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Henry Stob Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Biographical Data

Calvin College Period

Calvin Theological Seminary Period

Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years

Retirement Years

Philosophy Courses - Notes

Philosophy Studies

Seminars

Varia

Memorabilia

Photographs

Family and friends photograph collection

Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary)



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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Stob Collection, 1899-1997

ID: COLL/248

Primary Creator: Stob, Henry (1908-1996)

Extent: 16.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of philosophy at Calvin College (1946-1952) and professor of philosophical and moral theology at Calvin Theological Seminary (1952-1975). The collection includes lectures, addresses, articles, essays, chapel talks, classroom notes, outlines, correspondence, materials on campus issues, seminary situations materials, faculty minutes, extensive biographical data, autobiography, family photographs, slides and compact disk (CD with digital scans of each slide) of a trip around the world (1958). See also: RGS 12.19, The Henry J. Stob Lectureship Committee and Stob Lectures. The lectures were published: Heritage Hall: BR50.S76. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Henry Stob was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 24, 1908. He always had interest in ministry work, so he decided to enroll at Calvin College and Seminary where he graduated with a B.D. in 1935. He then furthered his education by attending Hartford Theological Seminary. He earned his Th.M. in 1936. His thirst for knowledge did not stop there, he studied aboard to earn his Ph.D. at University of Gottingen in Germany and did his post-doctoral work at the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

After returning to the states, Stob accepted the position of associate professor of philosophy at his alma mater, Calvin College, in 1939. When World War II broke out, Stob served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned with the task to work on the postwar education system of Japan. Once the war ended he resumed teaching at Calvin College. In 1952 Stob was appointed as professor of philosophical and moral theology at the Seminary. He became the chair of ethics and apologetics as well in 1953.  He served the Seminary until his retirement in 1975.

Throughout his busy career, Stob found time to write. He published books and written a number of articles and reviews. He was also served as the editor of The Reformed Journal since its beginning. He was also very involved in the church as well. He had served as an elder in the council of Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids. Stob was a gifted lecturer, he was approached by the Board of World Missions in 1958 to lecture at several foreign mission fields. Due to Stob's commitment to service and leadership, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977.

On May 27, 1996 Henry Stob passed away due to cancer at the age of 87. He was survived by his wife, Hilda De Graaf, and their two children. Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary honor his memory with the Stob Lecture Series which focus on topics of ethics and apologetics.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Data, 1908-1946],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1946-1952],
[Series 3: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1952-1974],
[Series 4: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years, 1975-1978],
[Series 5: Retirement Years, 1979-1997],
[Series 6: Philosophy Courses - Notes, 1908-1996],
[Series 7: Philosophy Studies],
[Series 8: Seminars],
[Series 9: Varia, 1908-1984],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Photographs],
[Series 12: Family and friends photograph collection],
[Series 13: Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary), 1958],
[All]

Series 1: Biographical Data --- 1908-1946
Box 1
Folder 1: Infancy: miscellaneous items --- 1908-1913
Folder 2: Infancy: birth certificate --- 1908
Folder 3: Infancy: information on birthplace, Blue Island --- 1908-1910
Folder 4: Infancy: photos, baby Henry, 1908; family photo --- 1910
Folder 5: Infancy: miscellaneous items related to life in Winnie, Texas --- 1910-1913
Folder 6: Grade school: miscellaneous items --- 1914-1922
Folder 7: Grade school: photos --- 1914-1922
Folder 8: Grade school: Ebenezer Christian School
Folder 9: Grade school: in second grade --- 1915-1916
Folder 10: Grade school: graduation --- January 26, 1922
Folder 11: Grade school: First Christian Reformed Church
Folder 12: Grade school: reminiscences
Folder 13: High school: Chicago Christian High School record --- 1925-1928
Folder 14: High school: a writing on --- 1922-1925
Folder 15: High school: report cards --- 1925-1926
Folder 16: High school: report cards and photos --- 1926-1927
Folder 17: High school: clippings and photos --- 1927-1928
Folder 18: High school: writings
Folder 19: College years: college annual record, photos, and diploma --- 1928-1932
Folder 20-21: College years: dorm and club clippings --- 1928-1930
Folder 22-23: College years: photos --- 1930-1932
Folder 24: College years: writings
Folder 25: Seminary years: diploma and record --- 1932-1935
Folder 26: Seminary years: photos and clippings --- 1932-1933
Folder 27: Seminary years: photos and items related to commencement exercises --- 1933-1935
Folder 28: Seminary years: scholarships --- 1935
Box 2
Folder 1: Seminary writings A
Folder 2: Seminary writings B
Folder 3: Hartford writings
Folder 4: Hartford diploma and papers --- 1935-1936
Folder 5: The Exchange Fellowship --- 1936
Folder 6: Miscellaneous - summer of 1936 --- 1936
Folder 7: Photos of courtship with Hilda De Graaf
Folder 8: Wedding photos and items --- 1936
Folder 9: Photos of honeymoon on ship
Folder 10: University of Gottingen. --- 1936-1938
Folder 11: Photos: Rhine trip --- July 1937
Folder 12: Photos: Vehlen, summer --- 1937
Folder 13: Photos: The Netherlands --- 1936-1938
Folder 14: Photos: Gottingen city and university
Box 3
Folder 1: Scholarship renewal --- 1937
Folder 2: Photos of relatives in Rotterdam --- September 1936
Folder 3: Photos of visit to Rusbend --- October 1936
Folder 4: Photos of life and home in Oberemasch and Hanssen Strusse --- 1936-1938
Folder 5: Appointment at Calvin --- 1937-1938
Folder 6: Dissertation
Folder 7: The Nazis: photos, notes, swastika
Folder 8: Photos from Gottingen
Folder 9: Letters
Folder 10: Hilda's letters --- 1936-1938
Folder 11: Writings --- 1937
Folder 12: Passport and ship verification
Folder 13: The Byleveld extended family photos --- 1938-1939
Folder 14: The Free University
Folder 15: The English Reformed Church
Folder 16: The Netherlands writings
Folder 17: Transition summer --- 1939
Folder 18: Photos, Associate professor at Calvin --- 1939-1943
Folder 19: Class records --- 1939-1940
Folder 20: Chimes welcoming editorial --- November 1939
Folder 21: Plato Club --- 1939-1940
Folder 22: Letters, notices --- 1939-1940
Folder 23: Speeches, writings --- 1939-1940
Folder 24: Class record --- 1940-1941
Folder 25: Baby James --- October 14, 1940
Folder 26: Philosophy clubs --- 1940-1941
Folder 27: Photo of baseball team --- 1940-1941
Box 4
Folder 1: Writings, speeches --- 1940-1941
Folder 2: Baseball team --- 1941-1942
Folder 3: Philosophy Club --- 1941-1942
Folder 4: Philosophy class records --- 1941-1942
Folder 5: Speeches --- 1942
Folder 6: Plato Club --- 1942-1943
Folder 7: Philosophy 203 class record --- 1942-1943
Folder 8: Military appointment --- May 1, 1943
Folder 9: Farewells --- May 1943
Folder 10: Photos: Navy, World War II --- 1943-1946
Folder 11: Photos: Indoctrination, Fort Schuyler --- September 24, 1923
Folder 12: Photos: Military Government, Columbia --- October 1, 1943 - May 1, 1944
Folder 13: Photos from New York
Folder 14: Research, Columbia University
Folder 15: Teaching, Princeton --- 1944-1945
Folder 16: Photos: Field training --- March 1945-September 1945
Folder 17: Photos: Embarkation Point, Seattle --- 1945
Folder 18: Photos: Ocean passage --- 1945
Folder 19: Photos: Seoul, South Korea --- 1945
Folder 20: Photos: Sea passage to Japan --- 1945
Folder 21: Photos: Tokyo, Japan --- 1945-1946
Folder 22: Homeward bound --- 1946
Folder 23: Detached; released --- July 1946
Folder 24: Biographical Data Pertaining to the Life of Henry Stob

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Data, 1908-1946],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1946-1952],
[Series 3: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1952-1974],
[Series 4: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years, 1975-1978],
[Series 5: Retirement Years, 1979-1997],
[Series 6: Philosophy Courses - Notes, 1908-1996],
[Series 7: Philosophy Studies],
[Series 8: Seminars],
[Series 9: Varia, 1908-1984],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Photographs],
[Series 12: Family and friends photograph collection],
[Series 13: Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary), 1958],
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