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Andrew De Vries Collection



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Andrew De Vries Collection, 1942-1949 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Andrew De Vries Collection, 1942-1949

ID: COLL/067

Primary Creator: De Vries, Andrew (1890-1957)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Dialogues, Literature - Collections

Forms of Material: Drama, Folk drama, Occasional speeches, Occasional verse, Poetry


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes compiled plays, poems, and readings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day; and dialogues for social gatherings, i.e., weddings and anniversaries.

Biographical Note

Andrew De Vries was born in Dokkum, Friesland, The Netherlands on April 21, 1890. De Vries and his parents immigrated to the United States when he was 18 years old. De Vries enrolled at Calvin Preparatory School and graduated from the Seminary in 1920.

In the same year of his graduation, De Vries was ordained in Niekerk, Michigan. De Vries went on to serve the congregations in Leighton, Iowa (1925), Borculo, Michigan (1929), Colton, South Dakota (1945), and Portland, Michigan (1950). In 1950 De Vries’ first wife passed away and in 1954 he was remarried to Tjabrena Jager. De Vries retired from ministry in 1955. Rev. Andrew De Vries passed away on August 30, 1957, leaving behind his wife, two daughters, one son, and ten grandchildren.

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Literature - Collections

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of A. De Vries

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1: Dialogues, Book 1 --- 1942
Folder 2: Dialogues, Book 2 --- 1942
Folder 3: Christmas Collection --- 1943
Folder 4: The First Christmas Gift --- 1943
Folder 5: Jesus Our King --- 1943
Folder 6: Jesus Our Shepherd --- 1943
Folder 7: Readings and Dialogue --- 1943
Folder 8: Christmas Selections --- 1944
Folder 9: Jesus the Light of the World --- 1944
Folder 10: Jesus Our Savior --- 1944
Folder 11: Festive Moments --- 1945
Folder 12: Rejoice the Lord is King --- 1945
Folder 13: The Truth of Christmas --- 1945
Folder 14: Count Your Blessings --- 1948
Folder 15: Joyful Moments --- 1948
Folder 16: Christ Arose --- 1949

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