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William Spoelhof Collection, 1927-2009 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, 2009

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Title: William Spoelhof Collection, 1927-2009

ID: COLL/498

Primary Creator: Spoelhof, William (1909-2008)

Extent: 18.45 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

President of Calvin College (1951-1976).The collection includes: personal materials; curriculum vitae; military service records and honors; articles written by and about him; family history and genealogy; correspondence; speeches; papers; programs; lectures; honorary degrees; tributes; dissertation; annotated books; academic hoods; memorabilia; awards; plaques; posters; references; diplomas; cards; and appointment books; plus materials from his wife, Angeline Nydam Spoelhof.  The materials in this collection are intertwined with the materials in the Record Group Calvin College 2.1.7

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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Curriculum Vitae --- undated
Folder 2: Graduation Program for Eastern Academy, New Jersey --- 1927
Folder 3: BA Diploma from Calvin --- 1931
Folder 4
Item 1: Michigan Teaching Certificate --- 1931
Item 2: Outstanding Educators of America --- 1971
Folder 5: Correspondence re: Job Offer from Ebenezer Christian School --- 1935
Folder 6: Naval Service Records --- 1943-1946
Folder 7: Military Service Records and Awards --- 1943-1955
Folder 8: Last Will and Testament --- 1944
Folder 9: Personal Note, "How I Met Ange", cards --- undated
Folder 10: PHD Diploma from University of Michigan --- 1946
Folder 11
Item 1: Spoelhof’s 95th Birthday Celebration --- 2004
Item 2: 98th Birthday Stickers --- 2007
Folder 12: Article re: Naming of Asteroid after William Spoelhof --- 2006
Folder 13: Paper: "The Life of Doctor William Spoelhof" By Rachel Smith --- undated
Folder 14: Passport and Various Identification Cards --- 1936-1938, 1948, 1980, undated
Folder 15: Items Commemorating William Spoelhof's Life (After his Passing) --- 2008, 2009
Box 2
Folder 1: Spoelhof Family History Material --- undated
Folder 2: Manuscript Material for Spoelhof Family History (Never Completed) --- undated
Folder 3: Early Family Records --- undated
Folder 4: Nydam Family History Material --- undated
Folder 5: Genealogy Material of Spoelhof and Nydam Families --- undated
Box 3
Folder 1: Correspondence --- undated
Folder 4-Feb: Correspondence --- 1931-1933
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1935, 1936
Folder 14-Jun: Correspondence --- 1937-1948
Folder 15: Correspondence --- 1952
Folder 16: Correspondence --- 1956
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1957
Folder 18-20: Correspondence --- 1960-1962
Folder 21: Correspondence --- 1968
Folder 22: Correspondence --- 1971
Folder 23-35: Correspondence --- 1973-1985
Box 4
Folder 22-Jan: Correspondence --- 1986-2007
Box 5
Folder 1: Correspondence and Related Material re: Vice President Agnew Speech at Calvin --- 1972, 1973
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Awarding of the Dutch Resistance Cross --- 1982
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries --- 1968, 1969
Folder 4: Letters of Condolence sent by William Spoelhof --- 1951-1974
Folder 5: Correspondence with Duncan Littlefair et al re: Federal Aid to Calvin --- 1970
Folder 6: "Gripe" Letters --- 1954-1975, undated
Folder 7: Correspondence re: William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar-In Residence Chair Endowment --- 1994
Folder 8: Correspondence re: H. Rienstra's Application for Director of Meeter Center --- 1982
Folder 9: Correspondence re: Retirement --- 1976
Folder 10: Correspondence re: Rotary Club Membership --- 1963
Folder 11: Letters of Congratulations upon Retirement --- 1976
Folder 12: Correspondence re: Spark Article by Bill Brashler --- 1985
Folder 13: Material re: Participation in Trinity Christian College Commencement --- 1990
Folder 14: Correspondence re: Appointment to U.S. Information Agency Foreign Service Selection Board --- 1976
Folder 15: Correspondence/Material re: U.S. Information Agency Inspection Trip to South Africa
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence with Congressman Gerald Ford --- 1949-1958
Folder 2: Correspondence with Congressmen Gerald Ford --- 1959-1968
Folder 3: Correspondence with President Ford re: Proposed Lecture Series --- 1976
Folder 4: Correspondence with William Fyfe --- 1983-1985
Folder 5: Correspondence with/re: Paul B. Henry --- 1978-1994
Folder 6: Correspondence with Jan Laverge (O.S.S. Member) --- 1982
Folder 7: Correspondence with James Rentschler, Ambassador to Malta --- 1976-1983
Folder 8: Correspondence with Sister, Radia Spoelhof --- 1970s-1980s

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