German broadcast archives

German broadcast archives (DRA) archive and document clay/tone, picture and writing documents from the history of German sound broadcasting and television. The DRA is non-profit donation of civil right and by the pool of broadcasting corporations is financed.

The DRA was created 1952 as sound archives of the GermanBroadcast with seat with the hessian broadcast in Frankfurt/Main. 1962 was extended its tasks by the documentation of television productions. After the case of the wall it transferred 1993 the administration of the archives existence of sound broadcasting as well as the television of the GDR and received in December 2000 thatsecond location in Potsdam-Babelsberg on the area of the RBB.

German broadcast archives have two locations: Wiesbaden (in former times Frankfurt/Main) and Potsdam-Babelsberg (in former times Berlin eagle yard). Together with the study circle broadcast and history publishes the DRA the technical periodical broadcast and history .

Archives are infirst line aligned to journalistic and scientific users, in addition, private people can use it against payment.

executive committees

  • Joachim Felix Leonhard (1991-2001)
  • Hans George Stülb (since 2001)

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