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Women still frequently lack visibility in historical overviews, the academic world, politics, sport, the arts and culture. It is for that reason that Atria highlights the lives of women, who played or continue to play a distinctive role in society.
Below you will find a selection of Atria's publications along with other gems from the collection on this subject.
In 1897, this top Dutch feminist best-seller came out: Hilda van Suylenburg by C. Goedkoop-de Jong van Beek en Donk. By 1919 it got to its eighth edition.
Clara Meijers (1885-1964) had a dream: founding a bank for women. This vision, although altered, became reality in 1928. The Robaver opened a 'women's bank' as a seperate branch.
The Dutch know not one, but two ‘first’ female mayors. Both governed in 1964.
On the 26th of August 1910, Clara Zetkin (1857-1933) made an appeal for an annual women's day, with general women's suffrage as the most important initial demand.
This beautiful drawing of Ribbius Peletier is made by Paul Citroen. In 1932, Peletier gave the orders to build a women's training center (Vrouwen Vormingscentrum De Born) at her own cost.