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The IISH collections comprises archive, library and audio-visual material with a thematic emphasis on social and emancipatory movements.

The Institute holds over 5,300 archives, more than 1,000,000 printed volumes, and an equivalent number of audio-visual items including posters.

Collection development at the IISH focuses increasingly on digital archives and data. The Institute has become one of the world’s greatest data centres for social-economic history, devising new techniques for enabling methodologically innovative research.

On this website you can search through the collections and various other sources. More information about searching on this website.

IISH Collections | Highlights | Karl Marx copy of Das Kapital - In IISH Collection