On the Waterfront 22

24 January 2018 - 10:49

On the Waterfront is the semi-annual magazine of the IISH. This is issue 22

On the Waterfront : newsletter from the Friends of the IISH
Authors: Jaap Kloosterman, Jan Lucassen
Place of publication: Amsterdam
Year: 2011 / Issue: 22 / Format: 16 pp.

Including Aad Blok, Lex Heerma van Voss, Bauke Marinus: History of Labour in Popular Music: Music Collections of the IISH. Lectures held on 20 January 2011, p. 10-14


Among the many activities organized by the Institute to celebrate its 75th anniversary was the exhibition Wereldverbeteraars or Rebels with a Cause, which was featured at the Special Collections building of the University of Amsterdam from the end of October 2010 through January 2011. It was viewed by over 65 visitors a day on average – a satisfactory result.

The book accompanying the exhibition was sent to all Friends as a New Year’s gift. Written by the editors of On the Waterfront (and with an English version rendered by the magazine’s long-time translator), sections must have seemed familiar to our readers: at recent Friends meetings we have from time to time commented on some lesser-known episodes from the Institute’s history, and we intend to continue this practice in the near future.

At the same time, we would like to use the meetings as opportunities to highlight special areas of the IISH collection. At the latest meeting, it was music, as illustrated in the issue before you; at the next it will be Yiddish and Jewish materials. Women’s history is on the agenda.

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