The Archives

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The archives of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) have the task, as stipulated in their foundation charter, of collecting, indexing, and maintaining contemporary history sources, complementing the collections of the federal and state archives. The collection activities of the archives take into account various future research areas. The archives provide archival materials to all interested parties in compliance with its regulations of use. This includes, in particular, materials of supraregional significance, printed materials, and newspapers from the end of the First World War to the present.

Overview of the archival categories

Researching our Archival Materials

Regulations of use


We are part of the Archives Working Group of the Leibniz Association.

The archives participate in the blog of the Munich-based archives AMUC, as well as in the blog of the various archives of the Leibniz Association  (both currently in German).



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