)
Illinois Observer

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of R.H. Dekker, R. Van Dyken, and H. Wierenga

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[Series 1: Papers, 1904-1964],

Series 1: Papers --- 1904-1964
Box 1
Folder 1: Papers --- 1904-1938
Folder 2: Englewood II, Church History --- 1953
Folder 3-5: Ecumenical Synod --- 1963
Folder 6: Cedar Lake Bible Conference --- 1963
Folder 7: Christian Citizen --- 1949-1957
Folder 8: Reminiscences - first copy
Folder 9-12: Reminiscences - chapter 1-4
Folder 13: Reminiscences of a Septuagenarian
Folder 14-15: Illinois Observer --- 1954-1955
Box 2
Folder 1-4: Illinois Observer --- 1956-1959
Folder 5-9: Illinois Church Observer --- 1960-1964

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