International Institute of Social History

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations. It has a global focus and focuses on the period 1500-2000. Its collections comprise archival, library-, and audio-visual material with a thematic emphasis on social and emancipatory movements.

In March 2014 dozens of the IISH’s leading archives have been made fully available to view online through the Institute’s catalogue. These include the papers the papers of Pieter Jelles Troelstra and Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, Lev Trotsky, the German Social Democrat politicians Eduard Bernstein and Karl Kautsky, and the French anarchist Louise Michel, as well as the archives of political parties as the Dutch Social-Democratic Party. A full list of the online available archives can be found here.

The digitized documents can be browsed and each piece can be viewed in full screen mode. It is possible to adjust the size and contrast, or rotate the material. The documents can also be downloaded as a PDF file or printed out.

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Friday, 3 October 2014 - 9:42am
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