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Gerald Francis De Jong Collection



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Title: Gerald Francis De Jong Collection, 1968-1976Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/382

Primary Creator: De Jong, Gerald Francis (1921-2001)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Professor of history at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.  The collection includes articles entitled "The Coming of the Dutch to the Dakotas," "Dutch Immigrants in New Jersey before World War I," "Dutch 'Utopias' that Failed," "The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island," "Dutch Settlement in Wisconsin," "Dutch in Emmons County," "Dominie Johannes Megapolensis," "Dutch Reformed Church and Negro Slavery," and "Dutch Clergyman's Library of the Early Nineteenth Century." [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Gerald Francis De Jong was born on November 16, 1921 in Carnes, Iowa.  De Jong enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. For three years he served as a navigator's assistant on the USS G.O. Squire which brought and returned troops in both the Pacific and European Theaters. Once he returned to civilian life, he entered Northwestern Junior College, graduating in 1948. He went on to Morningside College in Sioux City graduating with high honors. He attended the University of Wisconsin to study European History. In 1952 he got the opportunity to study at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands on a Fulbright Scholarship.  By 1955 De Jong once again received high honors as he graduated with his Ph.D.

De Jong taught European history at Indiana Central College, Emporia Kansas State College, and North Dakota State College. He also worked as Academic Dean at Northwestern College for five years and then returned to teaching at Midwest College.  The last college he served was the University of South Dakota, Vermillion from which he retired from in 1988. During his career he wrote a number of articles and books, mostly on the subject of Dutch history. He spent his retirement days in Orange City, Iowa and was a member of the Frist Reformed Church. On October 30, 2001 Professor Gerald Francis De Jong passed away in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was survived by his wife, Jeanette Masselink, and their six children.

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Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Dominie Johannes Megapolensis --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles, "The Formative Years of the Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island," Part I and II --- 1968, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dutch Reformed Church and Negro Slavery in Colonial America [HERH E184.D9 D442] --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Article, "Dutch Settlement in Wisconsin" --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article, "The Coming of the Dutch to the Dakotas" --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper, "Dutch 'Utopias' that Failed" --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Article, "Dutch Immigrants in New Jersey before World War I" --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article, "Dutch Clergyman's Library of the Early Nineteenth Century" --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Article, 'Dutch in Emmons County" --- [undated]Add to your cart.

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