Archive

The Archive preserves and registers all records on the history of the museum since 1806 and the ongoing correspondence and written records of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM).

Principal groups of stocks:

Zeughaus (ZH)
with its predecessor institutions: Artillery Depot; Royal Weapons and Model Collection; Royal Prussian Armoury (Zeughaus)

Time of operation: 1806–1945
Contains: Records and documents on the history of the collections and stocks, administrative records, personnel records, purchase records, records of the main and district collections.
The records are fragmentary due to losses during the war.

Zeughaus interim (ZH interim)

Time of operation: 1945-1951 (interim Zeughaus administration until the house was taken over by the German Central Administration for Public Education, later the Ministry for Education of the GDR).

 
Museum für Deutsche Geschichte (MfDG)

Time of operation: 1952–1990
Contains: Records on the methods of operation of the MfDG in its function as central museum for the history of the GDR and as place of consultation for the establishment of national memorials as well as memorial sites for the labour movement in the GDR, scenarios for the permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions, press collections, construction documents on the restoration of the Zeughaus and the depots and warehouses.

Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM)

Time of operation: 1987 ff.
Contains: Records on the history of the founding and management of the DHM, administrative correspondence and documents, records of exhibitions and scholarly projects of the DHM, scenarios of temporary exhibitions, press collections, construction documents on the restoration of the Zeughaus and the depots and warehouses.

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