From 1974 to 2010, the New Netherland Project translated and transcribed over 7,000 pages of Dutch-language administrative records from the archives of New Netherland, now in the collections of the New York State Archives and Albany County Hall of Records. The New Netherland Research Center continues this work to the present. The translations have been published in twelve books as part of the New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch / New Netherland Documents series. The introductions to these books are printed here.
Please not that the introduction to Volume 8, which was published last year, will be added shortly.
Arent van Curler & the Flatts
History, Archaeology & Art illuminate a Life on the Hudson
Kiliaen van Rensselaer
A biography by Janny Venema
Books for Young Adults
Several books that paint a portrait of New Netherland for young adults
Papers of Hans Bontemantel
Records from the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Co.
What Was New Netherland?
An introduction to the people and places of Dutch North America
For over three decades, 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
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. More
By supporting NNI you help increase awareness of the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland and its legacy in America.