Dutch term – Toegang

woman holding a looking glassThe Dutch word toegang literally means “access” or “entrance.” In archival jargon, it means a finding aid that describes the content of a record group. For example, you can have a toegang on the records of the Dutch East India Company. Another word for toegang is inventaris.

In source citations or search forms, you can encounter the word toegang or toegangsnummer (finding aid number). This refers to the name and number of the record group. The record group number of the Dutch East India Company Archives at the National Archives in The Hague is 1.04.02.

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