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Peter A. De Vos Collection

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Correspondence

Correspondence, Appointments, Leaves of Absence, Evaluation

Varia



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Peter A. De Vos Collection, 1972-1985 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Peter A. De Vos Collection, 1972-1985Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/066

Primary Creator: De Vos, Peter A. (1940-1993)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Calvin College, Philosophy - Study and teaching (Higher)

Abstract

Professor of philosophy and provost at Calvin College; and dean at Jordan College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The collection includes correspondence; appointments; evaluations; conference papers; thesis; and audio tapes, i.e., lectures, honors convocations, and chapel talks. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Peter Allen De Vos graduated from Calvin College in 1961 and finished his master’s at Brown University in 1964. Later in life, he returned to Brown University to pursue his doctorate, writing his dissertation on Descartes.

In 1965, De Vos returned to Calvin not as a student but rather as a professor of philosophy. From his introductory courses to his upper level courses, students applauded him as an educator; so much so many of his students became teachers of philosophy themselves. In 1977, he became interested in environmental ethics and researched his topic up until his death. By 1978, De Vos was appointed Dean of the Faculty and then elected to provost in 1981. In 1990, De Vos found a new home at Jordan College where he became their dean. Jordan College emphasized environmental concerns, which was of great interest to him.

On a personal level, De Vos and his wife Karen had two children--Michelle and Scott. The De Vos family were members of Grace Christian Reformed Church. De Vos was also a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and the president of the International Association for Promotion of Christian Higher Education. Due to a heart attack, De Vos passed away at the age of 53.

Subject/Index Terms

Calvin College
Philosophy - Study and teaching (Higher)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.75 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of the P.A. De Vos family


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1977-1985],
[Series 2: Correspondence, Appointments, Leaves of Absence, Evaluation, 1979-1984],
[Series 3: Varia, 1977-1985],
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Series 1: Correspondence --- 1977-1985Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- March, 1977 - December, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- January - August, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- September - December, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- January - June, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- July - September, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- October - December, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- January - April, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence --- May - August, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence --- September - December, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- January - June, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- July - September, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- October - December, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- January - March, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- April - September, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- October - December, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- January - July, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence --- August - December, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence --- January - July, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence referred to Peter De Vos --- 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence referred to Peter De Vos --- 1982-1985Add to your cart.
Series 2: Correspondence, Appointments, Leaves of Absence, Evaluation --- 1979-1984Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Regarding Thorpe Hall, London, England --- 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Faculty appointments --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty appointments --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Faculty appointments --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faculty appointments --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Faculty appointments --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appointments: Department Chairman --- 1979-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Leaves of absence --- 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Leaves of absence --- 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Committee appointments --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Faculty evaluation of President Diekema at his request --- 1979Add to your cart.
Series 3: Varia --- 1977-1985Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CCCS (Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship) --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Peter De Vos affiliation with CCCS --- 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty Development Seminars --- 1979-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4: AICUM (Association of Independent-Colleges and Universities) --- 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 5: NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) --- 1978-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: ICICHE (International Conference of Institutions for Christian Higher Education) --- 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Multi-cultural Lectureship Committee --- 1984-Add to your cart.
Folder 8: A Proposal for Curricular Change --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Descartes, Brown University --- 1972Add to your cart.

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