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Learning to be Dutch Reformed (Origins Vol. 39, No. 1)

Learning to be Dutch Reformed (Origins Vol. 39, No. 1)

The spring 2021 issue of Origins: Historical Magazine of The Archives (vol. 39, no. 1) is being printed and mailed and soon will be in mailboxes. It focuses on education, broadly defined. Included in this blog post, below, is a link to a free essay […]

A Home for Dutch Sailors and Immigrants in Hoboken, NJ

A Home for Dutch Sailors and Immigrants in Hoboken, NJ

Last week, Calvin University got word that alumnus and long time librarian Conrad Bult had passed away. Conrad was a periodicals and reference librarian and a historian, and he was much loved in Hekman Library, Heritage Hall, and the history department. This morning I was […]

The Minister and the Mob

The Minister and the Mob

In the face of evil, it can be hard to take a stand. Reverend Edward J. Masselink was one of those who did. He mobilized his church to stand up to the Chicago mob. Edward Masselink graduated from Princeton Seminary and received his Th.D. from […]