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W02-1271. Laman, Gordon D. (1934- ). Papers, 1903-2006. 3.00 linear ft.

 Collection
Identifier: W02-1271

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials associated with Gordon Laman and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Mission in Japan. It includes personal and business correspondence, articles, a paper, information about RCA land holdings in Japan, maintenance, the North American- Japan Commission on Cooperative Mission, and personnel. Of note is much material written in Japanese, a few items dealing with the situation in Japan during the World War Two era, and blueprints of RCA-owned buildings in Japan. The collection also includes material of Sue Brink, Russell Norden, Glenn Bruggers, Ron Korver, and Albertus Pieters.

Dates

  • 1903 - 2006

Biography

Born in Muskegon, Michigan, in 1934, Gordon Dale Laman attended Hope College and received his degree there in 1956. He continued his studies intermittently at Western Theological Seminary until receiving a B.D. in 1959, a Th.M. in 1970, and a D.Min. in 1983. Laman was licensed and ordained by the Classis of Muskegon in 1959. He began his career as a missionary in Japan in the same year and was a professor at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Japanese

Abstract

Gordon Dale Laman attended Hope College and received his degree there in 1956. He continued his studies intermittently at Western Theological Seminary until receiving a B.D. in 1959, a Th.M. in 1970, and a D.Min. in 1983. Laman was licensed and ordained by the Classis of Muskegon in 1959. He began his career as a missionary in Japan in the same year and was a professor at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. The collection consists of materials associated with Gordon Laman and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Mission in Japan. It includes personal and business correspondence, articles, a paper, information about RCA land holdings in Japan, maintenance, the North American-Japan Commission on Cooperative Mission, and personnel. Of note is much material written in Japanese, a few items dealing with the situation in Japan during the World War Two era, and blueprints of RCA-owned buildings in Japan. The collection also includes material of Sue Brink, Russell Norden, Glenn Bruggers, Ron Korver, and Albertus Pieters. Detailed Collection Register available.

Photographs

17 images (Boxes 1 and 2)

Provenance

Gordon Laman
Status
Completed
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Contact:
Theil Research Center
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