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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


New-York Historical Society

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

Container List

Series I. Governance, 1895-2018

Arrangement

Series I is organized in four subseries:

Subseries I.A. Founding documents, 1895-2006
Subseries I.B. Board Meeting minutes, 1895-2013
Subseries I.C. Reports, 1898-2012
Subseries I.D. Officers' files, 1919-2018 (bulk, 1992-2018)

Scope and Contents

This series includes the foundational documents of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland: its certificate of incorporation (1895), printed constitutions and by-laws; meeting minutes of its governing board; annual reports; and officers' files. The officers' files (bulk, 1992-2012), appear to have been assembled by DHD board members, each of whom kept her own records as part of her duties. These include postal and email correspondence, invitations, ceremonial programs, drafts of board minutes, clippings, photographs, and ephemera, such as an orange handkerchief dated "09.09.09" given to invited guests to wave in celebration of the opening of the New Amsterdam Pavilion in Battery Park by Crown Prince (now King) Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (see box 7, folder 13). The list of Directresses General in the historical note near the start of this finding aid may assist researchers wishing to interpret the material in the officers' files.

Subseries I.A. Founding documents, 1895-2006

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Certificate of Incorporation, Constitution, By-Laws, Members (1-128) [bound volume]
1895-1909
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Certificate of Incorporation
1895
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Incorporation documents [copies]

Scope and Contents

Includes a copy of a petition to the New York State Supreme Court (1909) to change the name of the organization from "Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of the State of New York" to "Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of  New Netherland."

1909, 1976
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Constitutional amendments
1923-1976
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 Constitution and By-Laws [published]
1926-2006

Subseries I.B. Board Meeting minutes, 1895-2013

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 Minutes [bound volume]
1895-1901
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 Minutes | board of managers [bound volume]
1901-1906
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Minutes [bound volume]
1902-1913
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9 Minutes [bound volume]
1906-1916
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 10 Minutes [bound volume]
1913-1923
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11 Minutes [bound volume]
1923-1933
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 12 Minutes [bound volume]
1934-1944
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1 Minutes
1944-1949
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 2 Minutes
1950-1954
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 3 Minutes
1955-1959
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4 Minutes
1960-1965
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5 Minutes
1966-1970
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 6 Minutes

Scope and Contents

Includes annual reports, 1970-1974.

1970-1971
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 7 Minutes

Scope and Contents

Lacks annual meetings, 1972-1973.

1972-1975
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 8 Minutes
1976-1977, 1979-1981
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 9 Minutes
1982-1984
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 10 Minutes
1985-1987
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 11 Minutes

Scope and Contents Note

Includes annual report, 1985.

1986-1990
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 12 Minutes
1989-1993
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 13 Minutes
1992
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 14 Minutes
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1 Minutes
1995-1997
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 2 Minutes
1998-2003
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3 Minutes
2004-2007
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 4 Minutes
2007-2010
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 5 Minutes
2010-2011
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 6 Minutes
2011-2012
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 7 Minutes
2012-2013

Subseries I.C. Reports, 1898-2012

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 8 Annual reports
1898-1907
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 9 Annual reports
1908-1918
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10 Annual reports
1919-1932
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 11 Annual reports
1933-1947
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 12 Annual reports
1956-1962
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 13 Annual reports
1963-1971
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 14 Annual reports
1972-1981
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 15 Annual reports
1982-1992
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 1 Annual reports
1993-2001
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 2 Annual reports
2002-2009
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 3 Annual reports
2010, 2012
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 4 Historian's reports [bound volume]
1929 December - 1933
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 5 Historian's reports [bound volume]
1936-1939
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 6 Recording Secretary's notebook
1974
Offsite-Box: 4-A Folder : 7 [Recording Secretary's notebook?]
1986-1990

Subseries I.D. Officers' files, 1919-2018 (bulk, 1992-2018)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 8 Officers' files | general
1992
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 9 Officers' files | general
1993
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 10 Officers' files | general
1994
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 11 Officers' files | general
1995
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 12 Officers' files | general
1996
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 13-14 Officers' files | general (2 folders)
1997
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 15 Officers' files | general
1998
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 16 Officers' files | general
1999
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 17 Officers' files | general
2000
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 18-19 Officers' files | general (2 folders)
2001
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1 Officers' files | Martha Glass binder
1992-1996
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 2-3 Officers' files | binder [white] marked "Holland Dames Outings" (2 folders)
circa 1993-2003
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 4-5 Officers' files | binder [white] marked "Holland Dames" (2 folders)
[2000]
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 6-8 Officers' files | binder [green] marked "Holland Dames Activities" (3 folders)
2000-2008
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 1-27 Officers' files | Mary Park

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Annual Reports; NY400 events; stained glass windows at the New-York Historical Society and St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery; Marisol DeLuna's scarf designed for DHD; Dutch research guide; DHD website; biographical information on DHD members and Directresses General.

2008-2015
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 1-14 Officers' files | Mary Park

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Dutch Royal family; replica ship "Half Moon"; St. Nicholas Society; Holland Society; DHD newsletters (scattered issues, 2005-2016).

1990-2016
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 9 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman
2008
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 10-11 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman: DHD scarf (2 folders)
2008-2009
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 12 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman: Directress General's mailings
2009-2011
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 13 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman
2009
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 14 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman
2010
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 15-17 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (3 folders)
2011
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 15-25 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (11 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: List of members and associates with Constitution and By-Laws; Nomination Committee; Meeting Schedule for 5 Dutch Days; Changes to DHD Board Directory; Board Meeting; Annual Meeting (April 21, 2011); Board Meeting (September 14, 2011); Directress General Luncheon (October 25, 2011); Board Meeting (November 18, 2011); Fast Facts; By-Law Committee; Miscellaneous Emails.

2011
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1-5 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (5 folders)
2012
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 26-34 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (9 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Recording Secretary's Minutes (April 17, 2012 - December 8, 2013); Minutes of the Board (April 19, 2012); Nominating Committee; Annual Meeting (April 19, 2012); Martha Glass Lecture on Ceramics Collection; Board Meetings (September 12, October 18, and December 9, 2012); Unveiling Restored Stuyvesant Window at St. Mark's Church (November 16, 2012).

2012
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1-13 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Board Meeting (March 28, 2013); DHD Member Profiles (Elbrun Kimmelman, Mary Van Buren, Firth Fabend, Pamela Meyjes); Social Register article; Board Meetings (September 12 and 27, 2013); Board Meeting at Home of Mrs. Thomas E. Slattery (October 4, 2013); Board Meeting (October 23, 2013); Frick Collection Tour and Luncheon (November 14, 2013); Board Meeting and Christmas Party (December 22, 2013); Paper "Windows on Dutch History" by Elbrun Kimmelman; Annual Meeting & Tea (April 24, 2013); Paas Heritage Ball.

2013
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 14-23 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman

Scope and Contents

Topics include: List of Members and Associates with Constitution and By-Laws; By-Law Revision; Making of a new, larger flag; Board Meeting (March 27, 2014); Annual Meeting (April 23, 2014); Board Meeting (September 29, 2014); Washington D.C. Trip (October 25, 2014); Board Meeting and Christmas Party (December 7, 2014); Paas Heritage Ball.

2014
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1-15 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman

Scope and Contents

Topics include: By-law Revision; "Windows on Dutch History" by Elbrun Kimmelman; Board Meeting (March 4, 2015); Annual Meeting (May 1, 2015); Board Meetings (June 1, September 21, and October 29, 2015); Board Meeting and Christmas Party (December 11, 2015); Paas Heritage Ball; DHD Gift of Loockermans Deed with Stuyvesant signature and pear tree frame to New-York Historical Society.

2015
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 17-22 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: List of members and associates with constitution and by-laws; DHD news, promotion, membership; Board meetings (June 8, September 19, and October 27, 2016); "A Bit of Dutch Thanksgiving," paper by Elbrun Kimmelman; Board meeting and Christmas party (December 4, 2016).

2016
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1-7 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Board meeting (March 16, 2016); Annual meeting (April 29, 2016); DHD newsletter (Spring 2016); St. Mark's Window paper, as deliverd in 2016; Registration chair's anniversary contribution; Paas Heritage ball.

2016
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 8-16 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman

Scope and Contents

Topics include: DHD news, promotion membership; Board meetings (March 3 and 27, 2017); Grant recipient, Artyom Anikin; Introduction to Historical Records Book, 1895-2017, by Elbrun Kimmelman; Anniversary Book; Annual meeting (May 5, 2017); Board meeting (October 26, 2017); Directress General lunch photos; budget; Trip to Susan Durkee's (May 2017); Paas Heritage Ball; Anniversary Book: Historic Record, 1895-2017; Grant Document for Short-Term Fellowship.

2017
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 17-20 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman

Scope and Contents

Topics include: List of members and associates with constitution and by-laws; Short-term fellowship report, Marian Leech; Paas Heritage Ball; Board resume.

2018
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 21-44 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman: Files Including Various Project Notes By Project (24 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Anna Glenn Vietor, Directress General, last letter at 89; Ellan Thorsan's sources, Corresponding Secretary; Life membership discussions; Honorary & diplomatic members -- Correspondence with the Queen of the Netherlands; Awards and Recognition; Directress General Star Recognition; Klomp Award; DHD Pear Award; News about DHD -- Related articles & clippings; Communications and promotions; DHD brochure; DHD publications; DHD Ad Hoc Technology and Website committee.

2010-2017
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 1-40 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman: Files Including Various Project Notes By Project (40 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include: Application forms and various templates; Shop 50 Regalia; Recordkeeping; Digitization archives; Financials and investments -- Reimbursements, Liability and Investment Committee; Dutch language lessons; Program Committee; Activities -- Mary Park's suggestions; Metadata Assistant's Grant to New Netherland Institute; DHD Social Register Article; DHD Travel Guide, "Exploring Historic Dutch New York"; Dutch Research Guide, "Research Your Dutch Ancestors, a Practical Guide"; Knickerbocker Toast; Tulips and Cocktains (Mary 2011); St. Mark's Funding Request (2011); Great Barrington; Gift agreement between DHD and New-York Historical Society for Govert Loockermans deed; Event at New-York Historical Society for donation of Govert Loockermans deed; Grant report including grant to Mr. Artyom Anikin for Translation of COLVE Papers and gift to Netherlands Institute to complete digitization of 17th-century documents in New York Archives and 3-year webpage grant; DHD plaque at Pearl Street; Second Avenue Church Plaque; Restoration of Peter Stuyvesant Window, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery; St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery iron gate project; Peter Stuyvesant TV program; DHD potential projects; "A Bit of Dutch Thanksgiving" message; Elbrun Kimmelman trip to Leiden as special guest; Anniversary Book; "A Dutch Republic" by Jonathan Israel; Related societies; New Amsterdam History Center; New Netherland Institute; Lafayett's Hermione (2011).

2015-2018, undated
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 1-10 Officers' files | Elbrun Kimmelman: Photographs

Scope and Contents

Photographic prints and some CDs of DHD functions, such as annual meetings, Paas Heritage Balls, fieldtrips, and the unveiling of stained glass windows restored by the DHD at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery (2009) and the New-York Historical Society (2011).

2007-2018
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6 Lists of officers
1919-1994
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7 Officers' responsibilities

Scope and Contents

Descriptions of duties of Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Registrar.

undated

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