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Dutch-American Historical Commission Collection



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Minutes, reports, correspondence

Misc. Materials

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Dutch-American Historical Commission Collection, 1963-2019 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Dutch-American Historical Commission Collection, 1963-2019

ID: COLL/424

Primary Creator: Dutch American Historical Commission (1963-2021)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Dutch Americans, Dutch Americans - History


Dutch American Historical Commission members are Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and the Joint Archives of Holland, Michigan. The representatives meet twice each year to share colonial archival information, acquisitions, and projects from their institutions and to confer on joint projects. The collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, research materials, and workshop materials.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Dutch American Historical Commission collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, research material, workshop materials, and publication materials. The materials in this collection give insight into the projects of the individual member institutions as well as the process of joint projects such as workshops and publications.

A notable part of the collection are the papers on the translation of Johannes Stellingwerff’s book, Amsterdamse Emigraten, which contained a series of reciprocal letters between Amsterdam and settlements in Iowa. These papers include notes and correspondence on the publishing contract, fundraising process, and translation process of what would be published as, Iowa Letters.

Collection Historical Note

The Dutch American Historical Commission (DAHC) is made up of representatives from Calvin University, Calvin Theological Seminary, Holland Museum, Hope College, Western Theological Seminary. The organization formed in 1963 with a goal to report on institutional projects and collaborate on joint projects to archive and produce publications about Dutch American history.

Subject/Index Terms

Dutch Americans
Dutch Americans - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: .75 cu. ft.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use within Heritage Hall.

Preferred Citation: [item], folder, box, Dutch American Historical Commission Collection, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Minutes, reports, correspondence, 1963-2019],
[Series 2: Misc. Materials],

Series 2: Misc. Materials
Box 2
Folder 1: Notes and reports --- 1963-1985, [undated]
Folder 2: Workshop materials --- 1977
Folder 3: Workshop materials --- 1979
Folder 4: Articles on Dutch Journalism in America --- 1907, 1909, undated
Folder 5: Dissertation: Dutch-American Newspapers and Periodicals in Michigan --- 1850-1925, 1967
Folder 6: Amsterdamse Emigraten Translation Project: Publishing Contract 1998-2001
Folder 7: Amsterdamse Emigraten Translation Project: Fundraising Correspondence 1998-2002
Folder 8: Amsterdamse Emigraten Translation Project: Translation Correspondence 1997-2002
Folder 9: Amsterdamse Emigraten Translation Project: Miscellaneous Correspondence, Articles 1974-2000

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[Series 1: Minutes, reports, correspondence, 1963-2019],
[Series 2: Misc. Materials],

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