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IIn 2008 the IISH acquired an extensive collection of archival materials relating to the anti-apartheid and Southern Africa solidarity groups in The Netherlands. It concerns the archives and related... [Collection guide]
Recently, both the archive and the library of CLAT-Netherlands were made accessible for research, having been donated to the Institute in 2010. CLAT Netherlands was founded in 1965 by Dolf Coppes, a... [Collection highlight]
The Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network whose objectives are to end sweatshops and to support garment workers in the third world.CCC works both in and beyond the spotlight. Initially, CCC... [Collection highlight]
To coincide with the celebration of twenty years of democracy in South Africa, the IISH has now made available to researchers the archives of a unique Dutch organization: the Shipping Research Bureau... [Collection highlight]
The inventory of the archiive of the Ierland Komitee Nederland  (Dutch Ireland Committee)  has been completed. The archives of the Dutch Ireland Committee, which came to the IISH in 2010, include... [Collection highlight]
"We have hesitated for a long time before we put all our thoughts on paper. After all, it’s much nicer to create the impression that there’s one place in the world where all our hopes are being... [Collection highlight]
Recently, the institute acquired the archive of publicist, radio commentator, and South Africa expert Karel Roskam.Roskam was born in Amsterdam on March 7, 1931, and passed away on January 17, 2010... [Collection highlight]
In 1991, the IISH received the archives of the Stichting Informatie for Charta ’77 (Foundation Information on Charta ’77) from mr Jef Helmer. At the end of 2010, Helmer also donated his personal... [Collection highlight]
The Campaign against Psychiatric Abuse (CAPA), British section of the Geneva initiating committee against abuses of psychiatry for political purposes struggled against the fate and treatment of... [Collection highlight]
The papers of the late Consuelo Maria Quiton Daza were acquired in 2011. She was born in 1947 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She started to study architecture when students were inspired by the Cuban... [Collection highlight]