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John Vander Vate Collection



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Letters, Correspondence

Postcard Collection

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John Vander Vate Collection, 1915-1951 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, October 1999

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Title: John Vander Vate Collection, 1915-1951

ID: COLL/365

Primary Creator: Vander Vate, John (1898-1990)

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


John Vander Vate worked for the United States Department of Public Health in Washington, DC. During the early years of World War II, prior to United States entry, he served as a mail intermediary between residents of occupied Netherlands and family not living in neutral nations. The early correspondence reflect this service. Post war correspondence details conditions in The Netherlands and Vander Vate's work in collecting data for tuberculosis research studies. The post cards detail scenes from The Netherlands during the 1910s and 1920s.

Biographical Note

John Vander Vate was born 14 May 1898 and died in January 1990.  No other biographical information was found.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 Boxes

Acquisition Source: Barbara Vander Vate

Other Note: Acc. No. 99.10

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Letters, Correspondence, 1940-1951],
[Series 2: Postcard Collection],

Series 1: Letters, Correspondence --- 1940-1951
Box 1
Folder 1: Letters from Netherlands East Indies --- 1940
Folder 2: Letters to England --- 1940
Folder 3: Letters to Netherlands --- 1940
Folder 4: Letters from England --- 1940
Folder 5: Letters from Netherlands --- 1940
Folder 6: Letters to Netherlands East Indies --- 1940
Folder 7: Letters from Netherlands --- 1941
Folder 8: Letters from England --- 1941
Folder 9: Letters to Netherlands --- 1941
Folder 10: Letters from Netherlands Indies --- 1941
Folder 11: Letters from Netherlands --- 1946
Folder 12: Letters from Netherlands East Indies --- 1945
Folder 13-14: Correspondence --- 1947-1948
Folder 15: Correspondence --- 1950-1951
Folder 16: Copies of De Bevolkings - Boekhouding --- 1947
Folder 17: Research Documents on Tuberculosis in the Netherlands

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