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Henry Stob Collection

Overview

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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Henry Stob Collection, 1899-1997 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Stob Collection, 1899-1997Add to your cart.

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],
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Series 11: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Infancy:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photos, baby Henry --- 1908Add to your cart.
Item 2: Family photo --- 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Grade school: photos --- 1914-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 16: High school: report cards and photos --- 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: High school: clippings and photos --- 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 19: College years: college annual record, photos, and diploma --- 1928-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 22-23: College years: photos --- 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Seminary years: photos and clippings --- 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Seminary years: photos and items related to commencement exercises --- 1933-1935Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Photos of courtship with Hilda De GraafAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Wedding photos and items --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photos of honeymoon on shipAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos: Rhine trip --- July 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos: Vehlen, summer --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos: The Netherlands --- 1936-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photos: Gottingen city and universityAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photos of relatives in Rotterdam --- September 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photos of visit to Rusbend --- October 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photos of life and home in Oberemasch and Hanssen Strusse --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Nazis: photos, notes, swastikaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Photos from GottingenAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: The Byleveld extended family photos --- 1938-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos, Associate professor at Calvin --- 1939-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Photo of baseball team --- 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photos: Navy, World War II --- 1943-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos: Indoctrination, Fort Schuyler --- September 24, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos: Military Government, Columbia --- October 1, 1943 - May 1, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos from New YorkAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Photos: Field training --- March 1945-September 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photos: Embarkation Point, Seattle --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos: Ocean passage --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photos: Seoul, South Korea --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Photos: Sea passage to Japan --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Photos: Tokyo, Japan --- 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photo: Calvin College faculty --- 1946Add to your cart.

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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