Hope College

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In 1982, Dr. Verduin, Hope College Professor of English Language and Literature, offered a course on “Dutch in American Literature” because the United States was observing the bicentennial of the Netherlands’ recognition of the U.S. sovereignty. Collection consists of materials in association with Professor Verduin’s 1982 class entitled “Dutch in American Literature.” Specific class related materials include: a syllabus, student papers, lecture outlines and tapes, and handouts. Also includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and works of Professor Verduin, as well as other essays about the Dutch in America and her husband, Dr. Leslie J. Workman in the essay The Founding and the Founder: Medievalism and the Legacy of Leslie J. Workman (2009).


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