The GDR in German Archives: A New Reference Guide

Bernd Schäfer, Henning Hoff & Ulrich Mählert, eds.

The GDR in German Archives: A New Reference Guide

Reference Guide 14 (2002)


The German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. has just published its new up to date reference guide ‘The GDR in German Archives’. Featuring central, state, church and specialized archives as well as information on major research institutions and libraries, this publication provides a helpful first orientation and overview on sources pertaining to the history of the Soviet Zone of Occupation and the German Democratic Republic.

All 60 entries include, so far as possible, addresses, phone and fax numbers, web sites and e-mail addresses, the names of institutions’ heads and contact persons, and opening hours. Each entry provides a description of the relevant holdings for historical research on the period between 1945 and 1990. 

The guide has been co-edited by Bernd Schaefer (GHI Washington D.C.), Henning Hoff (University of Cologne) and Ulrich Maehlert (Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Berlin).