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Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998

Collection Overview

Title: Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998

ID: COLL/361

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

Series 1: Call Letters --- 1939-1972Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of Call --- 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters of Call --- 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters of Call --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters of Call --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters of Call --- 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters of Call --- 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters of Call --- 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters of Call --- 1969-1972Add to your cart.
Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII --- 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Correspondence --- January - March 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Correspondence --- September 1943 - January 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Correspondence, India --- February 1944 - March 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Correspondence, Assam --- April 1944 - May 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Correspondence, Assam --- June 1 - July 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Correspondence, Assam --- August - September 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Personal Correspondence, On Ledo Road --- September - November 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Personal Correspondence, Assam --- December 1944 - March 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal Correspondence, Stilwell Road, Burma --- April - June 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Personal Correspondence, Burma --- July - September 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Personal Correspondence, China --- September - November 1945Add to your cart.
Series 3: Military Orders, WWII --- 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chaplain School, Harvard, 1943, Camp Shelby, Mississippi --- March 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chaplain School CoursesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Camp Blanding, FL 66th Infantry Division Special TroopsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Camp Robinson, AR 66th Infantry Division Special TroopsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Camp Robinson, Chapel of the Air Message --- November 17, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Camp Reynolds, PA In transit --- December 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 7: At Sea, 14th Evacuation Hospital, Assam, India- --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 14th Evacuation Hospital Bulletins --- 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bhamo, Burma, 124th Cavalry --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Camp Ting Hao, Kunming, China --- October 1945 - December 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Camp Ting Hao, Kunming, China, pamphlets, Chinese money; booklet:  Stories of ServicemenAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Monthly Reports of the Chaplain --- January 1943 - December 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Case of a serviceman --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Military Burials, Condolence letters --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sex Morality LectureAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Camp Atterbry Separation Center, IN --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Post-War activitiesAdd to your cart.
Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater --- 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Burma Front, press releaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Face of China, press article by Martha SawyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ledo Road, press reportAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Military News, Camp Robinson --- December 10, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Roundup.  India-Burma issues --- 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 66th Infantry Division Souvenir bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: WAR ENDS, headline in Milwaukee Journal --- August 15, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Yank, China-India-Burma Edition --- May 27, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Various press releasesAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines --- 1962-1990Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Altar, July 1962:  That You May BelieveAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Family Altar, Aug. 1966:  Footsteps of PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Family Altar, Aug. 1969:  From an Ephesus Pew-PointAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Family Altar, June 1970:  Walking with the Good ShepherdAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Family Altar, May 1971:  Meditations on the Lord’s PrayerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Today, Feb. 1972:  Matthew for Our TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Today, Sept. 1972:  Alive in ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Today, April 1973:  Moments in MarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Today, Oct. 1973:  Faith for Life’s CrisesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Today, Sept. 1974:  Precious PromisesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Today, Sept. 1975:  Time of Your LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Today, Nov. 1977:  Special Kind of FaithAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Today, Oct. 1978:  Meeting Our SaviorAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Today, July 1979:  Touched by GraceAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Today, Feb. 1981:  Children of the Heavenly FatherAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Today, July 1983:  Our Great ConfessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Today, Feb. 1986:  Growing GraciouslyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Today, Aug. 1990:  Looking BackAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Bible Outlines:  God Said So.  Young Calvinist for Young Calvinettes, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, Philippians, Philemon, I, II, and III John --- September 1978 - March 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Bible Outlines:  Federation Messenger, I and II Thess.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Insight, I’d like to have you meet NN --- April 1974Add to your cart.
Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages --- 1941-1979Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Illinois Observer --- Dec. 1959-Dec. 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Church Observer --- Nov. 1961-Jan. 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Church Observer --- May 1963-March 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Federation Messenger --- 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Radio Messages, WTCM --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Radio Messages, WMUS --- 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Articles in Calvin Forum --- May-July 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8: DiplomasAdd to your cart.
Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence --- 1933-1992Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Autobiographical material, high school and college EnglishAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Diary material --- July 1933-February 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters to family members --- January 1988 - December 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Obituary on colleague Joe Betten for The Banner --- March 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sermon in The Living Word on Romans 12:1, Vol. 24, No. 9Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sermons Romans 12:1, I Peter 1:3-5; John 12:32-33; John 14:6Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Roger B. Chaffee Scholarship Fund Board, Scholarship Committee --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence to and from servicemen --- 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence of the --- 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: A poem: "Morning Snow in Michigan"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Chinese Bible given to M. Goote by Chen Pi-FeiAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, news clippings, etc. re: military service --- April 1943-August 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Banner articles re: churches served --- 1946-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fire Department Chaplaincy --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper written by student about Reverend Goote --- 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Lest We Forget" Celebration --- May 5, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Record of churches served and membership records of churches --- 1943-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Record of preaching while serving part time at Fuller Avenue Christian Reformed Church --- March 1979 - February 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Record of addresses given for various organizations --- 1940-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Record of funerals --- 1940-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Record of weddings --- 1939-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Record of professions of faith --- 1939-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Record of baptisms --- 1939-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Record of series sermons --- 1940-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Record of preaching engagements in churches other than his own congregation --- 1936-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Record of preaching assignments by classis --- 1965-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Record of preaching engagements during retirement --- 1978-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Record of sermons --- 1939-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Miscellaneous materials – poem, genealogyAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Apollo I MementoAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Vice-President of Synod memento gavelAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Date book --- 1943Add to your cart.
Item 4: Date book --- 1947Add to your cart.
Item 5: Name plaqueAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: sermon outlines --- UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Sermon outlines --- 1939-1949Add to your cart.
Item 3: Sermon outlines --- 1961Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sermon outlines --- 1962Add to your cart.
Item 5: Sermon recordings (cassettes) --- 1979-1986Add to your cart.
Item 6: Retirement badge from chaplaincy in Wyoming Fire DepartmentAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Diary --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 8: Diary and itinerary --- 1932Add to your cart.
Item 9: Diary --- 1934Add to your cart.
Item 10: Diary (Westward Bound) --- 1934Add to your cart.