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Herman Ganzevoort Collection



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Reels - Back up documents called the Canadian Immigration Project [20 microfilm reels]

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Herman Ganzevoort Collection, 1975-[2003] | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Herman Ganzevoort Collection, 1975-[2003]

ID: COLL/090

Primary Creator: Herman Ganzevoort (1942-2014)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Canada - Emigration and immigration, Dutch - Canada, Netherlands - Emigration and immigration


Professor of history at University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The collection includes a thesis, entitled Dutch Immigration to Canada, 1892-1940, doctoral thesis, University of Toronto, 1975; an article published in Canadian Ethnic Studies, "Canada the Last Illusion," 1979; and twenty microfilm reels called the Ganzevoort Canadian Immigration Project. The microfilm reels detail backup immigrant documents, i.e., Toronto, Ontario; Canadian origins; Hamilton, Ontario; Holland Marsh, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; societies, agents and problems; NVL-ECH-SLN; Winnipeg, Manitoba; general information; and an inventory list of microfilm reels regarding Stichting Landverhuizing Nederland (SLN). [See also M. Boekelman Coll. 437.]

Biographical Note

Herman Ganzevoort, PhD (University of Toronto), MA (Wayne State University), AB (Calvin College), specialized in Aboriginal, ethnic, and immigration history, Canadian history, and religious history. His research focused on Canadian immigration and Dutch immigration. Ganzevoort was born in the Netherlands on December 23, 1942. He was married to Karen Fry, and together they had 2 sons. Ganzevoort passed away in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 11, 2014.

Subject/Index Terms

Canada - Emigration and immigration
Dutch - Canada
Netherlands - Emigration and immigration

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of H. Ganzevoort

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Collection, 1975-2003],
[Series 2: Reels - Back up documents called the Canadian Immigration Project [20 microfilm reels]],

Series 2: Reels - Back up documents called the Canadian Immigration Project [20 microfilm reels]
Vault 1
Box 1: Toronto
Box 2: Canadian Origins
Box 3-4: Hamilton
Box 5-6: Holland Marsh
Box 7: Montreal
Box 8: Societies
Box 9-10: Agents and problems
Box 11-14: NVL-ECH-SLN
Box 15-18: Winnipeg
Box 19-20: General Information

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