HelveticArchives - the archive database of the Swiss National Library (NL)

About HelveticArchives

HelveticArchives is the online database maintaining the archival collections of the Swiss National Library (NL). We are pleased to present the collections of

  • the Prints and Drawings Department and of
  • the Swiss Literary Archives (SLA).
HelveticArchives was set up with goals of constant growth and improvement. Initially, a choice of photos is accessible. Further parts of our collections and types of document will gradually be added.

All photographs printed herein are in the possession of the Swiss National Library. We have made every reasonable attempt to find the legal owners. If, however, we were unable to find the legal owner in individual cases, we please request that you report it to the Swiss National Library.

HelveticArchives also includes

  • ISplus (Archives, Libraries and Museums) containing a wide range of information on Swiss heritage institutions.
Also integrated in ISplus is the
  • Index of manuscript collections held in libraries and archives in Switzerland.
HelveticArchives is updated on a daily basis.
HelveticArchives is not yet completely multilingual. The field names in the forms are only available in German. Please consult the “Glossary” for translations.
HelveticArchives does not contain any descriptions of books or posters. For these, please consult the online catalogues Helveticat and Swiss Poster Collection. (see link in the research tools on the right side).

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