The NRW Archive Portal and its Resources
“Archives in North Rhine Westphalia” is a portal that provides access to the vast archive landscape in this federal state, covering all archive areas and institutions:
- Over 475 facilities
- Over 6,500 retrievable resources
- Over 3 million searchable items
- Over 180.000 digital copies of archived material
Search via the Archive Portal
- Fast access to archives via a map, covering all areas, and also to information via functions and material available on the portal.
- Detailed information from a large number of archives on their material:
- Reference catalogues: information on archived material
- A small part of the material is available in digital form.
- Access to archived material via a keyword search covering all areas of the archives
- Systematic overview of the structures of selected archives, using a search navigator
- The majority of archives can be viewed on site in the Reading Rooms.