We are very happy to announce that several new archives from Germany have joined Archives Portal Europe:
Archiv der Hansestadt Lüneburg – The holdings encompass the entire breadth of a Hanseatic tradition and an active and history-conscious citizenship: Documents, official books and files of the city administration since 1229; Bequests, company and association archives; Maps and architectural drawings, posters; Images, photos, film and sound documents.
Kreisarchiv des Enzkreises – The Enzkreis was formed in 1973 from the district of Pforzheim and parts of the former districts of Calw, Leonberg and Vaihingen. The Enzkreis each encompass half of the former Baden and Württemberg areas. The district archive has existed since 1990 and forms a staff position within the Department of Social Affairs, Family and Integration. It mainly stores documents from the Enzkreis and its predecessor institutions. The focus of the tradition is on the period from 1945 onwards, but some of the documents already start in the 17th century.
Archiv der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg – Since October 18, the day the University of Wittenberg was founded, the university archive has been presenting its holdings on the Internet. At recherche.archiv.uni-halle.de you can now search in over 25,000 data records. This includes the archive of the Wittenberg Reformation University, which was merged with the University of Halle on June 21, 1817. The online presentation is the result of a multi-year DFG project on the retroconversion of finding aids in the University Archives Halle-Wittenberg.
Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Archiv und Kustodie – The Dresden Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1764 and is one of the oldest educational institutions for fine arts in Europe. Nearly 650 students are currently studying here in five courses: visual arts, art technology, conservation and restoration of art and cultural assets, stage, mask and costume design as well as theater equipment and postgraduate studies in art therapy.
– Haus der Stadtgeschichte – Stadtarchiv Ulm – Ulm city archives are now open to the public, while in the past the imperial city archive served as the city’s treasury for internal purposes only and was only opened to a few council members and high-ranking officials. The task of the archives today is to select from the daily growing flood of files coming from the authorities and storage permanently the ones that are indispensable for the legal protection of the state, of its cities and citizens and that will be useful for future research.
– Handschriftenarchiv Dresdner Kreuzchor – The Dresden Kreuzchor Manuscript Archive collects, records, digitizes and publishes manuscripts, sheet music, prints and copies that are over a hundred years old from the traditional, musical history of the world-famous Dresden Kreuzchor. Visitors can experience digitalization and discover Central German tradition and German history.
– Historisches Archiv Krupp – In 1905, in preparation for the upcoming 100-year company anniversary, a works archive for the Krupp company (founded in 1811) was established. It is the oldest German corporate archive with a modern twist. It worked as an archive and company history research center under changing organizational names. In the same year Margarethe Krupp founded the Hügel family archive to secure the family documents. Both archives remained organizationally separate for a long time, but were managed in a personal union and developed according to a uniform archive system. Since the merging of the companies Thyssen and Krupp, the former Thyssen Archive has served as the group archive for the new group. The Historical Archive Krupp has been owned by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation since 1998 and is active in the Villa Hügel as a center for Krupp history.
– Stadtarchiv Trier – The Stadtbibliothek Trier is a public scientific library with valuable collections from the Middle Ages and modern times and beyond, but also current scientific literature of general interest with a focus on the humanities. The city archive of Trier is where the written, visual and audio documents regarding Trier over the centuries are kept by the city administration. In the treasury of the Trier city library and city archive, all people interested in history can have a fascinating look at the art and culture of the Middle Ages and early modern times. They also offer state-of-the-art media technology, a separate training and seminar room and a supplementary program for children.
– Archiv der Hansestadt Lübeck – First mentioned in a chronicle in 1298, the archive of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck preserves its historical tradition: the Hanseatic City of Lübeck was independent until 1937 and has been integrated in Schleswig-Holstein since then, and which was the “Queen of the Hanseatic League” during the Middle Ages and afterwards among the most important metropolises and trade cities in Germany. On a legal basis, the archivists take over the archival documents from the Lübeck city council and local historical documents from private individuals, companies and associations.
– Stadtarchiv Bad Homburg – As a “memory of the city”, the City Archives of Bad Homburg provides literature and rich source material to anyone interested in the history of Bad Homburg and its districts. From 1985 to June 2017, the archive was in the Gothic House. Now the archive has moved to Villa Wertheimber in Gustavsgarten. The city archive organizes guided tours on request, possibly in conjunction with a presentation of the individual collections. Requests regarding thematic priorities are gladly taken into account. The city archive invites to various events several times a year. You can take part in historical walks or listen to interesting readings.
– Stadtarchiv Korschenbroich – The city archive is available to all citizens. It provides historical material and advises on questions of family research and on topics from the political, administrative, social and everyday history. The use of the city archive and answering inquiries are generally free of charge. Research work also takes place: the results are presented in publications and exhibitions. Cooperation with schools, archive tours and lectures on history are also part of the educational work.
As the central documentation center for the city’s history, the archive contains historically valuable collections of club publications, newspapers, photographs, posters, sound material and private estates. Donations from the population that contribute to the expansion of the collection are gratefully received. As the “memory of the administration”, the main task of the archive is to take over, keep, preserve and access files.
– Kreisarchiv Mettmann – The Mettmann district archive is the central facility for documenting the history of the Mettmann district. It preserves the written and visual record of the district of Mettmann and its predecessors. In addition, the district archive documents social, cultural, sporting and political life in the district area through various collections (newspaper collection, photo and postcard collection, poster collection). The scientific archive library provides literature on local, regional and family history, works on Rhenish, Bergisch and German history, administrative literature as well as archival publications and reference works for the public. The archive and collection items in the district archive are available to the public for inspection.
The finding aids & holding guides are already available on Archives Portal Europe for all new archives, direct link on the names