Stuttgart University Archives

Welcome to the Stuttgart University Archives!

In the Stuttgart University Archives you will find documents, photos, digital data, and scholar's papers on the history of the University of Stuttgart and the scientific disciplines represented at it.

The University Archives keeps collections of documents, files, photos and digital files on the history of the University of Stuttgart, its institutes and its members. It secures and preserves valuable materials from all departments of the University, collects papers from the private collections of scholars, and compiles press documentation on institutions, individuals, and events. This is done for the use of scientists, historically interested persons and for the university administration, which must have access to legally relevant documents.


  • registers, directories of employees and students, university calendars
  • files and records from the rectorate, deans, institutes, central institutions, AStA, and collaborative research centres
  • bequests of professors, records from student groups
  • posters
  • photographs
  • notes from lectures (19th and 20th centuries)
  • publications and newspaper articles about institutes, people and events at the University of Stuttgart or otherwise connected to it. At the moment this collection contains about 28,000 items. It can be searched by means of a subject catalogue and a database.

The Stuttgart University Archives is a public institution that can be used by anyone interested. It is a service institution for research, teaching and study at the university, for administration and in particular for the history of science and architecture. But legal documents are also filed for search purposes. Our staff participates in researching and communicating the history of the university.

Enquiries are welcome. Visitors are very welcome! Please get in touch with us.

Contact us

The legal basis for archival work is the Landesarchivgesetz Baden-Württemberg and the Benutzungsordnung.

Please note that in order to protect personal rights, files and data such as personnel files or student files may generally only be submitted to you for inspection 10 years after the death of the person concerned. As a rule, documents relating to processes other than personal matters may only be inspected 30 years after the files have been closed, unless they were intended for publication when they were created. We will be pleased to inform you about exceptions and special regulations.

Helen Wiedmaier


Universitätsarchiv Leitung



Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24, 70174 Stuttgart

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