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Stifts- und Münsterarchiv Bonn Kirchenarchive Bonn
Stiftsarchiv Keppel Kirchenarchive Hilchenbach-Allenbach
Stiftsarchiv Xanten Kirchenarchive Xanten
Stiftung Martin-Opitz-Bibliothek Sonstige Archive Herne
The East Westphalia-Lippe Department in Detmold Landesarchiv NRW Detmold
The Rhineland Department in Duisburg Landesarchiv NRW Duisburg
The Westphalia Department in Münster Landesarchiv NRW Münster
thyssenkrupp Corporate Archives Wirtschaftsarchive Duisburg
Universitätsarchiv Bielefeld Sonstige Archive Bielefeld
Universitätsarchiv Duisburg-Essen Sonstige Archive Duisburg

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“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:

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