Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

  • German Literature Archive Marbach


Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
Schillerhöhe 8-10
Marbach am Neckar


+49 (0) 7144 / 848-0


+49 (0) 7144 / 848-299

Geographical and Cultural Context

From the Literature Archive Homepage: The German Literature Archive (Deutsches Literaturarchiv – DLA) is one of the most significant literary institutions in the world. Its collections bring together and preserve an abundance of valuable sources of literary and intellectual history from 1750 to the present day. Since its establishment in 1955, it has served literature, education and research. The collections are open to everyone who is conducting source criticism.

With around 1,400 papers and collections of authors and scholars, archives of literary publishers and over 300,000 images and objects, the archive is one of the leading institutions of its kind. The library is the largest special collection of modern German literature and includes about one million volumes, alongside the collected libraries of more than 160 authors and collectors.

Archival and Other Holdings

Of special interest for EHRI-Users is the Helen and Kurt Wolff Archive, which holds literary estates and correspondences on scholars, writers and artists fleeing Nazi Germany (and Austria), among them Lion Feuchtwanger, Mascha Kaléko, Else Lasker-Schüler, Ludwig Marcuse, Joseph Roth

Dates of Creation and Deletion


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