H88-0115.50. Osterhaven, Maurice Eugene (1915-2004). Papers, 1945-1989. 0.25 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED


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Reformed Church in America minister; Hope College professor of Bible and religion; College pastor, 1945-1953. The collection includes a memoir (Dutch/English) of the James Koning (1833- ) family, including his brothers Peter (1830- ) and Arie (1845- ), and their trip from South Beyerland, the Netherlands, to Holland, Michigan, in 1848 aboard the Danish sailing ship Helena Christriena to New York, New York, then to Albany, New York, via steamboat, Erie Canal to Buffalo, steamboat to Chicago, then flatboat to Holland. The collection also includes his personnel file (RESTRICTED), photographs, articles, clippings, book reviews, correspondence with Dr. Irwin J. Lubbers, class materials, surveys and a paper written by Osterhaven titled “The Hungarian Connection,” which relates to Hope College’s connection to Sarospatak Reformed Academy. The papers relate primarily to the chapel and the religion department.


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