H99-1354. Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS). Records, 1981-2007. 1.50 linear ft.


Hope College

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Newsletter (1980-1990, 1999-[ongoing]); Unpublished proceedings (1981) and published proceedings (1983, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007; also available in digital format (CD), conference brochure and conference materials, 1997, 2007, 2009; proceedings for the October 8, 1981 conference: genealogy workshop materials, audio cassette tapes, and papers presented at the 4th Biennial Conference, September 29-October 1, 1983: Mina Baker, “What the Dutch Wear”; Herbert Brinks, “Sketches of the Second Ranked Afscheiding”; Richard Doyle, “A Comparison of Economic Development and Wealth Mobility in Dutch Colonies of Pella, Iowa and Holland, Michigan: 1850-1880”; Paul Fried, “President Gerrit J. Kollen: From Overisel to Hope”; Herman Ganzevoort, “My Hands Will Be My Capital”; Ralph Haan, “The Genealogical Resources of Herrick Public Library”; Cornelia B. Kennedy, “The Sioux County Dutch”; Glenn Meeter, “The Dutch and Other Immigrant Communities”; John Timmerman, Jr., “Manfred, His Life and Work”; Gerrit ten Zijthof, “The Reveil Background of the Afscheiding”; David G. Vanderstel, “From Kolonie to City: Motivation for Migration in Western Michigan”; Dorothy Voss, “The Zeeland Historical Society and Museum Story.” Proceedings for the Sixth Biennial Conference, September 24-26, 1987, at Trinity Christian College (Chicago, IL), Robert Swierenga, “The Dutch in Chicago Before 1880”; Ross Ettema, “The Trail South Out of Chicago”; Peter DeKlerk, “The Dutch Settlement in Crook, Colorado in 1893”; James D. Bratt, “150th Anniversary of Abraham Keeper”; Theodore Zandstra, “Growing Up Dutch in Chicago”; Peter Huizenga, “Waste Management-History, Growth and Development”; Mina Baker Roelofs, “Foods and Meal Patterns of the Netherlands and Applications to the Dutch Communities in the U.S.A.”; Gerlof Homan, “Recruitment of Dutch Nationals in the United States during World War Two for the Netherlands Armed Forces”; Harry Kits, “Development of Neo-Calvinist Social Thought and Action in Canada.” Proceedings, audio cassette tapes, and papers presented at the 8th Biennial Conference, September 19-20, 1991, “The Dutch and Their Faith”: Herbert Brinks, “German or Dutch: The Christian Reformed Church in 1857”; Elton Bruins, “Van Raalte: Funding a Christian Community”; Herman Ganzevoort, “The Dutch Canadian Church: Diversity and Dissonance, 1900-1960”; Jon Huisken, “History of the Protestant Reformed Church: Learning to Live With Caricature”; Ronald Jager, “The Preacher and the Pitchfork”; John Kromminga, “Union Discussions Between the CRC and Western Part of the RCA”; Donald Luidens and Roger Nemeth, “If Not Dutch, How Much”; Yda Schreuder, “Dutch Settlements in Wisconsin Revisited”; Robert Swierenga, “Samuel Myer Isaacs: Dutch Rabbi of New York City”; Philip Weber, “Languages and the Church: Case Studies from Pella, Iowa.” Audio cassette tapes, and papers presented at the11th Biennial Conference, 1997, at Hope College, “The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage,” held at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, June 12-13, 1997. Audio cassette tape recordings, electronic, and hard copy versions of presentations include: Brian W. Beltman, “Nineteenth-Century Dutch Migrants Extraordinaire on the Prairie-Plains”; Elton Bruins, “Albertus C. Van Raalte: Leader of the Emigration, 1844-1867”; Sander de Haan, Van Raalte’s Primary Purpose in Coming to America”; Jack D. Elenbaas, “Baptism of Fire: Holland’s Company I and the Battle of Tebbs Bend, July 4, 1863”; George Harinck, “Calvinism Isn’t the Only Truth, Herman Bavinck’s Impressions of the USA (1892)”; E. William Kennedy, “A.J. Betten: The Other Pioneer Pella Dominie”; Cornelia B. Kennedy, “A.E. Dudok: Prairie Patrician”; Hans Krabbendam, “Cornelius Vander Meulen: Founder of Follower?”; Margriet B. Lacy, “Dutch Immigrant Language: Maintaining One’s Cultural Identity”; James E. McMillan, “Henry Peter Scholte and the 1853 Founding of Central College”; James C. Schaap, “First Bride”; Suzanne Sinke, “Holland Home Beginnings: A Gendered Perspective”; Robert P. Swierenga, “Van Raalte and Scholte: A Soured Relationship and Personal Rivalry”; Philip E. Webber, “Reassessing the Visionary Thinking of H.P. Scholte”; and Albert Ypma, “The Search for a Family Legend: The Frisian Background of Marten Annes Ypma, the Founder of Vriesland.” The 2003 meeting, held at Trinity College, papers were published in the 2004 book The Dutch in Urban America and included Robert P. Swierenga, “The Dutch Urban Experience”; James Evenhuis, “Detroit’s Motor City Dutch”; Janet Sjaarda Sheeres, “The Struggle for the Souls of the Children: The Effects of the Dutch Education Law of 1806 on the Emigration of 1847”; Joel R. Beeke, “The True Dutch Reformed Church of South Holland, Illinois”; Hans Krabbendam, “Consuls and Citizens: Dutch Diplomatic Representation in American Cities”; Huug van den Dool, “George David Birkhoff (1884-1944): Dutch-American Mathematician Extraordinaire”; Geoffrey Reynolds, “Built Along the Shores of Macatawa: The History of Boat Building in Holland, Michigan”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Financiers and Farmers: The Urban Roots of Rural Dutch Communities in the Upper Midwest”; David L. Zandstra, “In the City, But Not of the City: Dutch Truck Farmers in the Calumet Region”; David Zwart, “On the Periphery: Dutch Immigrants in California’s San Joaquin Valley”. The 2005 meeting, held at Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa), papers were published in the 2006 book Dutch Immigrants on the Plains and included Hans Krabbendam, “The Return of Regionalism: The Importance of Immigration to the Plains of the History of the Duch in America”; Robert P. Swierenga, Douglas Firth Anderson, Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Iowa Letters, A Review Essay”; Pieter Hovens, “Moccasins and Wooden Shoes: Indians and Dutchmen on the Plains Frontier, 1830-1940”; James Calvin Schaap, “Native Lakota and Dutch-American Settlers in Early South Dakota: Reflections for “Touches the Sky”; Dave Rodenhuis and Huug van den Dool, “In Search of a Better Life on the Prairie”; Edward H. Schreur, “After Lewis and Clark: The Westward Movement of the Reformed Church in America”; Brian W. Beltman, “From Orange City to Harrison: Dutch Settlement in Douglas County, South Dakota”; Donald Sinnema, “Rev. S. A. Schilstra: An Early (American) Promoter of Dutch Immigration to the Canadian Prairies, 1902-1905”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Clapboard Chapels on the Prairie: The Founding of Dutch and Ostfrisian Congregations in Central Minnesota: 1886-1905”; Marie Mulder, “Coming to Terms with Being a Sioux County Son: The Identity Struggle of Stanley Wiersma and His Medicine of the Pen”; Jonathon Warner, “Charles Zylstra and Stamped Scrip: How a Dutch Immigrant Sought a Solution to the Great Depression”; Peter Ester, “Religion and Social Capital Bonding and Bridging in Dutch-American Calvinist Communities: A Review and Research Agenda.” The 2007 meeting, held at Hope College (Holland, Michigan), papers were published in the 2008 book Dutch-American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective and included Nella Kennedy, “Painter Cornelis Zwaan: Betwixt Laren and Detroit”; Jacob E. Nyenhuis, “Stained Glass Artistry of John Vander Burgh”; Richard Harms, “Meindert De Jong: Two Childhoods, One Literary Career”; Michael Douma, “Arnold Mulder as a Dutch-American Novelist”; Jaap Van Marle, “Yankee Dutch Literature as a Marker of Acculturation”; George Harinck, “Poetry of Theologian Geerhardus Vos”; Herman J. De Vries Jr., “Henry Van Andel’s Dutch Grammar Books and the Language Problem”; Jeanne Jacobson, “Mysteries Go Dutch”; Peter Ester, “Disillusionment of Dutch Immigrant Andries Wormser”; Havey Noordsy, “Lourens Van Bergeijk’s Pamphlet Defense of Hendrik P. Scholte”; John Exalto, “Reading Culture and Ethnicity in Dutch-American Reformed Pietism”; Suznne Sinke, “Interpreting the Writings of the Van den Burgh Family”; Robert P. Swierenga, “Press Censorship: Albertus C. Van Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of De Hollander”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “De Volksvriend and Dutch-American Connections”; Jan Peter Verhave, “Paul De Kruif: Medical Conscience of America”; Lisa Zylstra, “Public Historical Imagery in Pella, Iowa”; and David Zwart, “Staging the Past: Historical Pageantry in the Dutch-American Community of West Michigan.”


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