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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 13: Last Name: MAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Maas, J. H. W. and H. J. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Cincinnati, Ohio - Kotten and Winterswijk, Gelderland. J. H. W. and H. J. Maas to J. D. Vardink and J. W. Tennink. --- 1878-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 15: MacPherson, J. H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy.  Heemstede, Noord Holland - Den Helder, Noord Holland. J. H. MacPherson to C. Lebbe. --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Madru, Ethel Velders. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, English. New York, New York -unknown location. E. Madru to relative. --- 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Maigret, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Utrecht, Utrecht - Williamson, New York. J. Maigret to Maryn Van der Boegh. --- 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Mantel, Jan. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Fresno, California - Andijk, Noord Holland. J. Mantel to relatives. --- 1901-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mantingh, Jantien. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Holland, Michigan - Netherlands. J. Mantingh to relatives. --- 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Marsilje, Isaac. Recollections: 1 item, 17 leaves. Groede, Zeeland - Holland, Michigan. --- 1846-1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Mast, Jan. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Zeeland, Netherlands -unknown location. J. Mast to relatives and friends. --- 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Maurits, Arie and Trijnie. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Oud Beyerland, Zuid Holland - Hawthorne, New York. A. and T. Maurits to Jan De Man. --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mazereeuw, Nellie. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Netherlands. N. Mazereeuw to friends. --- 1913-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Medema, Geert J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Creston, Iowa - Giekerk, Friesland. G. J. Medema to uncle. --- 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Medendorp, J. van der Veen. Recollections: 1 item, 4 leaves, with translation. Haren, Groningen - USA. Entitled, My Trip to America in 1920. --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Meekhof, Mijne and Willemiene. Letters: 6 items, photocopy. Lucas, Michigan - Havelte, Drenthe. M. and W. Meekhof to relatives. --- 1915-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Meer, Ysbrand. Recollections: 1 item, 1 leaf, translated photocopy. Netherlands - Chicago, Illinois. --- 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Meijer, G. H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Pella, Iowa - Bloomington, Indiana. G. H. Meijer to Hendrik van Asselt. --- 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Meijer, J. Travel account: 1 item, 13 leaves, photocopy. Groningen, Groningen - London, Ontario. --- 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Meindersma, Geziena. Recollections: 1 item, 34 leaves, transcribed photocopy, with translation. Beetsterzwaag, Friesland - Lacombe, Alberta. Entitled, The Story of Durk and Geziena Meindersma. --- 1914-1982Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Meinen, G. J. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Lintelo, Gelderland - Oostburg, Wisconsin. G. J. Meinen to Jan Willem Klanderman. --- 1887-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Meisner, Albert. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation.  Plainfield, New Jersey - Netherlands. A. Meisner to relatives. --- 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mellema, Adriaantje Boonstra. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. East Palmyra, New York - St. Annaparochie, Friesland. A. Mellema to Aaltje Hoitsma Boonstra. --- 1929-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mellema, Jacob Pieters. Travel account and business records, 1 item, 67 leaves, photocopy. St. Annaparochie, Friesland - Rochester, New York. --- 1889-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mensenk, M. Letter: 1 item, transcription, with translation. Albany, New York - Netherlands. M. Mensenk to friends. --- 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mensink, Herman. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Diamond, Missouri - Dalfsen, Overijssel. H. Mensink to G. H. Neuteboom. --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mensonides, Ruth Oost. Letters: 3 items. Akkrum, Friesland - Alden and Woodstock, Illinois. Friends to R. Mensonides. --- 1914-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Merizon, Wilhelmina. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with translation. Colijnsplaat, Zeeland - Kalamazoo, Michigan. W. Merizon to relatives. --- 1889-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Meulink, Berend and Lubbigje Schaapman. Letters: 47 items, photocopy. Ripon, California - Hasselt, Overijssel. B. and L. Meulink to relatives. --- 1916-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Meulink, Berend and Lubbigje Schaapman. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translation. Ripon, California - Hasselt, Overijssel. B. and L. Meulink to H. Meulink, M. Schroten, and A. Dijk. Compiled by J.Schroten. Translated by M. J. Ehlers and D. Hoogland. --- 1913-1939,1961-1963, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Meyer, G. H. Letter: 1 item, translated photocopy. Pella, Iowa - Netherlands. G. H. Meyer to H. Van Asselt. --- 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meyer, Hans. Letters: 11 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Holland, Michigan - Leens, Groningen. H. Meyer to H. and A. Riesma. --- 1871-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meyer, Steven. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Grand Haven, Michigan - Netherlands. S. Meyer to relatives. --- 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Meyers, H. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Keokuk, Iowa - Leens, Groningen. H. Meyers to relatives. --- 1888-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Michell, J. Else. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with one translation. Amsterdam, Noord Holland - Chicago, Illinois. J. E. Michell to A. Leenstra. --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Michmershuizen, Hendrik Grypmoet. Recollections and cemetery records: 1 item, 3 leaves, photocopy. Overisel, Michigan. --- 1840-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Middag, Barend and Geertruida van Doorne. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with translation. Culemborg, Gelderland - Grand Haven, Michigan. B. Middag to parents and Martinus Van Doorne. --- 1862-1878Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Miedema, Benjamin and Mulder, Froukje. Letter fragments: 1 item, 6 leaves, photocopy. Friesland - Wisconsin. B. Miedema, F. Mulder to Y. K. Tamminga and other relatives. --- 1851-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miedema, F. J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Netherlands - [Pella, Iowa]. F. J. Miedema to sister and brother-in-law. --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20-21: Miedema, Wybe and Ann.  Letters: 57 items, with a 1 volume translation. Manitoba and Ontario, Canada - Hallumeer Hoek, Netherlands. Entitled, The Miedema Letters. --- 1951-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mierop, C. Letter: 1 item. Rehoboth, New Mexico - Grand Rapids, Michigan. C. Mierop to Jan Jansma. --- 1931Add to your cart.
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Folder 1-4: Minnema, Frank and Renske. Letters: 42 items, photocopy. Randolph, Wisconsin - Midwolda, Friesland. --- 1920-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mol, Joseph. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Rilland, Zeeland. J. Mol to Abraham Mol. --- 1905Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Molenaar, Jacoba Akkerman. Letters: Roseland, Illinois - Heer Hugowaard, Noord Holland. J. A. Molenaar to K. Leegwater family. --- 1878-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Molendijk, Helena Meijboom. Letters: 5 items, photocopy, with translation. Pernis, Zuid Holland - Holland, Michigan. H. M. Molendijk to relatives. --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 8-9: Monnee, Cornelis and Jacoba Cornelia van der Veeke. Letters: 18 items, photocopy,with transcription and translation. New York, New York - Zierikzee, Zeeland. C. and J. C. Monnee to Dingenes van der Veeke. --- 1847-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Monshouwer, A. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Tzum, Friesland - Hawthorne, New York. A. Monshouwer to Jan de Man. --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Monshouwer, Gert. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Nieuwendijk, Zuid Holland - Hawthorne, New York. G. Monshouwer to Jan de Man. --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Monster, C. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Ambacht, Zuid Holland - Hawthorne, New York. C. Monster to Jan De Man. --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Moolenstee, Cornelis. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Prairie Village, Wisconsin - Portsmouth, Ohio. C. Moolenstee to John C. Molster. --- 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 14: More, G. B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Grand Haven, Michigan - Grand Haven, Michigan. G. B. More to Teunis (Ton) Schornagel. --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Muderman, Hendrik. Letters: 15 letters. 'sGravenhage, Zuid Holland -Grand Rapids, Mcihigan. B. van Aaldrenen to Hendrik Muiderman. --- 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Muijrs, M. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Pocahontas, Arkansas - Nieuwstadt, Limburg. M. Muijrs to relatives. --- 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mulder, Anje Nieveen. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Denton, Texas; East Orange, Iowa; Stuttgart, Kansas - Netherlands. A. Mulder to S. Smit and relatives. --- 1883-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Mulder, Charles. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Holland, Michigan - Staphorst, Overijssel. C. Mulder to A. J. van Spijker. --- 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mulder, Hendrik. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with translation. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Lemmer, Friesland. H. Mulder to P. de Rook. --- 1910-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mulder, J. B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Holland, Michigan - Ellsworth, Michigan. J. B. Mulder to John Rubingh. --- 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Mulder, James. Telegram: 1 item, photocopy. Muskegon, Michigan - Amsterdam, Noord Holland. J. Mulder to Abraham Kuyper. --- 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mulder, Niske. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Adrian, Minnesota - Menaldum, Friesland. N. Mulder to J. Postema. --- 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Mulder, P. Letters: 2 items, with transcription and translation. Uitwellingerga, Friesland - USA. P. Mulder to relatives. --- 1914-1915Add to your cart.

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