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Press Clippings Archive of the Press Collection of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

Description

With over 5 million articles, the press clippings archive documents the history, politics and economy of East (Central) Europe around 1900 until today. These articles are supplemented by around 600,000 photographs on microfiche. For each country (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, northern East Prussia, Poland, Slovakia, Soviet Union/Russia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, and others), the collection is organized according to people (around 1.5 million clippings) and places (around 0.5 million clippings). A special collection includes around 90,000 documents from the interwar period relating to Poland, the Baltic region, and Czechoslovakia. The material on the war years and the immediate postwar period was supplemented through acquisitions. The press archive of the former GDR institute “Deutsches Institut für Zeitgeschichte/Institut für Internationale Politik und Wirtschaft (German Institute of Contemporary History/Institute for International Politics and Economics), which contained around 300,000 clippings mainly from the period between 1945 and 1991, was transferred to the Herder Institute in 2011 and can be considered a “parallel communist historic record”. It contains, predominantly, articles from the FRG and GDR press, which covered a large geographical area. Articles from East (Central) European newspapers are, in most cases, attached as a kind of press report. There is almost no material in the archive from non-German-language press.

Content Material/Research

Materials

ca 5 Millions Clippings (information artifacts)

Research online

Due to copyright law, digitized press clippings are accessible only within the Herder Institute and not via Open Access.

    Descriptions of superordinate collections

    Links to external collections

    20th century press folder, Hamburg Institute of International Economics   Website

    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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    Team
    Opening times:
    Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


    Indexing

    Referenced/represented regions

    Baltic StatesCzech RepublicCzechoslovakiaEast PrussiaEstoniaGermanyHungaryKaliningradKönigsbergLatviaLithuaniaPolandRomaniaRussiaSilesiaSlovakiaSoviet UnionVoivodeship PoznanWest PrussiaYugoslavia...

    Topics

    BiographyBoundariesCity developmentContemporary historyCultureEastern studiesEconomyEthnicityForced migrationGeographyGeographyHistoryLocal geographyMigrationMusicPeriod between the world warsPolitics historyPopular cultureReligionSettlement developmentSocial historyWorld War, 1914-1918World War, 1939-1945...

    Referenced/represented persons/bodies

    Geede, Ruth + Gehrmann, Karl-Heinz + ...

    Referenced/represented time period

    since 1914 until today (focus 1950-1999)

    Classification

    BiographyChurch historyCivil societyCultureEconomyEducation, Educational and University HistoryEuropean integration / History of integrationHistory of Humanities and Ideas / Intellectual historyHistory of Religion and Religious StudiesIndustrial history, trade and commerceInternational RelationsLegal history and jurisprudenceParties, associations and social movementsPoliticsPopulation history and migration historyRegional and country historyRegions / Regionalization / RegionalismSocialSocial history and social sciencesUrban and metropolitan history...

    Languages

    CzechEnglishEstonianGermanLatvianLithuanianPolishRussianSlavic LanguagesSlovak...

    History/Provenance

    During the period from 1952 to 1999, an appraisal was carried out in a separate department of the Herder Institute in order to evaluate a selection of the newspapers the Institute subscribed to (including national daily and weekly newspapers from across the German-speaking countries). This was done using a detailed classification system (object archive, place archive, person archive) and with the aid of around 450 keywords. The work of the press archive was discontinued in 1999 and its holdings were incorporated into the Herder Institute library. Prior to 1975, the in-house press clippings archive was supplemented with a special collection on the interwar period, which was created at the Hamburgisches Welt-Wirtschafts-Archiv (Hamburg Institute of International Economics) in Kiel and Hamburg. In 2011, the press clippings collection of the GDR’s German Institute of Contemporary History (which became the Institute for International Politics and Economics in 1971) was added to the archive.

    Creation/Production

    Time Event: ca. 1900 until today

    Aggregation/Collecting

    Time Event: 1952 until today
    Place/Area: Marburg
    Creator of the collection: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library +

    Provenance

    Time Event: 1945-1991
    Place/Area: Berlin
    Creator of the collection: Institute of International Politics and Economy of the GDR, Berlin (East) +
    Creator of the collection: Deutsches Institut für Zeitgeschichte (DIZ), Berlin (Ost) +

    Provenance

    Time Event: ca 1900 until ca. 1975
    Place/Area: Hamburg
    Creator of the collection: Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Hamburg +

    Acquisition/Transfer of Custody to Herder Institute: Gift

    Time Event: probably before 1975
    Lessor of the collection: Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Hamburg +
    Collection recipient: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library +

    Acquisition/Transfer of Custody to Herder Institute: Gift

    Time Event: 2011
    Place/Area: Marburg
    Lessor of the collection: Institute of International Politics and Economy of the GDR, Berlin (East) +
    Lessor of the collection: Deutsches Institut für Zeitgeschichte (DIZ), Berlin (Ost) +
    Collection recipient: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe, Library +

    Context Material

    Literature

    KARL VON DELHAES (Hrsg.): Biographische Materialien aus der Presse Ostmitteleuropas nach 1945 : Kurzbeschreibung ausgewählter Bestände des Pressearchivs im Herder-Institut, Marburg 2008. [PPN: 056501196]   OPAC   HeBIS Discovery System (HDS)

    Präsentationen/Vorträge

    Jan Lipinsky: “German-language Newspaper Collections from Eastern Europe – ongoing digitalization project”, a workshop of the Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa (Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in East Europe), Oldenburg, Sep 29, 2010   Website

    Jan Lipinsky: “East Central Europe in the Daily Press – can the Marburg clippings archive also be a digital resource in the future?”, 43rd Scientific Work and Advanced Training Conference of the ABDOS e.V., Hannover, May 6, 2014   Website

    Jan Lipinsky: “The Benefits of an Accessible Online Press Clippings Archive – experiences gained from the initial stages of digitalization”, at the workshop "Intelligente Inhaltserfassung von Zeitungsartikeln" (Intelligent Content Gathering from Newspaper Articles), Berlin, May 26, 2014

    Jan Lipinsky: “The Newspaper Clippings Collection – choosing digital scrolling over handling disintegrating paper”, 103rd German Librarians’ Day, Bremen, Jun 5, 2014   Website

    Links

    Blog post: Poland in Focus: New Material from the Newspaper Archive   Website

    Record Information

    ID: DE-2718/HI000025
    Record Type: Group/Holding
    List title: Holdings of the Press Clippings Archive
    Title: Press Clippings Archive of the Press Collection of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe
    Short Title: Holdings of the Press Clippings Archive
    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: The Restoration of the Kingdom of Poland at the End of the First World War: Press Coverage in Berlin and Munich, 5.11.1916/6.11.1916, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 155 (1915–1921), Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2011, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    Author: Lipinsky, Jan
    Reviser/Editor: Schiebl, Beate
    Export date: 2019-03-05

    Highlights – with backlink

    On the death of East Prussian-born Marion Dönhoff, Die Zeit, 14.3.2002, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 0301, Dönhoff, Marion, Scan
    75th birthday of the East-Prussian-born Marion Dönhoff, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1./2.12.1984, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 0301, Dönhoff, Marion, Scan
    Bund der Vertriebenen (Federation of Expellees) votes for a new president: among others, the Silesian Teschen-born Herbert Czaja is running as a candidate, Die Welt, 11.3.1970; Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 0301, Czaja, Herbert, Scan

    Highlights

    Visible Censorship in Poland in 1984: Catholic Weekly Newspaper Tygodnik Powszechny, Press Clippings Collection, Scan, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    Jesus before Pilate or “The Secret of the Resurrection” (wooden sculpture by Adam Zegadlo, 1967), a sample piece from the Gertrud Weinhold folk art collection, Berlin, article from the “Westermanns Monatshefte” (Westermanns Monthly), April 1977, Press Clippings, Signature: P 018: Volkskunde-Folklore, Photo:Wolfgang Schekanski, 2014, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    Polish folk custom to chase away the winter “Topienie Marzanny”, here: the burning straw doll is thrown into the river, Dziennik Ludow, 5. –7.4.1980, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 018: Volkskunde-Folklore, Scan, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    “The ‘Misery of Christ’, with which the common man can also identify, is the peasant wood-carver’s most beloved motif”: The Zimmerer folk art collection in Warsaw, Text: Peter Gaupp, Photos: Adriano Heimann, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (New Journal of Zurich), 3.9.1988, p. 39, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 018: Volkskunde-Folklore, Scan, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    The Zimmerer folk art collection in Warsaw, Text: Peter Gaupp, Photos: Adriano Heimann, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (New Journal of Zurich), 3.9.1988, p. 39, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 018: Volkskunde-Folklore, Scan, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
    Folklor rodem z Podlasia (folklore from Podlasie), Photos and text: Marek Socha, Dziennik Ludowy. Pismo naczelnego komitetu Zjednoczonego Stronnictwo Ludowego, 26-28.9.1980, p. 1, Press Clippings Collection, Signature: P 018: Volkskunde-Folklore, Scan, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg