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The IISH now has a thousand inventories available online. The serial number 1000 has been reserved for the Institute's best known and most frequently researched archival collection, the Marx-Engels... [Collection highlight]
In the course of 2001, two private libraries were added to the Russian collections at the Institute. The original owners were Boris M. Sapir (who worked at the IISH for many years) and David M.... [Collection highlight]
Op 1 mei heeft het IISG een gedenkraam van de bekende glaskunstenaar Willem Heesen (1925 - 2007) overgedragen aan Nationaal Glasmuseum in Leerdam.Het raam  was oorspronkelijk in bezit van de De... [News]
Starting this week, photos, posters, prints and drawings from the IISH collections are again digitally displayed in the catalogue Due to a lawsuit over copyright, the... [News]
Afgelopen maanden zijn belangrijke stappen gezet in de ontwikkeling van een KNAW Humanities-cluster. Bij dit initiatief zijn het Huygens ING, het IISG, het Meertens Instituut en het NIAS betrokken.... [News]
In 2015 32 nationalities visited the reading room of the IISH. They viseted the reading room more than 7000 times.  Please find the number of visitors per country here:The Netherlands: 750Germany:... [News]
Thanks to the alertness and good care of the Library Department "NS-Raub- und Beutegut” of the Freie Universität Berlin,  a book was returned to the IISH that was robbed by the Nazis from the... [News]
The IISH Reading Room was extremely popular last year. 6401 times visitors called upon the Reading Room desk, 800 more compared to the previous year. The influx of students, journalists, researchers... [News]
A second print of A Usable Collection, Essays in honour of Jaap Kloosterman on Collecting Social History has officially been released to the greater public by Amsterdam University Press.The 35 essays... [News]
IISH staff member Vyacheslav Tykhonov came second out of nine nominees for the” LinkedUp Challenge: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Three developer competitions”. The LinkedUp Challenge is organised by the... [News]