Preliminary Inventory of the Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records
Date (inclusive): 1965-2002
Collection Number: 91003
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: German
Physical Description: 1495 manuscript boxes, 40 oversize boxes, 73 card file boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes (631.6 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.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität (Berlin, Germany)


Boxes 1187-1239, 1241, 1252-1409, 1453-1454, 1492, 1500, and 1548-1611 closed until 2021 March 5. Remainder of collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Notgemeinschaft für eine freie Universität records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Historical Note

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 these fields:
#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.

Arrangement Statement

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

Radicalism--Germany (West)
Education--Germany (West)
Universities and colleges--Germany (West)
Freie Universität Berlin.
Student movements--Germany (West)