Corporate archive portal (Wirtschaftsarchivportal, WAP)

© Evonic Industries AG, Konzernarchiv, Hanau/Marl
The web portal is to provide information on the manifold forms and the profession-al standards of economic archives in the German-speaking countries with the aim to stimulate economic history research and to raise public awareness of the cultur-al significance of these institutions.
The economic archives portal WAP is an online directory of economic and business archives in the German-speaking countries. It can be accessed via the addresses www.wirtschaftsarchivportal.de
und www.wirtschaftsarchivportal.org
.

The WAP is a joint project of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e.V. (GUG), the association of German economic and business archivists (Vereinigung deutscher Wirtschaftsarchivare e.V., VdW) and the Institute for research in banking history (Instituts für bankhistorische Forschung e.V.).

What are the advantages of the portal? WAP is the up to date directory of eco-nomic and business archives in the German-speaking countries. It offers to all ar-chives, and especially to the archives of small and medium-sized companies, an attractive and free-of-charge medium to present their holdings of historical docu-ments on the web.

Users, on the other hand, are offered a quick and easy way to gain important in-formation on archive accessibility (e. g. opening times, terms of usage, contact persons). The search function allows to browse in individual archive catalogues. With each search result, direct email contacts and a link to the archives are provided.



With this web portal, the GUG and its partners want to provide information on the manifold forms and the professional standards of economic archives in the Ger-man-speaking countries with the aim to stimulate economic history research and to raise public awareness of the cultural significance of these institutions.
This goal, however, can only be achieved if as many archives as possible join the portal and make it a vibrant location in the business archive community. Please take a little time for the necessary registration and provision of data. The WAP edi-tors ask the participating archives once a year to check the provided information and bring it up to date if necessary. If you have questions, please contact:

Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger
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Oliver Häuser
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