From the Vaults: Dutch Nursery Rhymes

In the early days of the Holland Society, Members and Friends collected and compiled many publications on early New Netherland cultural history. This pamphlet, published in 1890, is entitled Dutch Nursery Rhymes of Colonial Times, and offers English translations.  Read or download the pamphlet at the link below. Dutch Nursery Rhymes of Colonial Times 1890

From the Vaults: Grover Cleveland Addresses the Holland Society

Grover Cleveland Theodore Roosevelt was not the only President of the United States to address the Holland Society at an Annual Meeting. In 1901, Grover Cleveland spoke to the Holland Society about the campaign in the Philippines and the Boer War, denouncing both. According to The New York Times, who reproduced his speech, President Cleveland’s speechContinue reading From the Vaults: Grover Cleveland Addresses the Holland Society

From the Vaults: The Dutch of The Netherlands in The Making of America

Every month we aim to digitize another of our publications for access by our membership. This month’s digitization is a speech given by William Elliot Griffis to the Holland Society in 1921. The printed speech discusses Griffis’ claim that the Netherlands was the model and guide for the foundation of the United States of America.Continue reading From the Vaults: The Dutch of The Netherlands in The Making of America

Online Archives Update: The Chronicles of the Burgher Guard

We are currently working on digitizing our publications and our archives. Check out our latest digitization, The Chronicles of the Burgher Guard, on our ISSUU profile here. As we work to revive the Burgher Guard, please be in touch with our Captain, Sarah Bogart, if you are interested in joining! You can reach her at website@hollandsociety.org.

Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection Now Accessible

A large resource for researchers of 17th-century Dutch History has recently been made accessible online. Finding aids are now available for the 98 cartons in the Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection at the University of California Berkeley Bancroft Library. The collection contains Engel Sluiter’s research notes and copies and transcriptions of historical documents from archivesContinue reading Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection Now Accessible

Digitizing of the Holland Society's Vertical Files

The Holland Society of New York, which has a vast collection of genealogical and historical information on the Dutch families who settled in North America over three centuries ago, is pleased to announce that it has begun digitizing its extensive file collection of letters, genealogies, and press clippings. This will enable its members and friends to accessContinue reading Digitizing of the Holland Society's Vertical Files