Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records
Date (inclusive): 1965-2002
Collection Number: 91003
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material:
1495 manuscript boxes, 39 oversize boxes, 74 card file boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes
(630.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Clippings, serial issues, pamphlets, flyers, leaflets, reports, resolutions, press releases, correspondence, financial records,
card files, and printed matter, relating to radicalism in the faculty and student body of the Freie Universität Berlin and
other German educational institutions. Includes a large quantity of material collected by the organization.
Notgemeinschaft für eine Freie Universität (Berlin, Germany)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Boxes 1187-1239, 1241, 1252-1409, 1453-1454, 1492, 1500, and 1548-1611 closed. Box 1459 restricted; use copies available in
The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1991.
[Identification of item], Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution
Library & Archives.
German organization to promote academic freedom at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Scope and Content of Collection
The inventory of the Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records was created by the organization itself for
its own internal use, and that document has been attached here as a guide to the collection. The inventory and
corresponding box list were generated from a database kept by the Notgemeinschaft and have been
attached to the finding aid as PDFs to serve as supplemental guides to the collection. The original
physical inventory and box list are located in boxes 1410-1411 of the collection itself, and the PDF
versions were created by scanning and OCRing those documents. Because the inventory was generated
from a database, the information contained within is structured by numbered fields. Below is a key to
#00: Line break
#20: Highest hierarchical level (series level or subseries level)
#21: The second highest hierarchical level (sub-series level or item level)
#22: The third highest hierarchical level (sub-sub-series level or item level)
#23: The fourth highest hierarchical level (sub-sub-sub-series level or item level)
#24: The fifth highest hierarchical level (item level)
#86: "Mappennummer (n) laut Standortverzeichnis," which translates to "folder numbers run in
standard order." This likely refers to the following #90 field, which gives the individual item/file number.
#90: Item/file number
To find materials in the Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records, first review the inventory, then consult the
box list to determine the box location of the files.
The Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records were arranged by the organization, and the original order has been
maintained here. The collection consists of 14 sections: Foreign; Federal Republic of Germany; Federal States; Higher Education;
Berlin; Free University of Berlin; Education in Berlin; Berlin, Other; Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität, Bund Freiheit
der Wissenschaft and related organizations; Persons; Concepts; Periodicals; Continuously Numbered Files; Preliminary Files;
Files of the Notgemeinschaft in Leitz or Standard Order.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Education -- Germany (West)
Universities and colleges -- Germany (West)
Radicalism -- Germany (West)
Student movements -- Germany (West)
Freie Universität Berlin