Walter Benjamin Archive
The Walter Benjamin Archive was founded in 2004 as an institute of the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur in the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts). The Archive preserves Walter Benjamin’s Literary Estate as well as an extensive collection of his personal papers. In an ongoing process, the holdings are being expanded with a collection on the reception of Benjamin’s works. The Archive also provides the basis for the new critical edition Werke und Nachlaß (Writings and Literary Estate), edited by Christoph Gödde and Henri Lonitz, and published successively since 2008 by the Suhrkamp Press.
In addition, the Walter Benjamin Archive comprises the Florens Christian Rang Archive, the Archive Library, the Leo Löwenthal Library and the collections on Fritz Fränkel and Gisèle Freund. The holdings in the Theodor W. Adorno Archive in Frankfurt am Main can also be accessed through the Walter Benjamin Archive.