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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
1895-2021
 MS 3034

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta (2017-2018, 2020, 2021)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 06, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers.

Restriction: In transferring this collection to the New-York Historical Society, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland (DHD) stipulated that the material under "Subseries IV.B. Membership Applications and Genealogical Proofs, 1895-2019," containing membership applications, supplemental applications, and working proof files, "be made available for scholarly research . . . 100 years after that member's birth year" (birth data is recorded with a member's name and unique number on their application). As the New-York Historical Society cannot revisit the collection annually to determine which applications have passed a century and should be deemed open, interested researchers should contact the DHD for details: www.hollanddames.org.

Use Restrictions

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as Records of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, MS 3034, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials

A 1664 deed (in Dutch) issued by Peter Stuyvesant, as Director General of New Netherland, to Govert Loockermans for land at Canarsie (now in Brooklyn), and an accompanying frame, made of wood from the pear tree Stuyvesant planted at what became the northeast corner of Third Avenue and East 13th Street in Manhattan, were given to the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland by Mrs. William E. (Emma Du Puy) Reed (ca. 1871-1962), a descendant of Loockermans, in 1933. The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland transferred both to the New-York Historical Society in 2015. They are cataloged as Y-AHMC - Stuyvesant deed (oversize small).

Separated Materials

In 1992 Mrs. Mildred Toombs of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, donated to the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland an anonymous Revolutionary War diary and tune book dated 1781-1782. This came to the New-York Historical Society with the records of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, but because it has no bearing on the operations and activities of the organization, it is cataloged separately as AHMC - Revolutionary War diary.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, 2015, 2019, 2021.

Processing Information

Archivist Joseph Ditta processed this collection in December 2017-February 2018, September 2020, and July 2021.