May 7, 2021

New Online: National Archives of the Netherlands Digitizes 1.9 Million Items Linked to Dutch Slave Trade

From DutchNews.nl:

The Dutch national archive has put almost two million documents and drawings online which relate to the Netherlands’ slavery past after an eight-year project to preserve and digitalise them.

The documents cover a variety of companies involved in the slave trade and include lost documents about Fort Elmina on the coast of what is now Ghana, which was a central point in the trade of enslaved peoples. Part of this archive resurfaced in London during the digitalization process.

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See Also: Official National Archives Announcement (in Dutch)

See Also: Official Announcement (Translated via Google Translate)

Resources

Direct to Digitized Resources (Interface in Dutch)

Direct to Digitized Resources (Interface in English via Google Translate)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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