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Historical and Genealogical Books Donated by the Holland Society


November 2019

November’s exhibit features selected books from the donation of the Holland Society of New York to the New York State Library.

Display case 1 of Holland Society materials

On July 19, 2017, the State Library received a delivery of 8 pallets with over 3,000 genealogy and local history books and journals from the Holland Society of New York Library.

Display case 2 of Holland Society materials

The books in this exhibit are primarily histories, mostly from New York State. The collection (and exhibit) also includes books on the Holland Society and the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, as well as books on old and new Dutch history.






Display case 3 of Holland Society materials


Local histories in this collection cover the state of New York, and the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The many genealogies in this collection are not featured in the exhibit as they are frequently used on site.

The items featured in the cases around the elevator lobby illustrate the many items in the Ancestry Library Edition and FamilySearch which can be used to study history and research genealogy. These items include church records from New York City and Germany, Pension Application files for the Revolutionary War, college yearbooks, New England Seamen’s Identification cards and more.


Boxer, C.R. The Dutch Seaborne Empire 1600-1800. New York: Knopf, 1965.
NYSL Call Number: Z, 909.091712, B788

Cohen, David Stephen. The Dutch American Farm. New York: New York University Press, 1992.
NYSL Call Number: R, 630.9747, C678, 93-14544.

Dempsey, Janet. Cornwall, New York: Images rom the Past, 1788-1920. Cornwall, N.Y.: Friends of the Cornwall Public Library, 1988.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.731 qC821, 89-33736

Egle, William Henry. An illustrated history of the commonwealth of Ppennsylvania: civil, political, and military, from its earliest settlement to the present time including historical descriptions of each county in the state, their towns, and industrial resources. Harrisburg: DeWitt C. Goodrich, 1876.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.8 E31,1876

Evans, Paul Demund. Holland land company. Buffalo, N.Y.: Buffalo historical Society, 1924.
NYSL Call Number: R,974.79 E92                                                              

Guillermo, Jorge, et. al. Dutch houses and castles. New York: M.T. Train/Scala Books, 1990.
NYSL Call number: C,728.809492 qG958 218-3368

Harris, Luther S. Around Washington Square: an illustrated history of Greenwich Village. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.71 N532 204-1015

Huggett, Frank Edward and Jenny Dalenoord.  The Dutch today. The Hague: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1977.
NYSL Call number: C,949.2 H891, 84-21587

Mullen, Tammy M. and Kyle D. Mullen. With our boys. Honor roll. Parma, New York: Parma Hilton Historical Society, 2018.
NYSL Call number: R,974.788 P253 219-1440

Park, Mary Woodfill and Devine, Eugenie Hoffmeyer, eds. Society of Daughters of Holland Dames historical records 1895-2017, including reprints of the Society's original record books : descendants of the ancient and honorable families of New Netherland. Baltimore, MD : Published for the Society by Otter Bay Books, 2017.
NYSL Call number: R, 369.12 H734 218-2736

Robbins, Michael, ed. Brooklyn: a state of mind.  New York: Workman Pub., c2001.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.723 B872 201-8611

Sons of the American Revolution. Empire State Society. Fort Washington: an account of the identification of the site of Fort Washington, New York City, and the erection and dedication of a monument thereon Nov. 16, 1901. New York: The Society, 1902.
NYSL Call number: C, 973.3324 S69

Spafford, Horatio Gates. A gazetteer of the state of New-York: embracing an ample survey and description of its counties, towns, cities, villages, canals, mountains, lakes, rivers, creeks, and natural topography: arranged in one series, alphabetically with an appendix...with a new map and profiles of the canals. Interlaken, N.Y.: Heart of the Lakes Pub., 1981.
NYSL Call number: C,917.47 S73, 1981                                                                            

Town of Esopus Bicentennial Committee. Town of Esopus story, 3000 B.C.-1978 A.D., Ulster County, New York. Esopus, N.Y.: Town of Esopus Bicentennial Committee, 1979.
NYSL Call number: R,974.734 qE76t7

Van Tuyl, Rory L. A Van Tuyl chronicle: 650 years in the history of a Dutch-American family. Decorah, IA: Anundsen Pub. Co.; Los Altos, CA.: R.L. Van Tyul, distributor, 1996.
NYSL Call number: R, 929.2 qV282 97-7901

Voorhees, David William. The Holland Society: a centennial history, 1885-1985. New York: The Holland Society of New York, 1985.
NYSL Call number: C, 369.2492 V951 213-754

Webber, Kenneth Tracy. Cazenovia: founded upon ideals-mellowed by time-honored custom: an appreciation of Cazenovia, New York. Syracuse, NY: Bohanon, 1960.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.764 C386 201-9160

Worden, Jean D. History of Greene County, New York: with biographical sketches of its prominent men, 1884 by J. B. Beers and Co. indexed by Jean D. Worden. Franklin, Ohio: Worden, c1983.
NYSL Call number: R, 974.737 qH67a, 1884

Pictures of Dutch houses and farming tools

Exhibit curated by Stephanie Barrett

Last Updated: November 8, 2019