Digitized translations, transcriptions & manuscript images of documents related to New Netherland
This collection of official correspondence records the first six years of Petrus Stuyvesant’s tenure as Director-General of New Netherland, replacing the disastrous Willem Kieft. Stuyvesant would serve in this position until 1664, when the English took New Netherland by force from the Dutch.
New Netherland's Register of the Provincial Secretary contains a vast array of legal documents that were filed with the secretary in conjunction with civil and criminal proceedings. Records relating to the administration of real property include deeds, leases, mortgages, indentures, patents, and surveys
The Curaçao Papers document the West India Company’s activities in the Caribbean during the seventeenth century, supply information about the administration of affairs on Curaçao, and depict the commercial relationship between the islands and New Netherland.
Bibliographies & Sources
Aids for finding references and resources for studying New Netherland and the Dutch
Primary and secondary sources related to the Dutch colony and its legacy
The New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library
Essays & Talks
A collection by scholars associated with the New Netherland Project and the New Netherland Research Center
The Patroonship of Rennselaerswijck
Understanding material culture of New Netherland
Uncovering two phases of colonial development