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Marinus Goote Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Call Letters

Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII

Military Orders, WWII

WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater

Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines

Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages

Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence



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Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998

ID: COLL/361

Primary Creator: Goote, Marinus (1912-1999)

Extent: 4.4 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, United States Army Chaplain (Major) in the Asia theater (1943-1945). Collection includes: call letters, letters sent home when overseas 1943-1945, military orders, press releases in the China-Burma-India Theater, Back to God Hour meditations, Bible Outlines, Pastor Peter's Diary, radio messages, diaries, correspondence, sermons, sermon outlines, articles, and mementos.

Biographical Note

Marinus Goote was born on July 14, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Goote made his confession of faith in 1929 at Alpine Ave. Church. He attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He graduated from the Seminary in 1939 earning his Th.B.  He was ordained on Sept. 28, 1939 at Aetna Christian Reformed Church.  With the outbreak of World War II, Rev. Goote served as a Chaplain for the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in the Asian theater from 1943 to 1945. He ministered to troops in India, Burma, and China. He also assisted in hospitals, and travelled with wounded soldiers.

Returning from the war, Goote served several other congregations, Allen Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan (1946-1951); Second Lynden, Washington (1951-1954); Evergreen Park, Chicago (1954-1962); Boston Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1962-1972); Immanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1972-1977). In November of 1977 Rev. Goote retired.  During his career he was a delegate to the Synod 6 different times. He also served on the Board of Trustee of Calvin College and Seminary.  During retirement, Goote stayed active as the chaplain of the Wyoming, Michigan fire department. He also worked with the denominational archives in Calvin College's Heritage Hall.

Marinus Goote married Emma Schaap in November 1937. Together they had four daughters. Two weeks after his wife of sixty-two years passed, so too did Marinus Groote on February 27, 1999.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]

Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence --- 1933-1992
Box 7
Folder 1: Autobiographical material, high school and college English
Folder 2: Diary material --- July 1933-February 1935
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1943-1944
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1945
Folder 5: Letters to family members --- January 1988 - December 1992
Folder 6: Obituary on colleague Joe Betten for The Banner --- March 1977
Folder 7: Sermon in The Living Word on Romans 12:1, Vol. 24, No. 9
Folder 8: Sermons Romans 12:1, I Peter 1:3-5; John 12:32-33; John 14:6
Folder 9: Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund Board, Scholarship Committee --- 1975
Folder 10: Correspondence to and from servicemen --- 1960s-1970s
Folder 11: Correspondence of the --- 1960s
Folder 12: A poem: "Morning Snow in Michigan"
Folder 13: Chinese Bible given to M. Goote by Chen Pi-Fei
Box 8
Folder 1: Correspondence, news clippings, etc. re: military service --- April 1943-August 1944
Folder 2: Banner articles re: churches served --- 1946-1951
Folder 3: Fire Department Chaplaincy --- 1977
Folder 4: Paper written by student about Reverend Goote --- 1995
Folder 5: "Lest We Forget" Celebration --- May 5, 1995
Folder 6: Record of churches served and membership records of churches --- 1943-1972
Folder 7: Record of preaching while serving part time at Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church --- March 1979 - February 1993
Folder 8: Record of addresses given for various organizations --- 1940-1992
Folder 9: Record of funerals --- 1940-1997
Folder 10: Record of weddings --- 1939-1996
Folder 11: Record of professions of faith --- 1939-1993
Folder 12: Record of baptisms --- 1939-1995
Folder 13: Record of series sermons --- 1940-1974
Folder 14: Record of preaching engagements in churches other than his own congregation --- 1936-1977
Folder 15: Record of preaching assignments by classis --- 1965-1995
Folder 16: Record of preaching engagements during retirement --- 1978-1998
Folder 17: Record of sermons --- 1939-1972
Folder 18: Miscellaneous materials – poem, genealogy
Box 9
Item 1: Apollo I Memento
Item 2: Vice-President of Synod memento gavel
Item 3: Date book --- 1943
Item 4: Date book --- 1947
Item 5: Name plaque
Box 10
Item 1: sermon outlines --- Undated
Item 2: Sermon outlines --- 1939-1949
Item 3: Sermon outlines --- 1961
Item 4: Sermon outlines --- 1962
Item 5: Sermon recordings (cassettes) --- 1979-1986
Item 6: Retirement badge from chaplaincy in Wyoming Fire Department
Item 7: Diary --- 1932
Item 8: Diary and itinerary --- 1932
Item 9: Diary --- 1934
Item 10: Diary (Westward Bound) --- 1934

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]


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