The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands is a collaborative project between the Library of Congress and the National Library of the Netherlands in collaboration with the National Archives of the Netherlands and several other Dutch institutions. This collection, which is presented in both English and Dutch, explores the Dutch presence in the Americas and interactions between the Dutch and the United States from the early 1600’s and will eventually cover up to the end of World War II. Of special interest will be the discussion of the creation of the colony of New Netherland, which now includes parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware and the explorations of Henry Hudson on behalf of the United East India Company.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Period of Exploration: 1492-1763
- Global Expansion and Encounter: 1450-1770
- An Age of Revolutions: 1750-1914
- Colonial Settlement, 1492-1763
Related Collections and Exhibits
Recommended additional sources of information.
Specific guidance for searching this collection.
You may search the collection using the descriptive information for collection items, the interpretive text or the full texts of items found within the collection. All search options can be found at http://international.loc.gov/intldl/awkbquery.html. A site map of the collection can be found at http://international.loc.gov/intldl/awkbhtml/help/sitemap.html#track1