Archival sources

During the Reinventing the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964 project, we have accumulated archival material from a number of archives. These include private correspondence, notes, and drafts of publications. We have made the personal research notes of our researchers publicly available at Zenodo, as well as the archival material itself when the archive has permitted it.

Zenodo enables safe storage of research data. The research data is stored safely for the future in same cloud infrastructure as research data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and using CERN’s battle-tested repository software Invenio, which is used by some of the world’s largest repositories such as INSPIRE HEP and CERN Document Server. In addition, Zenodo assigns all publicly available uploads a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to make the upload easily and uniquely citeable. Zenodo further supports harvesting of all content via the OAI-PMH protocol. Zenodo is integrated into reporting lines for research funded by the European Commission via OpenAIRE.

We are happy to share the archival material not saved publicly in Zenodo with other researchers. If you’re interested in the archival material we have, please contact the project director, Professor Kaius Tuori (, and let him know which archive(s) you’re interested in. We have material from the following archives:

Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin

Archiv der Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

Universitätsarchiv, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

Juristische Bibliothek, Universität Bern, Bern

Universitätsarchiv, Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn

Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Bonn

Harvard University Archives, Pusey Library, Cambridge, MA

Landesarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen, Duisburg

Bibliothek des Max-Planck-Instituts für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt

Universitätsarchiv, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau

Universitätsarchiv, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz

Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Göttingen

Universitätsarchiv, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

Leipzig Universitätsarchiv, Leipzig

Deutsches Literatur Archiv, Marbach am Neckar

Archiv der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek, Munich

Archiv der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Universitätsbibliothek, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster

The New School Archives and Special Collections, New York

Rare Book and Manuscript Archive, Columbia University, New York

Rockefeller Foundation Archives, Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Archives of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Oxford University Press Archives, Oxford

Collection of Professor Mario Varvaro, Palermo

Universitätsarchiv, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen

Österreichisches Staatsarchiv, Vienna

Collection of Professor Wolfgang Ernst, Zürich