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H99-1354. Association for the Advancement of Dutch-American Studies (AADAS). Records, 1981-ongoing. 2.00 linear ft.

Identifier: H99-1354


Newsletter (1980-1990, 1999-[ongoing]); Unpublished proceedings (1981) and published proceedings (1983, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007; also available in digital format (CD), conference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.” Advance Notice and published proceedings for the 9th Biennial Conference, October 8-9, 1993, at Calvin College, “The Dutch and Their Neighbors in Transition: The Formation, Growth, and Dissolution of Ethnic Centers in Grand Rapids, Chicago and Other Places. Audio cassette tapes, and papers presented at the 11th 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.” The 2009 meeting, held at Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, papers were published in the 2010 book Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia and included William H. Katerberg, “Identities in Fragments? Growing Up at the Borderlands of Religion, Ethnicity, and Nation”; Enne Koops, “Churches Reach Across Borders: ‘Emigration Culture’ as a Concept to Analyze Religious Aspects of Emigration”; Janet Sjaarda Sheeres, “The Role of Emigration Deputies and Immigration Committees in the Transfer of CRC Membership Papers from 1946 to 1960”; Gerritt H. Gerrits, “The Catholic Church and the Settlement of Dutch Catholic Farmers in the Diocese of Antigonish, Eastern Nova Scotia, in the 1950s”; Gerrit Sheeres, “Seeing Small-town Ontario through the Eyes of a Dutch Immigrant in 1910”; Donald Sinnema, “American Influence on the First Dutch Settlement in Alberta”; Alida de Peuter and Joanne van Dijk, “Examining the Early Works of Three Dutch-Canadian Writers: John Terpstra, Hugh Cook, and Aritha Van Herk”; Kristen den Hartog, “Tilling the Occupied Garden”; Hans Krabbendam, “Emigration to North America in Dutch Juvenile Literature”; George Harinck, “D.J. Doornink and the Early Years of the Dutch-American Book Selling Trade (1860-1880)”; Jaap van Marle, “Yankee Dutch: Later Developments” ;Peter Ester and Jacob E. Nyenhuis, “Religion, Ethnicity, and Generation: A Study of Older Dutch-Americans in Holland, Michigan”; Robert P. Swierenga, “Dutch Immigrant Murderers Go to the Gallows”; Huug van den Dool, “Jan Vogel and the Dutch Settlement of Missaukee County”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Fighting at the Borders: Dutch Americans and the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913”; Paul Werkman, “’We cannot create a little Holland in America’: The Difficult Bonds between the Christian Labour Organizations of the Netherlands, the U.S.A. and Canada in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”; Nonja Peters, “’Dutch Australians at a Glance’ (DAAAG) Virtual Centre and Portal: Acknowledging the Past and Sustaining the Present and Future”; Mari Smits, “’Ik vertrek’: Some Trends in Recent Emigration from the Netherlands.” The 2011 meeting, held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, papers were published in the 2011 book Diverse Destinies: Dutch Kolonies in Wisconsin and the East and included Pieter Hovens, “Moccasins and Wooden Shoes: Dutch Missionaries, Settlers, and Indians in Wisconsin, 1834-1940”; Willem Keeris, “Father Theodore van den Broek and the Catholic Dutch North Brabant Emigrants to the Lower Fox River Valley, Wisconsin”; Robert P. Swierenga and Hans Krabbendam, “Dutch Catholics and Protestants in Wisconsin: A Study in Contrasts and Similarities”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Religion in Riverside: Catholics and Protestants in a Paterson, New Jersey, Neighborhood”; Elton J. Bruins, “My Town Alto: The First Dutch Immigrant Community in Wisconsin”; Mary Risseeuw, “’Dutch Hill’ in Milkwaukee: The Exodus to Baldwin and Other Dutch Communities”; Janet Sjaarda Sheeres, “A Reformed Presence in Virginia: Dutch Immigrants and their Congregational Life in Amelia County, Virginia, 1868-1884”; Huug van den Dool, “Weather and the Fires of 1871”; Yvette Hoitink, “Patterns of Emigration from the Achterhoek”; Michael J. Douma, “Transnationalism and the Extended Family of Gijsbert Van Steenwijk, Dutch Consul in Wisconsin”: George Harinck, “The Wisconsin Start of Immigrant Derk J. Doornink’s Career as a Dutch American Bookseller”; J.P. Verhave, “The Dutchness in Paul de Kruif: Different, but not Indifferent”; David Zwart, “Commemorating the Past: Being Dutch American in Wisconsin”; Jaap van Marle, “Dutch Immigrants in Wisconsin: Their Linguistic Heritage”; Jaap van Marle, “On the Survival of the Frisian Language in Wisconsin”; James A. De Jong, “De Oude Schrijvers and a Shared Spiritual Theology among Dutch Americans.” The 2013 meeting, held at Central College in Pella, Iowa, papers were published in the 2014 book Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad and included Ronald D. Rietveld, “Henry P. Scholte and Abraham Lincoln: Compatriots in the Civil War”; Marten C. P. Rustenburg, “Two Holland, Michigan, Boys in the Union Army”; Michael Swanson, “Wooden Shoes to Brogans: Klaas Zuidema and the Civil War”; Douglas Firth Anderson, “William Vandever: Presbyterian, Congressman, General”; Janet Sjaarda Sheeres, “A Dutch Colony in Tennessee as a Casualty of the Civil War”; George Harinck, “For Humanity’s Sake: Abraham Kuyper, the Spanish-American War of 1898”; Robert Schoone-Jongen, “Loyalties in Conflict: Theodore F. Koch Confronts the First World War”; Huug van den Dool, “Dutch Americans in World War One: In the Fog of International Law”; Gerlof Homan, “Abraham Johannes Muste: American Pacifist Extraordinaire”; Robert P. Swierenga, “Home Front: Holland, Michigan, in the World Wars”; Nella Kennedy, “Packing Underwear, Cod Liver Oil, and Stockings: Holland, Michigan, Responds to War-Ravaged Netherlands, 1940s”; Bruce Bolinger, “By Trial and Error: The Experience of a Dutch Escape Line in the Second World War”; Donald Sinnema, “One Soldier’s Experience of War in the Pacific: Sgt. Ernest Gerritsma’s Diaries and Letters in the Second World War”; Hen Aay, “Dutch Propoganda Films in America: Documentaries from the Netherlands Information Bureau in the 1940s”; David Zwart, “Dutch American Attitudes and the Vietnam War”; Sylvan Gerritsma, “The Moral Fog or War: A Christian Vietnam Veteran’s Perspective”; Eugene Heideman, “Hendrik Pieter Scholte Roils the Christian Seceded Church in the Netherlands, 1934-1846”; Emo Bos, “Significance of Hendrik Pieter Scholte’s Vision of Church and State”; Earl William Kennedy, “From Amsterdam and Antwerp to Otley and Harrison: The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Maverick Rev. Arie Gerrit Zigeler”; Jaap van Marle, “On the Shift to Standard Dutch: Pella, Iowa, Compared to Holland, Michigan”; Susan Price Miller, “Gerhard Hendrik Nollen: Portrait of the Artist.” The 2015 meeting, held in Albany, New York, papers were published in 2017 book Sharing Pasts: Dutch Americans Through Four Centuries and included Hans Krabbendam, “They Came to Stay: The Weak Transnational Relations of the Dutch in America”; Jan Boersema and Anthonia Boersema-Bremer, “The wilderness has been made to blossom”: Nineteenth-Century Dutch Immigrants and the Natural World”; Leon van den Broek, “Flexibility or Fixed Idea: The Dort Church Order of 1619 as a Cultural Import in America”; Henk Aay, “The Changing Map of the Dutch American Culture Region as Measured by the Spread of Dutch Reformed Churches, 1664-1846”; Robert P. Swierenga, “Helping Hands: Old Dutch Aid Young Dutch”; Pieter Hovens, “El Dorado in the United States: Dutchmen, Dutch Amiercans, and the Quest for Gold in Indian Country, 1609-1880”; Erin Kramer, “Prisoners and Profiteers: Commerce and Imperial Loyalty on the Albany Frontier, 1689-1713”; Andrew T. Stahlhut, “Albany’s Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Colonial New York: The Dutch Shaping of Indian Diplomacy in the Larger British Empire, 1691-1755”; Earl William Kennedy, “Slaveholding: The Dutch Reformed Church’s Debates of 1855”; Nella Kennedy, “Of Men and Words: A Holland Debating Society”; Peter D. Van Cleave, “Remembering the Knickerbockers: A Lifetime of Scholarship on the Dutch American Atlantic”; Babs Boter, “Contemplating, Complicating, and Comparing the Scenes: Elkanah Watson and William Elliot Griffis Connect Dutch America to the Netherlands.”


  • 1981-[ongoing]


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