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Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Royal welcome to President Mandela and Graça Machel at the beginning of... [Image gallery]
Begin april 2008 verscheen Het Socialistenboek, een coproductie van IISG en uitgeverij Waanders. Het Socialistenboek is een handzaam fotoboek over de opkomst en ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse... [Image gallery]
 ... People want new, enticing, original and striking forms, an attractive drawing, a distinctive layout, a remarkable font and a special new paper ...The Reclamearsenaal originated in 2001 from a... [Image gallery]
Ter gelegenheid van de 150ste geboortedag van de dichter en politicus Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860-1930) heeft het IISG een digitaal documentatie centrum geopend. Hier kan de gebruiker gemakkelijk... [Collection guide]
Traditionally, acquisitions related to the Netherlands have included socialism and the labor movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the 1970s, the social movement has expanded to include... [Collection guide]
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISHThe Bolsheviks, who came to power in Russia in 1917, looked upon the family as a bastion of the old order, which... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISH The Russian Revolution, a century ago this year, also had a deep impact on the Netherlands. The Dutch press... [Collection highlight]
Founded in 1881, the Dutch Neo-Malthusian League (NMB) promoted contraception both at an ideological and a practical level. Its practical support could include a qualified medical doctor or midwife... [Collection highlight]
Henny (* 1960) grew up in a working-class family in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. She left school at the age of 15 to clean offices and work in a biscuit factory. “Born a penny, die a penny”,... [Collection highlight]
Ewald Vanvugt's archive and photographs collection which he has donated to the IISH over the years, were recently made accessible for research.Ewald Vanvugt was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch during the... [Collection highlight]