Friends of the IISH

The International Institute of Social History is supported by a large group of friends. A colorful troupe of former colleagues, scientists and people with a passion for history who all have a strong connection with our institute. 

Of course we are grateful for their financial support. All donations are used to purchase or to preserve special collections or to support research. But we also appreciate their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment. The Friends have become an indispensable network.

Every six months we organize a meeting for the Friends so that they can get acquainted with new acquisitions and can exchange ideas with the IISH staff or with each other. We always provide an inspiring lecture or tour and conclude the meeting with a drink. 

Friends also receive the On the Waterfront magazine twice a year. Here you can read all about our new acquisitions but also read lectures again or messages by colleagues from the Institute.

Are you interested to become a friend? We are looking forward to meet you!
If you have any other questions about this network, please contact Aad Blok and Jacqueline Rutte.