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The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the
online collection The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands,
available at the Library's Global Gateway Web site:
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/awkbhtml/awkbhome.html.

Developed by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the National
Library of the Netherlands, this is the first stage of an ongoing
project, The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands, being produced
under a cooperative agreement signed by the two institutions earlier
this year. The companion site of the National Library of the
Netherlands, The Memory of the Netherlands, is located at:
http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl.

The Atlantic World is available in both English and Dutch, and is
intended for use in schools and libraries and by the general public in
both countries and around the world. It includes more than 70 items
totaling some 11,737 images from the collections of the Library of
Congress, the National Library of the Netherlands, and six other
Dutch institutions that are cooperating with the National Library
on the project: the Netherlands National Archives, the Municipal
Archives of Amsterdam, the Plantage Library of the University of
Amsterdam, and the National Maritime Museum. Among the items
digitized for the project are a letter describing the purchase of
Manhattan from the Native Americans in 1626, an etching of the
Mohawk Sychnecta, early land grants and patents from Dutch
settlers, seventeenth- century maps, and an early description of
the Dutch colony on the eve of its transfer to the British.

The Atlantic World is part of the Library of Congress's Global
Gateway initiative to create collaborative digital libraries with
leading libraries around the world:
http://international.loc.gov/intldl/intldlhome.html. Other Global
Gateway projects are underway or planned with libraries in
Russia, Brazil, Spain, Japan, France, and Egypt.

Please submit all inquiries via the Global Gateway contact form at:
http://www.loc.gov/help/contact-international.html.