Collection 307 - State Archives, The Netherlands [Het Staatsarchief]

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State Archives, The Netherlands [Het Staatsarchief]


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The State Archives are housed at the IISG in Amsterdam. The IISG also holds a separate archive of 'Kraak' newspaper published by the squatter movement, as well as an archive of its successor publication 'Bluf!'. Kraak was published in Amsterdam from October 1976 to May 1981 by squatters from the Nieuwmarkt and Staats areas in Amsterdam. It was replaced by Bluf!, an 'independent' weekly which had a broader scope than Kraak. Bluf! was published from January 1982 to April 1988, and covered topics such as feminism, squatting, anti-militarism, the anti-nuclear movement, anti-racism and anti-fascism, as well as the anti-apartheid struggle.

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The State Archives collection focuses mainly on the Dutch squatter movement, and includes material related to the movement's activities against apartheid. The movement carried out radical actions against companies dealing with South Africa, and operated in a semi-underground manner. The archive is housed at the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam.

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+ 31 20 6685866
+ 31 20 6654181 ;
International Institute for Social History
Cruquiusweg 31
1019 AT Amsterdam
International Institute for Social History
P.O. Box 2169

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