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Photos of the Dutch campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela, 1976-1989. This series of photos is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Portrait of Nelson Mandela carried by marchers at a... [Image gallery]
Mandela’s state visit to the Netherlands on 11 and 12 March 1999. This series is part of a photo gallery on Nelson Mandela.1. Royal welcome to President Mandela and Graça Machel at the beginning of... [Image gallery]
Begin april 2008 verscheen Het Socialistenboek, een coproductie van IISG en uitgeverij Waanders. Het Socialistenboek is een handzaam fotoboek over de opkomst en ontwikkeling van de Nederlandse... [Image gallery]
 ... People want new, enticing, original and striking forms, an attractive drawing, a distinctive layout, a remarkable font and a special new paper ...The Reclamearsenaal originated in 2001 from a... [Image gallery]
Ter gelegenheid van de 150ste geboortedag van de dichter en politicus Pieter Jelles Troelstra (1860-1930) heeft het IISG een digitaal documentatie centrum geopend. Hier kan de gebruiker gemakkelijk... [Collection guide]
Traditionally, acquisitions related to the Netherlands have included socialism and the labor movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the 1970s, the social movement has expanded to include... [Collection guide]
Ewald Vanvugt's archive and photographs collection which he has donated to the IISH over the years, were recently made accessible for research.Ewald Vanvugt was born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch during the... [Collection highlight]
Marcus Bakker (1923-2009) is well known as the parliamentary face of the Communist Party in the Netherlands (CPN). Even his many adversaries in parliament appreciated Baker for his integrity, sense... [Collection highlight]
Anton Pannekoek was born in 1873 to average middle-class parents, but he became a prominent astronomer and Marxist theoretician.Jan Martinus Smit, his physics and astronomy teacher at secondary... [Collection highlight]
Vereniging Gemeenschappelijk Grondbezit (GGB) [Association for Communal Land Ownership] was founded by the Dutch writer and pioneer Frederik van Eeden in 1901. Its aim was to promote communal... [Collection highlight]