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

ID: COLL/078

Extent: 77.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

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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Box 40
Folder 24: Naber, Alvin and Bernice. Letters: 6 items. Holland, Michigan - Ripon, California. A. and B. Naber to John and Alice Nykamp. --- 1938
Folder 25: Naber, John and Cecil. Letters: 5 items. Three Rivers, Michigan - Ripon, California. J. and C. Naber to Alice Nykamp (Mrs. John W.). --- 1938-1939
Folder 26: Nabuurs, Jan. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Cardigan, Prince Edward Island - Westerbeek, Noord Brabant. J. Nabuurs to friends and children. --- 1955-1958
Folder 27: Nabuurs, Pete. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Cardigan, Prince Edward Island - Westerbeek, Noord Brabant. P. Nabuurs to H. Lemmen. --- 1964
Folder 28: Nagelkerke, Cornelis. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Bergen op Zoom, Noord Brabant - Byron Center, Michigan. C. Nagelkerke to A. Lambregtse. --- 1951-1953
Folder 29: Nagelkerke, Creesje. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Rilland, Zeeland - Byron Center, Michigan. C. Nagelkerke to A. Lambregtse. --- 1949-1951
Folder 30: Nagels, J. H. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Addison, Illinois - Enschede, Overijssel. J. H. Nagels to relatives. --- 1858
Folder 31: Namminga, Jacob. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Springfield, South Dakota - Alkmaar, Noord Holland. J. Namminga to Geertje van Dyk Namminga. --- 1976
Folder 32: Nanninga, P. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Richland, Missouri - Onderdendam, Groningen. P. Nanninga to E. Tilma. --- 1955
Folder 33: Nanninga, T. Valkema. Letters: 4 items, with translation. Houwerzijl, Groningen - Grand Rapids, Michigan. T. Nanninga to Jan A. Warners. --- 1945-1946
Box 41
Folder 1: Natelborg, Derk and Mina. Recollections and Poesie book: 2 items with translated recollections. Uithuizen, Groningen - Chicago, Illinois. --- 1833-1890, 1881-1941
Folder 2: Nauta, Beert Annes.  Travel Account: 1 item, photocopy,with translation. --- 1909
Folder 3-6: Neutel, Albert and Roelofje. Letters: 84 items, photocopy. Glen Williams, Ontario - Nieuweroord, Drenthe. A. and R. Neutel to relatives. --- 1955-1984
Folder 7: Nevenzel, Gerrit Jan. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Hamilton, Michigan - Den Ham, Overijssel. G. J. Nevenzel to Gerrit Jan Nevenzel. --- 1895-1914
Folder 8: Newhouse (Nieuwenhuyze), Sidney. Recollections: 1 item. Netherlands - California. --- 1974
Folder 9-12: Nicolai, Rienk. Letters: 42 items, photocopy, with translation. Edam, Saskatchewan - Drogeham, Friesland. R. Nicolai to G. P. Nicolai. --- 1930-1935
Folder 13: Nieboer-Rozema, Harmtje.  Letter: 1 item, photocopy,translation. Sandstone, Minnesota - Stadskanaal, Groningen. H. Nieboer-Rozema to Tobinus Rozema. --- 1914
Folder 14: Nieboer, Willem. Travel account and letters: 3 items, photocopy, with translation. Iron Springs and  Springridge, Alberta - Emmen, Drenthe. W. Nieboer to Anne Van der Leest. --- 1926-1938
Folder 15-16: Nieborg, Okko and Eilina Jansonius. Letters: 18 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Platte, South Dakota; Martha and Teals, Tennessee - Oosterwijtwerd, Groningen. O. and E. Nieborg to relatives. --- 1889-1921
Folder 17: Niemeijer, Klaas. Letters: 26 items, photocopy. Chicago and Hinsdale, Illinois - Middelstum, Groningen. K. Niemeijer to relatives. --- 1904-1955View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Nienhuis, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Chicago, Illinois - Netherlands. J. Nienhuis to relatives. --- 1873
Folder 19: Nienhuis, Markus E. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Grand Haven, Michigan - Ulrum, Groningen. M. E. Nienhuis to relatives. --- 1854
Box 42
Folder 1: Nienhuis, Sebe. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Chicago, Illinois - Spijk, Groningen. S. Nienhuis to H. Nienhuis. --- 1889-1903
Folder 2: Nieuwboer, Johan. Letters: 40 items, transcription. Iowa and Minnesota - Spakenburg, Utrecht. J. Nieuwboer to relatives. --- 1910-1931
Folder 3-4: Nieuwenhuijse, Boudewijn. Letters: 27 items, photocopy. Franklin, Wisconsin - Kloetinge, Zeeland. B. Nieuwenhuijse to relatives. --- 1852-1862
Folder 5: Nieuwenhuis, Epe. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Roseland, Illinois - Groningen, Groningen. E. Nieuwenhuis to M. Sikkema. --- 1911
Folder 6: Nieuwenhuis, Jacobus. Travel account and poem: 2 items, 7 leaves, photocopy, with transcription. Oostburg, Wisconsin - Hoedekenskerke, Zeeland. J. Nieuwenhuis to relatives. --- 1880
Folder 7: Nieuwenhuis, John. Letters: 2 items, photocopy,with translation. Mabton, Washington - Den Ham, Groningen. J. Nieuwenhuis to relatives. --- 1935-1941
Folder 8: Nieuwenhuis, Maria F. Kleveringa. Letter: 1 item, transcribed photocopy with translation. Uithuizermeeden, Groningen - Buitendijks, Netherlands. M. F. Nieuwenhuis to relatives. --- 1864
Folder 9: Nieuwenhuis, Mello. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Fresno, California - Aduard, Groningen. M. Nieuwenhuis to Freerk Nieuwenhuis. --- 1937
Folder 10: Nieuwenhuize, Cornelis. Letters: 15 items, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Krabbendijke, Zeeland. C. Nieuwenhuize to A. Dijk. --- 1908-1915
Folder 11: Nieuwenhuizen, Marianne. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Zeist, Utrecht - Hawthorne, New York. M. Nieuwhuizen to Jan De Man. --- 1978
Folder 12: Nieveen, Cornelia. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Platte, South Dakota; Lynden, Washington - Iowa. C. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1903-1907
Folder 13: Nieveen, Cornelis Sieuwke. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with translation. Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas - Netherlands. C. S. Nieveen to S. Smit. --- 1881-1901
Folder 14: Nieveen, Martha. Recollections: 1 item, 3 leaves. South Dakota. --- [1930]
Box 43
Folder 1: Nieveen, Martin M. Letters: 43 items, photocopy. Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota - Netherlands. M. M. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1882-1898View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Nieveen, Martje Smit. Letters: 14 items, photocopy. Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota - Netherlands. M. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1882-1904View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Nieveen, Melle. Letters: 10 items, photocopy, with translation. Denton, Texas, and Pella, Iowa - Netherlands. M. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1881-1888
Folder 4: Nieveen, Nanco. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with translation. Alton, Iowa. Panama, Nebraska - Netherlands. N. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1883-1906
Folder 5: Nieveen, Pieter. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. East Orange, Iowa - Netherlands. P. Nieveen to relatives. --- 1880-[1886]
Folder 6: Niewald, Sitje. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Chicago, Illinois - Oterleek, Noord Holland. S. Niewald to Riekie and Gerrit Voogt. --- 1949-1951
Folder 7: Nijboer, Jan. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Holland, Michigan - Dalfsen, Overijssel. J. Nijboer to relatives. --- 1945
Folder 8: Nijenhuis, H. J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Muscatine, Iowa - Winterswijk, Gelderland. H. J. Nijenhuis to children. --- 1854
Folder 9: Nijenhuis, J. B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Muscatine, Iowa - Winterswijk, Gelderland. J. B. Nijenhuis to relatives. --- 1881
Folder 10: Nijenhuis, Jan Willem. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translation. Newark, New Jersey - Winterswijk, Gelderland. J. W. Nijenhuis to L. Mulder. --- 1908
Folder 11: Nijenhuis, Johanna Geziena. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Muscatine, Iowa - Winterswijk, Gelderland. J. G. Nijenhuis to relatives. --- 1865
Folder 12: Nijenhuis, Pietertje van Dam. Letters: 15 items, photocopy. Overisel, Michigan; Orange City, Iowa - Netherlands. P. Nijenhuis to relatives. --- 1865-1978
Folder 13: Nijenhuis, Willem. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Muscatine, Iowa - Winterswijk, Gelderland. W. Nijenhuis to relatives. --- 1866
Folder 14: Nijland, Franz, Joseph, and John. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Fort Wayne, Indiana - Oldenzaal, Gelderland. F., J., and J. Nijland to R. Nijland. --- 1946-1957
Folder 15: Nijsten, Alfons. Letters: 19 items, photocopy. Edmonton, Alberta - Maastricht, Limburg. Nijsten to Rudi Pasman. --- 1951-1961
Folder 16: Nollen, Gerhard Hedrickus. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Pella, Iowa - Wierden, Overijssel. G. H. Nollen to Henry Nollen. --- 1859
Folder 17: Nollen, John. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Pella, Iowa - Wierden, Overijssel. J. Nollen to relatives. --- 1859
Folder 18: Nomes, Aagje Akkerman. Letters: 3 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Roseland, Illinois - Netherlands. A. Nomes to J. Molenaar Akkerman and Albert Dekker. --- 1877-1912
Folder 19: Noordewier, J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Lafayette, Indiana -unknown location. J. Noordewier to J. Rubingh. --- 1878View associated digital content.
Folder 20: Noorthoek, Joseph. Travel account: 1 item, 49 pages, photocopy, with translation. Grand Rapids, Michigan - St. Philipsland, Zeeland. --- 1910View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Noordhoff, Catharina. Picture postcard: 1 item, photocopy. Salt Lake City, Utah - Enumatil, Groningen. C. Noordhoff to Trientje Noordhoff. --- 1910
Folder 22: Nuss, Edward. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Waukesha, Wisconsin - Plymouth, Wisconsin. E. Nuss to Jan Cevaal. --- 1915
Folder 23: Nykamp, Alice (Mrs. John W.). Letters: 10 items. California and Michigan - Michigan and California. A. Nykamp to relatives. --- 1919-1938
Folder 24: Nykamp, Henry K. Letter: 1 item. Hamilton, Michigan - Ripon, California. H. K. Nykamp to Alice Nykamp (Mrs. John W.). --- 1931
Folder 25: Nyland, Marija. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Buffalo, New York - Michigan. M. Nyland to sister. --- 1856

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