Digital collections

The digital collection of IHLIA can only be viewed at our Information desk, due to copyright and privacy issues.

Presently, we can already allow users to inspect unique documents online: IHLIA has a number of old periodicals at its disposal, such as Der Eigene, which is considered the first homosexual magazine in the world. The first edition was published in 1896.

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Want to search quickly and easily in the collection? You can do that with the search engine on our website. Want to know how you can request an item from the collection? Read our procedures.



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A central venue
for anyone who is interested or involved in scientific LGBT research in the Netherlands and beyond

You can find among others:

  • Overview of Dutch and international researchers and scientists concerning LGBT issues
  • Publications of researchers engaged in LGBTI research in the IHLIA collection.