Using the Archives

The Archives are open to the public on the basis of the conditions outlined in the use regulations. Staff members in the Archives assist in searching for archive documents, gray literature, flyers, posters, photographs, and other media.

Contact / Opening Hours

Archives of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Mittelweg 36, D-20148 Hamburg, Germany
Phone:  +49 40 414097-31
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Opening Hours

Due to high demand, users are obliged to reserve a workplace by contacting the Archives well in advance of an intended visit. With a reservation, you can work in the Archives Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Staff

Philipp Brendel, Madeleine Gebhardt, Dieter SchröderBritta Stamm

Director

Reinhart Schwarz


Working in the Archives

Users of the Archives can conduct some of their research at computer workstations in the Institute as well as access some material independently with the help of finding aids. Workplaces (which can be used for longer visits), self-service copying, overhead scanners, book scanners, and a microfilm/microfiche reader-printer are available.

The Archives database offers users an online overview of all archival holdings recorded in the database. Selected holdings are also available for comprehensive searches online. Information on periodicals currently subscribed to by the Archives and Library is also provided on the web as a periodical list and via the online catalog.

Use Regulations

Visitors must fill out an application for use before accessing the collections. In most cases documents will be provided within a few minutes after requests are submitted.