Henk Sneevliet, alias Maring (1883-1942):
Mind and Heart for Revolutionary Socialism in Europe and Asia
Sneevliet Exhibition at the Memorial Hall of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Shanghai
29 June 2009 - 10 August 2009
In Commemoration of the 126th Anniversary of the Birth of Sneevliet
Flyer of exhibition (.pdf, 1.2 Mb)
On June 29, 2009, an exhibition on the life of Dutch revolutionary Henk Sneevliet (1883-1942) was opened at the Memorial Hall of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Shanghai. Many of the documents on display are part of IISH collections. Never before has the IISH lent such a large number of documents for an exhibition in Asia.
In China Sneevliet is still remembered for his part in the foundation of the Chinese communist party.
The exhibition shows a broad view of Sneevliet's political and personal life. Official documents as well as personal letters are on display. Some of Sneevliet's notes were even written in Shanghai.
Most of the exhibited archival documents are part of the Sneevliet papers. There are also documents from the F.M. Wibaut papers and the Willem van Ravesteyn papers, which are also IISH collections.
This site contains A Life in Documents, with many documents of Sneevliet's political and personal life, and a chronology.
Links, further reading
- Inventory Henk Sneevliet Papers (Dutch text)
- Search for publications (by and about Sneevliet)
- Search for all archival collections concerning Sneevliet
- Search for all images of Sneevliet in the IISH collections
- Biography of Sneevliet (Dutch text), published in Biografisch Woordenboek van het Socialisme en de Arbeidersbeweging in Nederland (BWSA)