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

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Lenin and his followers always had a supreme understanding of the power of images. Only a few months after they came to power in October 1917, the Bolsheviks began to choose new symbols to engrave on... [Image gallery]
The funeral of the famous anarchist Peter Kropotkin in Moscow on 13 February 1921 grew into a monumental demonstration. This was the last time the anarchist movement in Russia manifested itself. In... [Image gallery]
The Dutch journalist Louis Grondijs (1878-1961) was embedded in the army of the Russian czar in 1915. As soon as the First World War started, Grondijs, a schoolteacher in the provincial town of... [Image gallery]
The Institute holds a small collection of extraordinary Russian sound documents: zvukovye pis'ma, or musical letters. They were issued around 1950 in the Soviet Union. The musical letter is a bifold... [Image gallery]
 On 2 August 1933, the 'White Sea-Baltic Canal in the name of Stalin' was officially opened. In Russian the canal is called the Belomorsko-baltiysky kanal, or shortened to 'Belomorkanal'. It is a... [Image gallery]
In September 1895 a "very dangerous anarchist woman from New York" was searched by the Amsterdam police.This woman was Emma Goldman (1869-1940), anarchist, advocate of women's and workers' rights as... [Image gallery]
Three Dutch schoolteachers took a research trip to Soviet Russia in May 1921 and took many pictures.As communists they were mainly interested in the experimental United Labour Schools (Edinaya... [Image gallery]
...any citizen of any country should have under any circumstances at any time the possibility of expressing any opinion'. Karel van het Reve, 1969When censorship and repression made life for... [Image gallery]
The IISH has a unique and manifold collection of Yiddish material consisting of books, brochures, periodicals and pamphlets of the early Jewish socialist and anarchist movement in Eastern and Western... [Collection guide]
In the Russian and Eastern Europe collections at the IISH, Russia and the former USSR are dominant. Additional collection development efforts cover most countries in Eastern Europe that became... [Collection guide]

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