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Johanna Westerdijk (1883-1961), eerste vrouwelijke hoogleraar in Nederland Fotograaf Nico Schuitvlot

Johanna Westerdijk (1883-1961) was the first female professor in the Netherlands.

Rosa Manus founded the Vrouwen Electriciteits Vereeniging  (7-9-1932). Archief en tijdstrijft in collectie-IAV

On September 7th 1932, Rosa Manus founded the Vrouwen Electriciteits Vereeniging (Women's Electricity Association...

Vrouwenstudies al vanaf 1898

Contrary to popular belief, the term 'Women Studies' has already been in existence for at least a hundred years.

Stationswerk bordje

In the south of the Netherlands - the catholic part - this placard could be found hanging in the bus.

Vrouwenaktiegroep Spuugzat is tegen seksistische reclame 1992

Sexist expressions in the media are a continuing source of irritation for many women and men. In 1974, the need was...

Gedenkboek Vereniging Vrouwenkiesrecht, 25 jaar strijd

The Dutch Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Association for Women’s Suffrage) was founded in 1894 by Wilhelmina...

Pamflet vrouwenkiesrecht 1918, collectie-IAV

This pamphlet from the Dutch Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Association for Women’s Suffrage) dating from 1918...

Eerste vrouwelijke burgemeester Smulders-Beliën en s’Jacob-des Bouvrie

Truus Smulders-Beliën is the first female mayor in The Netherlands in 1946.

beroepenplaat uit de Nationale Tentoonstelling van Vrouwenarbeid in 1898

This poster with seventeen professions in which women were not employed, or only very rarely, was shown on the...

Charlotte Jacobs

The famous medical doctor Aletta Jacobs was not the only female Jacobs who paved the way for other women. Her older...

Cécile Frenkel-de Jong van Beek en Donk

In 1897, this top Dutch feminist best-seller came out: Hilda van Suylenburg by C. Goedkoop-de Jong van Beek en Donk...

Geïllustreerde dagboek van Toby Vos (1918), egodocument collectie-IAV

Toby Vos (1918) is an artist and writer of, among other things, a series 'kabouter' (gnomes) books and columns in...


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