The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC) promotes and supports scholarship and knowledge about the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America. Under the leadership of the New York State Library, the New Netherland Research Center is a world-class cultural resource for researchers, scholars, educators, and students. The NNRC fosters partnerships with institutions and organizations supporting research and collections pertaining to the Dutch influence on American history.
The NNRC is a partnership between the Office of Cultural Education, which includes the New York State Library, the State Archives, the State Museum and the Office of Educational Television/Public Broadcasting, and the New Netherland Institute (NNI), an independent non-profit dedicated to fund raising for supporting the activities and programs of the New Netherland Project.
The New Netherland Research Center offers:
- Access by researchers, students, educators, and the general public to original source materials and translations of early Dutch documents and other resources of the Office of Cultural Education and other academic and research organizations related to New Netherland.
- Collaborative opportunities, including programs, shared collections, publication partnerships, with academic institutions and other organizations.
- Research and consulting services and support for those writing books, articles and dissertations related to New Netherland.
- Fellowships and course-related experiences in partnership with academic and other research institutions in the study of the Dutch history of Colonial America.
- Support for the New York State Education Department's P-16 efforts to promote the Dutch role in American colonial history, increasing awareness of the Dutch influence on our heritage among teachers and other educators.