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Marvin C. Baarman Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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Initial Period of Ministry

Home Missions Period - Administration to Committees

Home Missions Period - Committees Inter-Agency Meetings

Home Missions Period - Manuals to Miscellaneous Papers

Home Missions Period - Organization Management, Race Issue

Home Missions Period - Reports

Home Missions Period - Reports - Speaking Engagements

Home Missions Period - Staff Agenda, Youth Evangelism



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Marvin C. Baarman Collection, 1949-1972 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Marvin C. Baarman Collection, 1949-1972

ID: COLL/003

Primary Creator: Baarman, Marvin C. (1919-1991)

Extent: 9.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Christian Reformed Church - Missions, Christian Reformed Church. Board of Home Missions, Church schools, Home missions

Abstract

Documents the ministerial career of Marvin C. Baarman (1919-1991), in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The material focuses primarily on the administrative dimensions of his career in the parish ministry and later as he worked for the denomination’s Home Missions Board. Among other topics, it details the denomination’s evangelism during the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the denomination’s commission on race formed in 1968.

Biographical Note

Marvin C. Baarman (19 Jan 1919 – 21 Feb 1991) enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and he served honorably in North Africa, Italy, and in the South Pacific. After the war, Baarman enrolled in Calvin College and graduated in 1946 with an AB. He taught for two years at Oakdale Christian School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then prepared for the ministry attending Calvin Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1951 with a ThB. He then spent a year at Princeton, 1951-1952. From Princeton, he began his active ministry in Lodi, New Jersey, where he served from 1952-1956. In 1956, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, serving a church that was organized during his service there. He was appointed by Synod 1960 to serve as Executive Secretary of the Christian Reformed Board of Home Missions.

For fourteen years, until 1974, Baarman was energetically involved in the Home Missions programs of the denomination. The collection we have reveals the variety of activities he carried out in fulfillment of his task. He suffered from heart problems that led to an early retirement in 1974.

Baarman was predeceased by his wife Ophelia and son, Chris. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his daughters, Nori and Russell Bykerk; Margaret and Hank Kearney, along with 3 step-daughters and 7 grandchildren.

Subject/Index Terms

Christian Reformed Church - Missions
Christian Reformed Church. Board of Home Missions
Church schools
Home missions


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Initial Period of Ministry, 1949 -1960],
[Series 2: Home Missions Period - Administration to Committees, 1864-1971],
[Series 3: Home Missions Period - Committees Inter-Agency Meetings, 1964-1971],
[Series 4: Home Missions Period - Manuals to Miscellaneous Papers, 1959-1972],
[Series 5: Home Missions Period - Organization Management, Race Issue, 1962-1971],
[Series 6: Home Missions Period - Reports, 1962-1972],
[Series 7: Home Missions Period - Reports - Speaking Engagements, 1961-1972],
[Series 8: Home Missions Period - Staff Agenda, Youth Evangelism, 1964-1970],
[All]

Series 1: Initial Period of Ministry --- 1949 -1960
Box 1
Folder 1: Michigan Student Christian Convocation --- 1949
Folder 2: Summer work in Centerville, Maryland --- 1950
Folder 3: Lodi period, Eastern Elders' Conference:  When should special services be held in the home for baptism and communion?
Folder 4: Fort Lauderdale period, Communication --- 1955-1960
Folder 5
Item 1: Fort Lauderdale period, Eastern Christian School Association --- 1956
Item 2: Fort Lauderdale period, Ministers' Conference material --- 1956
Folder 6: Fort Lauderdale period, Evaluation of Servicemen's Homes --- 1958
Folder 7: Fort Lauderdale period, Executive Committee for Home Missions, correspondence --- 1957, 1958
Folder 8: Fort Lauderdale period, Executive Committee for Home Missions, correspondence --- 1959
Folder 9: Fort Lauderdale period, Florida Conference, Home Missions Committee --- 1959
Folder 10: Fort Lauderdale period, Home Missions Manual --- 1959
Folder 11: Fort Lauderdale period, Petition for Organization of Fort Lauderdale --- Jan. 1958
Folder 12: Fort Lauderdale period, Reports on Harlem, New York --- 1954-1959
Folder 13: Fort Lauderdale period, Seamen's Church Ministry --- 1961
Folder 14-15: Fort Lauderdale period, Tour for Home Missions --- 1957-1958
Folder 16: Fort Lauderdale period, Work Programs for Home Missions --- 1959
Folder 17: Fort Lauderdale period, Visits to various Classes --- 1960
Series 2: Home Missions Period - Administration to Committees --- 1864-1971
Box 2
Folder 1: Administrator for the Harlem Mission Staff --- 1965
Folder 2: Administration Problems, Reports --- 1963, 1964
Folder 3: Administration Regulations --- 1970-1971
Folder 4: Booklet:  To Acquaint People with the CRC. Projected material for booklet --- (n.d.)
Folder 5: Committee: Denominational Financial Coordinator and Standing Advisory Budget Committee --- 1970
Folder 6: Committee on Ecumenicity and the World Council of Churches --- 1966. I.
Folder 7: Committee on Ecumenicity and the World Council of Churches --- 1966. II
Folder 8: Committee:  Synodical Recruitment Committee --- 1961
Folder 9: Committee:  Synodical Committee on History and Evaluation of Synodical Committee --- 1864-1966
Folder 10: Committee:  Synodical Committee on Stated Clerk --- 1970, 1971
Folder 11: Committee:  Synodical Committee to Study Place and Training of Layworkers in Evangelism --- 1963
Series 3: Home Missions Period - Committees Inter-Agency Meetings --- 1964-1971
Box 3
Folder 1: Committee:  Synodical Committee updating rules and job description of Stated Clerk --- 1970-1971
Folder 2: Committee:  Synodical Committee on job description of Stated Clerk --- 1970
Folder 3: Committee:  Synodical Committee on Stated Clerk --- 1970
Folder 4: Concept of Mission material --- 1964-1971
Folder 5: Cuban Refugee Mission, Miami --- 1961
Folder 6: Documents used in defense of Home Missions activities --- 1965-1966
Folder 7: East Coast Home Missions --- 1966
Folder 8: Field Reports --- 1971
Folder 9: Financial Reports of Board of Home Missions --- 1961, 1971
Folder 10: Financial Reports of Board of Home Missions --- 1966
Folder 11: Inter-Agency Meetings --- 1971
Series 4: Home Missions Period - Manuals to Miscellaneous Papers --- 1959-1972
Box 4
Folder 1: Manual of Home Missions:  material, papers --- 1959-1961
Folder 2: Mexico Missions:  reports --- 1962, 1968
Folder 3: Ministers of Evangelism:  reports --- 1961-1962
Folder 4: Miscellaneous papers --- 1961
Folder 5: Miscellaneous papers --- 1962-1964
Folder 6: Miscellaneous papers --- 1963-1964
Folder 7: Miscellaneous papers --- 1965
Folder 8: Miscellaneous papers --- 1965-1966
Box 5
Folder 1: Miscellaneous papers --- 1970
Folder 2: Miscellaneous papers --- 1971-1972
Folder 3: Miscellaneous papers --- 1972
Folder 4: Minutes, reports --- 1960, 1961
Folder 5: Minutes, reports --- 1963-1964
Folder 6: Minutes, reports, correspondence --- 1963-1965
Folder 7: Minutes, correspondence --- 1965-1966
Folder 8: Minutes, committee reports --- Oct-Dec 1971
Folder 9: Minutes, reports, correspondence --- 1971-1972
Series 5: Home Missions Period - Organization Management, Race Issue --- 1962-1971
Box 6
Folder 1: Organization management --- 1968
Folder 2: Race Issue:  Race Commission of CRC --- 1969-1970 I
Folder 3: Race Issue:  Race Commission of CRC --- 1969-1971 II
Folder 4: Race Issue:  Race Commission of CRC --- 1969-1971 III
Folder 5: Race Issue:  Reformed Ecumenical Synod Conference on Race --- 1971
Folder 6: Reports and correspondence --- 1962-1965
Series 6: Home Missions Period - Reports --- 1962-1972
Box 7
Folder 1: Reports, correspondence --- 1962-1965 II
Folder 2: Reports about Home Missions --- 1965-1966
Folder 3: Reports of Board of Home Missions to Synod --- 1965
Folder 4: Reports of Home Missions and correspondence --- 1972
Folder 5: Reports sent to members of Board of Home Missions --- 1966
Folder 6: Reports to Classes --- 1964-1972
Folder 7: Reports to General Board of Home Missions --- 1965
Folder 8: Reports to Board of Home Missions --- 2-Dec-65
Series 7: Home Missions Period - Reports - Speaking Engagements --- 1961-1972
Box 8
Folder 1: Reports to Board of Home Missions --- 1966
Folder 2: Reports to Board of Home Missions --- 1971
Folder 3: Reports to Board of Home Missions --- 1972
Folder 4: Spanish Mission, Mexico City --- 1964-1970
Folder 5: Special Occasions - announcements or bulletins --- 1961-1964
Folder 6: Special engagements --- 1963
Folder 7: Special engagements --- 1964
Folder 8: Speaking engagements --- 1967, 1969
Series 8: Home Missions Period - Staff Agenda, Youth Evangelism --- 1964-1970
Box 9
Folder 1: Staff agenda, delayed items --- 1969
Folder 2: Staff regulations --- 1969
Folder 3: Supplementary material:  Publications used:  National Laymen's Digest, Church League of America
Folder 4: Synod, reports and correspondence --- 1966
Folder 5: Urban Ministries:  poverty --- 1964, 1966
Folder 6: Urban Studies:  articles, reports --- 1966
Folder 7: Youth Evangelism:  study reports --- 1970

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Initial Period of Ministry, 1949 -1960],
[Series 2: Home Missions Period - Administration to Committees, 1864-1971],
[Series 3: Home Missions Period - Committees Inter-Agency Meetings, 1964-1971],
[Series 4: Home Missions Period - Manuals to Miscellaneous Papers, 1959-1972],
[Series 5: Home Missions Period - Organization Management, Race Issue, 1962-1971],
[Series 6: Home Missions Period - Reports, 1962-1972],
[Series 7: Home Missions Period - Reports - Speaking Engagements, 1961-1972],
[Series 8: Home Missions Period - Staff Agenda, Youth Evangelism, 1964-1970],
[All]


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