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Guide to the Records of the
Society of Daughters of Holland Dames,
Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
1895-2019
 MS 3034

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (2017-2018, 2020)

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Creator: Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
Title: Records of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland
Dates [inclusive]: 1895-2019
Abstract: Records of the still-active Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, a lineage organization open to qualified women who descend from Dutch settlers present in New Netherlands 1674 and earlier. The Daughters of Holland Dames' objectives are to perpetuate the memory and promote the virtues of the Dutch settlers by collecting and preserving historical and genealogical documents, encouraging historical research and erecting durable memorials in lasting tribute to the early Dutch settlers. Examples are: stained glass windows to Peter Stuyvesant at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery (1903), and to Henry Hudson at the New-York Historical Society (1908). Includes board minutes, financial records, correspondence, ephemera, and membership applications, which remain restricted until 100 years after a member's birth date.
Quantity: 31 Linear feet (in 31 record cartons).
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, with some instances of Dutch.
Call Phrase: MS 3034