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Archive history

Ahead of the company's 75th anniversary in 1965 and the planned commemorative publication ("The fires never go out") August Thyssen-Hütte AG expands its economics department to include a scientifically managed "Works archive", as the department was then designated.

From January 1, 1961 Dr. Gertrud Milkereit and her colleagues establish the archive by collecting material found in attics and cellars. Despite two world wars, the occupation of the Ruhr area and dismantling, she collects a large volume of documents from the time before World War One. In accordance with her librarian's background, she catalogues the files with a subject index as well as an index of people and places. She publishes a large number of articles on history and archival management in specialist publications and also articles on the company history and industrial heritage in the employees' magazine.

With accessions from Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG und Bergbau- und Industriewerte GmbH, Dr. Milkereit also collects the first records not relating exclusively to Thyssen. Her successor Dr. Carl-Friedrich Baumann (1927 - 1996) manages the archive from 1979 - 1992. He lays the foundations for expanding the works and group archives of the former Thyssen group, among other things by organizing the accession of the works archives of Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte and Rheinische Stahlwerke as well as the records bequeathed by Heinrich Dinkelbach, Walter Rohland and Wilhelm Steinberg. His extensive knowledge of the iron and steel history in the Rhine and Westphalian regions is used in many publications of his own and those of various other authors.

From 1992 Prof. Dr. Manfred Rasch is in charge of the archive which he expands to form a corporate archive, among other things by adding records from non-steel companies (Henschel, Carl Still, Dr. C. Otto & Comp.). Alongside the accession of extensive new records, his work focuses on the introduction of computerized archiving systems, planning the building of and move to larger office and storage rooms, and the publication of computer resources (see reference works in literature index) as well as the digitization of glass plate negatives. The film catalogue begun by his predecessor is successfully continued. Selected industrial films are shown to the general public at two year intervals in cooperation with other archives in the region and in association with the Ruhr municipal corporation.

Since March 17, 1999 the archive of the former Thyssen AG has functioned as the corporate archive of thyssenkrupp AG, named Archive of thyssenkrupp AG, or thyssenkrupp Group Archive for short.

Overview of stocks

thyssenkrupp Group Archive

Abbreviation Stock Period Scope / meter
A August Thyssen-Hütte / thyssenkrupp AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1867 ff. 5,530
BES Berliner Eisen- und Stahl-AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1927 - 1990 25
Resources: index 1933 - 1939,1954 - 1987 1.5
BRTKS Betriebsrat August Thyssen-Hütte AG / Thyssen Stahl AG / thyssenkrupp Steel AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1949 - 1959, 1984 - 2005 9
BSB Bandstahl Berlin GmbH Resources: index 1969 - 1992 11
BSI Bergische Stahl-Industrie Resources: computer catalogue, index 1900 - 1912,1930 - 1993 6.5
BWS Betriebswirtschaftliches Institut Stahl Resources: computer catalogue 1935 - 1990 4.5
CH Concordiahütte GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1860, 1883,1960 - 1996 1.5
EH Eisenbahn und Häfen GbR / GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index [1890] - 2010 23
EHW Eisen- und Hüttenwerke AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1917 - 1988 33.5
EW Eisenwerk Wanheim GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1912 - 1966 5.5
EXP Exploration und Bergbau GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1900 - 1996 142
HAS Heinr. Aug. Schulte AG Resources: index 1906 - 1995 26
HSP Hoesch Schwerter Profil Resources: index 1856 - 2000 11
KBR Konzernbetriebsrat thyssenkrupp Resources: index 1995 - 2005 11
LES Lindener Eisen- und Stahlwerke GmbH Resources: index 1946 - 1967 3
LG List Gesellschaft e. V. Resources: computer catalogue, index 1956 - 1992 1.5
Monta Monta-Film GmbH Resources: computer catalogue 1957 - 1995 2.5
RSW Rheinische Stahlwerke Resources: computer catalogue, index 1870 - 1998 495
RUB Rheinstahl Union Brückenbau AG Resources: index 1935 - 1969 7
SWB Stahlwerke Bochum AG Resources: computer catalogue 1947 - 1985 18
TBW Thyssen bauen und wohnen Resources: computer catalogue, index 1933 - 2003 32
TD Thyssen Draht AG Resources: computer catalogue 1816 - 1994 8
TG Thyssen Guss AG Resources: computer catalogue 1948 - 2002 4
THU Thyssen Handelsunion AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1954 - 1998 170
TIH Thyssen Industrie AG Henschel Resources: computer catalogue, index 1842 - 1910,1935 - 1998 100
TIN Thyssen International GmbH Resources: index 1951 - 1980 8.5
TIP Thyssen International / Purofer GmbH Resources: index 1951 - 1979 56
TLi Thyssen Liegenschaften GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1890 - 1995 270
TNH Thyssen Niederrhein AG Werk Hochfeld Resources: computer catalogue 1850 - 1980 9
TNO Thyssen Niederrhein AG Werk Oberhausen Resources: computer catalogue, index 1947 - 1986 150
TSK Thyssen Schwerkomponenten GmbH Resources: index 1973 - 1987 40
TSO Thyssen Still Otto Anlagentechnik GmbH Resources: computer catalogue 1844 - 1994 53
TTW Thyssen Tiefziehwerk GmbH Resources: index 1965 - 1973 3.5
TUB Thyssen Umformtechnik GmbH Werk Brackwede Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1900 - 1983 2
WKW Walzstahlkontor West GmbH Resources: index 1967 - 1971 9
WVS Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl Resources: computer catalogue 1946 - 2007 5.5

Hoesch-Archive

Abbreviation Stock Period Scope / meter
DHHU Dortmund-Hörder Hüttenunion AG Resources: Kartei, computer catalogue 1841 - 1970 160
H „Altarchiv“ Hoesch Resources: Kartei, computer catalogue 1871 - 1975 300
Hoe Hoesch AG Resources: Kartei, computer catalogue, index 1950 - 1992 1,010
HWS Hüttenwerke Siegerland AG Resources: computer catalogue 1930 - 1984 3.5
KBV Kölner Bergwerks-Verein Resources: reference volume, Kartei 1845 - 1960 13

Foundation for the Thyssen industrial history

Abbreviation Stock Period Scope / meter
ATS August Thyssen-Stiftung Schloß Landsberg Resources: computer catalogue, index 1926 - 1992 5
BIW Bergbau- und Industriewerte GmbH Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1930 - 1975 25
FWH Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1852 - 1970 100
GA Gussstahlwerk Annen Resources: computer catalogue, index 1914 - 1997 7
GG Gussstahlwerk Gelsenkirchen AG Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1888 - 1983 0.5
GO Gussstahlwerk Oberkassel AG reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1900 - 1978 5.5
GW Gussstahlwerk Witten AG Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue, index 1930 - 1978 38
NDI Nachlass Heinrich Dinkelbach (1891 - 1967) Resources: computer catalogue 1944 - 1967 3.5
NELL Nachlass Robert Ellscheid (1901 - 1985) Resources: computer catalogue 1926 - 1966 1.5
NJT Nachlass Erben Joseph Thyssen (1844 - 1915) Resources: index 1845 - 2010 4
NKS Nachlass Kurt Schmitz (1895 - 1984) Resources: index 1953 - 1984 1
NOSt Nachlass Otto Steinbrinck (1888 - 1949) Resources: computer catalogue 1939 - 1950 0.1
NRO Nachlass Walter Rohland (1898 - 1981) Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1933 - 1980 2.5
NROE Nachlass Wilhelm Roelen (1889 - 1958) Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1918 - 1958 2
NSt Nachlass Wilhelm Steinberg (1896 - 1984) Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1924 - 1984 6
NUE Nachlass Helmut Uebbing (*1926) 1965 - 1990 4.5
NWE Nachlass Wolfgang Wenzel (*1936) Resources: index 1980 - 1996 37
NZT Nachlass Anita Zichy-Thyssen (1909 - 1990) Resources: index 1895 - 1990 1
RC Ruhr-Consulting GmbH Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1954 - 1966 15
RS Ruhrstahl AG Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1930 - 1963 20
TB Thyssen-Bornemisza (Familie, Unternehmen und Kunst) Resources: computer catalogue, index 1876 - 2007 840
TEW Thyssen Edelstahlwerke AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1920 - 1994 285
THh Thyssen Henrichshütte AG Resources: reference volume (Druck), computer catalogue, index 1907 - 1987 54
TRW Thyssen Röhrenwerke AG Resources: computer catalogue, index 1952 - 1973 54
TSB Thyssen Schachtbau GmbH Resources: index 1953 - 1983 2.5
TSV Thyssen Schalker Verein GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1888 - 1994 57
TV Thyssen Vermögensverwaltung GmbH Resources: computer catalogue, index 1924 - 1987 0.7
VSt Vereinigte Stahlwerke AG Resources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1926 - 1954 110

Collections

Abbreviation Stock Period Scope
B (Special) libraryResources: computer catalogue 1840 - 2011 16,763 volumes
F PhotographsResources: reference volume, computer catalogue, classification data, index 1890 - 2009 500 m
F/Alb Photograph albumsResources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue 1895 - 2009 approx. 1000 items
Film FilmsResources: reference volume (print), computer catalogue, index 1924 - 2005 approx. 3,800 rolls
Fschr. Publications of various firmsResources: computer catalogue 1855 - 2011 211 m
K Maps and plansResources: computer catalogue, presort 1860 - 2000 approx. 25,000 items
M MedaillenResources: computer catalogue 1852 - 2010 84 items
P Posters and leafletsResources: computer catalogue 1914, 1918 - 2011 850 items
PA Person-related press clippingsResources: computer catalogue [1950] ff. 15 m
PAA Topic- and company-related press clippingsResources: alphabetic sorting [1950] ff. 75 m
Video VideosResources: computer catalogue, index 1980 - 2011 approx. 4,800 items
Z NewspapersResources: computer catalogue 1850 - 2011 437 m
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