Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen

  • State Archive North Rhine-Westfalia
  • NRW State Archive


Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen presides over the regional archives of Rheinland, Westfalen and Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Tasks of the State Archive include administrative organization, legal and personal matters as well as education and training.

Archival and Other Holdings

The holdings of the State Archive include materials focusing on the history of North Rhine-Westphalia. The collections include certificates, files, registers and maps from the Middle Ages in addition to photos, films and sound recordings from more contemporary history. See each department's (Abteilung Rheinland, Westfalen or Ostwestfalen-Lippe) entries for information on their individual holdings.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication


  • Claims Conference Yad Vashem