Social History Portal

Social History Collections

Search collections on social history and the history of the labour movement from the late 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. More than 2.5 million records including 900,000 digitised objects (archives, books, brochures, leaflets, photographs, posters, prints, cartoons, sound, films and videos) from 23 specialized archives and libraries.

Social and Labour History News

News on social and labour history, social and labour history institutions and organizations. Conference announcements, new publications, book reviews, etc. RSS feed and monthly email alerting service.

Resources and Exhibits

Various exhibits and resources on social and labour history: tables of contents of over 100 serials in the area of labour history; a source publication on the 1917 Stockholm Peace Conference, the IALHI Webmuseum, a collection of 1,200 digitized documents by and on the Rote Armee Fraktion, and more.

Networks and Conferences

Information and news on networks and conferences, other than the IALHI network and the IALHI conferences.

Best Practices for the Social History Domain

Detailed information on best practices related to social history institutions, repositories, cross-domain and long-term access, the infrastructure and services built in the HOPE-project, and more.

About this site

This is a website of the International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI). IALHI brings together archives, libraries, document centres, museums and research institutions specializing in on social history and the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world.
The design and development of this site is one of the results of the project "Heritage of the People's Europe" (HOPE), co-funded by the European Union through the ICT Policy Support Programme (2010-2013).

Digital collections featured on this portal are also available in Europeana, Europe’s multilingual digital library, museum and archive!