Digital Collection of the Stralsund City Archive

The first written document in the city archive of the Hanseatic City of Stralsund is from the 13th century with the city foundation deed of 31.10.1234. But it was not until the end of the 18th century that Rudolf Gülich made the attempt to bring order to the Council archives.

In 1919 the archive was given a director, but this was done in personal union with the museum, the library and the adult education centre. The processing of the holdings was still unthinkable. A glimmer of hope was the processing of the documents by the retired State Archives Director Hermann Hoogeweg in the 1920s. After the Second World War, the outsourced holdings were returned and checked. Herbert Ewe's appointment as archive director in 1952 marked the beginning of the scientific processing of the holdings. In addition to this activity, he renovated the Johanniskloster in order to be able to use this gem for the archive. The "Generalregister" he developed has meanwhile been replaced by modern computer technology. Since 1991, all holdings have been recorded electronically. The "Ariadne" programme has already made it possible to do a large part of the research online. The old holdings, the collection and the extensive library are intended for successive electronic recording.


Stadtarchiv Stralsund
Am Johanniskloster 35
18439 Stralsund
Phone: +49 3831-6664666
Fax: +49 3831-666464


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