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Title: Dutch Immigrant Papers Collection, 1786-[ongoing]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: COLL/078

Extent: 77.0 Boxes. More info below.

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Subjects: Canada - Emigration and immigration - Biography, Dutch Americans - Correspondence, Dutch Americans - History - Sources, Dutch Americans - Personal narratives, Dutch Americans - Social life and customs, Netherlands - Emigration and immigration - Biography, United States - Emigration and immigration - Biography

Abstract

The Dutch Immigrant Letter Collection includes a wide spectrum of Dutch immigrant experience-Protestant, Catholic, and secular-and it is the only major collection of its kind. To assemble the Immigrant Letter Collection the archives conducted four major manuscript collection campaigns in the Netherlands and the United States between 1976 and 1990. These efforts accumulated at least eight thousand items-letters, travel accounts, immigrant memoirs, and photographs.

Of the 4,970 letters gathered (1838-1958), 2,793 were American postings and 2,179 were from the Netherlands to the United States. Half of the letters from immigrants cluster between 1873 and 1893, accurately reflecting the numerical configuration of Dutch immigration. Moreover, immigration peaks in 1848-1857, 1867-1888, and 1892-1915 are followed a year or two later by peaks in correspondence.

Unfortunately we acquired no useful examples of two-way correspondence. Furthermore, the immigrant letters represent at best 0.0032 percent of an estimated 889,000 letters mailed from the United States to Holland between 1890 and 1930.

All names reflect the original spellings, so try variants spellings (i.e. ij / y); variant spacing (i.e. vanden / van den); and variants of v.d. names (i.e. van de / van den / van der).

The collection includes letters, diaries, travel accounts, memoirs, recollections, and journals. These sources provide a wide range of viewpoints and materials for discovering the spirit and character of the immigration experience. Herbert J. Brinks, curator of the Archives from 1972-1995, collected and used the letters in the research for the following books: Schrijf Spoedig Terug, 1978; Write Back Soon, 1986; and Dutch American Voices, 1995. Nearly all the material in this collection has been transcribed and translated. This is indicated for each item in a separate alphabetized guide, Dutch Immigrant Papers Guide, and on our web site: http://library.calvin.edu/guide/collections/hh/in_house_resources/immigrant_letters/dutch_letters. Additions continue.

Subject/Index Terms

Canada - Emigration and immigration - Biography
Dutch Americans - Correspondence
Dutch Americans - History - Sources
Dutch Americans - Personal narratives
Dutch Americans - Social life and customs
Netherlands - Emigration and immigration - Biography
United States - Emigration and immigration - Biography


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Series 1: Last Name: AAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aaltje. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Sibley, Iowa - Netherlands. Aaltje to an uncle. --- 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Aaltje [de Geus, nee Korf]. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Edmonton, Alberta - Urk, Flevoland. Aaltje to J. de Vries. --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3-7: Aanen, D. K. and Eimert. Letters: 34 items, photocopy. Hoornaar, Zuid Holland - Pella, Iowa. D. K. and E. Aanen to Jan and Nicolas Hospers; and Mrs. Edward Cooke to D. K. and Arie Aanen. --- 1860-1934Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Aarnout, Hermina. Letter: 1 item, transcription, with translation. Ackley, Iowa - Andyk, Noord Holland. H. Aarnout to her mother. --- 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Aberson, J. Uges. Letters: 46 items, published letters. Dauphin, Manitoba - Groningen, Groningen. Published in Het Nieuwsblad van Het Noorden. --- 1929-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Abrahamse, Marinus Johannes. Memoirs: 1 item,16 leaves, photocopy, with  transcription. Oostkapelle, Zeeland - Seattle, Washington. --- 1874-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: a'Campo, Josephine Boshouwer. Letters: 20 items, photocopy. New Plymouth, Idaho - Hoensbroek, Limburg. J. A. Campo to Wies Boshouwer. --- 1945-1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Achterberg, Nelly. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Woudenberg, Utrecht - Bussey, Iowa. Nelly Achterberg to Josie Groenendijk. --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Adema, Jelle. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Den Helder, Noord Holland - Dyer, Indiana. Jelle Adema to C. H. Ooms. --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Adema, Jelle R. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Witmarsum, Friesland - Chicago, Illinois. J. R. Adema to N. Dijkstra. --- 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Admiraal, Jan. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Maassluis, Zuid Holland - Rochester, New York. J. Admiraal to F. Krol. --- 1952-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Akkerman, Arendje Bregman. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Roseland, Illinois - Burgerbrug, Noord Holland. A. Akkerman to W. Nomes Akkerman. --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 18-21: Akkerman, Dineke Praagman. Letters: 51 items, photocopy. Glennie, Michigan - Arnhem, Gelderland. D. Akkerman to family. --- 1961-1962Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Aanen families --- 1843-1998Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Ale. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Amsterdam, Noord Holland - USA. Ale to his brother and sister-in-law. --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Alexander, M. Cadovius. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Bergenfield, New Jersey - Netherlands. M. Alexander to Bertha Antonijsen. --- 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Algra, J. T. Letters: 11 items, photocopy, with translation. Ee, Friesland - Pella, Iowa. J. T. Algra to J. R. Gorter. --- 1867-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 4-5: Algra, Reinder Jochum. Letters: 17 items, photocopy, with translation. Ee, Friesland - Pella, Iowa. R. J. Algra to J. D. Douma and Jacob Reinders Gorter. --- 1870-1897Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Allema, P. Letters: 11 items, photocopy. Suawoude, Friesland - Ripon, California. P. Allema - D. Vander Meulen. --- 1967-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Allewijn, J. L. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Kalamazoo, Michigan - Netherlands. J. L. Allewijn to cousins. --- 1912-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 8-11: Alsdorf, Jan Arnold. Letters: 101 items, photocopy. Eloy, Arizona - Heerlen, Limburg. J. A. Alsdorf to family. --- 1911-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Anborgh, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Dordrecht, Zuid Holland - Hawthorne, New Jersey. J. Anborgh to Jan De Man. --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Anema, Dirk. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Sexbierum, Friesland - USA. D. Anema to his friend Anne. --- 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 14: M. H. Annyas to relatives.Annyas, Maaike Huigen. Letters: 22 items, transcription with partial translations. Pella and Galesburg, Iowa - Het Bildt, Friesland. --- 1879-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Anonymous. Letters: 17 items, published letters, translation. Pella, Iowa - Gelderland, Netherlands. Published in De Hollanders in Iowa, Brieven uit Pella, van een Gelderschman; Arnhem, D. A. Thieme --- 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Anonymous. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Waupun, Wisconsin - Aalten, Overijsel. Anonymous to mother. --- 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Anonymous. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Colijnsplaat, Zeeland - USA. Anonymous to Jan, Betje, Joppa. --- 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Anonymous. Travel account: 1 item. 10 leaves with transcription and translation. Burum, Friesland - Chicago, Illinois. --- 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Anonymous. Letter: 1 item, with translation. Vijfhuizen, North Holland. Anonymous to brother, sister, nephew, and niece. --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Anonymous. Travel account: 1 item, in Dutch. Cleveland, Ohio --- 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Antvelink, Gradus. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Deventer, Gelderland - Grand Rapids, Michigan. G. Antvelink to Gerrit Jan Antvelink. --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Apol, A. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Wirdum, Groningen - USA. A. Apol to Evenhuis family. --- 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Apol, John. Letters: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Grand Rapids, Michigan --- 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Apol, John. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Loppersum, Groningen. J. Apol to Geert Werkman. --- 1940-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Arendneven, Hendrik and Janna Kragt. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Nieuwleusen, Overijssel - Holland, Michigan. H. and J. Arendneven to Harm Broek and Klaasje Kragt. Published in Nijluusn van Vrogger. vol. 15, no. 3, (sept 1997). --- 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Arink, Bernhard. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Long Island, New York - Groenlo, Gelderland. B. Arink to relatives. --- 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Arnaud, Louise. Letters: 2 items, published letters, with translation. Boston, Massachusetts - Arnhem, Gelderland. Louise Arnaud to A. Brummelkamp. Published in Stemmen uit Noord-Amerika. Amsterdam, Hoogkamer & Comp. --- 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Asman, J. P. and Hendrikje van der Schuur. Letters: 3 items, transcription and translation. Terhorne, Friesland - USA. J. P. Asman to relatives. --- 1866Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Aukema, Neeltje Holkema. Letters: 39 items, translation. Ureterp, Friesland - USA. N. H. Aukema to her children. --- 1941-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Austhof, Willem and Louise.  Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with transcriptions and translations. Bedum, Groningen - Grand Rapids, Michigan. W. and L. Austhof to Jacobje and Klaas Hoekzema. --- 1904-1905.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1-5: Avink, Harm. Letters: 25 items, photocopy and microfilm, with translation. Blendon, Michigan - Lochem, Gelderland. H. Avink to W. Bouwmeester. --- 1883-1943Add to your cart.

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