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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 12: Last Name: LAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Laarman, Hendrik. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Linde, Overijssel - Overisel, Michigan. H. Laarman to the Rutgers family. --- 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Lahuis, Kasper. Letter: 1 item. Zeeland, Michigan - Grand Rapids, Michigan. K. Lahuis to F. ten Hoor. --- 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Lakeman, Cornelis. Letter: 1 item, with partial transcription. Pella, Iowa - Netherlands. C. Lakeman to relatives. --- 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Lambers, Siep and Suzy. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Ardrie, Alberta - Veendam, Groningen. S. and S. Lambers to relatives. --- 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Lambers Heerspink, Toos. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Vroomshoop, Overijssel - Pella, Iowa. T. Lambers Heerspink to Bertha Van't Sant. --- 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 25-26: Lambrecht, Olympe L. J. Letters: 62 items, photocopy. Groningen, Rotterdam, Oosterbeck, Hellevoetsluis Gouda -Middelburg. Relatives and friends to O. L. J. Lambrecht. --- 1844-1880Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Lambrecht, Olympe L. J. Letters: 62 items, photocopy. Groningen, Rotterdam, Oosterbeck, Hellevoetsluis Gouda -Middelburg. Relatives and friends to O. L. J. Lambrecht. --- 1844-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lambregtse, A. Letters: 14 items, photocopy. Rilland, Zeeland - Byron Center, Michigan. Parents and relatives to A. Lambregtse. --- 1949-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lambregtse, K.J. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Marknesse, Flevoland - Byron Center, Michigan. K. J. Lambregtse to A. Lambregtse. --- 1949-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lambregtse, Marien. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Emmeloord, Flevoland - Byron Center, Michigan. M. Lambregtse to A. Lambregtse. --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lampert, A. Letters: 3 items. Dirksland, Zuid Holland - USA. A. Lampert to relatives. --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Langereis, Lucy. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Kralingen, Zuid Holland - Beaverdam, Michigan. L. Langereis to Susan D. Langereis Scheele. --- 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lankester, Peter. Letters: 9 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Veere, Zeeland. P. Lankester to J. M. Kuiler. --- 1850-1867Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Lanning, Hinderik. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Holland, Michigan - Sleen, Drenthe. H. Lanning to Remmelt Lanning. --- 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lanning, Hinderik. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with  translation. Drenthe, Michigan - Aalden, Drenthe. H. Lanning to Hinderikus Lanning. --- 1860Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Larson, Leslie S. Letter: 1 item. Schweighausen, Germany - Downers Grove, Illinois. W. K. Jung to L. S. Larson. --- 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Last, J. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Soerabaia, Indonesia -[Grand Haven, Michigan]. J. Last to relatives. --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lautenbach, Jan and Antje Herrema. Letters: 9 items, photocopy, with transcription and partial translation. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Tzummarum, Friesland. J. and A. Lautenbach to Sijds Lautenbach. --- 1882-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 14-22: Lebbe, Cornelius Johannes. Letters and poem: 237 items, photocopy. Den Helder, Noord Holland - Grand Haven, Michigan. C. J. Lebbe to Nell Lebbe Schornagel Lehman. --- 1938-1957Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1-9: Lebbe, Cornelius Johannes. Letters and poem: 237 items, photocopy. Den Helder, Noord Holland - Grand Haven, Michigan. C. J. Lebbe to Nell Lebbe Schornagel Lehman. --- 1938-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Leegstra, Johannes. Letter: 1 item, with translation. Dokkum, Friesland - Hudsonville, Michigan. J. Leegstra to Douwe Leegstra. --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Folder 11: Leenhouts, Jannis and Elizabeth Huisheere. Letter: 1 item. Ottawa, Michigan - IJzendijke, Zeeland. Jannis Leenhouts and Elizabeth Huisheere to Pieter Huisheere. --- 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Leenhouts, Pieter. Letter: 1 item, translation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Schoondijke, Zeeland. P. Leenhouts to family. --- 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Leep, Andrew K. Recollections: 1 item, 13 leaves, photocopy. St. Annaparochie, Friesland - Chicago, Illinois. --- 1893-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Leep, Harry and Edith Alberda. Recollections: 1 item, 26 leaves. Chicago, Illinois - Manhattan, Montana. --- 1902-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 15-17: Lehman, Nell Lebbe Schornagel and Ton Schornagle and Louis Lehman. Letters and documents: 32 items, photocopy. Grand Haven, Michigan Noord Holland; Zuid Holland; Toronto, Ontario - Grand Haven, Michigan; Netherlands. N. Lehman and husbands to relatives and vice versa. --- 1941-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Leijnse, B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Middelburg, Zeeland - USA. B. Leijnse to relatives. --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Lemmen, Gerrit and Kaatje. Document: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Allegan, Michigan. Agreement between G. and K. Lemmen and Hendrik Ten Brink. --- 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lemmes, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Zeeland, Michigan - Yerseke, Zeeland. J. Lemmes to friend. --- 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Levenkamp, John A. Letters: 2 items, photocopy and microfilm, with transcription and translation. Sioux Center, Iowa - Borculo, Michigan. J. A. Levenkamp to H. Harm Avink. --- 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Levenkamp, John H. Letters: 10 items, photocopy and microfilm, with transcription and translation. Sioux Center, Iowa - Barchem, Gelderland. J. H. Levenkamp to W. Bouwmeester. --- 1891-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Levenkamp, Teunis. Letters: 3 items, photocopy and microfilm, with transcription and translation. Sioux Center, Iowa - Barchem, Gelderland. T. Levenkamp to Bouwmeester. --- 1897-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Lie, Mado. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. De Haag, Zuid Holland - Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Relatives to M. Lie. --- 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Ligterink, W. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Chicago, Illinois - Aalten, Gelderland. Published in De Graafschaps Bode, 24 Oct 1970.Anonymous to relatives. --- 1868Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Lingbeek, H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Inwood, Ontario - Veendam, Groningen. H. Lingbeek to family. --- 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Lion, Jan and Alida Westerhof. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Holland, Michigan - Garnwerd, Groningen. J. and A. Lion to relatives. --- 1912-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Lohuis, Roelof and Johanna. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Lime Springs, Iowa - Netherlands. R. and J. Lohuis to relatives. --- 1869-1901Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Loman, Hendrik. Letter: 1 item, translated photocopy. Groningen, Michigan - Netherlands. H. Loman to friends. --- 1869Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Lootsma, Geertje Armour. Letter: 1 item, 8 leaves. Terneuzen, Zeeland - Hoboken, New Jersey. --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Louis. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Winterswijk, Gelderland - USA. Louis to sister. --- 1945Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Louwenaar, W. J. Letter: 1 item. St. Jacobiparochie - Paterson, New Jersey. W. J. Louwenaar to Rinsche Spoelhof. --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lubbers, Marge. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Chicago, Illinois - Groningen, Groningen. M. Lubbers to Theo G. Hoekstra. --- 1946-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Lubbers, Nellie. Letters: 3 items. Holland, Michigan - Ripon, California. N. Lubbers to Alice Nykamp (Mrs. John W.). --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Lucasse, William J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Kalamazoo, Michigan - Netherlands. W. J. Lucasse to relatives. --- 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Luidens, Jacob. Letter: 1 item, photocopy,with transcription and translation.  Grand Rapids, Michigan - DenHelder, Noord Holland. J. Luidens to Jan Alberts Bakker. --- 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Luinenga, Engberd. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Grand Haven, Michigan - Groningen, Groningen. E. Luinenga to relatives. --- 1881-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 7-8: Lummen, Marinus. Recollections: 1 item, 131 leaves, with transcription. Netherlands - Fremont, Michigan. --- 1881-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Luurtsma, K. Letter: 1 item, with transcription and translation. Chicago, Illinois - Spijk, Groningen. K. Luurtsema to friends. --- 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Luteyn, Izaak Adriaan, Letters: 1 folder, letters and documents. Nanton, Alberta Canada to IJzendijke, Zeeland, Netherlands. Adrian Luteyn to his family and items following his death due to drowning. --- 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 11-12: Lycklama a Nijeholt, Jelle (James) and Wemkje (Wilma) Boonstra. Diaries: 2 volumes (65 pages), photocopy, with translation. Comlachie, Embro, Burlington, Ontario - Blija, Friesland. Jelle and Wim Lycklama a Nijeholt to Wypke Lycklama a Nijeholt and Renske Algera. --- 1948-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lyklema, Sjirk (Chas). Letters: 6 items, photocopy. Maywood, Illinois - Oudega and Nijland, Friesland. S. Lyklema to Johannes Lyklema. --- 1914-1922Add to your cart.

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