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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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Collection Overview

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 2: Postcard Collection
Box 2
Folder 1: Airplanes
Folder 2: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Folder 3: Amsterdam
Folder 4: Animals and Birds
Folder 5: Apeldoorn
Folder 6: Artwork
Folder 7: Bergen Op Zoom
Folder 8: Cartoon Characters
Folder 9: Children
Folder 10: Dordrecht
Folder 11: Dutch Christmas Cards
Folder 12
Item 1: Dutch New Years Cards
Item 2: Flowers
Folder 13: Groningen
Folder 14: Hansweerd
Folder 15: Hauge/Scheveningen
Folder 16: Krabbendijke
Folder 17: Kruiningen
Folder 18: Leiden
Folder 19: Middelburg
Folder 20: Monnikedam
Folder 21: Oostkapelle
Folder 22: Peursum
Folder 23: People in Traditional Costumes
Folder 24: Roosendaal
Folder 25: Rotterdam
Folder 26: Royal Family
Folder 27: Schoonhoven
Folder 28: Ships/Polders
Folder 29: Utrecht
Folder 30: Vlissingen
Folder 31: Volendam
Folder 32: Windmills
Folder 33: Winscoten
Folder 34: Zeeland
Folder 35: Zwolle
Folder 36: Unidentified Dutch locations
Folder 37: Alpine scenes.

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

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