- Books and grey literature.
Over 75,000 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 281 are Dutch and 292 are foreign titles.
Articles (20,000) 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.
- Thematic dossiers.
45 metres of dossiers containing pamphlets, press releases and announcements.
- Newspaper clippings.
20 metres clippings from five Dutch daily newspapers.
Biographical dossiers with clippings on 6,500 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
In addition there is a collection of unpublished egodocuments of 169 women:
diaries, letters, memoirs and autobiographies.
- Posters, photographs (15,000), 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, Black Studies Database.
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