Germanic Archives

Archive material has been deposited with the Institute of Germanic Studies (today, The Institute of Modern Languages Research) since its foundation in 1950, by many individuals and organisations.

There are a number of discrete collections which give a unique overview of the history and development of Germanic studies in the UK from the 19th century onwards. The invaluable primary sources they contain provide a rich resource for the study of subjects as diverse as language and literature, theatre history, exile studies and political satire.



Clicking on collections in bold type provides a link to more detailed information.

Archive of the Anglo-Austrian Society [AAS]

Berthold Auerbach Collection and Archive of Germanic Drama [BAA]

Mary Beare Papers [MBE]

Jethro Bithell Papers [JBI]

Karl H. Breul Papers [KHB]

E.M. Butler Papers [EMB]

August Closs Papers [Closs/ACL]

Elizabeth Closs-Traugott Papers [Closs/ECT]

Hannah Closs Papers [Closs/HCL]

Archive of the English Goethe Society [EGS]

Exile Archive [EXS]

Leonard W. Forster Papers [LWF]

H.F. Garten Papers [HFG]

History and Development of German Studies [HGS]

Friedrich Gundolf Archive (Printed Catalogues only) [FGU]

Sylvia Harris Papers [SHA]

Ida Herz Papers [Herz]

Archives of the Institute of Germanic Studies [IGS]

James Blair Leishman Correspondence and Diaries [JBL]

Herbert Löwit Papers [HL]

Rudolf Majut Papers [RMA]

Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Archive [Miller]

Margaret Mynatt / Yvonne Kapp Papers [MYK]

Robert Priebsch Papers [Closs/RPR]

William Rose Papers [WRO]

J.P. Stern Papers [JPS]

Herbert Thoma Papers [HTH]

Gilbert Waterhouse Papers [GWA]

Marianne Wynn Papers [MW]

Not included above are collections which have so far only undergone initial sorting and listing. Among these are the:

  • Papers of Dr P.V. Brady
  • Norman McCann Collection (German and Austrian theatre programmes), and the
  • Papers of Professor L.A. Willoughby and Professor E.M. Wilkinson