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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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Series 7: Last Name: G
Box 21
Folder 12: Gabriels, Frans. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Amsterdam, Noord Holland - Hawthorne, New York. F. Gabriels to J. De Man. --- 1978
Folder 13: Geertsma, Maarten. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with translation. Aduard, Groningen - Chicago, Illinois. M. Geertsema to Jannes Geertsema --- 1931
Folder 14: Gelok, Leen. Letters: 5 items, photocopy. Wolfaartsdijk, Zeeland - Byron Center, Michigan. L. Gelok to A. Lambregtse. --- 1949-1953
Folder 15: Gent, Abel W. and Hinderkie Bouws. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Chicago, Illinois - Nieuw Buinen, Drenthe. A. and H. Gent to relatives. --- 1891-1909
Folder 16: Gerrit. Letter: 1 item, with transcription and translation. Chicago, Illinois - Netherlands. Gerrit to parents. --- 1905
Folder 17: Gerrit. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Hardenberg, Overijssel - USA. Gerrit to Anna. --- 1945
Folder 18: Gesink, Bert G. Article: 1 item, 4 leaves, photocopy, with translation. Entitled, "Colonization in Colorado,"published in De Volksvriend, volume 59, no.7, (15 dec 1932). --- 1932
Folder 19: Gierveld, J. J. B. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Wierden, Overijssel - USA. J. J. B. Gierveld to friends. --- 1900
Folder 20: Gijsbers, Christiaan. Letter: 1 item. Hudson, Wisconsin - Bredevoort, Gelderland. C. Gijsbers to Jan Gijsbers. Published in The Hudson Star Observer. --- 1916, 1970
Folder 21: Gijsbers, J. H. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with partial translation. Arnhem, Gelderland - Grand Rapids, Michigan. J. H. Gijsbers to Johanna Heemstra. --- 1946
Folder 22: Gijsbers, Louis F. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Winterswijk, Gelderland - Grand Rapids, Michigan. L. F. Gijsbers to Johanna Heemstra. --- 1946
Folder 23: Glerum, Christiaan. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Schore, Zeeland - USA. C. Glerum to relatives. --- 1888
Folder 24: Glossbieger, C. F. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Nieuw-Scheemda, Groningen - Oude Pekela, Groningen. C. F. Glossbieger to Jacobus Schoonbeek. --- 1873
Folder 25: Godhardt, Adrianus Dominicus. Travel account: 1 item. 16 leaves, transcription, with translation. Den Haag, Zuid Holland - Hollandtown, Wisconsin. --- 1848
Folder 26: Goedhart, Jeanette Kuijt. Letters: 10 items, photocopy, with translation. Chicago, Illinois - Hilversum, Noord Holland. J. Goedhart to Kuijt family. --- 1907-1911
Folder 27: Goemans, Willem J. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Sioux Center, Iowa - Fijnaart, Noord Brabant. W. J. Goemans to C. Konings Koekkoek. --- 1907
Folder 28: Goldhoorn, Jakob. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Falmouth, Michigan - Beerta, Groningen. J. Goldhoorn to R. Bouman. --- 1902
Folder 29: Goldsteen, Janna. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Emmen, Drenthe - Noord Holland, Michigan. Janna Goldsteen to Christina Brouwer. --- 1878
Box 22
Folder 1-5: Gomes, E. Van Andel and Jan F. Letters:  72 items, photocopy, with partial translation. Den Helder, Noord Holland - Grand Haven, Michigan. E. and J.F. Gomes to Louis and Nell Lebbe Schornagel Lehman. --- 1947-1978
Folder 6: Gomes, Suzan C. Letters: 12 items, photocopy. Den Helder, Noord Holland - Grand Haven, Michigan. S. C. Gomes to Nell Lebbe Schornagel Lehman. --- 1970-1978
Folder 7: Goossen, Nel. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Terneuzen, Zeeland - Hawthorne, New York. N. Goossen to Jan De Man. --- 1977
Folder 8: Goris, J. J. Letters: 15 items, photocopy. Houwerzijl, Groningen - Momence and St. Anne, Illinois. Richland, Missouri. Lakewood, California. J. J. Goris to E. Tilma. --- 1956-1979
Folder 9: Goris, M. J. Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Houwerzijl, Groningen - Momence and  St. Anne, Illinois. M. J. Goris to P. Tilma. --- 1957
Folder 10: Gorter, Antje Brouwer. Letter: 1 item, transcription, with translation. Rodney, Iowa - Andijk, Noord Holland. A. B. Gorter to Betje Kooiman. --- 1902View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Gorter, Giene and Anna. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Kuinre, Overijssel - USA. G. and A. Gorter to Uncle Nieveen. --- [1900]
Folder 12: Gorter, Lourens. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Orange City, Iowa - Andijk, Noord Holland. L. Gorter to Pieter Kooiman. --- 1889-1902View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Gortworst, Hero D. A. Letter: 1 item, with translation. Amsterdam, Noord Holland - Hull, Iowa. H. D. A. Gortworst to W. Dijkstra. --- 1946View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Gosselink, Dirkje Kolenbrander. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Pella, Iowa - Gelderland, Netherlands. D. Gosselink to relatives. --- 1984
Folder 15: Goudzwaard, Krijn. Letters: 16 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. K. Goudswaard to relatives. --- 1873-1898View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Goulooze, Jacobus. Letter: 1 item. Kolijnsplaat, Zeeland - Grand Rapids, Michigan. J. Goulooze to James Blok. --- 1959
Folder 17: Gouwens, J. G. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Rotterdam, Zuid Holland - South Holland, Illinois. J. G. Gouwens to W. P. Gouwens. --- 1967
Folder 18: Gouwens, M. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Vlaardingen, Zuid Holland - South Holland, Illinois. M. Gouwens to W. P. Gouwens. --- 1967
Folder 19: Grandia, Jillis (Dielis). Letter: 1 item, photocopy,with translation. Pella, Iowa - Barendrecht, Zuid Holland. J. Grandia to Johannes Grandia. Published in Pella Chronicle, 6 July 2000. --- 1883
Folder 20: Grauer, Jacob J. Letters: 4 items, photocopy. Eburne, British Columbia - Gelderland, Netherlands and Coalhurst, Alberta. J. J. Grauer to Kees Van't Land. --- 1929-1961
Folder 21: Greydanus, Arie. Letters: 15 items, photocopy. Belgrade, Montana - Utrecht, Utrecht. A. Greydanus to Femmigje Cnossen. --- 1946-1949
Folder 22: Greydanus, Jannette. Letters: 1 item, photocopy. Ketchikan, Alaska - Sussex, England. J. Greydanus to Femmigje Cnossen. --- 1949
Folder 23: Griepsma, Lies Jorritsma and Piet. Letters: 4 items, photocopy, with partial translation. Sneek, Friesland - [California]. Mother to L. and P. Griepsma and other Jorritsma relatives. --- 1929
Folder 24: Griffijn, A. Letters: 2 items, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Zutphen, Gelderland - Pella, Iowa.  A. Griffijn to Smeenk family. --- 1849, 1978
Box 23
Folder 1: Groen, Pieter W. Letters: 17 items, photocopy, with translation. Ackley. Orange City, Iowa -Andijk, Noord Holland. P. W. Groen to Cees and Trijntje Groen van der Zande. --- 1865-1891
Folder 2: Groeneveld, T. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Puttershoek, Zuid Holland - USA. T. Groeneveld to relatives. --- 1899
Folder 3: Groenewal, Irene. Recollections: 7 leaves. Netherlands - North Haledon, New Jersey. --- 1948
Folder 4: Groot, D.  Letters: 2 items, photocopy. Orange City, Iowa - Zaandam and Wormerveer, Noord Holland. D. Groot to J. C. Roept. --- 1924
Folder 5: Groot, Nanne. Travel account: 9 leaves, photocopy, with translation. Vlissingen, Zeeland - New York, New York. --- 1889
Folder 6: Goot, P. S. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Heinkenszand, Zeeland - Hawthorne, New York. P. S. Groot to Jan De Man. --- 1978
Folder 7: Groote, Herman and Rena. Letters: 7 items, photocopy. Forest Park and Chicago, Illinois - Groningen, Groningen. H. and R. Groote to G. H. Scheringa van der Nald. --- 1932-1955
Folder 8: Grootemaat, Adriana. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Cadzand, Zeeland - Kalamazoo, Michigan. A. Grootemaat to uncle. --- 1856
Folder 9: Grootemaat, Kattarina Westraate. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Kalamazoo, Michigan - [Zeeland]. K. Grootemaat to relatives. --- 1855
Folder 10: Grootemaat, Matthijs. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Kalamazoo, Michigan - Goes, Zeeland. M. Grootemaat to aunt and uncle. --- 1861
Folder 11: Groothedde, R. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Teuge, Gelderland - USA. R. Groothedde to relatives. --- 1886
Folder 12: Groothuis, Dirk. Letter: 1 item. Amsterdam, Noord Holland - Clifton, New Jersey. D. Groothuis to A. Tamboer. --- 1979
Folder 13: Groothuis, Klaas. Letter: 1 item, photocopy. Grand Rapids, Michigan - Stedum, Groningen. K. Groothuis to Jaap Koopman. --- [1974]
Folder 14: Groothuis, Maria. Letter: 4 items, photocopy. Genemuiden, Overijssel - Holland, Michigan. --- 1850-1854
Folder 15-16: Groustra, Pieter and Jennie. Letters: 12 items, photocopy. Chicago and Roseland, Illinois - Groningen, Groningen and Den Haag, Zuid Holland. P. and J. Groustra to R. Ypes Groustra and Johannes R. Groustra. --- 1881-1941View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Guge, A. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription and translation. Edwardsburgh, Ontario - Goor, Overijsel. A. Guge to H. Holthuis. --- 1857
Folder 18: Guldemond, Adrian. Recollections: 1 item, 9 leaves, photocopy. Chatham, Ontario - Woodbridge, Ontario. An emigrant to A. Guldemond. --- 1926
Folder 19: Gulden, D. T. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Didam, Gelderland - Pella, Iowa. D. T. Gulden to John Nollen. --- 1867

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