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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 Hermann von Fischer


Hermann von Fischer

In a two-year project (2017–2018) 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), will be indexed and described. The approx. 70 linear meters contain personal and professional papers as well as numerous documents regarding the bourgeois family von Fischer.