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Paul De Koekkoek Collection

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Memoirs

Miscellaneous Duplicates of the Canadian Calvinist

Topic Papers

Topic Papers

Topic Papers, Memoirs

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Paul De Koekkoek Collection, 1922-2000 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul De Koekkoek Collection, 1922-2000

ID: COLL/055

Primary Creator: De Koekkoek, Paul (1890-1982)

Extent: 11.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: British Columbia League of Christian Reformed Immigration Society, 1952-1957, Canadian Calvinist, Christian Action Foundation, Christian Farmers' League, Christian Labour Movement, Christian Reformed Church - History - Records and correspondence, Clergy, Committee for Justice and Liberty, Missions, Missions - British Columbia

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes memoirs entitled "Recollections and Reflections of a Country Parson: Memoirs," also the new edition; files of the congregations in which De Koekkoek served; correspondence, reports, radio messages when serving as home missionary to British Columbia, Canada, 1949-1956 and the Okanagan Valley, Canada, 1953-1956; papers concerning the Christian Action Foundation and Committee for Justice and Liberty, Christian Labour Movement, and Christian Farmers' League; correspondence with R. Schipper in connection with the honorary degree for Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Free University of Amsterdam; Canadian Calvinist; and British Columbia League of Christian Reformed Immigration Society minutes, 1952-1957.

Biographical Note

Paul De Koekkoek, born June 7, 1890, emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in 1909 where, at the age of twenty-four, he decided to go to school to enter the ministry.  De Koekkoek graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1923 and was called by the Comstock (MI) Christian Reformed Church; he subsequently served in Oskaloosa, IA; Otley, IA; Hills, MN; Edmonton, Alberta; and as Home Missionary to growing congregations in southwestern British Columbia and in the Okanagan Valley.  He also was pastor to the Zillah Christian Reformed Church and the Seattle Christian Reformed Church in Washington.  At the age of sixty-eight he retired from active ministry but continued ministerial and community activities especially in the Seattle area.

Aside from his particular pastoral activities, De Koekkoek was also involved in other pursuits.  He was editor of the Canadian Calvinist for several years after 1945.  He took an active role in ministering to the Dutch immigrants and promoted the cause of Christian education on both the lower and secondary levels.  He helped to set up a Christian Civic League in Seattle as well as in Pella, IA, and was involved in politics, lodge matters, and other civic concerns.  He served as chaplain on an immigrant ship in 1956.  He also participated in a radio ministry in the Okanagan Valley.

This indefatigable worker was mentally alert and active until his tragic death on November 13, 1982. Paul De Koekkoek was married to Lena Wassen and they had one son named John William.

Subject/Index Terms

British Columbia League of Christian Reformed Immigration Society, 1952-1957
Canadian Calvinist
Christian Action Foundation
Christian Farmers' League
Christian Labour Movement
Christian Reformed Church - History - Records and correspondence
Clergy
Committee for Justice and Liberty
Missions
Missions - British Columbia

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 5.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of P. De Koekkoek


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Papers, 1922-1964],
[Series 2: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 3: Memoirs],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Duplicates of the Canadian Calvinist],
[Series 5: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 6: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 7: Topic Papers, Memoirs, 1927-1955],
[Series 8: Varia, 1952-57],
[All]

Series 2: Topic Papers --- 1922-1970
Box 4
Folder 1: Seattle ministry, emeritus; correspondence, press clippings, papers connected with "Memoirs" --- 1966-1968
Folder 2: Seattle ministry, emeritus, correspondence, reports, clippings, poetry --- 1969-1970
Folder 3
Item 1: Association for Reformed Scientific Studies --- 1935
Item 2: Association for Advancement of Christian Scholarship --- 1970
Folder 4: Back to God Hour, correspondence --- 1945-1960
Folder 5: The Banner and De Wachter; correspondence, articles
Folder 6: Calvin College correspondence
Folder 7
Item 1: Canadian Calvinist issues --- February 1946-July 1950
Item 2: Calvinist Contact issues --- October 15-December 1951
Folder 8: Canadian Calvinist and Calvinist Contact; correspondence, press clippings, and immigration matters --- 1946-1949
Box 5
Folder 1: Canadian Calvinist and Calvinist Contact; correspondence, reports, and immigration matters --- 1946-1949
Folder 2
Item 1: Christian Civic League, in Pella and in Seattle. --- 1934
Item 2: Christian Action Foundation and Committee for Justice and Liberty, correspondence and press clippings --- 1968
Folder 3: Christian education addresses and articles --- 1928-1955
Folder 4: Christian education articles, papers, addresses, and press clippings --- 1927-1968
Folder 5: Christian education, Junior College of Pacific Northwest, correspondence on project --- 1967-1970
Folder 6: Christian Labor Movement and Christian Farmers' League addresses and correspondence --- 1932-1952
Folder 7: Common Grace issue correspondence --- 1928, 1936, 1940
Folder 8: Correspondence with immigrants --- 1946-1948
Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence with immigrants --- 1949-1952
Folder 2: Correspondence with immigrants --- 1954
Folder 3: Correspondence with immigrants --- 1955
Folder 4: Correspondence with immigrants --- 1956
Folder 5: Correspondence with Mark Fakkema of the NUCS --- 1929-1940
Folder 6: Deacons, status in the council --- 1937-1938
Folder 7
Item 1: Janssen Case reports --- 1922
Item 2: Classis Grand Rapids East reports --- 1925
Folder 8: Lodge issue; addresses, articles, brochure --- 1929, 1933
Folder 9: Martin Luther King, pamphlet, correspondence, press clippings --- 1965
Folder 10: Missions: Home and Foreign; correspondence, reports, press clippings --- 1944-1948
Folder 11: Missions: Home and Foreign; correspondence, press clippings --- 1965-1969
Folder 12: Oskaloosa Church building problem; correspondence and minutes --- 1927-1928
Folder 13: Pine Rest Christian Hospital correspondence --- 1946, 1958
Folder 14: Politics: articles, speeches, correspondence --- 1934-1970

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Papers, 1922-1964],
[Series 2: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 3: Memoirs],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Duplicates of the Canadian Calvinist],
[Series 5: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 6: Topic Papers, 1922-1970],
[Series 7: Topic Papers, Memoirs, 1927-1955],
[Series 8: Varia, 1952-57],
[All]


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