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Abstract Four audiotape cassettes (seven part series) featuring Dolf Lok, journalist for Evangelische Omroep (AO) Christian radio in Hilversum, the Netherlands, interviewing several Dutch scholars on the Dutch in America for the Sesquicentennial, 1997. (L)
Abstract Anna Peeks attended Hope College Prep School from 1891-1894 and Hope College in approximately 1896. This collection consists of 19th century correspondence (mostly in Dutch and with translations) of the Sjoerd DeVries family living in Holland and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Friesland, the Netherlands. Contains booklets on religious topics; programs from the Hope College Ulfilas Club, Meliphone Society, the Graves Library dedication, and commencements of graduation. Also contains a botany...
Dates: 1837 - 1934
Abstract The collection consists of materials inherited by William H. Penn from his pioneering Dutch-American immigrant ancestors and those with whom they interacted. These ancestors include Cornelius Kuyper (Kuijper), John Brandt (Jan Brand), Jacob Pen, Annigje Stobbe, and Maartje Dalenberg. The majority of the papers come from the Roseland, Illinois, and Calumet County area near Chicago, where Cornelius Kuyper was an important settler. There is correspondence with relatives and friends in the...
Dates: 1829 - 2002
Abstract Dutch scholar and Director of Archief-en Doc van de Gere Kerken. Collection includes a paper, "Abraham Kuyper’s Historical Understanding and Dutch Historiography," by George Harinck, October 2002 and “Bidden om een Pella, als Jeruzalem valt, De amerikanisering van Henry E. Dosker (1855-1926),” from Documentatieblad Voor De Nederlandse Kerkgeschiedenis, Na 1800, December 2002; and a press release about his book on Nicolaus Steffens, We live...
Dates: 2002; 2014
Abstract Abel Postma was born in Singapore, Michigan, on August 25, 1870. He was a general contractor in Holland for 45 years and specialized in commercial buildings. At the time of his death, "he built or remodeled from 85-90% of the Eighth Street business district" (Holland City News, June 24, 1943). He served as 5th ward alderman from 1927-1931. He also served on the Ottawa County Board of Supervisors from 1935 until his death. The collection contains the papers...
Dates: 1884 - 1944
Abstract Papers, clippings, and notes concerning the family of Jan Slag (Slagh) and his descendants, their shipyard, and other business operations. Originals located in the Holland Museum Research Library. Collection includes "The Slagh (nee Slag) Family" by Alyce Dwaan Van Faasen-Slagh Heft; "Research of History of the Slag Family, Period July 4, 1847 to October 24, 1860, from the files of the Netherlands Museum," by Peter T. Moerdyk, October 1944; and clippings from ...
Dates: 1853 - 1997
Abstract Willem Roon was native of the Netherlands and resident of Zeeland, Michigan, when he became a soldier on December 1, 1862, along with seven other men from Zeeland, Michigan, volunteered and joined the Michigan 9th Cavalry regiment. The regiment trained at Coldwater, Michigan and saw action in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee against the famous raiders of the Confederate John Hunt Morgan. Roon died of disease in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 3, 1864. The regiment continued through Georgia with...
Dates: 1862 - 1865; 1891; 2004
Abstract Olive, Michigan, area Civil War soldier with the Union Army’s 13th Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company I. He enlisted on December 7, 1861, as a private. Mustered in at Kalamazoo, Michigan, on January 17, 1862, at the age of 26 years. He was promoted to a corporal in October 1862. Killed in action on December 31, 1862, at Stone River, Tennesee. The collection includes biographical information and photocopies of five letters (Dutch/English) from Walter Weener to T. Den Bleyker, 1862. ...
Abstract Resident of Allegan, Michigan, in 1848 and, evidently, a land agent. The collection consists of photocopies in Dutch and English translations of two letters from Elisha Ely to Nathan L. Miller, Esq. of Bloomfield, Connecticut, in 1847 and 1848, concerning the paying of taxes and possible future sale of land south of present day Holland, Michigan, to Dutch immigrants. (Legal-E)
Dates: 1847 - 1848
Abstract The collection contains a Dutch language letter and article concerning the letters of a Dutch schoolteacher that died in a concentration camp during the Boer War in 1897. (V)
Dates: 1897; 1982