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Our Collection

Our collection contains life writings, photos, letters, digital material and more, from the late 19th century to the present day, describing the ups and downs of living abroad.
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Who We Collect From

We collect material from expatriates and their families during and after their stay abroad. Our definition of 'expatriate' is anyone who lives temporarily in a country other than their 'home' country.
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What We Collect

Our emphasis is on unique personal writing and collections. We accept material in any language and from any country. This includes:
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Archival Process

We handle all source material with utmost care and attention following a structured procedure. The main steps are:
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Our Library

To supplement our collection of expatriate life stories, we also have a library that includes periodicals, country guides, expat memoirs, relocation advice, academic studies, and more.
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Privacy and Confidentiality

Your privacy is important to us. The Expatriate Archive Centre, established under Dutch law, works within the legal boundaries set by privacy laws and adheres to regulations concerning copyright.
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