A Guide to the Pieter Groot Reminiscences, [ca. 1976]
Born in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 1926, Pieter Groot was the son of Pieter and Anna Maria (Korzelius) Groot. Following the end of World War II, Groot served in the military in the Netherlands and Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, before joining the Royal Dutch Air Force in 1951. While training with the Air Force in the United States, Groot married Diana in 1953, and the couple had four sons: Roy, Richard, Paul, and John. Upon leaving the Air Force, Groot and his wife immigrated permanently to Bryan, Texas, where he took a job in Texas A & M University’s Department of Oceanography and Meteorology in 1956. He later worked for the Dean of Geosciences and as Special Assistant to the Vice President.
The Pieter Groot Reminiscences, [ca. 1976], consist of a photocopy of Groot’s memoir, "Vijftig Jaren (Fifty Years) 1926-1976," which includes photographs of Groot as well as important people and places in his life. The memoir describes his childhood in the Netherlands, experiences during World War II, political activities in Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), service in the Dutch Air Force, immigration to the United States, and positions at Texas A & M University.
This collection is open for research use.
Pieter Groot Reminiscences, [ca. 1976], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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