‘New Amsterdam Stories’ is a project and weblog. Guided by scholars from the New Netherlands Institute (Albany, NY), it makes original documents found in both the New York Municipal Archives and the Stadsarchief Amsterdam(the Amsterdam City Archives) available to the general public for the first time. It highlights the individual stories of the people of New Amsterdam, by combining information that has been found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
To celebrate this project, the John Adams Institute published a series of blogposts.
Read the first, where Russell Shorto writes about his experiences in with the New Netherland archives here.
Read the second blog, about the American side of the collaboration, here.
Read the third blog, about the Dutch side of the project, here.