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Robert P. Swierenga -- Curriculum Vita

Robert P. Swierenga Vita                                         rev. 1/2018

 

Current Position:

A.C. Van Raalte Research Professor of History

A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College

900 East 10th Street

P.O. Box 9000

Holland, MI 49422

 

Personal Data:

     Birth date and Place:  June 10, 1935, Chicago, Illinois

     Marital Status:  Married

 

Training and Fields of Preparation:

     B.A.  History, Calvin College, 1957

     M.A.  History, Northwestern University, 1958

           Master's Essay: Arthur S. Link (Director), "The American

             Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917."

     Ph.D. History, University of Iowa, 1965

           Major Fields:  American/Agricultural and Economic

             History, U.S. 19th Century

           Minor Fields:  Reformation, Latin America

           Dissertation:  Allan G. Bogue (Director), "Pioneers

             and Profits: Land Speculation on the Iowa Frontier."

 

Teaching Positions:

     A.C. Van Raalte Research Professor, Hope College, 1996-

     Professor, Kent State University, 1968-1996, Emeritus, 1996-

     Visiting Professor, Calvin College, Spring 1980

     Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Summer

       1966, Summer 1967

     Assistant Professor, Calvin College, 1965-68

       Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa, 1962-65    

     Instructor in History, Calvin College, 1961-62

     Head, Social Studies Department, Pella Christian High
       School, Pella, Iowa, 1958-61

 

Courses:

     American Economic and Business History

     Early National Period, 1790-1840

     Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1880

     Research Seminar in American History

     Quantitative Historical Methods

     History of the Westward Movement

     American Land History           

     American Religious History

                                                                  Dissertations directed to completion, 1968-1999: 24

Masters theses directed to completion, 1968-1996: 18

 

Post Doctoral Honors and Awards:

     Knighted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in the Order of

       the Netherlands Lion, June 9, 2000

     Fulbright Research Scholarship, University of Leiden,

       The Netherlands, 1976, 1985

     American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1981

     Council on Research in Economic History, Grant, 1968

     American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1967

     Kent State University Academic Year Fellowships,

       1969, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1994

     Teaching Development Award, Summer, 1970, 1984

     Distinguished Alumnus, Calvin College, 2003

 

Societies:

     Agricultural History Society

     Business History Society

     Conference on Faith and History

     Economic History Association

     Immigration and Ethnic History Society

     Organization of American Historians

     Organization Social Science History Association

Professional Biographical Listings:

     Who's Who in America (70th Platinum Anniversay Edition)

     The Writers Directory, 1992-94 ed.

     International Authors and Writers Who's Who, 10th ed., 1989

     International Directory of Distinguished Leadership Hall of

       Fame, 10th edition, 2001 

 

Professional Positions:

     Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies,

       President, 1999-2001

     Agricultural History Society, Vice-President and President

       1996-1998; Executive Committee, 1972-1974, 1992-1995

     Managing Co-editor, Social Science History (The Journal of

       the Social Science History Association), 1976-1991;

       Editorial Board, 1991-1994

     Social Science History Assoc., Executive Committee, 1974-91

       Immigration History Society, Executive Board, 1985-1988;

       Nominating Committee, 1994-1996

     Conference on Faith and History, President, 1986-1988;  

       Executive Committee, 1972-1974; Program Chair, 1974

     Contributing Editor, Origins, 1999-

     Editorial Board, Historical Methods Newsletter, 1973-1979

     Editorial Board, Agricultural History, 1977-1979

     Editorial Board, Explorations in Economic History, 1971-1974

     Editorial Board, Fides et Historia, 1980-1983

     Referee, Civil War History, 1969-1996

     Chair, Ohio Data Archives Advisory Committee, Ohio Historical Society,

       1971-1976

     Trustee, Business History Society, 1974-1977

     Trustee, Calvin College, 1977-1982

Festschrift:

THE DUTCH-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF ROBERT P. SWIERENGA, eds. Hans Krabbendam and Larry J. Wagenaar [Vrije Universiteit Studies on Protestant History] (Amsterdam: VU Press, 2000)

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Books:

Park Township Centennial History, Ottawa County, Michigan, 1915-2015: Holland’s Water Playground (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2015)

Faithful Witness: A Sesquicentennial History of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan, 1865-2015 (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2015)

Holland Michigan: From Dutch Colony to Dynamic City, 3 vols. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, and Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014)

Elim: A Chicago Christian School and Life Training Center for the Disabled (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005)

Dutch Chicago: A History of the Hollanders in the Windy City. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002)

Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920 (New York: Holmes & Meier, 2000)

Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century (with Elton Bruins) (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999, reprinted 2014)

The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora. (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994)

Acres for Cents: Delinquent Tax Auctions in Frontier Iowa (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1976)

Pioneers and Profits: Land Speculation on the Iowa Frontier (Ames: Iowa

  State University Press, 1968)

Edited Books:

Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad. Co-editors Nell Kennedy and Lisa Zylstra (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014)

 

Diverse Destinies: Dutch Koloneies in Wisconsin and the East. Co-editor with Nell Kennedy and Mary Risseeuw (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2012)

 

Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia. Co-editor with Jacob E. Nyenhuis and Suzanne Sinke (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2010)

 

Aunt Tena, Called to Serve: Journals and Letters of Tena A. Huizenga, Missionary Nurse to Nigeria. Co-editor with Jacob E. Nyenhuis and Lauren M. Berka (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009)

 

Old Wing Mission: Cultural Interchange as Chronicled by George and Arvilla Smith in their Work with Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Band on the West Michigan Frontier (with William Van Appledorn) (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2008)

 

Dutch American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective (Co-editor with Jacob Nyenhuis and Nella Kennedy) (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2008)

 

Dutch Immigrants on the Plains (C-editor with Paul Fessler and Hubert R. Krygsman) (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 2006)

 

Iowa Letters: Dutch Immigrants on the American Frontier (expanded edition of J. Stellingwerff, Amsterdam Emigranten; onbekende brieven van de prairie van Iowa, 1846-1873 [Amsterdam, 1976], Walter Lagerwey translator) (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005)

 

The Dutch in Urban America (Co-editor with Donald Sinnema and Hans Krabbendam) (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 2004)

 

Dutch Enterprise: Alive and Well in North America (with Larry Wagenaar) (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 2000)

    

For Food and Faith: Dutch Immigration to Western Michigan. The Holland Museum Sesquicentennial Lectures (Holland, MI: Holland Museum, 2000)

 

The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage (with Larry Wagenaar) (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 1998)

 

Belief and Behavior: Essays in the New Religious History (with Philip R. VanderMeer) (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991)

 

The Dutch in America: Immigration, Settlement, and Cultural Change (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1985)

    

Netherlanders in America: A Study of Emigration and Settlement in the 19th and 20th Centuries in the United States of America, Volumes 1 and 2, by Jacob Van Hinte. Translated from the Dutch by Adriaan de Wit (Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1985)

         

History and Ecology: James C. Malin's Studies of the Grassland (Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1984)

         

Ethnic History (Special Issue of Ethnic Forum), 4 (Spring 1984)

         

A Bilateral Bicentennial: A History of Dutch-American Relations, 1782-1982 (New York, Octagon Books, 1982)

         

BEYOND THE CIVIL WAR SYNTHESIS: POLITICAL ESSAYS OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA (Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 1975)

 

Quantification in American History: Theory and Research (New York, Atheneum, 1970)

Compilations:

Dutch Households in U.S. Population Censuses: 1850, 1860, 1870: An Alphabetical Listing by Family Heads and Singles (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1987)

             

Dutch Immigrants in U.S. Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons in (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1983)

         

Dutch Emigrants to the United States, South Africa, and Southeast Asia, 1835-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1983)

 

Immigration Records: Dutch in America, 1800s, Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, CD # 269, Broderbund, 2000

Articles Forthcoming:

"Stewardship of Resources" (A financial history of Hope College), in Enduring Legacy: A Sesquicentennial History of Hope College, 1866-2016, 2 vols., ed., Jacob E. Nyenhuis (Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans, and Holland: Van Raalte Press, 2017).

 

Articles Published:

“Helping Hands: Old Dutch Aid Young Dutch,” 105-27, in Sharing Pasts: Dutch Americans Through Four Centuries, eds. Henk Aay, Janny Venema, Dennis Voskuil (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2017).

 

“Retrospective at Eighty on a Scholar’s Life and Calvin’s Shaping Influence,” Origins (No. 2, 2016): 35-44.

 

“For God and Country: Michigan’s Dutch Reformed Christian Schools,” Michigan History Magazine (November-December 2016): 28-32.

 

“Edward John Wolters: A Glimpse into the Life of a Young Teacher in the 1920s” (with Lloyd Wolters), Origins, 33 (No. 1, 2015): 14-24. 

"Off the Pulpit: Van Raalte as Community Leader" 125-50, in The Enduring Legacy of Albertus C. Van Raalte as Leader and Liaison, eds. Jacob E. Nyenhuis and George Harinck (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014).

 

"Home Front: Holland, Michigan and the World Wars" 137-58, in Dutch Americans and War: United States and Abroad, eds. Nella Kennedy and Lisa Zylstra (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2014).

 

"The Theodore Roosevelt Chair" (with Kenneth Bos) Origins, 31 (No. 2, 2013): 40-45.

 

"Dutch Catholics and Protestants in Wisconsin: A Study in Contrasts and Similarities" (with Hans Krabbendam), 39-64, in Diverse Destinies: Dutch Kolonies in Wisconsin and the East, eds. Nella Kennedy, Mary Risseeuw, Robert P. Swierenga (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2012).

 

"Immigration Journey Under Sail" (with Eugene Westra), Origins, 30 (No. 1 2012): 38-44.

 

"James Koning Memoir (1906)", ed. (with Nella Kennedy translator), Origins, 30 (No. 1 2012): 25-30.

 

"'Bless the Lord, O My Soul': The Bible's Influence on the Dutch Immigrants," Origins, 29 (No. 1 2011): 30-34.

 

"Dutch Immigrant Murders Go to the Gallows," 163-78, in Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Robert P. Swierenga, Suzanne Sinke, eds. Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia. (Holland, MI.: Van Raalte Press, 2010).

 

"Murdered by the Mob: The Fate of Chicago Teamster Sipke Hoekstra," Origins, (No. 1, 2010): 17-27.

 

"A Paradise That Never Was: The Dutch Immigrant Presence in Argentina," Windmill Herald, New Year 2010 Supplement, C3-C10.

 

"The New Immigration, 1840-1920," 295-306, in Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, 1609-2009, eds., Hans Krabbendam, Cornelius A. Van Minnen, and Giles Scott-Smith (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Boom, and Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2009).

 

"Building the Reformed Church in Early Wisconsin," Origins, 27 (No. 2, 2009): 35-44.

 

"Religion and American Voting Behavior, 1830s to 1930s," 68-94, in Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics, eds., Corwin E. Schmidt, Lyman A. Kerlstedt, and James L. Guth (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

 

"Press Censorship: Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of De Hollander," pp. 171-82, in Dutch American Arts and Letters in Historical Perspective, eds., Jack Nyenhuis, Robert P. Swierenga, and Nella Kennedy (Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2008).

 

"Disloyal Dutch? Herman Hoeksema and the Flag in Church Controversy during World War I," Origins, 25 (No. 2, 2007): 28-35. Reprinted with additional photos under title “Herman Hoeksema and the ‘Flag in Church’ Controversy,” in Leben: A Journal of Reformation Life, 10, issue 3 (2014): 5-6, 18, 21.

 

"Ethnocultural Political Behavior in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures," 145-68, in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present, 2nd ed., eds. Mark A. Noll and Luke E. Harlow (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).

 

"Albertus C. Van Raalte as a Businessman," 281-317, in A Goodly Heritage: Essays in Honor of the Reverend Dr. Elton J. Bruins at Eighty, ed. Jacob E. Nyenhuis (Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2007).

 

"Jacob Maasdam's Memoir, 1831-1840," 281-317, Robert P. Swierenga and Muriel Kooi, eds., Michael Douma trans., Origins, 24 (No 2, 2006): 22-30.

 

"Peoples of the Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg)," pp. 211-212, in The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia, eds. Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, and Andrew Cayton (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006).

 

"Unholy Mess: The IRM California Real Estate Debacle in the Christian Reformed Church in North America in the 1990s," 213-27, in George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam, eds., Morsels in the Melting Pot: The Persistence of Dutch Immigrant Communities in North America (Amsterdam: Free University Press, 2006).

 

"Walls or Bridges: The Differing Acculturation Process in the Reformed and Christian Reformed Churches in North America," 33-42, in George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam, eds., Morsels in the Melting Pot: The Persistence of Dutch Immigrant Communities in North America (Amsterdam: Free University Press, 2006).

 

"Masselink Challenges the Cicero Mob," Origins, 24 (No. 1, 2006), 36-41.

 

"Iowa Letters, A Review Essay," with Douglas Firth Anderson and Robert Schoone-Jongen, in Dutch Immigrants on the Plains, eds. Robert P. Swierenga, Paul Fessler, and Hubert R. Krygsman (Holland, MI 2006), 22-36.

 

"A Tale of Two Cities: Acculturation and Its Long-term Impact on Chicago's West Side Reformed Churches," Origins, 23 (No. 1, 2005): 12-21. Also in 2003 Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities (ISSRC), eds. Corwin Schmidt, et al., ISSRC web site.

 

"The Dutch Imprint on West Michigan," The Historical Society of Michigan Origins, 23 (No. 1, 2005): 12-21. Also in Chronicle and Newsletter, 27 (Winter 2005): 18-22.

 

"Dutch Protestants in America," vol. 2, in Encyclopedia of Protestantism, 4 vols., ed. Hans J. Hillerbrand (London: Routledge, 2004).

 

"Ethnic Glue and a Three-legged Stool: The Chicago Experience." In The Outlook 54 (March 2004): 5-10.

 

“Another Call,” in Forever Faithful: Stories of William Spoelhof and Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Alumni Association, 2004), 119.

 

"Chicago's Dutch Garbios," DHS Magazine (Dutch Heritage Society Nederland) 6 (December 2002): 26-33.

 

"A Bit of Family History: A Short Account of John Henry Schreurs and Jana Oonk Schreurs and Their Descendants ... at Clymer, New York," in AADAS News (newsletter of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies), 3 (Fall 2002): 2, 5-6.

 

"Ohio's Calvin College," AADAS Newsletter, 2 (Spring 2002): 2,5-6.

 

"The Dutch in West Michigan: The Impact of a Contractual Community," Grand River Valley History, 18 (2002): 18-27.

 

"The Third Generation and Dutch American Studies" pp. 76-81, in The Dutch Adapting in North America, 13th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, ed. Richard Harms (Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College, 2001.

 

"Burn the Wooden Shoes:" Modernity and Division in the Christian Reformed Church in North America," pp.94-102, in H. Jurgen Hendriks, Don A. Luidens, Roger J. Nemeth, Corwin E. Smidt, and Hijme Stoffels, eds. Reformed Encounters with Modernity: Perspectives from Three Continents (Stellenbosch, South Africa: International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities, 2001). 

 

"God's Hand in History," in My Heart I Offer: Daily Devotions on the Journey of Faith (Grand Rapids: Calvin Alumni Association, 2000), 58.

 

"True Brothers: The Netherlandic Origins of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 1857-1880," pp. 61-83, in Breaches and Bridges: Reformed Subcultures in the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, eds. George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam [VU Studies on Protestant History 4](Amsterdam: VU University Press, 2000).

 

"The Church and Dutch Reformed Colonization in Argentina: A Worst Case Scenario," Documentatieblad voor de Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse Zending en Overzeese Kerken, 6, No. 2 (1999): 58-75. 

 

"By the Sweat of our Brow:" Economic Aspects of the Dutch Immigration to Michigan," pp. 1-29 in For Food and Faith: Dutch Immigration to America, The Holland Museum Sesquicentennial Lectures, ed. Robert P. Swierenga (Holland, MI: Holland Museum, 2000).

 

"Stellingwerff's Amsterdamse Emigranten and Pella History," pp. 17-21, in Dutch Enterprise: Alive and Well in North America, eds. Larry Wagenaar and Robert P. Swierenga (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland, 2000).

 

"Jan Van Mekelenberg," in D.G. Hart and Mark Noll, eds., Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 159.

    

"Van Raalte and Scholte: A Soured Relationships and Personal Rivalry," Origins, XVII, No. 1 (1999): 21-35. Also in The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage (Holland, MI: Joint Archives of Holland and A.C. Van Raalte Institute, Hope College, 1997): 29-45.

 

"H. P. Scholte," American National Biography, 24 vols. (Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 1999), 19: 420-21

 

"A. C. Van Raalte," American National Biography, 24 vols. (Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 1999), 22: 234-36.

 

"'Better Prospects for Work:' Van Raalte's Holland Colony and its Connections to Grand Rapids," Grand River Valley History 15 (1998): 14-22.

 

"From Colony to City: Holland's First Twenty-Five Years," Origins 16, No. 2 (1998): 11-16.

 

"The Little White Church: Historiographical Revisions on Religion in Rural America," in History and the Christian Historian, Ronald Wells, ed. (Grand Rapids MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998), 159-177.

 

"Decisions, Decisions: Turning Points in the Founding of Holland," Michigan Historical Review, 24 (Spring 1998): 48-72.

 

"'God's Building:' Holland Colony of Van Raalte Celebrates 150 Years," DIS Magazine [Dutch International Society Nederland] 1 (1997): 36-39.

 

"The Little White Church: Religion in Rural America," Agricultural History, 71 (Fall 1997): 415-41.

    

"Going to America: Travel Routes of Zeeland Emigrants," Nehalennia: Bulletin van de Werkgroep Historie en Archeologie, 114, theme number 11, 1997, "Zeeuwse emigratie naar Amerika, 1840-1920," 19-30.

 

"Dutch in America: The Settlement of People from the Netherlands in the United States," in Encyclopedia USA, v. 24 (1997): 139-47 (Reprint of "The Dutch," in Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, 1980).

 

"Cruzamiento Internacional de Registros de Inmigrantes Holandeses en Los Estados Unidos en el Siglo XIX" [International Record Linkage of Dutch Immigrants in the United States in the Nineteenth Century], Estudios Migratorios Latinoamercanos 33 (Agost 1996): 357-83.     

 

"Calvinists in the Second City: The Dutch Reformed of Chicago's West Side," in Rethinking Secularization: Reformed Reactions to Modernity, eds. Gerard Dekker, Donald A. Luidens, and Rodger R. Rice (Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1997), 45-61.

    

"'Pioneers for Jesus Christ': Dutch Protestant Colonization in North America as an Act of Faith," in Sharing the Reformed Tradition: The Dutch-North American Exchange, 1846-1996 (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1996), 35-55.

 

"Promoting Ethnic Pride: The Dutch-American Social Clubs of   Chicago," Origins 14 no. 2 (1996): 30-37.

 

"The Low Countries," in Peopling Indiana: The Ethnic Experience, 2 vols., ed. Robert W. Taylor (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1996), 1:102-23.

 

"Religious Diversity and Cultural Localism: The Dutch in Cleveland, 1840-1990," Northwest Ohio Quarterly, 67 (Summer 1995): 1-29.

 

"Netherlanders in Chicago," in The Dutch in Chicago, 1870-1995 (Chicago: Consulate-General of the Netherland in Chicago, 1995), 5-16. (Reprinted in abridged form in De Nieuwe Amsterdammer, 5 (Nov. 1995): 11.

 

"Dutch in Indianapolis," in Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, ed. Robert G. Barrow (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1994), 516-17.

 

"'Odyssey of Woe': The Voyage of the Immigrant Ship April from Amsterdam to New Castle, 1817-1818," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 118 (Oct.1994):303-23.

    

"Agrarian Capitalism in the Countryside: The North American   Debates," in Het Platteland in Een Veranderende Wereld, eds. Herman Diederiks, J. Thomas Lindblad, and Boudien de Vries (Hilversum: Verloren, 1994), 79-86.

    

"The Journey Across: Dutch Transatlantic Emigrant Passage to the United States, 1820-1880," in Connecting Cultures: The Netherlands in Five Centuries of Transatlantic Exchange, eds. Rosemarijn Hoefte and Johanna C. Kardux (European Contributions to American Studies, ed. Rob Kroes (Amsterdam, Free University Press, 1994), 101-34.

    

"Thomas Corwin Donalson (1843-1898)," in Encyclopedia of the American West, eds. Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod (New York: Macmillan, 1995),

    

"Samuel Myer Isaacs: The Dutch Rabbi of New York City," American Jewish Archives, 44 (Fall/Winter 1992): 604-21. (Expanded version of Origins article of 1992.)

 

"The Delayed Transition from Folk to Labor Migration: The Netherlands, 1880-1920," International Migration Review, 27 (Summer 1993): 406-424.

 

"Identifying and Using Historical Materials:  View from the Classroom" (with Jane A. Rosenberg) in Teaching Bibliographic Skills in History:  A Sourcebook for Historians and Librarians, ed. Charles D'Aniello (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993), 51-68.

 

"Captain De Groot's Account of the Tragic Voyage of the April, Amsterdam to New Castle, 1817-1818," The Palatine Emigrant, 18 (March 1993): 82-91.

 

"A Partial Passenger List of the Dutch ship April, to New Castle, Delaware, June, 1817," The Palatine Emigrant, 18 (March 1993): 76-81.

 

"Samuel Myer Isaacs: The Dutch Rabbi of New York City," Origins, 10 No. 1 (1992) 16-21 (condensed version). Reprinted in The Windmill, U.S. Edition, 35 (April 23, 1993), p. 13; 36 (May 7, 1993), p. 13; 36 (May 24, 1993), p. 13. Reprinted in JWB Magazine, New Year Number, Sept. 9, 1993, Second Section, 1-7.

 

"A Dutch Carpenter's 'America Letter' from New York, New York History, 72 (Oct., 1991): 421-438.

 

The Dutch Transplanting in the Upper Middle West, Inaugural Address, Society for the Study of Regional and Local History, (Marshall, MN: Southwest State University, 1991), 20 pp.

 

"Jews First, Dutch Second, Americans Third: Dutch Jewish Settlement and Life in the United States in the Nineteenth Century," in The Dutch in North America: Their Immigration and Cultural Continuity, eds. Rob Kroes and Henk-Otto Neuschaeffer (Amsterdam, VU University Press, 1991), 391-409.

 

"List Upon List: The Ship Passenger Records and Immigration Research," Journal of American Ethnic History, 10 (Spring 1991): 42-53.

 

"Religion and Immigration Behavior: The Dutch Experience" in Belief & Behavior: Essays in the New Religious History, eds. Philip R. VanderMeer and Robert P. Swierenga (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1991), pp. 164-188. Reprinted in revised form under the title, "The Religious Factor in Immigration: The Dutch Experience," in Immigrant America: European Ethnicity in the United States, ed. Timothy Walch (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994), 119-40.

 

"Local Patterns of Dutch Migration to the United States in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," in A Century of European Migrations, 1830-1930, eds. Rudolph J. Vecoli and Suzanne M. Sinke (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991) 134-57.

 

"Protestant Immigration and Ethnicity in America," in The Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1990), 569-71.

 

"Jan Van Mekelenberg," in The Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1990), 722-23. Reprinted in D.G. Hart and Mark Noll, eds., Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), 159.

 

"Peter Stuyvesant," in The Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. Daniel G. Reid (Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1990), 1143-44.

 

"Dutch Jewish Immigration and Religious Life in the Nineteenth Century," American Jewish History, 79 (Autumn 1990): 56-73. Reprinted in American Jewish History: The Colonial and Early National Periods, 1654-1840, ed. Jeffrey S. Gurock (New York: Routledge, 1998), 56-73.

 

"Historians and the Census:  The Historiography of Census Research," Annals of Iowa, 50 (Fall 1990): 650-73.

 

"Religion and Political Behavior in the Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures," in Religion and American Politics, ed. Mark A. Noll (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989), 146-71.

 

"The Settlement of the Old Northwest: Ethnic Pluralism in a Featureless Plain," Journal of the Early Republic, 9 (Spring 1989): 73-105.

 

"Samuel Pfrimmer Hays," in Dictionary of Historians, ed. John Cannon (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988), 180-81.

 

"Under-Reporting of Dutch Immigration Statistics: A Recalculation," International Migration Review, 21 (Winter 1988): 1596-99.

 

"James C. Malin," in Historians of the American Frontier, ed. John R. Wunder (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988), 384-407.

 

"The Dutch in Cleveland," in Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, eds. John J. Grabowski and David Van Tassel (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987), 351-52.

 

"Overseas Migration: A Mirror of Dutch Culture," De Gids, Special 150th Anniversary Issue, February 1987, 152-55.

 

"News from the Dutch Colony of Pella in North America, June 1854, Annals of Iowa, 48 (Winter/Spring 1986): 155-58.

 

"The Dutch Transplanting in Michigan and the Midwest," The Clarence M. Burton Memorial Lecture (Ann Arbor: Historical Society of Michigan), 1986, 1-13.

    

"Dutch International Migration and Occupational Change: A Structural Analysis of Multinational Linked Files," in Migration Across Time and Nations: Population Mobility in Historical Contexts, eds. Ira A. Glazier and Luigi De Rosa (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1986), 95-124.

 

"Religion and Immigration Patterns: A Comparative Analysis of Dutch Protestants and Catholics, 1835-1880," Journal of American Ethnic History, 5 (Spring 1986): 23-45. Reprinted in The Immigrant Religious Experience, Vol. 19, American Immigration and Ethnicity Series, ed. George E. Pozzetta (New York: Garland Publishing, 1991).

 

"The Malin Thesis of Grassland Adaptation and the New Rural   History," Canadian Papers in Rural History, ed. D. H. Akenson, V (1986): 11-22.

 

"Archival Materials and Manuscripts in the Netherlands on Immigration to the United States," in Guide to the Study of United States History Outside the U.S., 1945-1980, ed. Lewis Hanke (6 vols. Washington: American Historical Association, and Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1985), 3:195-215.

 

"Dutch Immigration Patterns in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," in The Dutch in America: Immigration, Settlement, and Cultural Change, ed. Robert P. Swierenga (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1985), 15-42.

 

"Historians and Computers: Has the Love Affair Gone Sour?" OAH Newsletter, 12 (Nov. 1984), Special Supplement, 2-3.

    

"Studying Dutch Immigration to the United States: New Methods and Concepts," Ethnic Forum: Journal of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Bibliography, 4 (Spring 1984): 8-20.

 

"Social Science History:  An Appreciative Critique" in History and Historical Understanding, eds. C. Thomas McIntire and Ronald A. Wells (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1984), 93-102. Selected for abstracting in The Philosopher's Index, 1987.

 

"Bibliographic Instruction in Historical Methods Courses: Kent State University," The History Teacher, 15 (May  1984): 391-96, 431-42.

 

"Dutch International Labor Migration to North America in the Nineteenth Century," in Dutch Immigration to North America, eds. Mark Boekelman and Herman Ganzevoort (Toronto, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1983), 1-34.

 

"Catholic and Protestant Emigration from the Netherlands in the 19th Century: A Comparative Social Structural Analysis," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography), 74 (Spring 1983): 25-49 (with Yda Schreuder).

 

"Can History Survive Computers and Remain a Humanistic Discipline?," Scope (Scholarly Communication: Online Publishing and Education) 1 (Nov./Dec. 1983): 39-40.

 

"History Online," Network News Exchange, 9 (Fall 1983): 4-5.

 

"Rural Life and Agriculture: The New Rural History," in Ordinary People and Everyday Life: Perspectives in the New Social History, ed. James B. Gardner (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1983), 91-113.

 

"Quantitative Methods in Rural Landholding," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XIII (Spring 1983): 787-808. Also published as "Quantitative Methods in Rural Land Holding and Tenancy Studies," in Quantitative Methods in Soviet and American Historiography, eds. Ivan D. Kovalchenko and Valery H. Tishkov (Moscow: "Nauka" Publishing House, 1983), 82-108.

 

"Exodus Netherlands, Promised Land America: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States," in A Bilateral Bicentennial: A History of Dutch-American Relations, 1782-1982, eds. J. W. Schulte Nordholt and Robert P. Swierenga (Amsterdam: Meulenhoff International; New York: Octagon Books, 1982), 127-47.

 

"Catholic Emigration from the Southern Provinces in the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century," Working Paper No. 27, Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute, 1982 (with Yda Saueressig-Schreuder).

 

"Theoretical Perspectives on the New Rural History: From Environmentalism to Modernization" Agricultural History, 56 (July 1982): 495-502.

 

"Het Bestuderen van de Nederlandse Emigratie naar de Verenigde Staten," Jaarboek van het Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie, Volume 36 (The Hague, Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie, 1982), 252-68.

 

"A Denominational Schism from a Behavioral Perspective: The 1857 Dutch Reformed Separation," The Reformed Review, 34 (Spring 1981): 172-85. Reprinted in Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies, 3(Fall 1981/Spring 1982), 49-57.

 

"The New Rural History: Defining the Parameters," Great Plains Quarterly, 1 (Fall 1981): 211-23.   

 

"Social Science History: A Critique and Appreciation," Fides et Historia, 14 (Fall 1981): 42-51. Selected for abstracting in Religion Index One: Periodicals, 1987.

 

"Teaching Quantitative Methods in History: At a Crossroads," Network News Exchange (The Society for History Educa­tion), 6 (Fall 1981): 8-9.

 

"Dutch International Migration Statistics, 1820-1880: An Analysis of Linked Multinational Nominal Files," Inter­national Migration Review, 15 (Fall 1981): 445-70.

 

"The Anatomy of Migration: From Europe to the U.S. in the Nineteenth Century," in Preserving our Heritage: Proceedings of the World Conference on Records, eds. Val Greenwood and Frank Smith (12 vols., Salt Lake City UT: The Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980), IV, Series 357, 1-15.

 

"Dutch Immigrant Demography, 1820-1880," Journal of Family History, 5 (Winter 1980): 390-405. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for summary in Sociology Abstracts.

 

"The Dutch" in Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephen Thernstrom (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980), 284-95.

 

"Immigrant Data Files and Computer Mapping" in International Federation of Information Processing, Proceedings of the Dartmouth Conference on_Data Bases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, eds. J. Raben and G. Marks (Amsterdam: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1980), 119-23.

 

"Local-Cosmopolitan Theory and Immigrant Religion:  The Social Basis of the Antebellum Dutch Reformed Schism," Journal of Social History, 14 (Fall 1980): 113-35. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for summary in Sociology Abstracts.

 

"Ethnicity and American Agriculture," Ohio History, 89 (Summer 1980): 323-44. Reprinted in Immigrants on the Land: Agriculture, Rural Life, and Small Towns, Vol. 4, American Immigration and Ethnicity, ed. George Pozzetta (New York: Garland Publishing, 1991).

 

"Dutch Immigration Historiography," Immigration History Newsletter, 11, No. 2 (Nov. 1979): 1-5.

 

"The Dutch in America: An Overview," in Linda Pegman Doezema Dutch Americans: A Guide to Manuscript Sources (Detroit: Gale Publications, 1979), xi-xix.

 

"Physicians and Abortion Reform in the Nineteenth Century: Social Control as the New Orthodoxy," Fides et Historia, 11 (Spring 1979): 51-59.

 

"The Causes of Dutch Emigration to America: An 1866 Account," Michigana, 24 (May 1979): 56-61; (Summer 1979), 92-97.

 

"The New Rural Social History," MISHAP (Minnesota Social History Project Newsletter) 1 (Jan. 1979), 1-20.

 

"Behavioralism in Historical Research," in Conspectus of History: Focus on Interpretations of History, Number V, eds. Dwight W. Hoover and John Koumoulides (Muncie, IN: Ball State University, 1978), 75-88.

 

"Social Statistics and Historical Research: A Symbiosis," The Ukrainian Historian, 1-3 (57-59), (1978): 90-101.

 

"The Open University: Historical Data and the Social Sciences," Urban History Yearbook, 1978 (Leicester, England, Leicester University Press, 1978), 64-67.

 

"Land Speculation and its Impact on American Economic Growth and Welfare: An Historical Review," Western Historical Quarterly, 8 (July 1977): 283-302.

 

"Netherlanders in America: A Bicentennial Lecture," D.I.S. (Dutch Immigrant Society) Magazine, 7 (March 1977): 18-21.

 

"Ethnicity in Historical Perspective," Social Science, 52 (Winter 1977): 31-44. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for Summary in Sociological Abstracts.

 

"Netherlanders in America," in The Americans and the Dutch (United States Information Agency, The Hague, the Netherlands, 1976), 24-29.

 

"Socio-Economic Patterns of Migration from the Netherlands to the U.S. in the Nineteenth Century," in Research in Economic History: An Annual Compilation of Research, ed. Paul Uselding (Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1976) (with Harry Stout), 298-333.

 

"Dutch Immigration in the Nineteenth Century, 1820-1877: A Quantitative Overview," Indiana Social Studies Quarterly, 28 (Autumn 1975): 7-34 (with Harry Stout).

 

"Christian Perspectives for History," International Scholarly Review, I (May 1975): 11-21.

 

"Absentee Ownership," Dictionary of American History (2nd ed. 1975).

 

"The Equity Effects of Public Land Speculation: Large vs. Small Speculators," Journal of Economic History, 34 (Dec. 1974): 1008-20.

 

"Computers and Comparative History," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 5 (Fall 1974): 257-86. Selected by Council of Abstracting Services for Summary in Sociological Abstracts.

 

"Acres for Cents: Delinquent Tax Auctions in Frontier Iowa," Agricultural History, 48 (April 1974): 247-66.

 

"Computers and American History: The Impact of the 'New' Generation," Journal of American History, 40 (March 1974): 1045-70, reprinted in Current Trends in American History, ed. D. Balasubramanian (Hyderabad, India: American Studies Research Center, 1977), 63-89.

 

"Tenant Farming in Iowa: A Comment," Agricultural History, 48 (April 1974): 151-54.

 

"Quantitative Historical Data and the Archivist," Ohio Archivist, 4 (Fall 1973): 12-13.

  

"Towards the New Rural History: A Review Essay," Historical Methods Newsletter, 6 (June 1973): 111-12.

 

"Computerized Historical Research in the U.S.A.: A Survey and Evaluation," Information Processing 71, North-Holland Publishing Company (1972), 1435-42.

 

"Computerized Historical Research: Problems and Prospects," ACM 70 Conference Proceedings (New York, 1971).

 

"The Christian Historian, The University, and Student Unrest," Fides et Historia, 3 (Spring 1971): 4-19.

"The 'Odious Tax Title' A Study in Nineteenth Century Legal History," American Journal of Legal History, 15 (April 1971): 124-39.

 

"Ethnocultural Political Analysis: A New Approach in American Ethnic Studies," Journal of American Studies, 5 (April 1971): 59-79.

 

"Clio with Numbers," The Chronicle (of the Historical Society of Michigan), 6 (Oct. 1970): 13-19.

 

"The Iowa Land Records Collection: Periscope to the Past," Books at Iowa, 13 (Nov. 1970): 25-30.

 

"Clio and Computers: A Survey of Computerized Research in History," Computers and the Humanities, 5 (Sept. 1970): 1-21.

 

"Land Speculation and Frontier Tax Assessments," Agricultural History, 44 (July 1970): 253-66.

 

"The Tax Buyer as a Frontier Investor Type," Explorations in Economic History, 12 (Spring 1970): 257-92.

 

"The Fort Dodge (Iowa) Claim Club," 1855-1856," Annals of Iowa, 39 (Winter 1969): 511-18.

 

"Place of Refuge (Pella, Iowa)," Annals of Iowa, 39 (Summer 1968): 321-57.

 

"The Western Land Business: Easley and Willingham, Speculators," Business History Review, 41 (Spring 1967): 1-20.

 

"Calvin and the Council of Trent: A Reappraisal," Reformed Journal, 16 (1966).

 

"Land Speculator 'Profits' Reconsidered: The Case of Central Iowa" Journal of Economic History, 26 (March 1966):1-28.

 

"A Dutch Immigrant's View of Central Iowa," Annals of Iowa, 38 (Fall 1965): 81-118, and reprinted in Patterns and Perspectives in Iowa History, ed. Dorothy Schwieder (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1973).

 

"The Ethnic Voter and the First Lincoln Election," Civil War History, 11 (March 1965): 27-43; reprinted in Ethnic Voters and the Election of Lincoln, ed. Frederick Luebke (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1971), 229-50.

 

Book reviews in scholarly journals:

Agricultural History

American Historical Review

Annals of Iowa

Arizona and the West

Business History Review

Calvin Theological Journal

Canadian Historical Review

Civil War History

Computers and the Humanities

Fides et Historia

Historical Methods

Historical New Hampshire

History: Review of New Books

International Migration Review

Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

Journal of American Immigration and Ethnic History

Journal of American History

Journal of Economic History

Journal of Social History

Journal of the West

Journal of the Early Republic

Mid-America

Minnesota History

New York History

Ohio History

Origins: Historical Magazine of the Archives [Calvin College]

Pacific Historical Review

Reviews in American History

Technology and Culture

The Historian

Western Historical Quarterly

Wisconsin Magazine of History

Scholarly Presentations:

“Holland’s First Fifty Years,” presentation for the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals, Nov. 13, 2017.

 

“Afscheiding of 1834 in the Netherlands: Its Significance for Dutch Reformed Church History,” lecture for Adult Sunday School class, Third Reformed Church, Holland, MI, Oct. 29, 2017.

 

“Welkom to Holland,” presentation for the Historical Society of Michigan Conference luncheon, Hope College, Sept. 23, 2017.

 

“Van Raalte Farmhouse, A History,” talk for Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farmhouse, Holland, MI, Sept. 16, 2017.

 

“History of Marigold Lodge Property,” presentation for Historic Ottawa Beach Society (HOBS), Holland, MI, July 13, 2017.

 

“Dutch Muck Farming in North America,” presentation to the Twenty-First Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch America Studies, Fulton, IL, June 16, 2017.

 

“From Wilderness to World Class City: An Exploration of Identity Within the City of Holland by the Holland Film Group,” paper presented to the Third Annual Midwest History Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, June 7, 2017.

 

“Turning Points in Dutch Reformed Church History,” Adult Sunday School lecture, Wheaton Christian Reformed Church, May 14, 2017.

 

“Birth of a City: Holland’s 1867 Charter and its Complications,” presentation for Holland Historical Society, Feb. 14, 2017.

 

“Sesquicentennial History of Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church,” paper presented to Holland Area Historical Society, Hope College, Holland, MI, Dec. 1, 2016.

 

“West Michigan's Native American History,” presentation for Successfully Aging, Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI, Nov. 17, 2016.

 

‘“Old Dutch’ Help ‘Young Dutch,’” paper presented at Twentieth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch America Studies, Albany, NY, Sept. 18, 2016.

 

“Retrospective at Eighty on a Scholar’s Life,” Calvin College Alumni Association’s Heritage Class lecture for 2016, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Apr., 28, 2016.

 

“Family Quarrels in the Dutch Reformed Churches,” West Valley Reformed Church, Sun City, Arizona, Mar., 10, 2015.

 

“Uniquely Holland,” Successfully Aging, Christ Memorial Church, Holland, MI, Feb., 19, 2015.

  

“Turning Points in Holland History,” Century Club, Nov., 2, 2014.

  

“Calvin Stories in the History of Holland, MI,” Calvin College CALL Program, Oct., 20, 2014.

 

"Home Front: Holland, Michigan in the World Wars,” paper presented to the Nineteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Central College, Pella, IA, June 7, 2013.

 

"What Made Holland, Holland: An Historical Overview,” Holland Historical Society, Jan. 8, 2013.

 

"Why Timothy?” Talk for Centennial Celebration of Timothy Christian Schools, Field Museum, Chicago, Apr. 21, 2012.

 

"West Michigan as a Dutch Immigration Hub,” lecture for students of Gomarus College, Groningen, The Netherlands, at Haenicke Institute for International Education, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, Apr. 18, 2012.

 

"Origins of Historic Pillar Church,” lecture for Hope Academy of Senior Professionals, Feb. 19, 2012.

 

"The Dutch in America,” Lecture for the Women’s Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, Jan. 31, 2012.

 

"Off the Pulpit: Van Raalte as Community Leader,” paper for the international conference, Albertus C. Van Raalte: Leader and Liaison, Hope College, Holland, MI, Oct., 24, and Langoed Het Laar, Ommen, The Netherlands, Nov. 3, 2011.

 

"Holland Michigan as an Ethnic Colony,” lecture for Meiji Gakuin University students in American Studies Seminar, Hope College, Holland, MI, Sept. 1, 2011.

 

"Dutch Catholics and Protestants in Wisconsin: A Study in Contrasts and Similarities,” with Hans Krabbendam, paper presented to the Eighteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Sheboygan, WI, June 9, 2011.

 

"Our Town: Ten Surprises in Holland’s History,” paper presented to the Century Club of Holland, Holland, MI, Nov. 1, 2010.

 

"The Form of Subscription in Reformed Church History Since the Synod of Dort," lecture at Protestant Reformed Seminary, Wyoming, MI, Oct. 2, 2009.

 

"Immigrant Murders Go to the Gallows," paper for the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, June 4, 2009.

 

"Reformed Churches in the 19th Century." Docent's Tutorial, Holland Museum, Holland, MI, Apr. 21, 2009.

 

"Old Wing Mission: Rev. George and Arvilla Smith, Chief Wakazoo's Ottawa Indian Band, and the Dutch." Lecture for the Zeeland Historical Society, Sept. 9, 2008. Similar lectures for Hope College History Department Colloquium Series, Sept. 18, 2008; Hope Academy for Senior Professionals, Dec. 4 and 11, 2008; Graafschap Christian Reformed Church Adult Education, Jan. 18, 2009; La Grave (Grand Rapids) Christian Reformed Church Senior Group, Feb. 12, 2009; XYZ Seniors, Christ Memorial Church, Holland, May 19, 2009; Summer Enrichment Series, Oak Crest Manor, Holland, June 15, 2009.

 

"The Dutch and the Ottawas: A Unique Cultural Interchange." Presentation for Dutch-American Heritage Day, The Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville, MI, Nov. 20, 2008.

 

"Building the Reformed Church in Early Wisconsin." Paper for the Dutch-American Experience in Wisconsin, 1840-Present" Conference at Sheboygan Falls, WI, Sept. 26, 2008.

 

"The Form of Subscription in Dutch Reformed History." Returning Church Meeting, Byron Center, MI, Apr. 17, 2008.

 

"The Uniqueness of the Chicago's Dutch Community in Roseland." Presentation for the Van Vlissingen School June 1949ers Mini-Reunion, Glenwood, IL, 28 June 2007.

 

"Prior Censorship: Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte and Hermanus Doesburg of De Hollander." Paper presented to the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Hope College, Holland, MI, June 7, 2007.

 

"150th Anniversary of the Christian Reformed Church in 2007." Published in serial form in twelve weekly bulletins of the Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI, March-June 2007.

 

"From the Secession of 1834 to a New Denomination in 1857." Colonial Heritage Lecture Series, Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI, Apr. 22, 2007.

 

"History of Pillar Christian Reformed Church at 150 Years." Lecture for the Holland Historical Society, Pillar Church, Holland, MI, Dec. 2, 2006.

 

"The Fruits of the Protestant Reformation in West Michigan." Lecture at Reformation Day Rally, Messiah's Independent Reformed Church, Overisel, MI, Nov. 1, 2006.

 

"Hans Krabbendam and the Writing of Dutch Immigration History." Talk at ceremony upon publication of Hans Krabbendam's Vrijheid in het vershiet: Nederlandse emigratie naar Amerika, 1840-1940 (Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, 2006), Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, Oct. 27, 2006.

 

"The Formation of Holland's Religious Character in the Nineteenth Century." Lecture for Leadership Holland Council, Pillar Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI, Oct. 12, 2006.

 

"The Holland Colony and the Origins of the Reformed Churches in the Midwest." Lecture presented to new international students from Calvin Theological Seminary at Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI, Aug. 29, 2006.

 

Pillar Church Building at 150 Years: A Sesquicentennial History." Lecture for the Holland Museum docents, Holland, MI, June 20, 2006.

 

"A Touch of Dutch." Paper for YMCA Senior Executives, Holland, MI, May 2, 2006.

 

"Being Political in Holland." Paper for Holland Historical Society, Holland, MI, Apr. 14, 2006.

 

"Chicago in the 1890s: The White City and Grey City." Paper for Holland Association for Senior Professionals (HASP), Hope College, Holland, MI, Jan. 5, 2006.

 

"Pioneer Holland." Paper for Seniors Dinner, Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI, Nov. 9, 2005.

 

Elim Christian Services Lecture Tour (Calvin Academy Lifelong Learning). Palos Park, IL, Oct. 19, 2005.

 

"Old Wing Mission of Holland, Michigan and the Dutch." Paper for Holland Historical Society, Holland, MI, June 14, 2005; also for Seniors Group, Fourteenth Street Christian Reformed Church, Holland, MI, Oct. 23, 2005.

 

Book Panel: "Iowa Letters: Dutch Immigrants on the American Frontier," with Douglas Anderson and Robert Schoone-Jongen. 15th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, June 3, 2005.

 

"The Dutch Imprint on West Michigan." Paper for the Century Club of Holland, Holland, MI, Jan. 3, 2005.

 

"The West Michigan Dutch." Paper for the Genealogical Society of Holland annual luncheon, Holland, MI, Dec. 11, 2004.

 

"The Dutch in Urban America." Lecture for the Netherlands-America Foundation, New York City, Oct. 19, 2004.

 

"Dutch Immigrants in West Michigan." Paper presented to the West Michigan Genealogical Society Regional Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Oct. 2, 2004.

 

"Walls or Bridges: A Comparative History of Reformed and Christian Reformed Churches in North America." Paper for the "Morsels in the Melting Pot" Conference, Free University of Amsterdam, Sept. 29, 2004.

 

"Elim: Reflections on the History of Elim Christian Services of Chicago." Lecture for Elim's Founders' Day Celebration, Palos Heights, IL, Aug. 26, 2004.

 

"The Book Dutch Chicago as a Teaching Moment." Lecture for the Men's Society dinner meeting, United Reformed Church, Wyoming, MI, Apr. 27, 2004.

 

"Old Wing Mission and the Coming of the Dutch to Holland." Lecture for the Zeeland Historical Society, Zeeland, Michigan, 13 November 2003.

 

"Chicago Dutch Scavengers." Leendert de Vreis/Meinder van der Kooy Lecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct. 29, 2003.

 

"First Reformed Church's Storied Past: 150 Years of Faithful Service." Talk for the dinner celebration of the 150th anniversary of the First Reformed Church of Chicago, Oct. 4, 2003.

 

"Ethnic Glue and a Three-legged Stool: The Chicago Experience," lecture for the Annual Meeting of the Reformed Fellowship, Grand Rapids, MI, Sept. 25 2003.

 

"'Garbios:' Chicago's Dutch Scavengers" lecture for the Calvin College Heritage Alumni Chapter of Grand Rapids, Sept. 11, 2003. Repeated for the Calvin College Heritage Alumni Chapter of Arizona, Phoenix, Mar. 11, 2004, and for the Calvin College Alumni Chapter of Southwest Florida, Naples, Feb. 15, 2005.

 

"Pillar Church and the Religious History of Holland, Michigan", lecture for international students of Calvin Theological Seminary, Pillar Church, Holland, MI, Aug. 21, 2003.

 

"A Tale of Two Congregations: Acculturalion and Its Long-Term Impact on Chicago's West Side Reformed Churches." Paper presented to the Fourth Triennial Conference, International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities (ISSRC), University of Edinburgh, July 1, 2003

 

"The Urban Experience in Dutch Immigrant History." Paper presented to the 14th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies (AADAS), Trinity Christian College, June 6, 2003.

 

"'Bless the Lord, O My Soul:' The Bible's Influence on the Dutch Immigrants." Paper presented for the Holland Museum exhibit, "Promised Land, Chosen People: The Bible's Influnece in Holland, 1550-1900," Apr., 10, 2003.

 

"'Garbios:' Chicago's Dutch Scavengers." Paper presented at Winter Happening 2003, Hope College, Holland, MI, Jan., 25, 2003.

 

"Walking in Wooden Shoes: History, Culture, and Impact of the Dutch in Holland, Michigan." Paper presented to the Alliance for Cultural and Ethnic Harmony (ACEH), Holland, MI, Nov. 8, 2002.

"Before the Dutch: The Ottawa and Old Wing Mission." Paper presented at the Holland Museum, Holland, MI, Oct. 24, 2002.

 

"Worship and Work: The Dutch of Chicago." Paper presented to the Holland Historical Society, Holland, MI, Jan. 8, 2002. 

 

"The Dutch in West Michigan: The Impact of a Contractual Community." Keynote address to the Great Lakes History Association Conference, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 10, 2001.

 

"The Third Generation and Dutch American Studies, 1960-2000." Paper presented to the 13th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, June 22, 2001.

"The West Side Dutch in Chicago." Paper presented to the "Holland Consultation on CRC History," Holland, MI, May 22, 2001

 

"Why Timothy?" Address at Timothy Foundation Heritage Dinner, Oct. 12, 2000.

 

"'Unholy Mess:' The IRM California Real Estate Investment Debacle in the Christian Reformed Church in North America in the 1990s," Paper to be presented to the conference "California Dreams," Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, Oct. 6, 2000.

 

"The Dutch in America," Elderhostel, Central College, Pella, Iowa. Lecture topics: "Overview of Dutch Immigration in the USA;" "Religious Developments and Relations of Hendrik P. Scholte and Albertus C. Van Raalte;" "Politics in Pioneer Pella," July 11-13, 2000.

 

"'Burn the Wooden Shoes:' Modernity and Division in the Christian Reformed Church in North America." Paper presented to the International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, June, 2000.

 

"The Third Generation and Dutch American Studies, 1960-2000." Paper presented at "The Dutch American Experience" conference," Maas Center, Hope College, Holland, MI, June 9, 2000. 

 

"Defending Orthodoxy: Religious Struggles in the Dutch Immigrant Churches of Western Michigan." Holland Genealogical Society, Holland, MI, Oct. 16, 1999; and Western Michigan Genealogical Society, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov. 6, 1999.

 

"The Groningen Hoek: Chicago's West Side Dutch." Paper presented to the Senior Citizen Fellowship, Faith Christian Reformed Church, Elmhurst, IL, Oct. 26, 1999.

 

"Computers and Historical Research: Personal Reflections." Paper presented to the Regional History Meeting, Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, MI, Sept. 24, 1999.

 

"Holland's Unique History." Dinner meeting address presented to the Van Andel Educators Institute, Holland, MI, July 29, 1999.

 

"Stellingwerff's Amsterdamse Emigranten and Pella History." Paper presented to the 12th Biennial Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies Conference, Central College, Pella, IA, June 4, 1999.

 

"Place Mattered: The Social Geography of Dutch Immigration in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the Geography Seminar at Calvin College, Nov. 17, 1998, and to the Geography Seminar at the University of Delaware, Oct. 27, 2000.

 

"True Brothers: The Netherlandic Origins of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 1857-1880." Paper presented to the international conference "Breaches and Bridges," at the Archief- en Documentiecentrum van de Gereformeerde Kerk, Kampen, The Netherlands, Nov. 6, 1998.

 

"'A Paradise That Never Was:' Dutch Immigration in Argentina." Paper presented to the Twelfth International Economic History Conference, Madrid, Spain, Aug. 28, 1998.

 

"Van Raalte's Holland Colony and Its Connections to Grand Rapids." Paper presented to the Grand Rapids Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, May 14, 1998.

 

What Makes the Holland-Zeeland Region 'Tick' Economically: Dutch Religious and Cultural Characteristics." Discussion of 2-Vandaag Video, Netherlands TV Program, aired Nov., 1997.

 

"Jannes Van de Luyster and the Founding of Zeeland. Michigan." Sesquicentennial Lecture, Zeeland Historical Society, Zeeland, MI, Oct. 21, 1997.

 

From Colony to City: Holland's First 25 Years." Paper presented to the Historical Society of Michigan Annual Conference, Hope College, Holland, MI, Sept. 19, 1997. 

 

"Going to America: Travel Routes of Zeeland Emigrants." Paper presented to the conference, "Zeeland to America," at the Roosevelt Studies Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands, Sept. 5, 1997.

 

"Van Raalte and Scholte: Soured Relationships and Personal Rivalry." Paper presented to the conference, "The Sesquicentennial of Dutch Immigration: 150 Years of Ethnic Heritage," Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies (AADAS), Hope College, Holland, MI, June 13, 1997.

 

"The Little White Church: Religion in Rural America." Presidential Address, Agricultural History Society meeting, San Francisco, Apr., 1997.

 

"1834Netherlands Church Secession and the Dutch Emigration," and "1857Secession Again: Origins of the Christian Reformed Church." Pillar Christian Reformed Church, Holland, Michigan, Mar. 5, 19, 1997, lectures on the theme "Church Struggles and the Founding of Holland" as part of the church's sesquicentennial celebration.

 

"'By the Sweat of our Brow:'" Economic Aspects of the Dutch Immigration to Michigan." Paper presented to the Holland Museum, Holland, MI, Mar. 13, 1997.

 

"Decisions, Decisions: Turning Points in the Founding of Holland." Paper presented to the Holland Historical Society, Holland, MI, Feb. 18, 1997.

 

"From Zeeland to Zeeland in 1847." Paper presented to the Zeeland Historical Society, Zeeland, MI, Feb. 6, 1997.

 

"Why Michigan? The Founding of 'de Kolonie' of Holland in 1847." Paper presented to the Holland Genealogical Society, Holland, MI, Oct. 19, 1996.

 

"Preserving Dutch Pride: Dutch Social Clubs in the Midwest." Public lecture, Dutch American Heritage Day, Holland, MI, Nov. 16, 1995.

 

"Dutch Social Clubs in Chicago." Paper presented to Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies 10th Biennial Conference, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, Oct. 1995.

 

"Samuel Myer Isaacs: Founder of Temple Shaaray Tefila." Paper presented to Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York City, on the occasion of the Temple's sesquicentennial celebration, Oct. 20, 1995.

  

"Calvinists in the Second City: The Dutch Reformed of Chicago's West Side." Paper presented to the international conference Reformed Reactions to Modernity, Grand Rapids, MI, May, 1994.

 

"The Dutch on Chicago's West Side." Paper presented to 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Oct., 1993.

 

"Historians and the Census: The Historiography of Census Research." Keynote address, International Conference "The Use of Census Manuscripts for Historical Research," University of Guelph, Ontario, Mar., 1993.

 

"Overview of Dutch Migration" and "Researching Dutch Records." Paper presented to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society Seminar, "The Great Crossing to the New World," Grand Rapids, MI, Oct., 1992.

 

"The Journey Across: Migration from the Netherlands to the United States, 1820-1880." Paper presented to International Conference "By Sea and By Air: Five Centuries of Interaction Between the Low Countries and the Americas, 1492-1992," University of Leiden, The Netherlands, June, 1992.

 

"Religious Diversity and Cultural Localism: The Dutch in Cleveland, 1840-1990." Paper presented to the Ohio Academy of History, Wright State University, April, 1992, and to the Duquesne Forum, University of Duquesne, Pittsburgh, Oct., 1992.

 

"Samuel Myer Isaacs: The Dutch Rabbi of New York City." Paper presented to Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies 8th Biennial Conference, Hope College, Holland MI, Sept. 1991.

 

"Dutch Immigration to the United States." Paper presented at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May, 1991.

 

"Religion and Immigration Behavior." Paper presented at Catholic University of Leuven, Kortrijk Campus, Belgium, Apr., 1991.

 

"Graduate Studies in the United States Without Financial Problems." Lecture presented at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Apr., 1991.

 

"The Dutch Transplanting in the Upper Midwest." Inaugural lecture of the Society for the Study of Local and Regional History, Southwest State University, Marshall, MN, Dec., 1990.

 

"The Delayed Transition from Folk to Labor Migration: The Netherlands, 1880-1920." Paper presented to the Tenth International Economic History Congress, Leuven, Belgium, Aug., 1990.

 

"Dutch Transatlantic Migration to the United States, 1800-1880: The Economic, Social, and Religious Dimensions." Paper presented to the International Congress of Historical Sciences, Madrid, Spain, Aug., 1990.

 

"Religion and American Political Behavior in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented at the Seventh US-USSR History Colloquium, Moscow, Oct., 1989.

 

"Jews First, Dutch Second, Americans Third: Dutch Jewish Immigration and Religious Life in the United States in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the conference "The Dutch in North-America: Immigration and Cultural Continuity," Roosevelt Center, Middelburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands, June, 1989. Also presented to the Organization of American Historians, Washington DC, Mar., 1990.

 

"Quantitative Methods in Immigration History Research: The Dutch Example." Seminar paper presented to the Faculty of Economic and Social History, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, June, 1989.

 

"The Groninger Emigration and Settlement in Chicago in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, June, 1989.

 

"Dutch Jewish Immigration and Religious Life in the United States." Seminar paper presented to the Migration Project Workshop, University of Bremen, West Germany, June, 1989.

 

"Dutch Immigration into Iowa and the Midwest." Lecture presented at the Institute for Regional Research and Information, Flensburg, West Germany, June, 1989.

 

"Ethnicity in American History: Melting Pot or Mosaic?" Paper presented to Institute for Pedagogics, University of Hannover, and also to "English Workshop," University of Goettingen, West Germany, May, 1989.

 

"Dutch Immigration to Michigan and the Middle West." Dedication lecture, Joint Archives of Holland, Hope College, Holland, MI, Nov., 1988.

 

"Regional and Local Migration Links between Holland and America." Paper presented to the Holland Genealogical Society, Holland, MI, Nov., 1988.

 

"The Dutch Transplanting in the United States." Paper presented at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Apr., 1988.

 

"Religion and Political Behavior in the Nineteenth Century: Voting, Values, Cultures." Paper presented to the conference on "Religion and American Politics," The Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, Mar., 17-19, 1988.

 

"Thistlethwaitean Concepts in Migration Research." Paper presented to the Western History Association Conference, Los Angeles, Oct., 1987.

 

"Chicago's 'Groninger Hoek:' The Origin and Development of the Dutch Colony on the Old West Side in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies 7th Biennial Conference, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL, 1987.

 

"The Settlement of the Old Northwest: Ethnic Pluralism in a Featureless Plain." Paper presented to the conference, "The Bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance and the U. S. Constitu­tion," University of Illinois, Urbana, Mar., 1987.

 

"Dutch Patterns of Migration to the United States in the Mid-Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the conference, "A Century of European Migrations, 1830-1930: Comparative Perspectives," University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Nov., 1986.

 

Critique of In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina (Vernon Burton), presented at the Social Science History Association conference, St. Louis, MO, Oct., 1986.

 

"The Dutch Transplanting in Michigan and the Midwest." The Clarence M. Burton Memorial Lecture, 111th Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct., 1985.

 

"Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States." Paper presented at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Free University, Berlin, June, 1985.

 

"Immigration and Ethnicity in American History." Paper presented at the University of Hamburg, West Germany, June, 1985.

 

"Dutch Immigration Patterns in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented at the "Conference on Immigration," Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute, University of Utrecht, May, 1985.

 

"International Migration Research: Methods and Sources." Seminar presented to Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy, Apr., 1985.

 

"The Rural Dimensions of Urban History: The Dutch American Example." Paper presented to the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Dec., 1984.

 

"Catholic and Protestant Immigrants from the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century: A Comparative Analysis." Paper presented to Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI, Oct., 1984.

 

"Ethnicity in Historical Perspective," presented to the Annual Meeting of the Iowa University and College Teachers of History, Central College, Pella, IA, Oct., 1984.

 

"The Comparative Use of Nominal Records in Dutch Immigration History." Bentley Historical Library Seminar Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Aug., 1984.

 

"Recent Trends in American Rural Social History," presented to the Conference on Canadian Rural History, University of Victoria, B.C., Feb., 1984.

 

"Immigration and Ethnic Identity: The Dutch American Example." Paper presented to the Christian Educators Association Midwest Conference, Chicago, Nov., 1983.

 

"The Malin Thesis of Grassland Acculturation and the New Rural History." Paper presented to the Social Science History Association, Washington DC, Oct., 28, 1983.

 

"Occupational Change Among Netherlanders Overseas Emigrants to the United States in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the CUKANZUS Oxford '83 Conference, "Mirrors of the Old World: Europe and Its Reproduction Overseas," Oriel College, University of Oxford, England, July 19, 1983.

 

"Bibliographic Instruction in Historical Methods Courses." Paper presented to the Organization of American Historians, Cincinnati, OH, Apr., 1983.

 

"Catholic and Protestant Emigration from the Netherlands in the Nineteenth Century: A Comparative Social Structural and Family Linkage Analysis" (with Yda Saueressig-Schreuder). Paper presented to conference Perspectives on American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, Nov., 1982.

 

"Dutch International Migration and Occupational Change: A Structural Analysis of Multinational Linked Files." Paper presented to the Social Science History Association meetings, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, Nov., 1982.

 

"Dutch Immigration Patterns in the 19th and 20th Centuries: An Overview." Paper presented to the Conference on Dutch Immigration to America, 1782-1982, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, Sept., 1982.

 

"Exodus Netherlands, Promised Land America: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States." Paper presented to the Conference "A Bilateral Bicentennial, Two Hundred Years of Dutch American Relations," Amsterdam, June, 1982.

 

"New Deal Agricultural Policies." Lecture presented at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Apr., 1982.

 

"The Integration of Bibliographic Instruction in Historical Methodology." Paper presented to the American Historical Association and meeting jointly with the Association for Bibliography of History, Los Angeles, Dec., 1981.

 

"Social Science History: The Past, Present, and Future of the Journal." Paper presented to the Social Science History Association, Nashville, TN, Oct., 1981.

 

"Theoretical Perspectives on the New Rural History: From Environmentalism to Modernization." Paper presented to the Social Science History Association, Nashville, TN, Oct., 1981.

 

"Jacob Van Hinte: Sociographer and Historian of Dutch American Immigration and Settlement." Paper presented to 5th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Central College, Pella, IA, Oct., 1981.

 

"Quantitative Methods in Rural Land Holding and Tenancy Studies." Paper presented to the US-USSR Colloquium in Quantitative Methods in History, Tallinn, Estonia, USSR, June, 1981.

 

"A Quantitative Study of Dutch Immigration to the United States." Paper presented to the Graduate Seminar in Economic History, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, May, 1981.

 

"Dutch Immigration to the U.S.: A Computer Approach." Lecture to the Holland Genealogical Society, Holland, MI, Apr., 1981.

 

"The Anatomy of Migration to North America in the Nineteenth Century." Public lecture presented at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Jan., 1981.

 

"The New Rural History." Public lecture presented at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Dec., 1980.

 

"Agriculture, Rural Life, and the New Rural History." Paper presented to the American Association for State and Local History Northeastern Regional Seminar on "Reexamining America's Past: The New Social History and Interpretive Problems," New Haven, CT, Nov., 1980.

 

"Social Science History: A Critique and Appreciation." Paper presented to the Conference on Faith and History, North Park College, Chicago, IL, Sept., 1980.

 

"The Anatomy of Migration: From Europe to the U. S. In the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the World Conference on Records, Salt Lake City, UT, Aug., 1980.

 

"Behaviorism and Quantification in the Social Sciences." Paper presented at Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, July, 1980.

 

"Historians' Presuppositions and the American Anti-Slavery Crusade." Jubilee 1980 Conference, Pittsburgh Hilton Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar., 1980.

 

"Ethnicity in Historical Perspective." Seventh Annual Western Michigan History Teachers Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Feb., 1980.

 

"Behavioralism in Historical Perspective: A Critique." Lecture for Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, Feb., 1980.

 

"Dutch International Labor Migration to the United States 1835-1880." American Historical Association, New York, Dec., 1979.  Revised version presented to the Netherlandic Studies Conference on the History of Dutch Immigration to North America, University of Toronto, Feb., 1980.

 

"The Meaning of the Midwest From an Historian's Perspective." Opening address to the 11th Annual Midwest Writers' Con­ference, Malone College, Canton, OH, Oct., 1979.

 

"Immigration Data Files and Computer Mapping." Paper presented to the Conference on Data Bases in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Aug., 1979.

"Social Statistics and Community Studies." Lecture presented to the Minnesota Social History Project, Winona, MN, June, 1979.

 

Panelist: "Collecting and Interpreting Ethnic History." American Association of Museums meeting, Western Historical Association, June, 1979.

 

"The Social Bases of the Dutch Reformed Schism: Americanization and the Dutch Church in America." Paper presented to the Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, May, 1979.

 

"The Quantitative Contribution to American Historical Research." Public Lecture, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, Apr., 1979.

 

"Dutch Immigration Patterns in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented in Dordt College Lecture Series, Sioux Center, IA, Mar., 1979.

 

"Local-Cosmopolitan Theory and Immigrant Religion: The Social Bases of the Antebellum Dutch Reformed Schism." Paper presented to the Missouri Valley History Conference, Mar., 1979, Omaha, NE, and in revised form presented in the Dordt College Lecture Series, Mar., 1979, Sioux Center, IA.  In further revised and expanded form, presented to the Social Science History Association meetings, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, Nov., 1979.

 

"Dutch Emigration and Immigration Records: A Source Critique." Paper presented to the National Genealogical Society, National Archives, Washington DC, Nov., 1978; and somewhat revised, presented to the Portage County Genealogical Society, Kent State University, Kent, OH, Oct., 1978; and further revised, presented to the Western Michigan Genealogical Society, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec., 1978; and to the Geauga County Genealogical Society, Burton, OH, Nov., 1979.

 

"Dutch Immigrant Demography, 1820-1880." Paper presented to Southern Historical Society meetings, St. Louis, MO, Nov., 1978.

 

"International Labor Migration in the Nineteenth Century: The Dutch Example." Paper presented to the Seventh International Economic History Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug., 1978.

 

"Behavioralism in Historical Research: Power to the Computer?" Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, Western Pennsylvania Regional Conference 1978, Westminster College, PA, Apr., 1978.

 

"Behavioralism in Historical Research." Phi Alpha Theta Lecture, Ball State University, History Department Lecture Series, 1977-78, Muncie, IN, Apr., 1978.

 

"Dutch-American Historical Research: A Behavioral Perspective." Paper presented to the Dutch American Historical Workshop, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov., 1977.

 

"Dutch Immigration to the United States: Sources, Theories, and Findings." Paper presented to London School of Economics, May, 1976, and the University of Uppsala, Sweden, May, 1976.

 

"Land Speculation and Its Impact on American Growth and Welfare: An Historiographical Review." Paper presented to London School of Economics, May 1976, and University of Uppsala, Sweden, May, 1976.

 

"Social Science History: Past, Present, and Future." Lecture delivered at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, March 1976, and the University of Paris (Sorbonne), Apr., 1976.

 

"Ethnicity in Historical Perspective." Paper presented to the Humanities Symposium of the Iowa Board for Public Programs in the Humanities, Luther College, Decorah, IA, Aug., 1975; and somewhat revised, presented in the Faculty Lecture Series, the College of Arts and Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, Nov., 1975.

 

"The Impact of Reformed Dutch Immigrants on the American Reformed Churches in the Nineteenth Century." Paper presented to the American Society of Church History, Toronto, Apr., 1975.

 

"Immigrant Mobility Patterns: The Dutch as a Case Study." Paper presented to the National Archives Symposium, "Community-Building on the Frontier," University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Nov., 1974.

 

"The Quantitative Approach and Ethnic Studies." Paper presented to National Ethnic Studies Assembly, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, June, 1974.

 

"Rural America: A Counterpart to Urban History." Paper presented and seminar leader in the Workroom session on new approaches to American Social History, Organization of American Historians, Denver, CO, Apr., 1974.

 

"The New Urban History." Panelist, at the Ohio Academy of History, Apr., 1974.

 

"Quantification in American History: Lessons of the Past." Paper read to the Ohio Academy of History, Apr.,1974.

 

"Perspectives on History." Lecture delivered at the Malone College Conference on Faith and History, Canton, OH, Feb., 1974.

 

"Quantitative Historical Data and the Archivist." Paper read to the Ohio Society of Archivists, Kent State University, Kent, OH, May, 1973.

 

"Clio and Numbers." Paper read for the History Department Lecture Series, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, Feb., 1972; Geneva College, Beaver Falls PA, Oct., 1972; Pembroke State College, Pembroke, NC, Nov., 1972; St. Andrews College, NC, Nov., 1972; Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Oct., 1973; Grove City College, Grove City PA, Oct., 1973; Taylor University, Upland, IN, Mar., 1974.

 

"Computers and Comparative History." Paper read to the Comparative Civilizations Conference, sponsored by the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations and the Social Science Department of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, Oct., 1972.

 

"Acres for Cents: Delinquent Tax Auctions in Frontier Iowa," paper read to the Agricultural History Society in joint session with the American Historical Association, New York, Dec., 1971.

 

"Computerized Research in History." Paper read to the Southern Historical Association Meetings, Houston, TX, Nov., 1971.

 

"Speculation in Tax Titles: The Profitability of Delinquent Tax Lien Investments in 19th Century Iowa." Paper read to the Northern Great Plains History Conference, Moorehead State College, Moorehead, MN, Nov., 1971.

 

"Computerized Historical Research in the U.S.A.: A Survey and Evaluation." Paper read to the Jerusalem Conference on Information Technology, Jerusalem, Israel, Aug., 1971, and to the Fifth International Conference (Congress 71) of the Inter­national Federation of Information Processing, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Aug., 1971.

 

"Computer-Assisted Research in History." Paper read to Computers in the Humanities Summer Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, July, 1971.

 

"The Historian, the University, and Student Unrest." Paper read to the Conference on Faith and History, American Historical Association meetings, Boston, MA, Dec., 1970.

 

"Computerized Historical Research: Problems and Prospects." Paper read to the 25th National Conference of the Association of Computing Machinery, New York City, Sept., 1970.

 

Discussant at Conference on Quantitative Methods in American History, sponsored by the Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.), Graduate Center of the City University of New York, May, 1970.

 

"The Tax-Buyer as a Frontier Investor Type." Paper read at the Business History Society Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Apr., 1970.

 

"Quantification in American Historical Research." Paper read for the History Department Lecture Series, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1969, 1972, and Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 1971.

 

Discussant at Conference on Applications of Quantitative Methods to Political, Social, and Economic History, sponsored by the Mathematics and Social Science Board (MSSB), University of Chicago, June, 1969.

 

"Profits and Frontier Land Speculation." Paper read to the Economic History Workshop, Department of Economics and Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, 1966.

 

Commentator or Presider at Professional Conference Sessions

Presider: "The Dutch Reformed Tradition and Historical Understanding: Groen van Prinsterer and Abraham Kuyper," papers by George Harinck, Herman Paul, and James Kennedy, Conference of faith and History, Huntington College, Huntington, IN, Oct., 2002.

 

Presider and Commentator: "Politics and the Construction of Rural Social Order," papers by Donald DeBats, Kathleen Niels Conzen, and Nils Jacobson, Social Science History Association, Atlanta, GA, Oct., 1994.

 

Presider: "Reading for Moral Progress: 19th Century Institutions Promoting Social Change," papers by Donald G. Davis, David M. Hoode, Mark Tucker, and Nancy G. Garner, Conference on Faith and History, Messiah College, Grantham, PA, Oct., 1994.

 

Presider and Commentator: "Perspectives on Migration and Commercial Agriculture," paper by Donald and JoAnn Parkerson, David Kertzer, Dennis Hogan, James Oberly, Social Science History Association, Washington DC, Nov., 1989.

 

Presider: Roundtable Discussion of To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North, with Jeremy Atack and Fred Bateman (authors), and Hal S. Barron, Allan G. Bogue, Fred Carstensen, and Donald Winters, Social Science History Association, Chicago, Nov., 1988.

 

Presider and Commentator: "Land Speculation on the Northern and Southern Antebellum Frontiers," papers by David Weiman, Susan E. Gray, James Oberly, Social Science History Association, Chicago, Nov., 1988.

 

Presider: "Sermonology and Popular Religion in the Early Republic," papers by Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch, and George M. Marsden, American Historical Association, Washington DC, Dec., 1987.

 

Presider and Commentator: "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Rural History," papers by Carville Earle, Donald Worster, Frederick H. Buttel, and Philip McMichael, Social Science History Association, New Orleans, LA, Oct., 1987.

 

Comment: "The Constitution in Modern American," papers by Kathy Pully and Ronald A. Wells, The Conference on Faith and History, Gordon College, Wenham, MA, Oct., 1986.

 

Panel Discussant: In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina, by Orville Vernon Burton, Social Science History Association, St. Louis, MO, Oct., 1986.

 

Comment: "American Demographic History," papers by Walter Nugent and Daniel Scott Smith, Organization of American Historians, New York City, Apr., 1986.

 

Comment: "A Critique of Christian Feminism,"lecture by Nancy Hardesty, Malone College Conference on Faith and Learning, Canton, OH, Mar., 1986.

 

Presider: "Historical Sociology and Social History: A Dialogue," papers by Theda Skocpol, Olivier Zunz, Laurel Cornell, and William G. Roy, Social Science History Association, Chicago, Nov., 1985.

 

Presider: "Emigration and the Decline of Traditional Industries in Mid-Nineteenth Century Europe," paper by Yda Saueressig, Dierdre Mageean, and Brenda Collins, Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Oct., 1984.

 

Presider: "The Dutch in Grand Rapids and Holland, Michigan," paper by David G. Vanderstel and Richard Doyle, Fourth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, Hope College, Holland, MI, Sept., 1983.

 

Presider: "Christianity Amid Depression and War," paper by Dennis Voskuil, Joel Carpenter, and Jan Shipps, at the Conference on Evangelical Christianity and Modern America, 1930-1980, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, Apr., 1983.

 

Comment: "Moral Aspects of American Diplomacy: Values and the Assignment of Foreign Aid," paper by Marvin H. Zahniser at the Faith and Culture Lecture Series, Malone College, Canton, OH, Apr., 1981.

 

Comment: Film Showing of "Prairie Fires," Social Science History Association meeting, Rochester, NY, Nov., 1980.

 

Comment: "The Role of Religious Colleges." Chair: Robert J. Donia, papers by Erving E. Beauregard and Peter P. De Boer at the Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Apr., 1980.

 

Presider: "Post-World War II Immigration to Ontario from the Netherlands," paper by Mark Boekelman, Society of Ontario), Dutch American Historical Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, Nov., 1979.

 

Panelist: "Melvin J. Feinberg Memorial Colloquium on Teaching," Kent State University, Kent, OH, Sept., 1979.

 

Participant: First U.S.-U.S.S.R. Colloquium in Quantitative History, American Historical Association, Belmont Conference Center, Elkridge, MD, Sept., 1979.

 

Comment: "The Virginia Military Tract" Chair: Richard Kern, papers by David B. Eller and Ellen W. Denney at the Ohio Academy of History, Columbus, OH, Apr., 1979.

 

Presider: "Manipulating the Press," paper by Jerry Hopkins and Paul Kubricht, at the Conference on Faith and History, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, Nov., 1978.

 

Presider: "Toward the New Rural History," paper by Hal Seth Barron, Robert C. Ostergren, William Harris, commentators Michael Conzen, Glen V. Fuguitt, at the Social Science History Association meetings, Columbus, OH, Nov., 1978.

 

Presider: "Evangelical Religion: Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives," papers by George M. Marsden and Ira Harkavy, at the Social Science History Association meetings, Ann Arbor, MI, Nov., 1977.

 

Comment: "Social Analysis and Characteristics of a Western Elite: The Mormon Hierarchy," paper by D. Michael Quinn at the Western Historical Association, Portland, OR, Oct., 1977.

 

Comment: "Missionaries and Converts: A Look From Both Sides," Chair: Richard Poll, papers by Gene Sessions and Malcolm Thorpe at the Mormon History Association, Kirkland, OH, Apr., 1977.

 

Comment: "Town vs. Countryside in Georgia Politics and Public Policy," Chair: Monroe Lee Billington, paper by Robert McMath, Jr., Jane Walker Herndon, Peter Wallenstein at the Organization American Historians, Atlanta, GA, Apr., 1977.

 

Comment: "Community Studies in the Nineteenth Century South," Chair: Sheldon Hackney, papers by Peter Wallenstein, Samuel Kipp, and Vernon Burton, American Historical Association, Washington DC, Dec., 1976.

 

Comment: "Great Plains Agriculture," Chair: Gilbert C. Fite, papers by James L. Forsythe and James B. Beddow, Western Historical Association, Fort Worth, TX, Oct., 1973.

 

Comment: "Tenant Farming in Iowa, 1860-1900: A Study of the Terms of Rental Leases," paper by Donald L. Winters at the Agricultural History Symposium on Midwestern Agriculture, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, May, 1973.