Archival Resources

The HES Archives Committee has created these lists of archival resources from suggestions made by the HES membership. The Committee encourages members to continue to build on these resources by suggesting additional collections or archive sites. Please contact Mary Ann Dzuback, Archives Committee chair, at: with your additions or suggestions.

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The George Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research

Braunschweig, Germany ( an excellent collection of textbooks, which is strongest in the fields of history, civics, and science. While the library's holdings are particularly rich in terms of German textbooks from the 19th and 20th centuries, there are also materials from throughout Europe. Additionally, the GEI offers short-term research grants to visiting scholars to use the library (and a pleasant guest house for those working at the Institute); web site:


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The Library for History of Education

Bibliothek fuer Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, Berlin, Germany, a fine library for scholars working on the history of education in Germany. The library has over 700,000 volumes, and offers comfortable workspaces for visiting scholars. I would add that the library also contains an archive that holds the personal files of several important European educators including Pestalozzi and Froebel. It is also easily accessible via the U-Bahn (Warschauer Strasse). Web site:

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