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Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association

Description

The Herder Institute is home to an extensive and diverse range of collections relating to East Central Europe, including a library with a music and press collection together with an image archive and a document and map collection. The materials held in the image archive and the document and music collection are particularly unique in character. The collection area spans modern-day Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and the Kaliningrad Region, as well as the Czech Republic and Slovakia. There are also materials relating to Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Hungary. Thematic focuses are history, art history, culture, and the region’s common cultural heritage, while the time frame spans from medieval documents right up to current publications, and includes image, map and archive materials in both digital and analog form. The collections are increasingly searchable online and many of them can also be viewed online.

Content Material/Research

Indexing

Referenced/represented regions

Baltic SeaBelarusCzech RepublicEstoniaHungaryLatviaLithuaniaPolandRussiaSlovakiaUkraine...

Topics

ArchitectureCityCultureCustomsDiplomaticsDocumentary photographyEastern studiesEconomic historyForced migrationGeographyHistoryHistory of cartographyLocal geographyMemorial cultureMigrationMonumentMonument of artMusicPeriod between the world warsPolitics historyPopular cultureReformationSocial historyWorld War, 1914-1918World War, 1939-1945...

Referenced/represented time period

From earliest recorded history to the present day

Classification

Architecture historyArt History and Art ScienceBourgeoisie researchCulture historyEthnology / Historical AnthropologyHistorical Basic Sciences / Auxiliary Sciences / Digital HistoryHistorical Image ResearchHistory Education, Didactics and Public HistoryMicro, local or everyday historyMusic history and musicologyPolitical History and Political ScienceRegional and country historySocial history and social sciencesSpatial history, geographyUrban and metropolitan history...

Languages

BelarusianBosnianBulgarianChurch SlavicCroatianCzechEnglishEstonianFrenchGermanHebrewHungarianItalianLatvianLithuanianOld Church SlavonicPolishRomanian, Moldavian, MoldovanRussianSerbianSlavic LanguagesSlovakSloveneUkrainian...

History/Provenance

The Herder Institute was founded by the Johann Gottfried Herder Research Council (HFR) in late April 1950. Its original function was to support the HFR by researching the “countries and peoples in Eastern Europe”, a task which included conducting its own research, producing publications and supplying materials and other tools to aid research. To this end, the Herder Institute has been building up collections since it was established, including book and newspaper collections, press, press cuttings, pictures (excluding paintings), maps, and archive materials. These collections have been sourced from a range of places, including privately owned estates, institutions, and film archives. They have been gifted, purchased, exchanged, or have come to the Institute on loan. Additions are distributed, partly according to material type, across several collection areas and the library. Over time, the document collection has come to specialize in the collection of written documents relating to the Baltic countries.

Aggregation/Collecting

Time Event: 1950-1993
Place/Area: Marburg
Creator of the collection: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association +
Client: Johann Gottfried Herder Research Council +

Aggregation/Collecting

Time Event: 1994 until today
Place/Area: Marburg
Creator of the collection: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association +

Context Material

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The History of the Holdings of the Herder Institute – Cultural techniques and their application as practices in searching and finding   Website

Record Information

ID: DE-2718/HI000001
Record Type: Group/Holding
List title: Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
Title: Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
Short Title: Complete collection of the Herder Institute
Source/Rights: Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association [ISIL: DE-2718]  +
Image: Collections of the Herder Institute, Photo: Claudia Junghänel, 2019, Rights of use: Herder Institute, Marburg
Author: Bauer, Elke
Author: Coburger, Antje
Reviser/Editor: Noack, Hans Lauritz
Reviser/Editor: Weiss, Sebastian
Export date: 2019-03-05