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Marenus J. Beukema Collection



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Marenus J. Beukema Collection, 1937-1965 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Marenus J. Beukema Collection, 1937-1965

ID: COLL/012

Primary Creator: Beukema, Marenus J. (1912-1998)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Mental illness, Pastoral counseling, Pine Rest Christian Hospital, Psychiatric hospital care, Psychotherapy - Religious aspects


Psychiatrist at Pine Rest Christian Hospital, 1946-1977. The collection includes speeches, articles, and policies regarding electro-convulsive treatment.

Biographical Note

Marenus J. Beukema was born 9 January 1912. He lived in Grand Rapids and graduated from Calvin College. His parents were Clara C. and John Beukema. He married Dr. Anne H. Vanderwall 31 May 1935. He enlisted in the Army 4 August 1944 and was released on 16 November 1946. His children and their spouses are John and Caroline Beukema, Richard and Maxine Beukema, James Jr. and Denice Beukema, and William and Clare Deurloo. He died in 1998.

Subject/Index Terms

Mental illness
Pastoral counseling
Pine Rest Christian Hospital
Psychiatric hospital care
Psychotherapy - Religious aspects

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.25 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of D. Housekamp

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Series 1
Box 1
Folder 1: Student paper: "Hitler's Germany"
Folder 2: Student book report: "Genius or Not?" on Hitler by Emile Lengyel
Folder 3: Student paper: "The Sovereignty of God: Man's Responsibility"
Folder 4: Clippings from The Grand Rapids Press --- January 21, 1963 and undated
Folder 5: Note cards for speeches and articles
Folder 6: Sickness or Lack of Faith?  Federation Messenger --- November 1957
Folder 7: Recognizing the Psychotic, speech at Pine Rest Christian Hospital Psychiatric Conference for Pastors --- 1957
Folder 8: Tranquilizers, hospital news bulletin
Folder 9: Speech given at Chapel, SWCHS --- 10 December 1958
Folder 10: The Training of Our Children in Relation to Their Mental Health, speech given for Joy Circle, Cutlerville East CRC --- 13 April 1965
Folder 11: Role of the Psychiatrist at Pine Rest Christian Hospital, speech to high school students
Folder 12: The Therapist and His Use of Religion in Psychotherapy
Folder 13: Sick members of pastors' families
Folder 14: The Pastor Helping the Mental Patient's Relatives
Folder 15: Liver Treatment of Pernicious Anemia
Folder 16: Item for excerpts
Folder 17: Articles on electro-convulsive therapy, drug treatment, Pine Rest policies concerning ECT; "Shock Treatments," article by M. Beukema for Hospital Quarterly Bulletin --- 1956

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