H05-1590.70. Sinke, Suzanne M. Papers, 1980-1998. 0.25 linear ft.


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Suzanne M. Sinke is Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. She is the co-editor with Rudolph J. Vecoli of A Century of European Migrations (1991), and author of Dutch Immigrant Women in the U.S. 1880-1920 (2002), as well as numerous articles on migration and gender. She wrote an undergraduate honors thesis at the University of Northern Colorado on Overisel, Michigan; received an M.A. at Kent State (under Robert Swierenga), writing a comparative thesis on Dutch-born women in Clymer, Little Chute, and two neighborhoods in Chicago; and then went on for a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a dissertation on Dutch immigrant women. Her current research relates marriage and international migration in the U.S. context, from “bride ships” to matchmaking web sites. The collection includes the articles “Children, Church, and Sickbed? The Lives of Dutch Immigrant Women” (1990), “Give Us This Day: Dutch Immigrant Women in Two Protestant Denominations” (1993), “A Historiography of Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” (1989), “The Huisvrouw and the Farmer’s Daughter: Images of Dutch-American Women in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” (1988), “I Don’t Do Windows: Gender Roles in International Perspective, A Turn-of-the Century Example” (1998), “Tulips are Blooming in Holland, Michigan: Analysis of A Dutch-American Festival” (paper presented at Hofstra University for the conference “Immigration and Ethnicity in American Society: ‘Melting Pot’ or ‘Salad Bowl’?”) (1987), an untitled paper (n.d.), and her thesis (B.A.) from the University of Northern Colorado entitled “Overisel, Michigan: An American Immigrant Community in the Late Nineteenth Century” (1980).


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