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John Medendorp Collection, 1933-1992

Collection Overview

Title: John Medendorp Collection, 1933-1992

ID: COLL/167

Creator: John Medendorp (1892-1976)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes notes; sermons; commemorative booklets on the American Bible Society and the Nathaniel Institute; three scrapbooks with clippings from religious periodicals (one scrapbook on the Bolt family); and a series of articles published in the Bozeman, Montana Courier in 1949, entitled "History of Holland Settlement."

Biographical Note

John Medendorp was born, October 19, 1892, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He received his education in the local schools, graduating from Calvin Seminary in 1912.  Later he received the STD degree from Pike’s Peak Bible Seminary.

Upon graduation from the seminary, John Medendorp was ordained into the Christian ministry and remained active until shortly before his death.  During the years of full active ministry, he was minister in Dutton, Michigan, from September 23, 1921 until 1926.  Thereafter he served in Rusk, Michigan (1926-1930); Racine, Wisconsin (1930-1945); Bozeman, Montana (1945-1951); and Ogilvie, Minnesota (1951-1958).  When he retired, he continued to serve as assistant pastor of First Zeeland Christian Reformed Church from 1958-1966 and then served as assistant pastor in the South Grandville Christian Reformed Church.

During his ministry, he was active on classical committees and served as a member of the denominational Board of Home Missions.  He was delegated to synod in 1932 and in 1946.  He was an avid reader of a variety of religious magazines and kept abreast of theological studies appearing in various periodicals.

He married Wilhelmina Antoinette Hoogerwerk the year of his ordination.  She was still living when he passed away December 5, 1976.  The family included one daughter and three sons.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Series of Articles entitled "History of Holland Settlement"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American Bible Society commemorative material at 100 years of the printed English Bible --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Anniversary booklet of Calvin College --- 1910Add to your cart.
Item 2: Anniversary booklet of Oakdale CRC --- 1940Add to your cart.
Item 3: Anniversary booklet of Kelloggsville CRC --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 4: De Blijde Boodschap, children's meditation booklets --- December 1911, January 1914, December 1915, October 1916, November 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Calvin College alumni list --- 1926 and beforeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Horner, K. A.  Sermon on Matthew 28:18-20 in Christian Beacon --- August 23, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letter to "Dear Friends" --- December 26, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: McIntire, Carl.  Address at second plenary Congress at ICCC --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Nathaniel Institute booklets --- 1929 and 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: New Deal booklets --- 1930Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Aggressor in the White HouseAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Genesis of the "New Deal"Add to your cart.
Item 3: International "New" DealismAdd to your cart.
Item 4: The President KnowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes, mimeographed, on the book of JobAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Notes, mimeographed, on Paul's lettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Notes, handwritten, on sundry subjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Published booklets: The Drummer Boy by M.I. Rossvally; Aboard the Seth Parker; Telephone Almanac --- 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Published periodicals: Individual issues: The Christian Journal,  (micro) --- Oct. 1, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Pulpit Preaching, two issues --- Nov. 1954, Nov. 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Voor de lieve kleinen, children's meditation booklets --- Feb. 1910; Sept. 1913; Oct. 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Student days "Round Robins."  Call letter of Ogelvie and Classis minutesAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook 1: Meditation from De Wachter and Clippings from The Standard Bulletin on leer en levenAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook 2: F.N.C. financial report of classis; Copies, not in sequence, of the Gospel Witness and Protestant;  Advocate 1949-1954, published in Toronto, Canada (evangelical)Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook 3: The Bolt FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Bound copy: Souvenir Christian Psychopathic Hospital --- 1929Add to your cart.
Item 5: Report of Committee of Ten, Synod --- 1940Add to your cart.
Item 6: Worldly Amusements in the Light of Scripture, Synod --- 1928Add to your cart.
Item 7: Studies in Missions-Japan, by H. Bruinooge and E. A. Van BaakAdd to your cart.