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.
Child Labour - Photos made by Maya Pejić
Child Labour in the 1980's - Photos made by Maya PejićMaya Pejić (*1935) began her career as a photographer in 1966. She...
Penny-wise Housewives Keeping Account
A frugal and virtuous housewife was supposed to keep a record of her expenditure in a household account book. It enabled her...
Argentinian Anarchist Newspapers
The collection of Latin American Anarchist Newspapers contains almost a thousand journals, mostly collected by Max Nettlau (...
Dutch Fortune Hunters
In November 1937, Rinus van Mastrigt, an unemployed youth from Rotterdam, took his bike and started on a long journey...
Johannes Agnoli Opposed to Parliamentary Democracy
Johannes Agnoli (1925-2003), born Giovanni Agnoli in Valle di Cadore, about 100 km north of Venice, was a person of extremes...
Koos Vorrink and Henk van Laar
In November 2014 the papers of the Dutch social democrat leader Koos Vorrink were discovered in an attic. His papers have...
Chung Hwa Hui, Chinese Students in the Netherlands
In spring 2015 the IISH received the minutes book of the board of Chung Hwa Hui, an association of Chinese students from the...
Seth Siegelaub, Collector and Father of Conceptual Art
Seth Siegelaub, the subject of a major retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from 12 December 2015 to 17 April...
'Clean Clothes' with Dirty Labels
The Clean Clothes Campaign is a global network whose objectives are to end sweatshops and to support garment workers in the...
'At work in Mozambique', photos by Ernst Schade
For this collection highlight we made a selection from Ernst Schade’s photos, based on the theme 'Labour' in Southern Africa...

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