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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]
On 30 June 2014 former CPN Amsterdam alderman Harry Verheij passed away at the age of 97. Just over a year later, the organization of his papers was completed and an inventory published on the IISH’s... [Collection highlight]
In early 2015 the IISH acquired the papers of  Jan Adam Nijholt. Nijholt, born in Almelo in 1903, was a member of the Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale [Workers’ Youth Federation], and throughout his life he... [Collection highlight]
The inventory of the papers of Wouter Gortzak was recently completed.Wouter Gortzak grew up in a communist milieu. His father Henk Gortzak was MP for the Dutch Communist Party (CPN) but broke with... [Collection highlight]
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Toonkunstenaars Vereniging (KNTV) (Royal Dutch Musicians' Association) was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest trade unions in the Netherlands. Prior to founding,... [Collection highlight]
Co van den Born was a trade union woman at heart. In the years of reconstruction and in the turbulent sixties, she stood for equal pay and treatment of women. Her archive shows a beautiful picture of... [Collection highlight]