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W88-1246.50. Permanent Committee on History and Research. Records, 1725-1975. 7.00 linear ft.

Identifier: W88-1246.50

Scope and Contents

The collection contains microfilm copies of pre-Revolutionary documents, original correspondence of missionaries to China, India, Arabia, Japan, particular synod and classical minutes, and records of local churches held at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.


  • 1725 - 1975


Concerned with the gathering, preservation, and access of historical materials related to the Reformed Church in America, the Committee on History and Research elected to microfilm many valuable documents held at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1963. A copy of this microfilm was placed at Western Theological Seminary for researcher access and eventually was deposited at the Joint Archives of Holland in 1988.


7.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Dutch; Flemish




Microfilm of records held at New Brunswick Theological Seminary and deposited at the Western Theological Seminary for preservation and access to records from the Reformed Church in America (RCA). The collection contains microfilm, which include pre-Revolutionary documents, original correspondence of missionaries to China, India, Arabia, Japan, particular synod and classical minutes, and records of local churches. Specific documents include: Complaints against Frelinghuysen, 1725; Coetus Controversy—Leydt vs. Ritsema, 1760-1765; Gedenk-Boek Van’t Coetus der Nederduidshe, n.d.; The Palatine Emigrants, 1709-1717; Van Santvoord’s Defence, 1726; General Synod Papers, 1782-1952; Particular Synod of Albany, 1800-1829; Particular Synod of Chicago minutes, 1857-1877; Particular Synod of Iowa minutes, 1919-1964; Particular Synod of New York minutes, 1800-1824; Classis of Albany minutes, 1818-1822, 1829-1962; Classis Bergen minutes, 1800-1835, 1849-1870; Classis of Newark, Feb. 17, 1859; Classis of Newark minutes, 1909-1921, Annals of Classis minutes, 1951-1955, South, 1862-1934, 1934-1957, Cascades, 1912-1962; Classis of Cayuga minutes, 1873-1889; Classis of Chicago minutes, 1917-1954; Classis of Columbia-Greene minutes, 1957-1964; Classis of East Sioux minutes, 1953-1963; Classis of Grand Rapids minutes,1923-1954; Classis of Grand River minutes, 1869-1922; Classis of Greene minutes, 1834-1878; Classis of Hackensack minutes, 1771-1800; Classis of Hudson minutes, 1845-1872, 1895-1914, 1939-1957; Classis of Kalamazoo minutes, 1923-1951; Classis of Kingston minutes, 1773-1799, 1856-1898-1922; Classis of Long Island minutes, 1813-1843; Classis of Long Island, North minutes, 1843-1935; Classis of Long Island, South minutes, 1843-1960; Classis of Michigan minutes, 1922-1923; Classis of Monmouth minutes, 1854-1939; Classis of Montgomery minutes, 1800-1841, 1882-1894, 1907-1928; Classis of Muskegon minutes, 1923-1943, journals, 1928-1948; Classis of Newark formula, rules, etc.; Classis of New Brunswick minutes, 1811-1853, 1882-1914; Classis of New York subscription book and minutes, 1771-1958; Classis of Oklahoma minutes, 1906-1911 and subscription book, 1906-1911; Classis of Orange minutes, 1833-1911; Classis of Paramus minutes, 1800-1937; Classis of Passaic minutes, 1839-1874, 1891-1950; Classis of Pella minutes, 1904-1951; Classis of Philadelphia minutes, 1814-1942; Classis of Pleasant Prairie minutes, 1892-1955; Classis of Poughkeepsie minutes, 1908-1951; Classis of Raritan minutes, 1859-1966; Classis of Rensselaar minutes, 1800-1957; Classis of Saratoga minutes, 1857-1930; Classis of Schenectady minutes, 1826-1963; Classis of Schoharie minutes, 1826-1946; Classis of Ulster minutes, 1800-1959; Classis of Washington minutes, 1836-1857; Classis of Watervliet, minutes, 1845-1857; Classis of Westchester minutes, 1851-1928; Classis of Wisconsin minutes, 1854-1868, 1873-1907, 1922; Missionary Society of Dutch Reformed Church-Board of Managers minutes, 1822-1840; Board of Domestic Missions records and correspondence, 1830-1845; Church at Bloomingdale correspondence, 1848-1858; Board of Foreign Missions letters from board to missionaries on fields, 1870-1909, correspondence, 1884-1909; Indian Agencies Correspondence, USA, 1870-1881 and papers, 1868-1879; Arabia Mission correspondence from Muscat Station, 1895-1908 and letters to Peter J. Zwemer, 1893-1898; A.V.S. Olcott Deputation Addresses (Scrapbook); China Mission correspondence, 1856-1949; First Reformed Church Gano, Chicago, records, 1891-1966; Trinity Reformed Church of Chicago Consistory Minutes, 1927-1972; South Bushwick Church, Brooklyn, New York, records, 1851-1966; Gallatin Church, Gallatin, New York, records, 1887-1945; Germantown Church, Germantown, New York, records, 1731-1803; East Millstone Reformed Church, New Jersey, records 1855-1970; Pompton Church, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, records & misc. papers, 1815-1851; Reformed Church of Huguenot Park, Staten Island, New York, records, 1849-1966; Esopus Church, Ulster Park, New York, records, 1791-1965; First, Second and Third Reformed and Baptist Churches, Pella, Iowa, membership lists, 1847; Museum Archive Papers, Seminary Library Materials; First Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, church records; Second Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, church records; First Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, church records; Arabia Missions (Kuwait) records, 1918-1966; John Stuart Van Ess papers; CLASSIS OF AMSTERDAM records, 1621-1804; Synod of North Holland records, 1643-1810; General Synod records: Fraternal Relationships Committee Proceedings, 1785-1788; Colenbrander, H. J. Dutch element in American History; Putnam, Ruth-Dutch element in the U.S.; and Second Reformed Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan records, 1885-1975. Stored in Microfilm Cabinet. Detailed Collection Register available.
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Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Theil Research Center
9 East 10th Street
Holland Michigan 49423 United States