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Simon Dekker Collection



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Simon Dekker Collection, 1877-1938 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Simon Dekker Collection, 1877-1938

ID: COLL/054

Primary Creator: Dekker, Simon (1854-1947)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Chicago Region (Ill.), Christian education, Church schools, Education - Michigan - History, Michigan - History, Roseland (Chicago, Ill.) - History, Roseland Christian School (Chicago, Ill.) - History


Prominent layman of the Christian Reformed Church in the Chicago area. The manuscripts are entitled "History of the Christian School at Roseland," "Model Constitution for Parental Christian Schools," "History of Roseland and Vicinity," and "Christian School Movement in Michigan, 1925-1926."

Biographical Note

Son of Arie H Dekker and Alice Schoon, Simon Dekker was born on February 21, 1854. Dekker married Antje De Jong. Together they had six children-Harry, Henry, Abram, Peter, Katie, and Alice. Dekker passed away on November 14, 1947 in Roseland, Illinois.

Subject/Index Terms

Chicago Region (Ill.)
Christian education
Church schools
Education - Michigan - History
Michigan - History
Roseland (Chicago, Ill.) - History
Roseland Christian School (Chicago, Ill.) - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of the Dekker family

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1: Autobiography of S. Dekker
Folder 2: History of the Christian School at Roseland --- 1953?
Folder 3: Model Constitution for Parental Christian Schools, prepared by the Union of Christian Schools
Folder 4: Personal reminiscences of churches, schools, industries, stores, railroads, real estate, etc. --- 1877-1927
Folder 5: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 1-50) --- 1938
Folder 6: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 51-100) --- 1938
Folder 7: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 101-150) --- 1938
Folder 8: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 151-200) --- 1938
Folder 9: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 201-250) --- 1938
Folder 10: History of Roseland, Chicago and Vicinity, (pages 251-297) --- 1938
Folder 11: Diary entry, by Cornelius Dekker, son of Simon Dekker --- Sept. 1917-Feb.1918

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