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Jack Walraven

The Early Years is a manuscript I started in 1991 and hope to finish some day. It attempts to describe my childhood in the Netherlands, emigrating to Canada, and my days as a merchant seaman.


Faces of Saigon is a collection of photos I took when I returned to Vietnam in 1991. Despite decades of war, I was struck by the resilience, entrepreneurial spirit and optimism of the people I encountered. I hope that the images convey some of that feeling.


Dik Walraven. The home page of my brother. Dik is an artist who works and resides in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Hetty is in memory of Hetty Mulder-Fredrickson, my mother, who passed away in 1994. (In progress. Last updated: 12-5-2007)

Simpson Trial Transcripts
The Simpson Trial Transcripts is an archive I started in 1994 while the criminal trial of O.J. Simpson was under way. At the time, the World Wide Web was in its infancy and I was just getting my feet wet on the Internet. Collecting the transcripts and making them publicly available seemed like an interesting exercise.