Books and grey literature
Over 85,000 volumes
Both non-fiction and fiction
Dutch and foreign
Covering all aspects of the position of
women in both past (the oldest book is dated 1578) and present (current research, papers, government reports and
Approx. 500 subscriptions of which 222 are Dutch and 268 are foreign titles
Articles (23,000) are selected from these periodicals and provided with annotations.
Past volumes of women's magazines, both national and international.
The oldest magazines date back to the early nineteenth century.
Some of the magazines, in particular those published between 1870 and 1940,
are available on microfilm.
75 metres of dossiers containing pamphlets, press releases and announcements
22 metres clippings from five Dutch daily newspapers
Biographical dossiers with clippings on 7,400 women
Archives of women's organisations and individual women
This collection contains approximately 400 archives dating from 1870 to
the present day, and reflects the character and history of the Dutch women's movement.
In addition there is a collection of unpublished egodocuments of 169 women:
diaries, letters, memoirs and autobiographies.
Posters, photographs (18,000), slides and postcards
Part of this material is historical, but the IIAV also has extensive visual
materials from the start of the second feminist movement.
Most Dutch posters have been photographed and reproduced as slides.
A database of addresses
available at the IIAV, which will provide
a social map of the women's movement in the Netherlands; international addresses
of women's information services and resources.
Women's Resources International
Women's Studies on Disc
Vrouw en Recht
For questions or more information please contact: [email protected]