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Robert P. Swierenga Collection

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Correspondence

Research Correspondence

Emigration Records

Passenger Lists

Recordings, Conference, Scrapbook

Dutch Material

Books

Research Articles and Papers

Papers

Jewish Material

Books and Reviews

Lecture Notes

Conferences

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Robert P. Swierenga Collection, 1830-2013 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Kip Odell, 2001; Ed Gerritsen, 2013

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Collection Overview

Title: Robert P. Swierenga Collection, 1830-2013

ID: COLL/404

Primary Creator: Swierenga, Robert P. (1935-)

Extent: 46.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Albertus Christiaan Van Raalte Research Professor at the A. C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1996-present; professor of history emeritus, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1968-1996; assistant professor at Calvin College, 1965-1968; and a writer and editor of books and articles in the field of Dutch-American studies. The collection includes correspondence; research materials detailing ship passenger lists; Dutch immigrant and emigration statistical records; published materials detailing Canadian emigration and Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora; lecture notes; conference materials; recordings; photographs; and personal records. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

As of 2013, this material is still being actively collected.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Accruals: Further accruals expected

Alternate Extent Statement: 95 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Robert P. Swierenga

Other Note: Acc. No.  00.39, 03.45, 04.54, 05.34, 06.49, 07.51, 07.59, 08.03, 08.60, 10.18, 10.30, 11.17, 12.05, 13.10, 13.20


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Research Correspondence],
[Series 3: Emigration Records],
[Series 4: Passenger Lists],
[Series 5: Recordings, Conference, Scrapbook, 1968-1981],
[Series 6: Dutch Material],
[Series 7: Books],
[Series 8: Research Articles and Papers],
[Series 9: Papers],
[Series 10: Jewish Material],
[Series 11: Books and Reviews],
[Series 12: Lecture Notes],
[Series 13: Conferences],
[Series 14: Course Material],
[Series 15: Newsletters],
[Series 16: Miscellaneous],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Video Tapes],
[All]

Series 8: Research Articles and Papers
Box 66
Folder 5: "Absentee Ownership" --- 1975
Folder 6: American Historical Association Report for 1931 --- undated
Folder 7: "Archival Materials and Manuscripts in the Netherlands on Immigration to the United States" --- 1985
Folder 8: "Behavioralism in Historical Research" --- 1978
Folder 9: "Behavioralism in Historical Research" and "Social Science History" and Related Correspondence --- 1983
Folder 10: "Belgians in the United States" by Kristine Smets --- 1990
Folder 11: "Beschowing der Kadastrale Vitkomsten in Noord Holland" --- 1841
Folder 12: "Beschrijving van de Nederlanden" --- 1830
Box 67
Folder 1: "Bibliotheek voor Sociale en Bedrijfs Weteshaapen" --- 1925
Folder 2: "Bijdragen tot de Statistiek van Nederland" --- 1904
Folder 3: "Book Burning is Not the Answer" --- 1966-1967
Folder 4: "Browning Ferris Industries: A Corporate Profile" --- 1987
Folder 5: "Case Study if the Bankruptcy of Chicago Christian High School in 1937" --- 1966
Folder 6: "Catholic and Protestant Emigration from the Netherlands" --- 1983
Folder 7: "The Causes of Dutch Emigration to America, 1866 Account" --- 1979
Folder 8: "The Church and Dutch Reformed Colonization in Argentina" --- 1999
Folder 9: "The Christian Historian; The University and Student Unrest" --- 1971
Folder 10: "CLIO with Numbers" --- 1970
Folder 11: "Computers and American History" --- 1974
Folder 12: American History Journal Article: Computers and American History: The Impact of the New Generation --- 1974, undated
Folder 13: "Computer and Historical Research in the USA" --- 1972
Folder 14: "Contributions to General Statistics of the Netherlands" --- 1876
Folder 15: "Corn Belt" --- 1975
Folder 16: "The Delayed Transition from Folk to Labor Migration: The Netherlands, 1880-1920" --- 1993
Folder 17: "De Demografische Ontwikkeling van Nederland" --- 1978
Box 68
Folder 1: Weekly Newspaper: Denederlander --- undated
Folder 2: "Decisions, Decisions: Turning Points in the Founding of Holland." --- 1998
Folder 3: "Dijluusn van Vrogger." --- 1997
Folder 4: "Drenth as Economical-Geographical Region in Past and Today" --- 1919
Folder 5-9: "Dutch" --- 1977-1985
Folder 10-11: History of Dutch agriculture --- 1900's
Folder 12: Dutch agricultural laborers --- 1900's
Folder 13-16: "The Dutch in America," --- 1979-1981, 1985-1987, 1989-1991, undated
Folder 17: Thesis and Other Articles on Dutch/American Culture by Susanne Sinke --- undated
Box 69
Folder 1: Research Material, Article: A Dutch American Family History --- undated
Folder 2: "A Dutch Carpenter's 'American Letter' from New York in 1849" --- 1991
Folder 3: Dutch Chicago --- 2002-2003
Folder 4-7: Publication of Dutch Chicago --- 2002-2009
Folder 8: "Dutch Immigrant Demography, 1820-1880" --- 1980
Folder 9: PH. D Dissertation, "Dutch Immigrant Letters- Forums for Shifting Identities" K. Dehaan --- 1998
Box 70
Folder 1-3: "A Dutch Immigrant's View of Frontier Iowa" --- 1965
Folder 4: "Dutch Immigration Historiography" --- 1979
Folder 5: "Dutch Immigration in the Nineteenth Century, 1820-1877 A Quantitative Overview" --- 1975
Folder 6: "Dutch International Migration Satistics, 1820-1880: An Analysis of Linked Multinational Non-war Files" --- 1981
Folder 7-8: "Dutch Jewish Immigration and Religious Life in the Nineteenth Century" --- 1990
Folder 9: Various articles on Dutch sociological issues --- nd
Folder 10: "Dutch Transnational Migration, 1880-1920." --- undated
Folder 11: "The Dutch Transplanting in Michigan and the Midwest" --- 1986
Folder 12: "Emigration to the United States of North America" --- nd
Folder 13-14: "The Ethnic Voter and the First Lincoln Election" --- 1965
Folder 15: Thesis: "Ethnicity in the Reformed Tradition - Dutch Calvinist Immigrants in Canada" --- 1946-1960
Box 71
Folder 1: "Ethnocultural Political Analysis" --- 1971
Folder 2: "Exodus Netherlands, Promised Land America" --- 1982
Folder 3-4: "The Families of Sipke (Samuel) Hoekstra and Bartha (Bertha) Dijk," by Ralph Allen Hoekstra, 2010; West Side Christian School (Grand Rapids, MI): Marie Hoekstra's class --- 1921
Folder 5: "The Fort Dodge Clam Club, 1855-1856" --- 1969
Folder 6: "Goedereede en Ouer Flakkee Island" --- 1896
Folder 7: "Grand Rapids Work, the Furniture of Berkey and Gay Furniture Co." --- 1998
Folder 8: "Great is Thy Faithfulness: the Autobiography of William Ploeg" --- undated
Folder 9: "Het Bestuderen van de Nederlandse Emigratie naar de Verejig de Staten" --- 1982
Folder 10: "Het Nederlandse Volk in Zijn Woongebied" --- 1965
Folder 11: Phillip Vogel "The Holland, Nebraska Locality" --- 1956
Box 72
Folder 1: "Hope Cemetery (Highland, Indiana), Schoon Cemetery (Munster, Indiana), North Township (Lake County, Indiana)" --- 1994
Folder 2: "The Huizenga Story" and "The Huizenga Family" --- undated
Folder 3: "The Illinois Observer" --- undated
Folder 4: Pamphlet, "Income and Wealth Inequity in Amsterdam, 1585-1805"
Folder 5: Paper by R. Swierenga "International Record Linkage of Dutch Immigrants to the U.S. in 19th Century" --- 1995
Folder 6-8: Iowa Letters --- 1998-2004
Folder 9-10: Jews in Chicago --- 1870-1988
Box 73
Folder 1-2: Jews in Chicago --- 1852-1993
Folder 3: "The Journey Across: Dutch Trans-Atlantic Emigrant Passage to the United States, 1820-1880" --- 1994
Folder 4: JWB Magazine Article: "The Dutch Rabbi of NYC" --- 1993
Folder 5: "Kaart Kerkelijk Nederland" --- 1961
Folder 6: Kanton Bergum --- November 18, 1882
Folder 7: "Kinship Networks in the Migration Process" --- 1973
Folder 8: "Land Speculation and its Impact on American Economic Growth and Welfare…" --- 1977
Folder 9: "Land Speculation 'Profits' Reconsidered: Central Iowa as a Test Case" --- 1966, 1970
Folder 10: Local-Cosmopolitan Theory and Immgrant Religion" --- 1980
Folder 11: "The Low Countries" --- 1996
Folder 12: "Nederlandsche Staats-Courant" --- 1849
Folder 13: "Netherlanders in American" --- 1976
Folder 14: New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch and Related Documents --- 1980
Folder 15: Paper: "News from the Dutch Colony of Pella" and Related Correspondence --- 1984
Folder 16: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- April 11, 1888
Folder 17: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- April 18, 1888
Folder 18: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- February 3, 1892
Folder 19: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- March 9, 1892
Folder 20: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- March 30, 1892
Folder 21: Nieuwsblad van Friesland --- October 12, 1892
Folder 22: Niewe Adversensieblad --- April 4, 1888
Folder 23: Niewe Adversensieblad --- January 16, 1889
Folder 24: Niewe Adversensieblad --- February 27, 1889
Folder 25: "The Odious Tax Title" --- 1970-1971
Folder 26: Paper: "Odyssey of Woe"
Folder 27: "Odeyssey of Woe: The Journey of the Immigration Ship April…" --- 1994
Box 74
Folder 1: "Odyssey of Woe" and related research material
Folder 2: Pamphlet: Official Pictures of a Century of Progress Exposition --- 1933
Folder 3-4: Translation of "Oude Nedezetters" (Zeeland Settlers) --- 1907
Folder 5: "Overseas Migration - A Mirror of Dutch Culture" written for "De Gids" --- 1986
Folder 6: "Patterns of Ethnicity in a Minnesota County 1880-1905" --- 1973
Folder 7: Photocopy Receipts --- 1976
Folder 8: "A Place of Refuge" --- 1968
Folder 9: "Population since the Industrial Revolution: The Case of England and Wales" --- 1973
Folder 10: Postcards depicting Jewish religious observances
Folder 11: "Protestant Immigration and Ethnicity in America" and "Jan Van Meckelenburg" and "Peter Stuyvesant" --- 1987
Folder 12: Correspondence Re: Publication of "Religion & American Society" --- 1986-1994
Box 75
Folder 1: "Quantification and the Use of Local Resources in the study of Urban History." --- Undated
Folder 2: History 201, "Quantification in History." --- Undated
Folder 3: Map - RCA or CRC Affiliation of Pre-1857 Emigrants, Netherlands --- undated
Folder 4: Reformed Journal articles and related material on John Calvin --- 1965-1967
Folder 5: Synodical Committee Report re: Relations between Classis Illinois and League of Reformed Men's Societies --- 1935, undated
Folder 6: Published Articles - "Religion and Immigration Behavior: The Dutch Experience" --- 1991
Folder 7: "Religion and Immigration Patterns" --- 1986
Folder 8: Thesis: Role of Ethno-Religious Organizations in the Assimilation Process of Dutch Christian Reformed and Catholic Immigrants in South West Ontario
Folder 9: Articles on rural-urban issues
Folder 10: Published Articles - "Samuel Myer Isaacs: The Dutch Rabbi of New York City (1-3)" --- 1991-1993
Folder 11: "Samuel R. Hays" --- 1987
Folder 12: "The Settlement at Roseland, Illinois" --- undated
Folder 13: "Social Statistics and Historical Research: A Symbosis" --- 1978
Folder 14: "Socio-Economic Patterns of Migration from the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century" --- 1976
Folder 15: "Statistisch Overzigt" --- 1856-1857
Folder 16: "Statistische Bescheiden Voor het Konin Grijk der Nederlanden Bevolking,"1865-1869
Box 76
Folder 1: "Statistische Bescheiden Voor het Konin Grijk der Nederlanden Bevolking" --- 1870-1875
Folder 2: "The Story of Englewood" --- 1835-1923, undated
Folder 3: Peoria, Iowa: A Story of Two Cultures, 1853-1984. --- 1984
Folder 4: "Studying Dutch Emmigration to the USA: New Methods and Concerts" --- 1984
Folder 5: Published Articles - "The Tax Buyer as a Frontier Investor Type" --- 1968-1970
Folder 6: "Tenant Farming in Iowa, 1860-1900" --- 1974
Folder 7: Copies of Zeeland Historical Society magazine Timeline --- 1995-1997
Folder 8: Newsclippings Re: Timothy/Cicero School Issue --- 1969
Folder 9-10: "Towards the 'New Rural History: A Review Essay" --- 1973-1974
Folder 11: Transparencies of Land Owner Maps 19th Century --- undated
Folder 12: "Twenty Years in the History of Amsterdam" --- 1968
Folder 13: "Unholy Mess" (The IRM Debacle) --- 2000
Folder 14: USDA Publication Farm Population and Rural Life 1936 --- undated
Box 77
Folder 1: "The West Side Dutch in Chicago", 2001 and "The Groninger Hoek" --- 1999
Folder 2: "The Western Land Business: The Story of Easley and Willingham, Speculators" --- 1967
Folder 3: Paper Presentation at World Conference on Records and Association Correspondence --- 1980

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Research Correspondence],
[Series 3: Emigration Records],
[Series 4: Passenger Lists],
[Series 5: Recordings, Conference, Scrapbook, 1968-1981],
[Series 6: Dutch Material],
[Series 7: Books],
[Series 8: Research Articles and Papers],
[Series 9: Papers],
[Series 10: Jewish Material],
[Series 11: Books and Reviews],
[Series 12: Lecture Notes],
[Series 13: Conferences],
[Series 14: Course Material],
[Series 15: Newsletters],
[Series 16: Miscellaneous],
[Series 17: Photographs],
[Series 18: Video Tapes],
[All]


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