Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Albert Hyma Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Albert Hyma Papers,
Creator: Hyma, Albert,--1893-
Inclusive dates: 1954-1972
Extent: .25 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Collection includes essays, research notes, biographical information, correspondence to Hyma and legal documents.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#, MS#1a-52

Access Restrictions:

Albert Hyma Papers are open for research.



Preferred Citation:

Albert Hyma Papers, Folder #, Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical.



Albert Hyma was born in Gronigen, The Netherlands, in 1893 and immigrated to the United States in 1910. He attended Calvin College but transferred to the University of Michigan where he earned an A.B., A.M., and finally his Ph.D. in 1922. In 1927 Hyma became a naturalized citizen and married Vera Alberta Nodine. His teaching career began at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he taught German. After earning his Ph.D. in history, Hyma taught at the University of Michigan from 1924 to 1962. Hyma was an author in the fields of philosophy, theology and history. He was also director of the Grand Rapids Historical Commission, 1962-1963. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Hyma's essays, research notes, biographical information, correspondence and legal documents.

Subject Terms

    • Reformed Church in America--History.
    • Christian Reformed Church--History.
    • Hyma, Albert--1893-
    • Baraga, Frederic,--1797-1868
    • Erasmus, Desiderius,--d. 1536--Criticism and interpretation.
    • Grand Rapids (Mich.)--History.
    • United States--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Albert Hyma Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials, 1961, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Christian Reformed Church, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1963-1964, 1972, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Erasmus and the Sacrament of Matrimony, 1957
    Box   1 F   5
    Grand Rapids Becomes a Sea Port, undated
    Box   1 F   6
    Grand Rapids Historical Commission, 1963, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Haan, Gilbert G., Rev. (1862-1925) Life Story, undated
    Box   1 F   8
    Hyma vs. Holmes, 1954-1972
    Box   1 F   9
    Research, Baraga Correspondence, 1829-1835 (20th century copies), [1956-1972]
    Box   1 F   10
    Research, Notes, undated
    Box   1 F   11
    Research, Reformed Church, Minutes and Notes, 1836-1964 (20th century copies), 1964
    Box   1 F   12
    Research, Sir Henry Clinton and the American Revolution, 1957