Important Zijlstra archive


Family of the president of De Nederlandsche Bank (The Dutch Bank)
On 1 August 2020, an archive of the farmer’s family of prime minister Jelle Zijlstra was donated to Erfgoed Fundaasje. This business and family archive had been kept for a long time on the Sylstra farm in Klooster-Lidlum, south of Oosterbierum, and came into possession of Thea Brandsma-Zijlstra because her family was the last to work on her ancestors’ farm.
This archive is very valuable because the family has kept the business accounts nearly without gaps from the end of the 19th century until the 1990s.
Further work is being done on this inventory and will be completed eventually.