The Archive of the GDNÄ
Several meetings from 1897 to 1960 are documented by thin folders. From 1960 onwards, the records become more dense.
The GDNÄ archives contain the following types of documents:
- Individual files, including those on the Board of Directors and the Scientific Committee (1966 to 1987).
- Files on amendments to the statutes from 1914 to 1920 and on the Teaching Commission (1904 to 1909).
- From 1893 to 1921, the “Tagblätter”, “Amtlichen Berichte” and “Verhandlungen” of the respective assembly as well as representative commemorative publications of the respective meeting places are available.
- Around 400 individual photographs document the meetings from 1964 to 1990.
- Photographs of portraits of the founder of the GDNÄ, Lorenz Oken, are also archived.
High-quality digital images can be ordered from the Deutsches Museum’s image department.
You can find exciting insights into the working methods and history of the archive in the interview with Dr. Wilhelm Füßl, the long-standing head of the archive.
Title page of the commemorative publication for the 71st Meeting of the GDNÄ. It took place in Munich in 1899.
View over Munich’s Ludwigsbrücke bridge to the Deutsches Museum.
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