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

Highlights

Here you will find web presentations that are intended to highlight a special collection, a particular aspect of a collection, or a new acquisition.
Shipped to Suriname, 1683
In 1683 the Suriname Society, a subsidiary of the Dutch West India Company and the City of Amsterdam,* was established to...
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Video and Documentation CollectionThis is a guide to the collection of videotapes and related material collected at the Next...
Colony of Suriname Mapped Out
Each year, on behalf of the Dutch Parliament in The Hague, the colonial authorities in Suriname prepared a report on the ‘...
May Day!
A great international demonstration  shall be organized on a fixed date so that simultaneously in all countries and all...
Deserters and GI's during the Vietnam War
The U.S. waged war in Indochina, especially in Vietnam in the sixties. In the years round 1970 the anti-war movement was at...
Musicians' Union
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Toonkunstenaars Vereniging (KNTV) (Royal Dutch Musicians' Association) was founded in 1875 and...
Henri Wiessing, Journalist and Communist without a Party
In spring 2014 the Institute received a beautiful and extensive addition to the papers of H.P.L. (Henri) Wiessing. Wiessing...
Co van den Born, a life in the service of the trade union
Co van den Born was a trade union woman at heart. In the years of reconstruction and in the turbulent sixties, she stood for...
Provo at 50
Fifty years ago in Amsterdam, Provo was born, a youth movement that provoked lawful authorities, the monarchy, and 'the...
Fashion and Costume History
Clothing is determined by society and culture, and can often be an important indicator of social and cultural processes....

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