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Marvin C. Baarman Collection, 1949-1972

Collection Overview

Title: Marvin C. Baarman Collection, 1949-1972

ID: COLL/003

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

Extent: 9.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

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.


Box and Folder Listing

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