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John De Vries Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Speeches and Chapel Talks

Manuscript for "Beyond the Atom"

Correspondence

Manuscript for "Essentials of Physical Science"by John De Vries

Papers and Speeches

Course Material

Miscellany



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John De Vries Collection, 1932-1967 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: John De Vries Collection, 1932-1967Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/068

Primary Creator: De Vries, John (1907-1967)

Extent: 8.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Chemistry - Study and teaching (Higher), Science - Study and teaching

Abstract

Professor of chemistry at Calvin College. The collection includes speeches; chapter drafts of "Beyond the Atom" and "Essentials of Physical Science"; correspondence; articles; book reviews; and course notes detailing the relationship between religion and science, the emergence of nuclear sciences during the mid-century, early studies of radio-carbon dating, organic chemistry, pharmacology, and physical chemistry. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

John De Vries (1907-1967) a native of Smilde, the Netherlands, graduated from Calvin College in 1929 and with a PhD from the University of Illinois in 1933 and began a notable career in teaching chemistry first at Huron College, then Knox College, and from 1939 until his death at Calvin College. During his tenure, he focused on academic excellence as demonstrated by the large number of Calvin College chemistry majors who earned PhDs. As a chemist, he was part of the vanguard examining nuclear sciences and wrote a number of articles and books such as Beyond the Atom.

In 1960 he was one of six college chemistry instructors awarded a citation by the Manufacturing Chemists Association, Inc. In addition, beginning in 1960, he served for fourteen months as the acting program director of the Institutes Section of the National Science Foundation. During 1965-1966, he again served the National Science Foundation as its assistant program director.

In 1930 De Vries married Sophy Bolt; they had four sons—George R., John F., James H., and Robert C.

Subject/Index Terms

Chemistry - Study and teaching (Higher)
Science - Study and teaching

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of J. De Vries


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Speeches and Chapel Talks, 1939-1951],
[Series 2: Manuscript for "Beyond the Atom"],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1932-1967],
[Series 4: Manuscript for "Essentials of Physical Science"by John De Vries],
[Series 5: Papers and Speeches],
[Series 6: Course Material, 1940-1960s],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]

Series 1: Speeches and Chapel Talks --- 1939-1951Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Speech at Highland, Indiana, school rally --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Commencement speech, Fulton, Illinois --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Planning your Child’s Future," Seymour PTA, Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Speech - 25th Anniversary of school, Baldwin, WisconsinAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Speech in Willard, Ohio, at Young Calvinist Rally --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Political speech for Ed BorgmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Syllabus for Board of TrusteesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Various chapel talks and unidentified speechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Soup Bowl"speech --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 11: List of articles and book reviews in The Banner and other publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: The Word of God and Science, Science and the BibleAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Manuscript for "Beyond the Atom"Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chapters 1 and 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chapters 3, 4, and 5Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Chapters 6 and 7Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapters 8, 9, and 10Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article on H-bombAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Correspondence --- 1932-1967Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1-8: Correspondence --- 1932-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9-12: Correspondence --- 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13-19: Correspondence --- 1947-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 20-32: Correspondence --- 1955-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 33: National Science Foundation AppointmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Manufacturing Chemists Association AwardAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Manuscript for "Essentials of Physical Science"by John De VriesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1-11: Chapters 1-11, RevisedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12-13: Chapter 13, RevisedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14-20: Chapters 14-20, RevisedAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Papers and SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Physical Science - The Age of the Earth/Radioactivity ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Papers and speeches by John De VriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhD thesis, University of Illinois --- 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lab manualAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Book reviews of John De Vries booksAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Salary informationAdd to your cart.
Series 6: Course Material --- 1940-1960sAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Physical Science articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Physical Science exams --- 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: Physical Science course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Physics 202 course material --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: General Physics course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Elementary Physics 202 course material --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Physics 201 course material --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Physical Chemistry course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Theoretical Chemistry course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Organic Chemistry course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Chemistry 206 (Geology) --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chemistry exams --- 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Pharmacology course material --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chemistry 103 course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chemistry 104 course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Graduate programs for science teachersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6-7: Periodical articles re: scienceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Organic Chemistry dataAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Organic Chemistry course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Physical Chemistry course materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Technical papers, EndeavorAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Notes on various chemical compoundsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Articles re: Genesis 1 and 2Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Physics course materialAdd to your cart.
Series 7: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: PhD diploma --- 1933Add to your cart.
Item 2: Funeral memory books --- 1967, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 3: Nameplate --- n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Small silver dish --- 1965Add to your cart.
Item 5: DVD: Biology @ Calvin --- 2005Add to your cart.
Item 6: DVD: Calvin Ortho Research files --- 2002Add to your cart.
Item 7: Citation --- 1960Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Speeches and Chapel Talks, 1939-1951],
[Series 2: Manuscript for "Beyond the Atom"],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1932-1967],
[Series 4: Manuscript for "Essentials of Physical Science"by John De Vries],
[Series 5: Papers and Speeches],
[Series 6: Course Material, 1940-1960s],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]


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