Atria collects, stores and documents material about the position of women in all fields - such as law, politics, labor, care, history, art, literature, science, religion, sexuality, gender equality and feminism, in the past and the present, from within and abroad.

professions women didn't or seldom do in 1900

Size collection

  • 1540 meters of archives and ego documents
  • 192 magazine subscriptions
  • 8.867 biographical clipping folders
  • 108.848 books, brochures, reports and theses
  • 107 Oral History Interviews
  • 44.600 image and audio items
  • 1.900 objects

One of the oldest collections

In 1935 Rosa Manus, Johanna Naber en Willemijn Posthumus-van der Goot founded the International Archive for the Women's Movement (IAV). They did this to collect and preserve women's heritage, and to encourage scientific research on the position of women.


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