Study Centre August Hermann Francke - Library and Archive

Contact

Franckeplatz 1, Haus 24, 06110 Halle (Saale)
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Contact Person

Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre Dr. Britta Klosterberg (Chief Librarian and Head of Study Centre) Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre phone+49 345 2127 412 (Sekretariat)

Together the Archives and the Library of the Francke Foundations form the August Hermann Francke Study Centre. This centre extends spatially from the Historical Library building (House 22) to the adjacent premises (Houses 23-24).

The Study Centre is a service facility for the cataloguing of and research into the holdings of the Archives and Library of the Francke Foundations. In recent years it has been able to initiate and carry out comprehensive and innovative cataloguing projects with the financial support of the German Research Foundation. They improve our understanding of the sources and provide a solid basis for new perspectives and research projects.

Online Research and Digital Collections

The online research facilities present us with several ways of accessing the holdings of Library and Archive as well as the digital collections.
Please also visit our Francke Portal, which has been under construction as part of a project supported by the German Research Foundation from March 2013 on. In the Francke Portal various electronic data collections have been merged, which were developed by the August Hermann Francke Study Centre and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Pietism Studies of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. These collections are continuously further elaborated and systematically enhanced by means of digital copies of the recorded printed and unprinted sources.

Opening hours

Reading Room, House 22 Monday to Friday 8.00–18.00 Tel: 0345-2127 470
Historical Library, House 22 Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–17.00 Tel: 0345-2127 450

Events

All events

The Head

Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre Dr. Britta Klosterberg (Chief Librarian and Head of Study Centre) Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre phone+49 345 2127 412 (Sekretariat)

The Office:

Maja WehnerStudy Centers Office Maja Wehner (Study Centers Office) Maja WehnerStudy Centers Office phone+49 345 2127 412fax+49 345 2127 484

Employees

The Archive

Dr. Jürgen GröschlArchivist Dr. Jürgen Gröschl (Archivist) Dr. Jürgen GröschlArchivist phone+49 345 2127 482 Carmela KellerArchivist Carmela Keller (Archivist) Carmela KellerArchivist phone+49 345 2127 426

The Library

Anke MiesLibrary Anke Mies (Library) Anke MiesLibrary phone+49 345 2127 413 Michael HübnerLibrary Michael Hübner (Library) Michael HübnerLibrary phone+49 345 2127 476

The Reading Room

Katharina LoosReading Room Katharina Loos (Reading Room) Katharina LoosReading Room phone+49 345 2127 470

The Reproduction Section

Doris ZoselPhotography Doris Zosel (Photography) Doris ZoselPhotography phone+49 345 2127 576

Contact persons in projects

Francke Portal (DFG)

Dr. Karsten Hommel Dr. Karsten Hommel Dr. Karsten Hommel phone+49 345 2127 481

Johann Crügers Praxis Pietatis Melica (DFG)

Dr. Wolfgang Miersemann Dr. Wolfgang Miersemann Dr. Wolfgang Miersemann phone+49 345 2127 471 Dr. Hans-Otto Korth Dr. Hans-Otto Korth Dr. Hans-Otto Korth phone+49 345 2127 471

Hallesche Pastoren, deutsche Siedler und lutherische Kirchengemeinden in Nordamerika (DFG)

Dr. Wolfgang Splitter Dr. Wolfgang Splitter Dr. Wolfgang Splitter phone+49 345 2127 483

 

MerkenMerken

The ground floor of the library building houses a public Reading Room, where the holdings of the Library and the Archive of the Francke Foundations can be looked into. The Reference Library with current scientific literature on church history and cultural history of the early modern period, especially concerning Pietism, contributes to the use of the Archive and Library holdings.

The Catalogue Room is housed in the adjacent premises and can be reached through a glass construction. Here the users can access the archive and library holdings by means of databases and online catalogues. As not all holdings are available online, conventional search tools and catalogues are also provided in addition to the electronic catalogues.

Upon request introductions to the use of the archive and library holdings will be gladly given. Please contact the Reading Room’s supervisor.

Research in the holdings of the archive and library | Study Centre from A to Z | Regulation for the library and its users | Regulation of fees

An Appeal for Help!

A further aim of the Study Centre is the preservation of the centuries-old, valuable holdings of the Archive and the Library. This includes books and manuscripts as well as portraits. The holdings are partially extremely endangered due to wear and tear, ink corrosion or mould. An additional problem is the increasing interest in the historical sources, which –albeit welcomed in principle – require preventative conservational measures. We depend on support from sponsors and on donations. You can help in various ways:

  • Individual donations to preserve the books and manuscripts:
    Keyword “Book restoration”
  • Book adoption
  • Individual donations to preserve the portrait collection of the Foundations
    Keyword “Damaged pictures

Donations account
Friends of the Francke Foundation
Freundeskreis der Franckeschen Stiftungen e.V.
Saalesparkasse Halle
Konto-Nr.: 1894014177
BLZ: 800 537 62,
IBAN: DE92 8005 3762 1894 0141 77
BIC: NOLADE21HAL

Thank you!

Partly with equity and partly with external funding and in collaboration with external partners the Francke Foundations aim to develop the archive and library holdings by means of numerous projects. The results of these projects are finding aids and catalogues, which are made accessible either in the series “Hallesche Quellenpublikationen und Repertorien” (Halle source publications and repertories) or through this website.

Current projects

1. Francke Portal. Building a web-based research platform for August Hermann Francke, its printed and unprinted writings (DFG project)

2. Johann Crügers Praxis Pietatis Melica: Edition und Dokumentation der Werkgeschichte (DFG)

3. Halle pastors, German settlers and Lutheran congregations in North America. Critical edition and scholarly exploration of letters and diaries 1740-1820 (DFG)

4. Transcription and translation of the letters of Johann Ernst Bergmann (1755-1824)

5. Printed in Wittenberg. Cataloguing and Presentation of prints from Wittenberg in the Library of the Francke Foundations

Completed Projects

List of completed projects of the Study Centre including description and contact information (selection)

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