De Gouden Ganzenveer Foundation has transferred its archive to the University of Amsterdam's Special Collection.
De Gouden Ganzenveer Foundation has transferred its archive to the University of Amsterdam's Special Collection. De Gouden Ganzenveer (the Golden Quill) award is presented - annually, where possible - to a person or institute that has been of great merit to the written and printed word in the Netherlands. The Gouden Ganzenveer was first awarded in 1955, at the 75th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Publishers Association. A total of eighteen individuals and institutions received the award up until 2000.
In 2000, a separate award foundation was set up following the merger of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Uitgeversbond (Royal Dutch Publishers Association), the Nederlandse Organisatie van Tijdschrift-Uitgevers (Netherlands Association of Magazine Publishers) and the Vereniging De Nederlandse Dagbladpers (Dutch Daily Press Association) into the new Nederlandse Uitgeversverbond (Dutch Publishers Association). The ‘new style' Gouden Ganzenveer has since been awarded to eight laureates, Michaël Zeeman, Jan Blokker, Kees van Kooten, Maria Goos, Peter van Straaten, Tom Lannoye, Joost Zwagerman and Adriaan van Dis.
The archive contains correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications and other items and documents pertaining to the ‘new style' Gouden Ganzenveer, supplemented with photos from the ‘old style' Gouden Ganzenveer period.