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de Halve Maen

de Halve Maen

Magazine of the Dutch Colonial Period in America

Since 1922, the Holland Society of New York has published the quarterly journal de Halve Maen. It serves as a vehicle for new research illuminating the Dutch contribution to American history, and includes essays on various aspects of New Netherland material culture, such as agriculture, architecture, silversmithing, and the decorative arts.

The glossy magazine is edited by noted New Netherland scholar Dr. David William Voorhees, editor of the Flatbush Church Records and of the Papers of Jacob Leisler. Dr. Voorhees strives to present the broadest and latest
research in New Netherland studies by the foremost European and American experts.

De Halve Maen reaches all members of The Holland Society of New York as part of their membership, and is subscribed to by leading universities as well as large and small library collections worldwide. De Halve Maen (ISSN 0017-6834) is available to non-members for $28.50 for four issues [Domestic], $32.50 [International]. Selected back issues are available at $7.50 plus postage/handling.

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Attention researchers and genealogists: Online access to searchable PDFs of de Halve Maen back issues now available!

The annual fee to search back issues from 1923 to 2002 is $10.00 for individuals and $45.00 for institutions. Prepayment is required in order to receive your password.

Subscribers are able to search by keyword among the digital collection's entries and browse through these documents to discover their ancestral roots and gather information about economic activity, domestic architecture, artisans and trades and residential life during the New Netherland period. The financial assistance of the New Amsterdam History Center (NAHC) helped make the archived issues available online.

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Table of Contents:

Vol. 89, No. 1, Spring 2016


Editor’s Corner

The Great Flood of 1666 by Rudy VanVeghten

“Filthy works against Nature”: Perceptions of Sodomy in New Netherland by Jim van der Zwan

Reflections of a Founding Member: Reminisces of Arthur H. Van Brunt     

Here and There in New Netherland Studies

Society Activities

In Memoriam



Please click here to review past (2000 - 2015) Tables of Content.

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