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Netherlands


    Archives and Libraries

    • Archiefnet (Archivenet): a portal site for websites of archival services all over the world maintained by the Historical Centre Overijssel.
    • Centrum Arbeidsverhoudingen (The Hague). On labour relations in the public sector. Online catalogue, relevant links.
    • Collection Social Documentation Index to a large collection of materials from mainly but not exclusively Dutch underground, youth and student movements, squatters, and new age movements at the International Institute of Social History. Information in Dutch.
    • ID-Archiv im IISG at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. A documentation centre on the German-language alternative press. Collections information, searchable database, links.
    • International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam). One of the largest research and documentary institutions in labour history anywhere. Collections information, extensive links. Online catalog, including archival and audiovisual holdings; separate guide to the archives and collections.
    • Katholiek Documentatie Centrum at the University of Nijmegen. Its holdings include Roman Catholic trade unions' and women's organizations' records. For a list go to: Stands- en vakorganisaties.
    • Koninklijke Bibliotheek The national library of the Netherlands.
    • Nationaal Archief The national archives of the Netherlands. The collection includes records of the central government, the province of Zuid-Holland and the former County of Holland. These consist of manuscripts, books, photographs, maps and drawings. Highlights of the collection include: the Counts of Holland; the Dutch East India Company; the Upper and Lower Houses of parliament; ministerial records.
    • Occasio: Digital Social History Archive at the International Institute of Social History is a collection of Internet documents concerning social, political and environmental issues, for the greater part available online.

    Data Archives

    • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS): the Dutch organization responsible for storing and providing permanent access to research data from the Humanities and Social Sciences. It incorporates the Steinmetz Archive for the social sciences and the Netherlands Historical Data Archive (NHDA), which were part of NIWI (Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services) from 1997 to 2005.
    • Historical Sample of the Netherlands (HSN) Project information on this representative sample of about 80,000 people born in the Netherlands between 1812 and 1922 intended as a tool for research in Dutch history and demography.
    • Life Courses in Context A collaboratory based on Dutch population registers and censuses (19th and 20th century). The programme's objective is to develop a database with about 40.000 individual life courses of people born in the period of 1863-1922
    • RGP Online The Rijks Geschiedkundige PublicatiŽn (RGP) is a series of source editions, the first volume of which was published in 1905. Today, the series comprises 450 volumes that contain documents about the history of the Netherlands. The ING, The Hague is in the process of digitising the RGP series and has developed an application that makes it possible to browse the pages online. The online version aims, as far as possible, to be a faithful replica of the original edition. At the same time, efforts have also been made to exploit the new opportunities afforded by an electronic publication by making it possible to search the text and, where possible, adding clickable lists of contents and/or indices. More information about the approach that was selected can be found under explanation. Since December 2007 137 volumes have been made available on the Internet (november 2009).

    Research Institutions


    Museums

    • Burcht - Vakbondsmuseum De Burcht (Amsterdam) The Netherlands' Trade Union Museum. General information.
    • Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis Museum Website of a museum dedicated to one of the founding fathers of Dutch socialism and anarchism.
    • Multatuli Museum Website Website of the Multatuli Museum and Multatuli Society of Amsterdam. Multatuli, Ps. of Eduard Douwes Dekker(1820-1887) was a Dutch writer and freethinker. General information about the Museum and the Society, a brief biography, a bibliography, links, and a catalogue of Douwes Dekker's personal library.
    • Nederlands Textielmuseum (Tilburg). With a specialized library and documentation centre. General information.

    Associations and Societies


    Special Topics

    • Biografisch Woordenboek van het Socialisme en de Arbeidersbeweging in Nederland on the site of the International Institute of Social History (in Dutch).
    • Centrum voor de Geschiedenis van Migranten The Dutch Centre for the History of Migrants was founded in 1995 as a cooperation of several research centres. The website offers general and project information in Dutch, a bibliography and links.
    • Collection Social Documentation Index to a large collection of materials from mainly but not exclusively Dutch underground, youth and student movements, squatters, and new age movements at the International Institute of Social History. Information in Dutch.
    • European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations at the University of Utrecht.
    • FNV Geschiedenis On the occasion of its centennial the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions FNV presented a new website on its history. It contains a timeline, small biographies of all its presidents and an online poll; all texts are in Dutch.
    • Geheugen van Nederland 'The Memory of the Netherlands' is a project of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands. The website contains digitized materials from Dutch archives, libraries and museums. The International Institute of Social History contributes six thousand photographs, prints, posters and banners documenting the Dutch labour movement from 1860 through 1918.
    • Meis - Frť Meis Website devoted to Dutch communist trade union leader and politician Frť Meis (1921-1992).
    • Multatuli Museum Website Website of the Multatuli Museum and Multatuli Society of Amsterdam. Multatuli, Ps. of Eduard Douwes Dekker(1820-1887) was a Dutch writer and freethinker. General information about the Museum and the Society, a brief biography, a bibliography, links, and a catalogue of Douwes Dekker's personal library.
    • Nederlands Textielmuseum (Tilburg). With a specialized library and documentation centre. General information.
    • Nurses from Surinam Photos from the private albums of Surinamese women who came to Holland in the 1950s to become nurses; from the Historical Image Archive on Migrants (Dutch text).
    • Occasio: Digital Social History Archive at the International Institute of Social History is a collection of Internet documents concerning social, political and environmental issues, for the greater part available online.
    • Rode Droom at Erik van Rosmalen's homepage (Amsterdam): 100 years of social democracy in the Netherlands.
    • Spoorwegstaking van 1903 Railway strike educational game (in Dutch)
    • Staatsarchief Dutch squatters archive: a catalogue of papers, periodicals, audio and video tapes, newspaper clippings, photos and posters.
    • Stakingen in Nederland Strikes in the Netherlands: online database containing data on more than 16,000 strikes and lockouts in the Netherlands (1830-2000) compiled by Sjaak van der Velden, at the International Institute of Social History (Dutch text).
    • Steun! Stem! Staak! at the International Institute of Social History: 150 posters from the largest collection in the Netherlands.
    • Vakbeweging in de oorlog Trade Unions during the War. Website devoted to the history of the Dutch trade unions during the German occupation, 1940-1945. Dutch text. The site is under construction: not all listed documents are available.

    Journals


    Reference

    • Biografisch Woordenboek van het Socialisme en de Arbeidersbeweging in Nederland on the site of the International Institute of Social History (in Dutch).
    • Digitized maps at the University Library of Utrecht A presentation of maps in the collections of the Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands.
    • RGP Online The Rijks Geschiedkundige PublicatiŽn (RGP) is a series of source editions, the first volume of which was published in 1905. Today, the series comprises 450 volumes that contain documents about the history of the Netherlands. The ING, The Hague is in the process of digitising the RGP series and has developed an application that makes it possible to browse the pages online. The online version aims, as far as possible, to be a faithful replica of the original edition. At the same time, efforts have also been made to exploit the new opportunities afforded by an electronic publication by making it possible to search the text and, where possible, adding clickable lists of contents and/or indices. More information about the approach that was selected can be found under explanation. Since December 2007 137 volumes have been made available on the Internet (november 2009).



Last updated 28 January 2014