Tresoar is the Frysk Histoarysk en Letterkundich Sintrum (‘Frisian History and Literature Center’) in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. It has an academic library, various archives, and a large collection of material concerning the history of the Dutch region Friesland.

‘Here you will find countless newspapers and magazines published in Fryslân, hundreds of thousands of books including some books from the library of Erasmus, thousands of photos, films, sound recordings, court reports, legal deeds, Blaeu’s Atlas, manuscripts and letters by famous Frisians, the company archives of Douwe Egberts and archives of the Eleven (Frisian) Cities Association, CDs ranging from Frisian punk to Classical, a manuscript of Noctes Atticae made by monks and dating back to 836 AD and well over 150 bibliographies composed by J.J. Kalma, the oldest and most recent (Frisian) literature, scientific publications, digital files and much, much more.’ A part of this material is available through their website.

The website is divided in three main sections: ‘Discover’, ‘Research’, and ‘Tell.’ In the section ‘Research’, users can search several sources at once, e.g. library, digital collection, archives, or genealogical sources. The section ‘Digicollectie’ provides access to the collection of digitized items. Basic search is possible. In addition, there is an alphabetical list of all images and a list of all documents. The digitized items are shown in high resolution and can be downloaded in JPEG format.

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