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"From the Vaults" is the RIAS library and archives blog, in which we highlight remarkable historical persons and dates with documents from our collections.


Santeri Nuorteva








Santeri Nuorteva: The American Wanderings of a Finnish Socialist

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After many years located in the Abbey of Middelburg, the RIAS is moving down the road to a new location at the Zeeuws Archief. As of 1 October 2020 the RIAS offices and library will be at the Zeeuws Archief, Hofplein 16, Middelburg.  

The RIAS has reopened! By appointment only, we are pleased to welcome researchers to consult our extensive primary, secondary and digital sources.

The Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA) has launched its first issue of the bi-annual student journal NASR.​

Struck with polio at age 39, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the disease’s most famous victim. As president, he led a crusade to eradicate the disease.

Thousands of documents on Dutch-American relations are now available to consult online. 

The RIAS has decided to postpone the Spring Roosevelt Lecture on "The Forgotten Bombardment" with the showing of the film "Days of May" on 22 April 2020 due to the recent, severe COVID-19 circumstances. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The RIAS has decided to postpone the conference “Racial Democracy: Challenges to Civic Democratic Ideals in American History” on 7 and 8 May 2020 due to the recent, severe COVID-19 circumstances. We hope to host this conference in July or December 2020. As soon as the new dates are settled, we will post it on our website.