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Biographical materials, letters, and memorabilia concerning Van Dyck and several relatives including clippings, biography, marriage certificate, and photograph of Francis C. Van Dyck, 1872-1963; clippings, obituary, and certificates, 1890-1911, of Peter A. Van Bergen (1826-1911), his letters to his sister describing life in Ohio and Michigan where he had a lumber and milling business, 1851-1878, and a letter from Henry C. Wilson requesting a loan for his gold mining venture in Washington state, 1910; a memorial booklet, 1916, on Francis C. Van Dyck, Jr. (1873-1916); certificates, clippings, programs, and articles on William V.B. Van Dyck and his career with General Electric, letters received about Rutgers Alumni affairs, and his memoirs on his father and Thomas Edison, 1891-1969; and genealogy information and correspondence on the Van Dyck, Van Bergen, Van Schaack, Bogardus, Witbeck, Bronk, Van Den Bergh, and Lampman families, ca. 1800 and 1936-1966.
Van Dyck was an engineer with General Electric and worked many years for the company in Brazil. His father, Francis C. Van Dyck (1844-1927), was a science professor at Rutgers University and a friend of Thomas Edison.