ERIC Number: ED308128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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The Archives of the Holland Land Company in Reed Library and Related New York State Collections. Research Guide No. 56.
The Holland Land Company Manuscript Preservation Project in Reed Library, State University of New York, College at Fredonia is a grant-supported project concentrating on locating, assessing, and reproducing primary source material that relate to the activities of the Holland Land Company in the United States. The Holland Land Company collections are valuable records of early foreign and domestic investment companies that capitalized on land speculation. In addition, they contain useful materials that reflect the social, political, economic, and land use development on Holland Land Company territories from the 1790's well into the second half of the nineteenth century. They are important primary sources for research in history, political science, business, ecology, economics, anthropology, geography, biology, and other related fields. The purpose of this research guide is to aid students who wish to study the distribution of land, Indian affairs, and the history of regions and localities. Card catalog subject headings pertinent to these topics are listed. An annotated list of reference materials helps to put the Holland Land Company in a historical framework as it pertains to the general evolution of land history. Other sources deal more implicitly with the Company and with the regions in question. Examples of general county histories and other publications related to the Company's history are included. Materials available in manuscript and microfilm form are listed along with call numbers and names of relevant repositories. A selective list of repositories that house supplementary collections in New York State is provided. (GEA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Fredonia. Coll. at Fredonia. Reed Library.