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Setup of a DIPF Archive

Setup of a DIPF Archive

Setup of an institutional archive for the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). The archive preserves, indexes and administers all documents of DIPF , from its foundation in 1951 until today, in as far as they are of enduring historical interest, document research findings, or must be stored for legal purposes.

Project description

To meet the demand for preserving and documenting knowledge on education (as formulated in its mission statement) in its own right, DIPF is setting up an institutional archive. At the same time, this corresponds to the provisions formulated by Hessian archive legislation (HArchivG) for dealing with archival material from public institutions.

The institute’s archive will preserve, index and administer all documents pertinent to DIPF from its foundation in 1951 until today, in as far as they are of enduring historical interest, document research findings, or need to be permanently stored for legal purposes. Materials include files from the management and administration as well as written documents, filecards, photographs, films and audiorecorded documents, digital material and other kinds of documentation from the research centers as well as other institutional bodies. Material will be compiled and made accessible to users by the Archive of the Library for Research on Educational History (Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung) in Berlin.

The archive will actively participate in researching and informing about the institute’s history and it will contribute to sharpening the historical profile of DIPF, both internally and externally.

Project management

Bettina Reimers

Project details

State:
Current projects
Duration:
2012 - 2016
Funding:
DIPF
Research topic: School, educational science and educational policy in Germany during the Cold War
Department: Research Library for the History of Education
Contact: Christian Kurzweg
last modified Nov 25, 2013