Federal Foreign Office and Political Archives of Germany

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Contents

Orientation

Coordinates

Address

Mailing Address
D-11013 Berlin
Germany

Building Address
Kurstrasse 33
D-10117 Berlin
Germany

Website

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Telephone

+49-(0) 1888 17 0 Switchboard
+49-(0) 30 5000 21 79 Reading Room

Fax

Email

117-r@auswaertiges-amt.de

Schedule & hours

Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Fridays 8:30am-3pm. The archive is closed for public holidays and annually from mid-December to mid-January. Please visit the archive's website for the exact date of this closure.

Working language(s)

(what languages do you need, and what languages can you limp by on?)

Layout

(description of reading rooms, store rooms, etc)

Directions

(how to find the archive)

Holdings

Description of holdings

(a more extensive description (qualitative and/or quantitative) of the holdings and the state in which they are kept)

History of the archive

(previous location(s) of collection held there, and any information that might help researchers to navigate previous systems)

Catalogues & finding aids

(describe any that exist, and give links to any that are online)

Languages of materials

Restrictions & difficulties

Classified material

Inaccessible material

Future of the archive

(what direction is the archive going? what rumours have you heard?)

Research procedures

Access

All researchers must submit an application. Student researchers need to submit a letter of recommendation from their academic supervisor. In addition, a letter of introudction from the diplomatic mission of the researcher's home country in Germany, if they are not citizens of European Union member countries.

First visit

(what happens when you first come to the archives?)

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted:
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time?)

Ordering classified material

(what special permission is necessary?)

Document delivery

(how long does it take for documents to arrive? where are they delivered? how many can you consult at a time? what do you do when you are finished with an item?)

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?)

Key forms

(what are the main forms that the archive uses? if possible, provide links to copies or post copies directly)

Key individuals

Archive staff

(people you've found particularly helpful; no invective)

Scholars

(scholars who are familiar with this archive)

Bibliography

(published works based on research at this archive)

Practicalities

Food

Lockers

Washrooms

Transportation

Internet access

Funding

Bookstore

See also

Please visit the European Union's description of the archive. The entry is available in both French and English.

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