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Vernon J. Ehlers Collection

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Personal

Student Years

Post Graduate Correspondence

Research

Class Lectures

Student Evaluations

Calvin College Faculty

Kent County Board of Commissioners

Michigan House of Representatives and Senate

United States Congress

United States Congress

Election campaigns

Legislation

Reference material

Invitations

Awards and Honors

Subject files

Photographs

Media Relations

Ehlers' Campaigns

Constituent Gifts

Aeronautics and Aerospace

Plaques and Awards

Certificates

Photographs

Republican Party

Buttons, Decals, Patches, Memorabilia

Legislation

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Vernon J. Ehlers Collection, 1955-2010 | Heritage Hall

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Collection Overview

Title: Vernon J. Ehlers Collection, 1955-2010Add to your cart.

ID: MSS/525

Primary Creator: Vernon James Ehlers (1934-2017)

Extent: 93.0 Boxes

Abstract

Professor of physics at Calvin College; and a politician (Kent County Board Commissioner, State Representative, State Senator, and Federal Congressman). The collection details Ehlers’ political career including committee service and bills sponsored/co-sponsored, plus his earlier academic career. The collection includes biographical data, resolutions, reports, news releases, memorandums, correspondence, notes, speeches, bills, proclamations, acts, concept papers, house statements, articles, remarks, political campaign material, testimonies, debates, awards, papers, interviews, handouts, studies, appointment books/cards/lists/schedules/sheets, news clippings, videos, cassettes, DVDs, posters, photographs, and artifacts.

Biographical Note

Vernon James Ehlers is the youngest of the four children of Rev. John William Christian and Alice Cornelia (née Doorn) Ehlers, born on 6 Feb 1934 in Pipestone, MN. He suffered from severe asthma as a child and as a consequence was unable to attend school. He was home- and self-schooled and received a diploma from Edgerton (MN) Christian School and did his high school work via correspondence. He attended Calvin College, 1952-1955; and the University of California, Berkeley, from which he received an AB in 1956 and a PhD in 1960; his doctoral dissertation was “The Nuclear Spins and Moments of Several Radioactive Gallium Isotopes.”

He taught and conducted scientific research at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, 1956-1966, and joined the Physics Department of Calvin College in 1966, ultimately serving as department chair. He was a member of the Faculty Organization Study Committee (FOSCO), 1968-1977, that developed a new faculty governance system for the college, whose enrollment had grown from 500 in 1945 to 3,200 when Ehlers joined the faculty. He left the college faculty in 1983 to serve in the Michigan Legislature.

Ehlers was elected to the Kent County Board of Commissioners, 1975-1983; the Michigan House of Representatives, 1983-1985; and the Michigan Senate, 1985-1993. In 1993 he won a special election in Michigan’s 5th District (later 3rd), after the death of former fellow faculty member Congress Member Paul B. Henry (Coll. 357) and won a full term in 1994, and subsequent elections, serving until 2011.

Ehlers married Johanna Meulink on 14 Jun 1958; they have four children: Heidi, Brian, Marla, and Todd. The Ehlers were founding members of Faith Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, Walnut Creek, CA, in 1961.


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[Series 1: Personal, 1955-2010],
[Series 2: Student Years, 1955-1960],
[Series 3: Post Graduate Correspondence, 1960-1967],
[Series 4: Research, 1962-1968],
[Series 5: Class Lectures, 1967-1979],
[Series 6: Student Evaluations, 1979-1982, n.d.],
[Series 7: Calvin College Faculty, 1963-1983],
[Series 8: Kent County Board of Commissioners, 1878-1982],
[Series 9: Michigan House of Representatives and Senate, 1982-1993],
[Series 10: United States Congress, 1993-2012],
[Series 11: United States Congress, 1993-2012],
[Series 12: Election campaigns],
[Series 13: Legislation],
[Series 14: Reference material],
[Series 15: Invitations],
[Series 16: Awards and Honors],
[Series 17: Subject files],
[Series 18: Photographs],
[Series 19: Media Relations],
[Series 20: Ehlers' Campaigns],
[Series 21: Constituent Gifts],
[Series 22: Aeronautics and Aerospace],
[Series 23: Plaques and Awards],
[Series 24: Certificates],
[Series 25: Photographs],
[Series 26: Republican Party],
[Series 27: Buttons, Decals, Patches, Memorabilia],
[Series 28: Legislation],
[Series 29: Miscellaneous],
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Series 4: Research --- 1962-1968Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Hyperfine Structure Separations and Nuclear Moments of Callium-68" --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "Nuclear Spin and Magnetic Dipole Moment of 39-Min Gold-190" UC Berkeley --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "Nuclear Magnetic Moment, Hyperfine Structure and Hyperfine Anomaly of AG 110" UC Berkeley --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 35: "Precision Measurement of Electronic G. Factors of Alkali Metals" UC Berkeley --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 36: "Nuclear Spin, Hyperfine-Structure Separation" UC Berkeley --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 37: "Hyperfine-Structure Measurements on DY 161 and DY 163 UC Berkeley" --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "Hyperfine Structure of 67GA and 72GA" UC Berkeley --- 1968Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: UC Berkeley, Atomic Beam Group Seminar --- 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lecture notes for Physics 121 UC Berkeley --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on lectures -Nuclear Structures and Decay in Heidelberg, Germany --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lecture notes and related material for Physics 132 Course UC Berkeley --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on Nuclear Models -UC Berkeley --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: VJE courses taken at UC Berkeley -Atomic Beam Seminar --- 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Lecture Notes for Physics 10 Course -UC Berkeley --- 1963Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Material for Physics 10 Course -UC Berkeley --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Hyperfine -Structure Separation, Nuclear Magnetic Moment, and Structure Anomaly of Cesium-131" UC Berkeley --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Material for Math 223A course, UC Berkeley --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lecture notes for Physics 105 course, UC Berkeley --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lecture notes and related material for Physics 105B course, UC Berkeley --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Abstracts presented to Conference on Physics of Free Atoms, UC Berkeley --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Hyperfine Structure Measurements on DY161 and DY163" --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lecture notes and related material for Physics 112 course, UC Berkeley --- 1966Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lecture notes and related material for Physics 10 course --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lab experiment for Physical Science course 110 --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Problems and Tests for Physical Science 110 course --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lecture notes for Physics 110 and 110L at Calvin College --- 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on Math-Physics Seminar on Group Theory --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Final exam for Physical Science course --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Problems and tests for Physical Science course --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Problems and tests for Physical 112 course --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Nuclear Magnetic Moment of 85RB: Resolving a Discrepancy" Calvin College --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Hyperfine Structure Separations, Nuclear Magnetic Moments . . . of Gold-198 and Gold-199" --- 1967Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal, 1955-2010],
[Series 2: Student Years, 1955-1960],
[Series 3: Post Graduate Correspondence, 1960-1967],
[Series 4: Research, 1962-1968],
[Series 5: Class Lectures, 1967-1979],
[Series 6: Student Evaluations, 1979-1982, n.d.],
[Series 7: Calvin College Faculty, 1963-1983],
[Series 8: Kent County Board of Commissioners, 1878-1982],
[Series 9: Michigan House of Representatives and Senate, 1982-1993],
[Series 10: United States Congress, 1993-2012],
[Series 11: United States Congress, 1993-2012],
[Series 12: Election campaigns],
[Series 13: Legislation],
[Series 14: Reference material],
[Series 15: Invitations],
[Series 16: Awards and Honors],
[Series 17: Subject files],
[Series 18: Photographs],
[Series 19: Media Relations],
[Series 20: Ehlers' Campaigns],
[Series 21: Constituent Gifts],
[Series 22: Aeronautics and Aerospace],
[Series 23: Plaques and Awards],
[Series 24: Certificates],
[Series 25: Photographs],
[Series 26: Republican Party],
[Series 27: Buttons, Decals, Patches, Memorabilia],
[Series 28: Legislation],
[Series 29: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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