A revised and updated version of
Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

You can buy a printed edition of this book on the site of the publisher.


Onze scholen in nood! Bede om hulp gericht tot de leden der Nederduitsche Gereformeerde Kerk te Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Höveker & Zoon 1892. 16 pp. + subscription form, 21cm.
Published: May 1892.
On title page and cover: De kinderen zijn een erfdeel des Heeren! Psalm 127:5a.
RKB 130.
ET: Our schools in need! Plea for help directed to the members of the Dutch Reformed Church in Amsterdam.

As chairman of the Association for Primary Education on Reformed Principles in Amsterdam, Kuyper gave an address in the Keizersgrachtkerk on April 20, 1892 about the troubling financial situation of the association’s schools. If the financial health of the association was not quickly improved at least one of the schools would have to be closed. The gist of this appeal was printed and distributed from house to house throughout the community. The appeal clarified, analyzed, and gave concrete suggestions for improving the association’s financial situation.

Three appendices were printed after the appeal (two financial overviews and a report presenting data from the five schools). A subscription form (21cm.) for semiannual contributions on behalf of the schools of the association was printed separately and included with the appeal.

The Keizersgrachtkerk was the first church building constructed by the dolerenden in Amsterdam (see 1888.13); it still serves as a house of worship today. The first service was held on November 4, 1888. A school established by the association in February 1888 was located behind the church. Its entrance faced the Kerkstraat.