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.
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....
Tulip Mania
The Tulip Book contains 122 pictures of tulips, made by Jacob Isaacsz of Swanenburch, Leiden citizen (1571-1638, in the...
The Kautsky Family in Wartime
The Institute holds several records that relate to the Kautsky family. First, the papers of  Karl Kautsky (1854-1938),...
Collection Highlights South Asia
Recent Collection highlights from South Asia include:Scanned proceedings of the Textile Labour Association (TLA), Ahmedabad...
The First World War
War brings out the worst in people, but can also lead to social change.The full text of a lecture on the Great War given by...
Staatsarchief - archive of the squatters' movement
'Staatsarchief' is a large collection of materials on the squatters movement in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The...

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