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Law librarian

Arie Poldervaart, Dutch law librarian. Awarded Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts of America, 1940.


Poldervaart, Arie was born on October 21, 1909 in Vierpolders, Netherlands. Son of Arie and Heiltje (Huisman) Poldervaart.


Brought to the United States, 1914, derivative citizenship. Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1931. A.M., University of Iowa, 1934.

Student College of Law, University of Iowa, 1931-1932, 1933-1934. Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Iowa, 1953. Studied law library science under Helen S. Moylan.


Graduate 45th National Training School for scout execs., Mendham, New Jersey, 1935. Assistant boy scout executive, Northern New Mexico Council, 1935-1937. Advertising manager Santa Fe (New Mexico) Daily Sun, 1937.

Admitted to New Mexico bar, August 17, 1939. Appointed state librarian and law librarian of New Mexico by state Supreme Court, January, 1938. Law librarian, College of Law, University of New Mexico, 1947-1963.

National commissioner on Uniform State Laws, 1957-1969.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Legislative Drafting in New Mexico, 1942. Black Robed Justice, 1948. New Mexico Practice Manual, 1949.

      Manual for Effective Legal Research, 1955. Justice of the Peace Manual, 1958. Probate Manual, 1961.

      New Mexico Notary Register, 1963. New Mexico Probate System, public 1965.


The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.


Church members should support and resourcing their institutions to reflect on political issues in the light of Christian faith.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Member New Mexico State library association (president 1941-1942, 1942-1943), American Association Law Libraries (president-elect 1946-1947, president 1947-1948), New Mexico State Library Commission, American Bar Association, The Order of the Coif, American library association, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Delta Epsilon. Club: Santa Fe 20-30 (charter. Member of the editorial staff of the New Mexico Statutes, 1941, 6 vols., asso editor, 1953, 12 vols.


Married Edna Beryl Kerchmar, March 20, 1936. Children: Arie William, Patricia Annual.

Arie Poldervaart

Heiltje (Huisman) Poldervaart

Edna Beryl Kerchmar

Arie William Poldervaart

Patricia Ann Poldervaart