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Name of the archive Sort descending Archive-type Location
Gemeindearchiv Wettringen Kommunalarchive Wettringen
Gemeindearchiv Wickede (Ruhr) Kommunalarchive Wickede
Gemeindearchiv Wilnsdorf Kommunalarchive Wilnsdorf
Gemeindearchiv Windeck Kommunalarchive Windeck-Rosbach
Haniel Archiv Wirtschaftsarchive Duisburg
Heinrich-Heine-Institut der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf Sonstige Archive Düsseldorf
Historisches Archiv BP/Aral Wirtschaftsarchive Bochum
Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln Kommunalarchive Cologne
Historisches Archiv des Erzbistums Köln Kirchenarchive Köln
Historisches Archiv Krupp Wirtschaftsarchive Essen

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 200.000 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.