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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.