MS 13. Luben, Barnerd Maurice (1904-2003). Papers, 2000s. .209 linear ft.

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Barnerd Maurice Luben graduated from Hope College, Holland, Michigan (1926) and attended Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, with a year of study at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. In 1929 he became a Reformed Church in America missionary to Tokyo, Japan, and taught in the literary and business departments at Meiji Gakuin School until 1940. He then served as field secretary for Board of Foreign Missions (1941-1952), executive secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions (1952-1961), director of Ravemcco, NCCCC (1961-1970), and pastored churches in the New Jersey area. Included in the collection is a bound copy of “Episodes,” which recounts vignettes from his experiences around the world. This was published by the Archives of the Reformed Church in America as Occasional Papers No. 9. Collection also contains typewritten, unpublished “Episodes” copies and three typed letters.