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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]
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]
A frugal and virtuous housewife was supposed to keep a record of her expenditure in a household account book. It enabled her to keep track of what she was spending, see why she had spent too much by... [Collection highlight]
In November 2014 the papers of the Dutch social democrat leader Koos Vorrink were discovered in an attic. His papers have now been catalogued and the inventory is available online. The accompanying... [Collection highlight]
In spring 2015 the IISH received the minutes book of the board of Chung Hwa Hui, an association of Chinese students from the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia in the Netherlands, covering the years... [Collection highlight]

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