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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 61
Folder 17: Taay, Jan. Letters: 2 items. Noordbroek, Groningen - Manton, Michigan. J. Taay to W. M. Hilbrands. --- 1946-1947
Folder 18: Taffijn, C. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Den Haag, Zuid Holland - Holland, Michigan. C. J. Taffijn to P. Van Tuinen. --- 1947-1948
Folder 19: Talen, Jacob. Letters: 3 items, transcription. New Holland, Michigan - Staphorst, Overijssel. J. Talen to friends. --- 1883-1886
Folder 20: Tamboer, Arie. Letters: 27 items. Zuid Holland and Noord Holland - Clifton, New Jersey. Relatives to A. Tamboer. --- 1950-1980
Folder 21: Tamboer, L. Letter: 1 item. Alblasserdam, Zuid Holland - Clifton, New Jersey. L. Tamboer to A. Tamboer. --- 1979
Folder 22: Tamboer, Steven. Letter: 1 item. Wellington, Ontario - Dirksland, Zuid Holland. S. Tamboer to A. Tamboer. --- 1926
Folder 23: Tanis, Evert. Letters: 7 items. Hudsonville, Michigan - Ripon, California. E. Tanis to Alice Nykamp (Mrs. John W.). --- 1932-1934
Folder 24-26: Te Baerts, Julia and Jan. Letters: 38 items, photocopy. Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Knoxville, Tennessee. J. and J. te Baerts to A. Benning. --- 1957-1981
Folder 27: Teitsma, D. Letter: 1 item. Stiens, Friesland - Paterson, New Jersey. D. Teitsma to F. de Haan. --- 1914
Folder 28: Te Kolste, H. and G. H. Doornink. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Holland, Wisconsin - Netherlands. H. and G. H. te Kolste to J. H. Doornink. --- 1858
Folder 29: Te Kolste, Hendrik. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Firth, Nebraska - Netherlands. H. te Kolste to relatives. --- 1904
Folder 30: Teerink, Johannes Hendrikus. Letters: 4 items, with translation. Amsterdam, SS Leerdam, Le Mars, Iowa -Zutphen, Netherlands. J.H. Teerink to father and sisters. --- 1887-1889
Folder 31: Temminck, J. A. Letters: 3 items, photocopy. Tuil, Gelderland - Grand Haven, Michigan. J. A. Temminck to Arie de Bruin, Mrs. Martines and E. Joh. van Doorne. --- 1898-1899View associated digital content.
Folder 32: Ten Cate, J. H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Graafschap, Michigan - Orange City, Iowa. J. H. Ten Cate to children. --- 1876View associated digital content.
Folder 33: Ten Clay, Minnie Renskers (Mrs. Henry). Recollections: 1 item, 83 pages, transcription, English. Waukesha County, Wisconsin - Sheldon, Iowa. Entitled, History of the Christiaan Renskers Family. --- 1857-1969
Folder 34: Ten Hoeve, E. Letter: 1 item, with translation. Burgwerd, Friesland - Prairie View, Kansas. E. Ten Hoeve to H. Guichelaar. --- 1920
Folder 35-37: Ten Hoor, M. J. Letters: 39 items, photocopy. Various places, Groningen - Holland, Michigan. Relatives to M. J. ten Hoor. --- 1905-1937
Folder 38: Ten Hove, H. John. Letters: 3 items. Black Falds, Alberta - USA. H. J. Ten Hove to Gordon Oosterman. --- 1974
Folder 39: Ten Kate, Aaltje. Letters: 15 items, with translation. Kampen, Overijssel - Grand Rapids, Michigan. A. Ten Kate to Jan and Di Jansma. --- 1919-1927
Folder 40: Te Paske, Anthony. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Sioux Center, Iowa - Aalten, Gelderland. A. te Paske to J. B. te Paske. --- 1910
Folder 41: Terborg, Jan. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Groningen, Groningen - Roseland, Illinois. J. Terborg to relatives. --- 1900
Box 62
Folder 1: Te Selle, Derk Willem. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with translation. Kotten/Winterswijk, Gelderland -USA; Rotterdam, Zuid Holland - Winterswijk, Gelderland. D. W. Te Selle to C. Grutters; K. L. E. Van Heerde to D. W. Te Selle. --- 1873-1882
Folder 2: Te Selle, Gerrit Jan. Letters: 12 items, photocopy, with translation. Firth, Panama, and Holland, Nebraska - Winterswijk, Gelderland. G. J. Te Selle to Derk William te Selle and other relatives. --- 1873-1906
Folder 3-5: Te Selle, Harmen Jan. Letters: 21 items, transcription, with transcription. Holland, Wisconsin; Firth, Nebraska - Winterswijk and Kotten, Gelderland. H. J. Te Selle to relatives. --- 1865-1888
Folder 6: Te Selle, Jan Hendrik. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with translation. Holland, Nebraska - Kotten, Harderwijk, and Winterswijk, Gelderland. J. H. Te Selle to relatives. --- 1868-1895
Folder 7: t Hart, Arie and Cornelia de Ruiter. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Pernis, Zuid Holland. A. and C. 't Hart to Jan 't Hart. --- 1892-1906
Folder 8: Thiele, Wilhelm. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Pocahontas, Arkansas - Netherlands. W. Thiele to relatives. --- 1889
Folder 9: Tholens, A. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Tiel, Gelderland - [Pella, Iowa]. A. Tholens to J. Schippers. --- 1888
Folder 10: Thym, Frans. Letters: 26 items, photocopy. New York, New York - Netherlands. F. Thym to relatives. --- 1878-1880
Folder 11: Tiesenga, A.L. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Appelscha, Friesland - Hudsonville, Michigan. A. L. Tiesenga to Pieter Karsten. --- 1906View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Tigelaar, Jacob. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Forest Grove, Michigan - Appelscha, Friesland. J. Tigelaar to Jan Stevens Tigelaar. --- 1891View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Tijmes, Roelof and Hendrikje. Letters: 2 items. Graafschap, Michigan - Netherlands. R. and H. Tijmes to relatives. --- 1900
Folder 14: Tillema, Erik. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Sappemeer, Groningen - Lynden, Washington. E. Tillema to Clarence van Dijken (Klaas van Dyken). --- 1979
Folder 15: Tilma, Antje. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Onderdendam, Groningen - Momence, Illinois and Richland, Missouri. A. Tilma to Pierre Tilma and Grie. --- 1956-1960
Folder 16: Tilma, E. Letters: 8 items, photocopy. Winsum and Bedum, Groningen; Arnemuiden, Zeeland - St. Anne, Illinois. Harm and Yte Poelman to E. Tilma. --- 1957-1960
Folder 17: Tilma, Jens and Tine. Letters: 9 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Spijk and Loppersum, Groningen - St. Anne, Illinois. J. and T. Tilma to E. Tilma. --- 1956-1961
Folder 18: Tilma, M. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Onderdendam, Groningen - Richland, Missouri. M. Tilma to E[elke] Tilma. --- 1956
Folder 19: Tilma, P. Letters: 10 items, photocopy. Onderdendam, Groningen - Richland, Missouri. Momence, Illinois. P. Tilma to E. Tilma. --- 1956-1959
Folder 20: Tilma, Scott (donor). Letters: 10 items, photocopy. Groningen, Groningen - St. Anne, Illinois. Relatives to Jan and Dri, Eelke, and Jantje Tilma. --- 1949-1960
Box 63
Folder 1: Tilma, Siebe and Akke. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Kootstertille, Friesland - Richland, Missouri. S. and A. Tilma to E. Tilma. --- 1961
Folder 2: Tilma, Sjoerd and Peggy. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Fort Victoria, Rhodesia - Momence, Illinois. S. and P. Tilma to E. Tilma. --- 1956-1958
Folder 3: Tilma, Wiets. Letters: 9 items, photocopy. Onderdendam, Groningen - St. Anne, Illinois. W. Tilma to Eelke Tilma. --- 1959-1961
Folder 4: Timmer, Jan, Jr. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Zeeland, Michigan - Beilen, Drenthe. J. Timmer to relatives. --- [1890]
Folder 5: Timmer, John M. Letters: 2 items. Hamilton and Moline, Michigan - Ripon, California. J. M. Timmer to Alice Nykamp (Mrs. John W.). --- 1932-1933
Folder 6: Timmer, Klaas. Travel account and letters: 3 items, transcription, with translation. Orange City, Iowa - Aalden, Drenthe. K. Timmer to relatives and friends. --- 1880-1881
Folder 7: Timmer, L. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Lake City, Michigan - Oosterwijtwerd, Groningen. L. Timmer to Siewke Smit. --- 1888
Folder 8: Timmerman, Roelof.  Letters: 32 items, photocopy.  Michigan (New Holland, Holland, Black River, Olive Centre, North Holland Zeeland, Drenthe, Borculo, Noordeloos) - Staphorst, Overijssel. R. Timmerman and others to friends and relatives. --- 1849-1945
Folder 9: Timmerman, Sarel. Letter: 1 item. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Yerseke, Zeeland. S. Timmerman to D. Schipper. --- 1884
Folder 10: Tinkham, John F. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, English. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Holland, Michigan. J. F. Tinkham to K. Schaddelee. --- 1872
Folder 11: Tobi, L. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Tholen, Zeeland - USA. L. Tobi to Ben Schipper. --- 1882View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Toering, Harmen Fokkes and Johanna Klases Knol. Letters: 12 items, photocopy, with translation. Mc Cool, Indiana; Hinckley, Minnesota - Luinjeberd, Friesland. H. F. and J. Toering to relatives. --- 1881-1932
Folder 13: Tolkamp, Annie E. Pieterman. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Aalten, Gelderland - Hawthorne, New York. A. E. Tolkamp to Sue and Jan de Man, Sr. --- 1979
Folder 14: Tolsma, S. C. (and J. S. de Jong - scribe). Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Leeuwarden and Hallum, Friesland - USA. S. C. Tolsma to relatives and friends. --- 1900-1911
Folder 15: Tonnis, Albert. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Rivera, California - Eext, Drenthe. A. Tonnis to H. Rutgers. --- 1924-1926
Folder 16: Trap, Jan. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Oosterend, Texel, Noord Holland - Los Angeles and Escalon, California. J. Trap to J. de Visser and S. Tilma. --- 1952-1973
Folder 17: Triezenberg, Herman. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Chicago, Illinois - Opwierde, Groningen. H. Triezenberg to Jan Smit. --- 1918
Folder 18: Tromp, Geertje Bandringa. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Chicago, Illinois - Pieterburen, Groningen. G. Tromp to Klaas Jansen. --- 1884
Folder 19: Tromp, M. H. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Woudsend, Friesland - Grand Rapids, Michigan. M. H. Tromp to D. Bloksma. --- 1878
Folder 20: Tuokkola, Jouko. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Loretto, Ontario - Cuyk, Noord Brabant. J. Tuokkola to H. Werten Diels. --- 1987-1989
Folder 21: Turkenburg, Wim and Trudy. Letters: 19 items, photocopy. Madison, Wisconsin; Grand Rapids, Michigan - Boskoop, Zuid Holland. W. and T. Turkenburg to Piet de Man. --- 1951-1959
Folder 22: Tuttle, Ethel and Charles. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Fairport, New York - Cadzand, Zeeland. E. and C. Tuttle to W. J. Robijn. --- 1971
Folder 23: Tysseling, Mina. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Pella, Iowa - Schoonebeek, Drenthe. M. Tysseling to relatives. --- 1888
Folder 24: Tysseling, Willem and Hermina Overbergen. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Elkton, Minnesota - Amsterdam, Noord Holland. W. and H. Tysseling to R. A. van Holthoorn. --- 1914-1919

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