From Haarlem to Hoboken : Pages from a Dutch Mormon Immigrant Diary
Utah Historical Quarterly
May 20, 1920 to July 11, 1920. Mulder writes daily or near-daily entries, many of which are quite lengthy. The journal covers her immigration from the Netherlands to Hoboken, New Jersey. She talks about the difficulty of leaving family behind and daily life in lower passage (Third Class). This is described in great detail, down to the menu for every meal of every day of the trip. Mulder provides detailed descriptions of getting settled in America living with family, then renting a room, shock over prices, difficulty finding a steady job, learning English, and so on. She also includes news of family members when she has it.