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Michael Douma was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1982. He graduated from Grandville (Michigan) High School in 2000 and Hope College in 2004. He served as a student research assistant at the Joint Archives of Holland from 2000-2004, and a research assistant for Dr. Robert Swierenga at the A. C. Van Raalte Institute from 2005-2006; Doctorate from Florida State University in 2011, Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Illinois-Springfield, 2011-2013. The collection contains Douma’s biographical information, research materials and manuscript for his Hope College class, History 495, "The Reaction of Holland, Michigan to the Boer War, 1899-1902," 1861-2003, and his first book, Veneklasen Brick: A Family, a Company, and a Unique 19th Century Dutch Architectural Movement in Michigan (2005). The research for the creation of that book is located at H04-1540.5. Zeeland Brick Company (1848-1925).


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