This study of the Dutch National Exhibition of Women’s Labor would
have been possible without the documents so wisely collected and sa
by the exhibition organizers. Nearly all of these documents are now c
fully stored at the International Information Center and Archives of
Women’s Movement (Internationaal Informatiecentrum en Archief v
de Vrouwenbeweging; iiav) in Amsterdam. Historians in the Netherla
should consider themselves lucky to have access to such a professi
institution housing archival materials about national and internati
women’s organizations, an institution that also constitutes a veritable t
sure trove of biographical information about feminists and other wom
The iiav supported us in every possible way, granting us unlimited
of its pictorial archives. We are particularly grateful to Joke Blom, Yola
Hentenaar, Lizzy Jongma, Annemarie Kloosterman, Heleen Massee, A
ette Mevis, and Susanne Neugebauer. The iiav’s Web site (www.iiav
offers a virtual tour of the 1898 exhibition.
We are indebted to the following archives and libraries for their a
tance: The Hague Municipal Archives (Kees Stal), Enschede Munic
Archives (A. M. Roding), and the municipal archives in Amsterd
Den Bosch, Den Helder, Groningen, Kampen, Leeuwarden, Leiden,
megen, Nunspeet, and Oldenzaal. We would also like to thank the sta
The Hague Municipal Museum (Haags Gemeente Museum), the Inte
tional Institute of Social History (Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale
schiedenis), the Archives of the Dutch Royal House (Koninklijk Hui
chief ) in The Hague, the Royal Tropical Institute (Koninklijk Instituut v
de Tropen) in Amsterdam, the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Ant
pology (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal- Land- en Volkenkunde) in Leid
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