Online Publications

Digitized translations, transcriptions & manuscript images of documents related to New Netherland

Correspondence, 1647–1653

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.

Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642–1647

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

Curacao Papers

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

New Netherland Bibliography

Primary and secondary sources related to the Dutch colony and its legacy

New Netherland Research Center

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

Privatizing Colonization

The Patroonship of Rennselaerswijck

From Gothic Window to Kloosterkozijn

Understanding material culture of New Netherland

Archaeology of Fort Orange and Beverwijck

Uncovering two phases of colonial development

About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More


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