Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

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Posthumus, Nicolaas Wilhelmus, who founded the International Institute of Social History, was born in Amsterdam on 26 February 1880 and died in Bussum on 18 April 1960. He was the son of Nicolaas... [General page]
-2018The Friends sponsored:Joppe Schaaper did some archival research for Huub Sanders’ History of the IISH. He made a financial overview on the Institutes finances for the period 1935-1989. € 2.500,-... [General page]
The IISH is the largest institution for social history in the world. It attained this position thanks to its ongoing efforts since 1935 to protect the cultural heritage of the labour movement and... [General page]
 The International Institute of Social History is supported by a large group of friends. A colorful troupe of former colleagues, scientists, people with a passion for history who have in common that... [General page]
The International Institute of Social History (IISH) was officially established on November 25, 1935, but its history goes back to the 1920s. In 1914, Nicolaas W. Posthumus (1880-1960), who ranked... [General page]
The Memory project aims to capture the knowledge about the IISH collections, starting with the knowledge of staff members who will leave the institute in the years to come. It's about knowledge which... [Project]
The collections and archives of the International Institute of Social History contain evidence of a social and economic world that affected the life and happiness of millions of people. Including... [Publication]
La recherche en histoire mondiale du travail et de l’économie: Repères stratégiques pour une veille intellectuelle', in: Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France, 53(2008), no 1, pp. 82-87. [Publication]
Overgenomen uit: Op een beteren weg. Schetsen uit de geschiedenis van de arbeidersbeweging (Amsterdam, 1985) p. 8-13. [Publication]
Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis jrg.4 nr.11, juni 1978. Voorwoord bij Annie Adama van Scheltema-Kleefstra, Herinneringen van de bibliothecaresse van het IISG. [Publication]