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This section contains digital and digitized documents which are available for consultation and research via the Internet. If possible, they are fully searchable via OCR. Documents are delivered as PDF files. Use a PDF reader to read documents and for full-text search.

An overview of the available digitized resources until now:

- The foundation of the Belgian Workers Party (BWP) in 1885 was one of the first milestones in the workers’ struggles for better living conditions. The BWP minutes (1892-1940) furnish us with lively descriptions of these struggles.

- BWP Ghent minutes

- Trade Union Annual Reports

- ACOD Annual Reports

- The Journal des Correspondances (1903-1914) and het Korrespondentieblad (Journal of Correspondance, 1907-1914), its counterpart in Flanders, were the official newsletters of the Syndicale Kommissie (Trade Union Commission) of the BWP before the First World War. In December 1918 Le Mouvement Syndical Belge and De Belgische Vakbeweging (Belgian Trade Union) were the successors to these papers.

- Combat was founded by the Wallon syndicalist André Rénard. The journal had a socialist and syndical slant, with Wallon federalist roots.

- De Volkswil (The Will of the People) was the official newsletter of the BWP and after the Second World War of the Belgian Socialist Party (BSP) in the Louvain district.

- De Vrouw (The Woman) was the journal of the Dutch-Flemish Women’s Association, founded by Emilie Claeys, a Ghent socialist women’s movement activist, and Nellie van Kol, a Dutch feminist and educationist, on 15th June 1893.

- De Vlasbewerker (The Flaxworker) was the journal of the socialist association of flaxworkers of Ghent. It was first being published in 1869 by Karel Hannick and Karel Beerblock.

- De Textielarbeider (The Textile Worker) was the journal of the Textile Workers Union of Belgium (TACB), the socialist trade union for workers in the textile industry.

- The TACB minutes are the core of the (strongly shattered) records of the Textile Workers Union of Belgium. They are especially relevant for resarch on the difficult process of centralisation within the union.

- De Verbroedering was the journal of the BWP in the Oudenaarde-Ronse district. It was printed in Ronse and was published for the first time in June 1899.

- De Ontwaking was the weekly paper of the BWP in the Roeselare-Tielt district. It was first published on 3th October 1920.