DE VOS, DIRK J. J. (DIRK JOHANNES JACOBUS), 1904-1971. DE VILLIERS, J. C. (JOHANNA CORNELIA)
De Vos - De Villiers papers, 1846-2015

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-4166

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/tj1tb


Descriptive Summary

Creator: De Vos, Dirk J. J. (Dirk Johannes Jacobus), 1904-1971.
Title: De Vos - De Villiers papers, 1846-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 451
Extent: 3.39 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract:This collection contains published materials, manuscripts, ephemera, and photographs from Dr. D. J. de Vos and Johanna C. de Villiers.
Language:Materials in English and Afrikaans.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift of Dirk de Vos, 2004.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], De Vos - De Villiers papers, MSS 451, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Emily Corbin, January 2019.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dr. D. J. de Vos (1904-1971) was a professor of theology and former chaplain who started the first multi-racial body in Belville, South Africa. This was the start of a movement to end the practice of segregation in worship services. Dr. de Vos was more broadly attempting to stop the influence of the Broederbond, a secret Afrikaner organization that largely designed and implemented the apartheid. Dr. de Vos broke with the South African Duth Reformed Church in 1944. Johanna C. de Villiers (1910- ) married Dr. de Vos.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains mostly Dr. D. J. de Vos's materials, including published materials such as books, articles, and Bibles. The collection also holds manuscripts including correspondence, handwritten notes, a journal, ephemera including newspaper articles and certificates, and photographs of the de Vos - de Villiers family.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 4 series: (1) Published materials, (2) Manuscripts, (3) Ephemera, (4) Photographs.


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