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The Burgerbibliothek of Berne supports the use of its holdings and gets involved in research projects based on its holdings. As a Bernese center of competence for private archives and manuscripts, the Burgerbibliothek has started a project on long-term digital archiving and electronic data transfer.

Private archives of Fritz Jean Begert

In a two-year project (2019–2020) the private archives of the progressive pedagogue Fritz Jean Begert (1907-1984) and other private archives of his circles will be indexed and described. The archives of Begert contains 40 linear meters of personal and professional documents, a rich scientific correspondence as well as documents regarding his institute, his professional community, the so-called "Kerzenkreis" and other organisations.

Private archives of Hermann von Fischer

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Hermann von Fischer

The private archives of the former monument preservationist of the canton of Berne and president of the library commission of the Burgerbibliothek of Berne, Hermann von Fischer (1926–2015), was largely indexed and described from 2017-2018. It contains approx. 70 linear meters of personal and professional papers as well as numerous documents regarding the bourgeois family von Fischer. The finding-aid with the detailed archival description will be finished in 2019.

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