International Association of Labour History Institutions IALHI

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The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) brings together archives, libraries, documentation centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world. (Homepage).

News Service; Serials Service; Members; Websites of IALHI-members; IALHI Constitution; Conferences;
Secretary: Françoise Blum, Collectif des Centres de Documentation en Histoire ouvrière (CODHOS), 9, rue Malher, F-75004 Paris, France;
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About: Aims: The International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI) brings together archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world. It was founded in 1970 by the Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv (Stockholm), the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (Düsseldorf), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (Bonn), the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (Amsterdam), the Labour Party (London), the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv (Zürich) and the Trades Union Congress (London), among others. 

IALHI aims at:

  • Fostering closer co-operation between its members.
  • Interlending wherever possible.
  • Encouraging the interchange of publications and duplicates.
  • Initiating and sponsoring publications such as bibliographies, holding lists and surveys falling within its field of interest.

Membership:

  • Archives and libraries of trade union federations and major trade unions from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom; and of related international bodies like the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the European Trade Union Institute.
  • Archives and libraries of socialist and communist parties from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
  • Major document and research centres like the AMSAB (Ghent), the Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (Milan), the Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (Amsterdam), the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv (Zürich) etc.
  • Museums of labour and working class life like the National Museum of Labour History (Manchester), the Arbejdermuseet (Copenhagen), the Työväenmuseo Werstas (Tampere) etc.
  • Major university institutions like the Bibliothek der Freien Universität (Berlin), the Bibliothèque de Documentation internationale contemporaine (Nanterre), the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (Stanford, CA), the Labadie Collection (Ann Arbor, MI), the Modern Records Centre (Coventry), the Ohara Institute for Social Research (Tokyo) etc.
  • Private document centres, museums, labour history societies etc from Australia to Brazil.

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