Archival holdings, documentations

In the ETH Zurich University Archives, ETH Library safeguards the history of ETH Zurich and facilitates research on technical, social and science history issues. Moreover, ETH Library offers literary studies collections of personal papers from two major authors in the Thomas Mann Archive (external link) and the Max Frisch Archive (external link). A growing amount of this archival material can be accessed directly in digital form.


ETH Zurich University Archives

  • Administrative records of ETH Zurich (since 1854), the Swiss School Council (1854 to 1992) and the ETH Board (since 1993)
  • Personal papers and autographs of scientists linked to ETH Zurich
  • C.G. Jung Papers Collection: manuscripts, letters, press archive. The world’s largest collection on C.G. Jung
  • Documentation on the history of science and the university
  • Private archives from institutions linked to ETH Zurich
  • Searches via the Knowledge Portal, Hochschularchiv online (external link) and Schulratsprotokolle online (external link)

Max Frisch Archive

  • Personal papers and autographs
  • Theatre documentation on Max Frisch
  • Searches via the Knowledge Portal and Max Frisch-Archiv Online

Thomas Mann Archives

  • Personal papers and autographs
  • Press documentation on Thomas Mann
  • Searches via the Knowledge Portal and Thomas-Mann-Archiv Online