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Linda Dykstra Collection, 1968-1971

Collection Overview

Title: Linda Dykstra Collection, 1968-1971

ID: COLL/076

Creator: Dykstra, Linda (1944-)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Dean of women at Calvin College, 1968-1971. The collection includes reports, studies, records and notes. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Linda Hertel Dykstra (1944-    ) is a psychologist with a B.A. from Calvin College, M.A from the University of Michigan, and Ph.D. from Wayne State University. She served as Dean of Women at Calvin College, 1968-1971, when she entered private practice focusing on marital therapy. Since not all couples who enter marriage counseling decide to stay together, she studied divorce mediation. She did graduate work at Western Michigan University, trained with the Academy of Family Mediators, and in 1987 founded the Mediation Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan, which offers divorce mediation to those who wish to end their marriage in a non-litigious manner.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of L. Dykstra

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Papers --- 1968-1971
Box 1
Folder 1: Coed Resident Halls
Folder 2: History of dancing
Folder 3: Student questionnaires
Folder 4: Dating Patterns and Behavior of Calvin College Students
Folder 5: Community house
Folder 6: Chapel history
Folder 7: AWS past
Folder 8: Report of Committee on Dancing
Folder 9: The Impact of Coed Dorm Living on Campus Life