Hannah Arendt archive - manual

Welcome to the Archive of the Hannah Arendt Centre at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg!


We would like to give you some basic information about your research in the archive. If you have further questions, the archive-staff will be glad to assist your work.

The Hannah Arendt Archive is open to the academic as well as the general public. By appointment only.


About the available material


The archive provides access to most of the papers kept by Hannah Arendt in her files. The complete copies of the 'Hannah Arendt Papers' of the Library of Congress, Washington , DC. are to be found here with complete access to the digitized version.


Please choose the files you would like to see using the overview of the material in the archive. All of the material is usually accessible. To keep the files in order it is only possible to look at different files one after another.


You can make copies of the files, if there are no copyright restrictions (e.g. private correspondence). This must be checked for in each particular case. Each copy costs 0,40 Euro.


Please notice that any material of Hannah Arendt (correspondence, scripture, etc.) can only be published by the courtesy of "Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust". Please refer to:


Georges Borchardt, Inc.

136 East 57th Street

New York, NY 10022


or by E-Mail : valerie@gbagency.com


If you want to quote of the Hannah Arendt Papers, please give documentary evidence as follows:

Title of the file, Hannah Arendt Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.



Please notice, that it is not allowed to eat or drink at the archive. There is a drinks dispenser in the library and a cafeteria in the refectory. Our staff can show you the way to the refectory and assist you with further information.