Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart

  • Central State Archives of Stuttgart

History

The Archives were originally founded in 1482. In 1921 with the creation of the Volksstaat Württemberg, the Haupstaatsarchiv became responsible for the archives of the State. In 1945 the former military archives (records of the 19th and 20th centuries of Württemberg) were integrated into the Hauptstaatsarchiv. Since 1826 the Royal House and State Archives have been located in the Neckarstrasse in Stuttgart. A considerable amount of records from the 19th and 20th centuries were damaged or lost during the war. In 1969 the Hauptsaatsarchiv was housed in a new building, rebuilt on the same site as the former.

Archival and Other Holdings

Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart holds the ministerial archives of Baden-Württemberg and the records of former regional authorities. The collections include: Altwürttembergisches Archiv, Neuwürttembergische Herrschaften vor 1803/1806-1810 (old and new Württemberg Archives), Reichs- und Kreisinstitutionen (before 1806), Kabinett, Geheimer Rat, Ministerien (1806-1945), Ministerien und zentrale Dienststellen (ministries and central services - since 1945), Württembergisches Hausarchiv, Archiv der Herzöge von Urach, Landständisches Archiv mit Landtagsarchiv, Militärische Bestände (military collections 1871-ca. 1920), as well as individual and family records and audio-visual records. Among others contains restitution- and/or compensation-related materials: 1. Innenministerium B-W / Entschädigung imöffentlichen Dienst, 2. Justizministerium B-W; closed files

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart holds the ministerial archives of Baden-Württemberg and the records of former regional authorities. The collections include: Altwürttembergisches Archiv, Neuwürttembergische Herrschaften vor 1803/1806-1810 (old and new Württemberg Archives), Reichs- und Kreisinstitutionen (before 1806), Kabinett, Geheimer Rat, Ministerien (1806-1945), Ministerien und zentrale Dienststellen (ministries and central services - since 1945), Württembergisches Hausarchiv, Archiv der Herzöge von Urach, Landständisches Archiv mit Landtagsarchiv, Militärische Bestände (military collections 1871-ca. 1920), as well as individual and family records and audio-visual records. Among others contains restitution-related material: 1. Innenministerium B-W / Entschädigung imöffentlichen Dienst, 2. Justizministerium B-W; closed files

Online research is possible through the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg website, including collections overview (with extensive descriptions), and Online-Findbücher: http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/web/46943.

Use of the Archives for research purposes is available for the public, with the submission of an application (http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/sixcms/media.php/120/46051/nutzung_landesarchiv.pdf). Reading devices for microfilms and microfiches are available in the reading room.

Opening Times

Monday: 12:00 noon to 05:00pm Tuesday & Wednesday: 08:30am to 05:00pm Thursday: 08:30am to 07:00pm Friday: 08:30am to 04:00pm

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