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In the mid-1980s Greenpeace Netherlands became much better known because of the attack on its ship, Rainbow Warrior, in 1985, as well as through its highly successful "Telethon" media-campaigns in... [Collection highlight]
The IISH received a small but interesting supplement to the papers of the Dutch Marxist and socialist Frank van der Goes in the slipstream of the biography Frank van der Goes, 1859-1939. Journalist,... [Collection highlight]
Sal Santen (1915-1998) was both a revolutionary and a novelist. As his literary body of work was mainly autobiographical, these two aspects are virtually inseparable in his writing. His political... [Collection highlight]
One brilliant character from the Golden Age is well represented in the collections of IISH/NEHA: the “modern” businessman and publicist Pieter de la Court.Pieter de la Court, a man of immigrant... [Collection highlight]
Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952) was one of the few Dutch socialists with an international reputation. She owed this reputation to her activities at a secret meeting on September 1915 of European... [Collection highlight]
Victor Jean de Bruijn alias Jungle Pimpernel. In the summer of 2012 the IISH received a supplement to the papers of the Papua-leader Viktor Kaisiëpo (1948-2010). Surprisingly, this supplement also... [Collection highlight]
A small archive from the communist resistance fighter Daan Goulooze and elaborate documentation about his life finally found their way to the IISH in 2012.Daniël Goulooze (1901-1965) became the... [Collection highlight]
Arm en Rijk is het thema van de Maand van de Geschiedenis 2012. Het IISG houdt zich al sinds zijn oprichting in crisisjaar 1935 bezig met de verhouding tussen arm en rijk, waarbij de nadruk steeds op... [Collection highlight]
Het IISG is gevestigd op enkele honderden meters van de plaats waar in de jaren '20 en '30 een armenkolonie huisde: Zeeburgerdorp. Zeeburgerdorp werd in 1926 gesticht met de bedoeling arme ‘asociale... [Collection highlight]
De Melkweg en Paradiso zijn al decennia lang beeldbepalend voor het culturele leven in Amsterdam: vrijwel alle bekende popgroepen en artiesten traden hier op. Maar er was veel meer dan alleen... [Collection highlight]