Many women have stood up for women's rights or equal opportunities throughout the ages and became famous or well known through their struggle.
For the F-piece, Djoeke Veeninga chooses the American article Keeping the Stork in its Place and the letters that Aletta Jacobs received as a result of the article.Read more
The archives of the Netherlands’ most prominent feminist Aletta Jacobs have been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register.Read more
On Wednesday December 14 Professor Francisca de Haan gave the first Rosa Manus lecture called Rosa Manus: Restoring to History a “Dutch Woman Leader” who Fell Victim to the Nazi’s. There was also a comment by Professor Mineke Bosch. Text of the lecture (pdf) Francisca de Haan is Professor of Gender Studies and History at […]Read more
Rosa Manus (1881-1942) was an internationally oriented feminist and activist. In 1935, she co-founded the International Archives for the Women’s Movement.Read more
This Hammond typewriter belonged to the historian and feminist Johanna Naber (1859-1941). Historians characterize this typewriter as ‘Nabers companion in the woman question’. It is likely that she bought this Hammond in 1904, with the money she received for her rewarded work ‘Geschiedenis van Nederland tijdens de inlijving bij Frankrijk’ (History of the Netherlands during the French occupation) […]Read more
Rosa Manus (1881-1942) was one of the founders of the International Archives for the Women’s Movement (IAV) in 1935. However, since 1994 it has become evident that Manus had already been busy with setting up such an archive from as early as 1930. In 1994, the IAV received microfilms from Moscow. These microfilms appeared to be part […]Read more
This bust of W.H.Posthumus-van der Goot was crafted by the renowned sculptor Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach (1895-1962). The bust dates back as far as 1943 and was made in Noordwijk, the sculptor’s place of residence. The Posthumus-van der Goot family had also moved there from Amsterdam. In 1930, Willemijn Posthumus-van der Goot (1897-1989) was the first female economist […]Read more