The Geomuseum of the WWU (Westphalian Wilhelm University) is the oldest natural history museum in Westphalia. It was founded in 1824 as "museum mineralogicum et zoologicum" – well before the university itself.

The unconditional surrender of Germany was signed into effect at the Allied Headquarters in Reims on 7th May 1945 and at the Soviet Headquarters in Berlin-Karlshorst on the night of 8th May. The signing ceremonies ended the Second World War – at least in Europe.

The World of Tobacco’ is a film made in 1956 by Alfred Ehrhardt for the Reemtsma company. Ehrhardt documents the journey made by tobacco from seed and harvest ...

The Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung (Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation) is committed to promoting the study of the work of Alfred Ehrhardt, a photographer, documentary filmmaker and outstanding representative of the New Objectivity movement.

The Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest and best endowed academic libraries in Germany. The SLUB serves as the university library of Dresden University of Technology.

The Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute) has over 10,000 photographs and images in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, rendering 150 years of documented German waterway history accessible to the general public.

The material is surprising and also fascinating. Anyone looking for early pictures of the building and operation of water installations across Germany will find them in

Since time immemorial caricatures have come in a variety of guises and served a wide range of purposes as the pictorial means for conveying satire. This month we focus on the illustration as a form of satirical expression and explore the different types of caricatures that have so far been supplied to the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.

We show caricatures used

The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek now contains over 12,000 audio recordings from the Animal Voices Archive of the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. The archive is one of the oldest and largest collections of animal utterances in existence...

The ‘Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science’ is a research museum within the Leibniz Association. It ranks internationally as one of the most important research institutions devoted to biodiversity and biological and geoscientific evolution.

As the main documentation centre devoted to the cultural heritage of Speyer, the city archive is not only a source of information for posterity, in particular future researchers; it is also a repository of legal records, assisting in the resolution of legal issues and, through its maintenance of an ‘intermediary archive’, performing important tasks for the local authorities.