A new Content Provider from Germany has just joined Archives Portal Europe – the Bistumsarchiv Fulda, Archives of the Archdiocese of Fulda.
The archives were established in 1965, and they hold documentation on the central administration as well as the deaneries, pastoral associations, and parishes of the bishopric. Spatially, the area extends from Hanau via Fulda to Kassel and Marburg.
The archive keeps the entire records of the diocese since the papal bull “Provida solersque” on the 16 August 1821; the Archdiocese was established in 1752, but documents from that era are only partially available in the diocese archive, as the vast majority of older holdings are preserved in the Hessian State Archives Marburg, which are already Content Provider for Archives Portal Europe – this new “acquisition” on part of Archives Portal Europe is a way to reunite the collections while preserving their historical differences!
The oldest documents of the Bistumsarchiv Fulda, official books and documents of the diocesan archives, date back to the end of the 16th century.
In addition to the archives of the diocesan administration, the diocese archive keeps the collections of various ecclesiastical institutions and organizations, events and collections. The older church books of the diocese are largely available on microfilm.
All finding aids will soon be available on Archives Portal Europe