Archival Translation

Janny Venema (assistant director New Netherlands Research Center) was kind enough to take the time to share her translation work. For the past 20 years Janny, along with Charles Gehring, have translated more than 7000 Dutch documents housed at the New York State Musuem. In 1911 fire, smoke and water destroyed much of the archive, however it was the English documents that fell on top of the Dutch ones and saved them!