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Legacies

 

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The archival holdings are partly accessible through an online database (in German language). Other parts of the archive may be searched through index lists and some parts are still to be accessed. The following lists shows how far the holdings have been indexed up till now. Also part of this archive are several extensive card registers.

Visits to the archive are possible after previous notice. The documents may be seen in the Ethnological Library during the usual opening hours,

Please contact: Dr. Richard Kuba

 

 

Legacies in alphabetical order:

Hermann Baumann (* Freiburg i. Br. 9.2.1902, † München 30.6.1972)

  • Anthropologist
  • Professor in Vienna (1939-1945) and Munich (1955-1972)
  • Several field trips to Angola between 1930 and 1972
  • Extent and type of legecy: slides, notebooks and other documents concerning Hermann Baumann's research in Angola in 1954; manuscripts concerning the history and ethnography of Angola
  • Accessibility: by means of a basic catalogue

Karl H. Bisping († 2007)

  • Lawyer
  • Extent and type of legacy: private archive on Africa with special reference  to Ghana consisting of books, posters, sound recordings and grey literature from the 1960s to the 1990s)
  • Accessibility: by means of a catalogue

Archive of the German Anthropological  Association (from 1946 ongoing)

  • Since the foundation of the GAA the files have not always been kept thoroughly, there are substantial gaps in the records
  • Extent and type of legacy: About 20 meters of shelving
  • Accessibility: The early decades are partly processed through an electronic database

Herta von Dechend (* 5.10.1915, † 23.4.2001)

  • Ethnologist and archaeological astronomer
  • High-school teacher at the Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Frankfurt/M. (1943-1980)
  • Extent and type of legacy: about forty removal boxes
  • Accessibility: partly processed in the form of an electronic database

Leo Frobenius (* Berlin 29.6.1873, † Biganzolo 9.8.1938)

  • Ethnologist, founder of the Africa Archive, 1889, and Director of the Research Institute for Cultural Morphology, 1926-1938
  • Extent and type of legacy: around 250 archive boxes containing diaries, draft manuscripts, lectures, notebooks and letters
  • Accessibility: mostly processed in the form of an electronic database

Eike Haberland (* 18.5.1924, † 6.6.1992)

  • Director of the Frobenius Institute from 1968 to 1992
  • Field trips between 1950 and 1992 in Ethiopia, New Guinea, Burkina Faso
  • Extent of legacy: 7 boxes containing letters, manuscripts, photographs, collections
  • Accessibility: mostly processed in the form of an electronic database

Karin Hahn-Hissink (* 4.11.1907, † 23.5.1981)

  • Acting Director of the Research Institute for Cultural Morphology, 1940-1945
  • Researcher at the Museum of Anthropology
  • Field trips between 1934 and 1963 (sometimes with Frobenius) to Transjordan, Libya, Bolivia, Mexico
  • Extent of legacy: eleven boxes with diaries, letters, manuscripts, personal documents, collections
  • Accessibility: mostly processed in the form of an electronic database

Adolf Ellegard Jensen (* 1.1.1899, † 20.5.1965)

  • Director of the Research Institute for Cultural Morphology, 1923-39; of the Frobenius Institute 1946-65
  • Field trips between 1928 and 1955 to South Africa, Libya, Ethiopia and the Moluccas
  • Extent and type of legacy: some fifty archive boxes containing correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks, diaries, drawings and sketches
  • Accessibility: mostly processed in the form of an electronic database

Friedrich Rudolf Lehmann (* 13.4.1887, † 12.6.1969)

  • Ethnology and religious studies scholar
  • Extent and type of legacy: seven boxes containing letters, manuscripts, notes, photographs, collections, cards, lectures
  • Accessibility: by means of a basic catalogue

Carola Lentz (* 21.4.1954)

Joachim Moebus (* 24.4.1928, † 4.4.2001)

  • Relligion studies scholar, sociologist, ethnologist
  • Professor at the Free University of Berlin (FB Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften 1973-1976, FB Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften 1977-1993)
  • Extent and type of legacy: about ten archive boxes containing manuscripts of lectures and articles, notes and extracts
  • Accessibility: mostly processed in the form of an electronic database

Heiko Möhle (* 24.1.1962, † 14.10.2010)

  • Historian and activist
  • Coordinator of the SFB 520 "Umbrüche in afrikanischen Gesellschaften" (1999-2003), general manager Eine Welt Netzwerk Hamburg
  • Extent and type of legacy: about five metres of shelving with research documents on the colonial history of Cameroon and copies of historical documents from Cameroonian archves
  • Accessibility: this legacy has not yet been accessed
Carl August Schmitz (*4.8.1920, † 17.11.1966
  • Cultural anthropologist and director of the Frobenius Institute from 1966 to 1968
  • 1956-57 research in New Guinea, from 1960 curator und later director of the ethnographic museum in Basel
  • Extent and type of legacy: abouit 10 meter of files
  • Accessibility: this legacy has not yet been accessed

Rüdiger Schott (* 10.12.1927, † 7.12.2012)

  • Cultural anthropologist and folklorist
  • Professor at the University of Münster
  • Extended fieldeork starting from the 1960s in northern Ghana (Bulsa) and later in souther Burkina Faso (Lyela)
  • Extent and type of legacy: some 70 cartons containing research documents and field journals, about 18.000 slides hundreds of audio cassettes and a few Super 8-Films
  • Accessibility: this legacy has not yet been accessed

László Vajda (* Budapest 3.2.1923, † München 14.11.2010)

  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich
  • Extent and type of legacy: Card file containing some 800.000 index cards about comparative mythology as well as a few unpublished documents
  • Accessibility: by means of an index list not yet digitized.

Administrative Archive of the Frobenius Institute (from March 1944 ongoing)

  • The Administrative Archive contains administrative files originating in the  Institute's secretariat or that were stored here. Other administrative documents were destroyed in an air raid on Frankfurt in March 1944.
  • Type of archive: correspondence, minutes, financial files, personnel files (restricted), etc.
  • Extent: around eight hundred 800 folders on an about 70 metres of shelving
  • Accessibility: There is a basic folder list. The Institute's cosrrespondence from 1944 to the 1970s has been accessed through electronic database