Founded by Henry Hospers, De Volksvriend (The People's Friend) was a weekly Dutch-language paper published in Orange City from 1874-1951. In 2013, the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) made digital copies of all issues available in their online repository of Dutch-language papers.
The newspapers are fully searchable. Some browsers will translate the page to English, which can make searching easier. However, if the language is Dutch, follow the steps below to limit your search to De Volksvriend:
Go to the National Library's Historical Newspapers search page and click Uitgebreid zoeken (Advanced Search).
On the search page, click Krantentitel (Newspaper Title), then scroll down to De Volksvriend. Click on De Volksvriend to select it.
Enter your search term in the Tekst field near the top of the page. If you wish, you can limit by dates as well in the Periode area; do note that the format is day, month, year (not month, day, year as is typical in the United States). Click the magnifying class button to search.