The first Berlin telephone book was published on 14th July 1881, just over 140 years ago. Just in time for this anniversary, the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (Museum for Communication Berlin) has digitised the Berlin telephone books from1881 to 1902. The digital copies can now also be viewed in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) and they invite you

The Museum August Kestner is the oldest city museum in the state capital Hanover. Since its opening in 1889, it has been the only establishment in Hanover and its wide surroundings which has presented 6000 years of applied arts in four collection areas: ancient and Egyptian cultures, applied arts with a design collection and one of the largest collections of

In the section “Im Blickpunkt” (“Focus on”), we present special highlights from archives represented in the Archivportal-D. This month's article by Dr. Jonathan Voges is about the League of Nations, the predecessor organization of today's United Nations.

What does a volcanic eruption in Indonesia have to do with the invention of the dandy-horse, why were pedal crank bicycles first known as "bone shakers", and what is the connection between cycling and emancipation? We tackle these and other questions in our new DDBspotlight on bicycles.

Yva, whose real name was Else Ernestine Neuländer-Simon, is considered to be one of the most influential fashion photographers of the Weimar Republic. In the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) alone, you can find more than 100 of her daring and dynamic photographs.

It is summer: holiday, travel and excursion time. Reason enough for the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek to take you on a virtual excursion, which can be enjoyed regardless of holiday days or weather conditions.

Star architect, visionary, music lover - Erich Mendelsohn’s buildings stood for progress and modernity during the Weimar Republic. Today, they are classics of expressionist architecture. Part of Mendelsohn’s estate can be found in the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Art Library of the National Museums in Berlin). These sketches and designs can also be admired in the German

This month, we are pleased to present a scientific contribution by Dr. Dennis Werberg, military historian at the ZMSBw – Centre for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr Potsdam, with sources from the State Archives of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the German Federal Archives and the City Archives of Wedel.

With its more than 1250 works of art, Halberstadt Cathedral’s collection of treasures is considered to be one of the most extensive collections of medieval church treasures worldwide. The magnificent liturgical vestments, finely cast bronzes and goldsmiths’ works, sculptures and altarpieces bear witness to the high art of the Middle Ages.

In seinem Aufsatz "Richtlinien zur Schulreform" schlägt Willi Flemming einige grundlegende Reformen des Bildungswesens vor. Der Text steht in einer Reihe weiterer Artikulationen aus dem Umfeld der Arbeiter- und Soldatenräte der Jahre 1918-1920. Mit dem Ende der monarchistischen Herrschaft schien die Überwindung der ständischen Hierarchie innerhalb der deutschen Gesellschaft greifbar.