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July 2015: Resolution books Batavia online
In the DASA project by The Corts Foundation and the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI, Jakarta) an important milestone has been reached and a new archival series has been published online. After the Daily Journals of Batavia also the Resolution books of the Castle of Batavia are available and accessible online now.
The Resolutions were created by the General Secretary of the Governnor-General the Council of Dutch Asia (the Supreme Government in the VOC’s headquarters in Asia: Batavia Castle) and chronologically recorded and stored.
All 330 volumes of 1613-1810 are digitalized in Jakarta by The Corts Foundation and ANRI the last year and currently available on the website of http://www.vocindonesie.nl via the overviewpage of this series. More than 232.000 scans have been added to the webste with the publication of this important series!
July 2015: Coming publication Senshi Sosho volume
The Corts Foundation concludes the coming months her first Senshi Sosho project with a publication in print and in Open Access by Leiden University Press of "The invasion of the Dutch East Indies".
This translation from the Japanese language covers the capture of the Dutch East Indies, resulting in the capitulation of the KNIL (the Royal Netherlands Indies Army) on Java.
March 2015: Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation supports Senshi Sosho project
The “Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation” from Leiden will support the publication of the Senshi Sosho volume 3: “The Invasion of the Dutch East Indies”. The Corts Foundation will publish this standard work of the “The War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan” in an English translation with Leiden University Press.
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March 2015: Digital scans officially transferred to ANRI
On March 10th 2015, Mr. Mustari Irawan, Director General of the Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia and Mr. Joan Snellen van Vollenhoven, secretary of The Corts Foundation, signed a document to declare the official transfer of more than 300.000 digital scan images of the Daily Journals of Batavia Castle and the Resolution Books from TCF to ANRI.
These images are transferred from The Corts Foundation to ANRI under the Memorandum of Understanding of both parties for the first period of 2011-2014. The DASA project of TCF/ANRI continues today with the scanning and publication of the archival series of the Addenda to the Resolution Books (so called: 'Bijlagen bij de Resolutieboeken').
The Corts Foundation and the Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia proudly present a website, in both English and Indonesian language, that shows thousands of handwritten pages of the Dutch 17th and 18th century archives, inventories and searchable databases. This website focusses on a worldwide audience of people interested in the history of the Indonesian archipelago hidden as treasures in these old documents.
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The 'Christiaan Cornelis Corts Foundation' and the 'Philippus Corts Foundation' together are making up 'The Corts Foundations'.
The Corts Foundations are both Dutch non-profit organizations founded in 2003 with the legacy capital of Kees Corts, whose interest in the Indonesian history led to the support of many interesting projects.
Mission and Vision
The vision of The Corts Foundation is to make an important contribution to the preservation and dissemination of documentary heritage in the field of the History of World War II and Asian-European Relations so as to safeguard information on common and national history.
The foundation focusses on four areas of interest.
C.W. Corts MSc was born on 24 May 1920 into a Dutch family living in Sumatra, where his father practiced medicine. In 1939 Kees Corts returned to the Netherlands for his tertiary education with his parents and younger brother, Philip. World War II proved to be a tragedy for the family, as Philip was executed during the occupation of the Netherlands.
As stated the "Christiaan Cornelis Corts – foundation" and the "Philippus Corts foundation" together are making up "The Corts Foundation". The Christiaan Cornelis Corts – foundation is in control of the finances, while the "Philippus Corts- foundation" operates projects abroad under the registered name: "The Corts Foundation".
The foundations are non-profit organizations working for the general benefit. They were founded in 2003 in order to secure the legacy capital of Kees Corts, and to define its mission in the field of the history of the Second World War and the VOC archives in Indonesia.