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The papers of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) were bequeathed to the Abraham Kuyper Stichting, the academic office of the Antirevolutionary Party, founded in 1922 and located in Kuyper’s former residence in The Hague. In 1971 the papers were transferred to the Historical Documentation Center for Dutch Protestantism (1800-present day) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and kept as coll. nr. 154.

The papers have been digitized in a cooperative enterprise of the Historical Documentation Center, Princeton Theological Seminary and The Neo-Calvinism Research Institute (NRI) at Theological University Kampen, and made available to the general public by the NRI in 2020.

The archive holds almost 9.000 letters to Abraham Kuyper and many documents regarding his personal life and his family, and documents related to Kuyper’s activities as pastor, journalist, politician, university founder, professor, church leader, and author.

Abraham Kuyper's Complete Archive

1-2 Jeugd / Youth
3-23 Gezins- en familieleven / Family life
24-25 Kerkelijk lidmaatschap / Church membership
26-93 Familie correspondentie / Family correspondence
94-105 Persoonlijke documenten / Personal documents
106-107 Stukken betreffende J.H. Kuyper-Schaay / Documents concerning J.H. Kuyper-Schaay
108-116 Stukken betreffende de families Kuyper, Schaay en Huber / Documents concerning the Kuyper, Schaay and Huber families
117-117 Overige stukken / (Other documents)
118-140 Correspondentie / Correspondence
141-150 Opleiding: gymnasium- en studententijd / Education: high school and student life
151-184 Werkzaamheden op kerkelijk terrein / Activities in the sphere of the church
185-206 De Heraut en De Standaard / Periodicals: De Heraut and De Standaard
207-234 Politieke actitiviteiten / Political activities
235-245 Politieke actitiviteiten als ARP-politicus / Political activities as an ARP politician
246-257 Overige politieke dossiers / Other political dossiers
258-272 Conflicten en lastercampagnes / Conflicts and smear campaigns
273-278 Onderwijs / Education
279-279 Vrije Universiteit / Free University
280-291 Hoogleraar / Professor
292-327 Werkzaamheden als schrijver / Activities as a writer
328-330 Overige werkzaamheden / Other activities
331-364 Eerbewijzen / Honors
365-370 Overige portefeuilles / Other folders
371-378 Overlijden / Death
379-384 Diversen / Diverse items
385-401 Documentatie / Documents
402-436 Stukken betreffende Abraham Kuyper / Documents concerning Abraham Kuyper
437-471 Stukken betreffende kinderen van Abraham Kuyper / Documents concerning the children of Abraham Kuyper
472-473 Overige toevoegingen / Other additional items