Albert Verwey (1865–1937) entered the literary stage as a spokesman for a revolutionary generation, and ultimately became a universally respected professor.
As a poet, critic and editor of literary journals and as a man of letters, Verwey played a key role in the cultural life of his time. In 1944, his literary legacy was transferred on loan to the City of Amsterdam. The City deposited the material into the University Library of Amsterdam (UBA). In 1983 the UBA became the owner of the collection, which is now part of the Special Collections.
Albert Verwey was in close contact with numerous other prominent figures. As a result, the collection not only offers an insight into his life and work, but also into the culture and society in which he lived. The Memory of the Netherlands archive shows a selection of manuscripts, letters, photographs and publications.