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"From the Vaults" is the RIAS library and archives blog, in which we highlight remarkable historical persons and dates with documents from our collections.


Black Workers in Revolt by Robert Dudnick

The League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW)

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Latest news

Thousands of documents on Dutch-American relations are now available to consult online. 

In compliance with the nationwide measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19, the RIAS will be closed until 6 April 2020.

The RIAS has decided to postpone the Spring Roosevelt Lecture on "The Forgotten Bombardment" with the showing of the film "Days of May" on 22 April 2020 due to the recent, severe COVID-19 circumstances. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

The RIAS has decided to postpone the conference “Racial Democracy: Challenges to Civic Democratic Ideals in American History” on 7 and 8 May 2020 due to the recent, severe COVID-19 circumstances. We hope to host this conference in July or December 2020. As soon as the new dates are settled, we will post it on our website.

Interested in an internship and do you want to acquire experience in an academic institute? The RIAS has an internship available in 2020 for the following periods: 1 July-30 September and 1 October-31 December.

We invite applications to our upcoming graduate seminar. 

The NASA Amerikanistendag, that would have taken place at the RIAS on 29 May 2020, will have to be postponed. A new date will be announced in due time.