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Holdings of the Research Library of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

Description

The holdings of the Research Library encompass around 520,000 bibliographic items in a range of different forms (for example books, data records, phonograms, microfilm/microfiche). The library also contains a press collection consisting of a newspaper collection and a unique archive of press cuttings (comprising around 5 million cuttings) as well as a music collection and various special collections such as scholarly estates. One focus of our collections is so-called “gray literature”, for example the library is home to a samizdat collection. Beyond this, the Research Library also operates a bibliography portal and participates in library-oriented subject portals (such as Osmikon). The scope of topics ranges from politics to culture and includes economics and social history as well as cultural studies and the culture of East Central Europe. In addition to a smaller inventory of older material, a large part of the literature is from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Content Material/Research

Materials

ca 520,000 Bibliographic units
ca 5 Millions Clippings (information artifacts)
ca 1,100 linear meters Newspapers

Research online

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Descriptions of subordinate collections

Visit

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
ISIL: DE-2718

Gisonenweg 5-7
35037 Marburg
Website

Research Library
ISIL: DE-Mb50

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Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Indexing

Referenced/represented regions

BelarusCzech RepublicEstoniaHungaryLatviaLithuaniaPolandRussiaSlovakiaUkraine...

Topics

CultureGeographyHistoryHolocaust (Jewish)MusicReformationWorld War, 1914-1918World War, 1939-1945...

Referenced/represented time period

From earliest recorded history to the present day

Classification

Administrative history and institutional historyAgrarian history, agricultureArchaeologyArchitecture historyArt History and Art ScienceBiographyBourgeoisie researchChurch historyCivil societyConceptual historyConstitutional historyCulture historyEconomic History and SciencesEconomic policyEducation, Educational and University HistoryEnvironmental historyEthnology / Historical AnthropologyEuropean integration / History of integrationFilm / TV / RadioFinancial history and banking historyHistorical Basic Sciences / Auxiliary Sciences / Digital HistoryHistorical Image ResearchHistorical anti-Semitism researchHistorical comparatisticsHistorical peace researchHistory Education, Didactics and Public HistoryHistory of Humanities and Ideas / Intellectual historyHistory of Religion and Religious StudiesHistory of ScienceHistory of consumptionHistory of consumptionHistory of historiographyHistory of knowledgeHistory of mentalityHistory of technologyHistory of the rural populationHolocaust, Shoa, GenocideIdentity constructionImperial historyIndustrial history, trade and commerceInternational RelationsInternational organizationsJewish historyJustice and policeLabor historyLegal history and jurisprudenceLeisure and tourism historyLiterary History and Literary StudiesMaterial cultureMedia History / Media StudiesMedical history, health and diseaseMemory research / memory historyMicro, local or everyday historyMilitary history and history of violenceMusic history and musicologyNationalism History / NationalizationNazi / fascist historyNobility historyOperating history and company historyOral History / Contemporary WitnessesParties, associations and social movementsPolitical History and Political SciencePolitical ideas, ideologiesPopulation history and migration historyReception historyRegional and country historyRegions / Regionalization / RegionalismScience policySocial history and social sciencesSocial policy and welfare stateSpatial history, geographySports historyTheater History and Theater StudiesTheories and Methods of Historical ScienceTraffic history and infrastructure historyTransnational historyUrban and metropolitan historyWomen, men and gender historyWork and industrial relations...

Languages

BelarusianBosnianBulgarianChurch SlavicCroatianCzechEnglishEstonianFrenchGermanHungarianItalianLatvianLithuanianOld Church SlavonicPolishRomanian, Moldavian, MoldovanRussianSerbianSlovakSloveneUkrainian...

History/Provenance

Since it was established in 1950, the Herder Institute has run its own library. Over the years, the holdings have been continually expanded, indexed and interlinked. The Research Library has existed in its current organizational structure since 2011. Today, in addition to the library workspace, it also encompasses a bibliography portal and special collections, including the press archive and the music collection.

Creation/Production

Time Event: 15th century until today

Aggregation/Collecting

Time Event: 1950 until today
Place/Area: Marburg
Creator of the collection: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library +

Context Material

Projekte

Research on Nazi looting at the Herder Institute's research library   Website

Record Information

ID: DE-2718/HI000002
Record Type: Group/Holding
List title: Holdings of the Research Library
Title: Holdings of the Research Library of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
Short Title: Holdings of the Research Library
Repository Name: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library [ISIL: DE-Mb50]  +
Source/Rights: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association [ISIL: DE-2718]  +
Image: Materials of the Research Library, Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2019, Research Library, Inventory number _91A1812-Online, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Author: Lipinsky, Jan
Author: Janus, Eligiusz
Author: Martinson, Guntar
Author: Schiebl, Beate
Author: Warmbrunn, Juergen
Reviser/Editor: Weiss, Sebastian
Export date: 2019-03-05

Highlights

Bookplates from the Research Library , Photo: Wolfgang Schekanski, 2010, Research Library, Inventory number 007_Exlibris, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Easter greeting card from the Urbanczyk samizdat collection, Scan, Research Library, Inventory number 008--60-Jahre-49, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
The library’s mobile shelving system in the original storage tower, Photo: Wolfgang Schekanski, 2010, Research Library, Inventory number 009a_MG_4571, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
The reading room of the library, Photo: Wolfgang Schekanski, 2012, Research Library, Inventory number _91A0134, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Dr. Jan Lipinsky amidst the holdings of the newspaper collection and the press cuttings archive, Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2015, Research Library, Inventory number _91A4339, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
The library foyer with a display of current print media, Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2014, Research Library, Inventory number _DSF0637, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Dr. Jan Lipinsky amidst the newspaper collection in the external warehouse, Photo: Wolfgang Schekanski, 2011, Research Library, Inventory number _MG_9113, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg