life and work
Andreas Staehelin, son of the psychiatrist John Eugen Staehelin , studied history and German literature from 1945–1951. During this time he joined the Swiss Zofinger Association . In 1951 he received his doctorate with a dissertation on Peter Ochs . After several years of academic activity, archival internships in Munich and Paris and an assistant at the Basel University Library, he became an adjunct at the Basel-Stadt State Archives in 1961 . In the same year he completed his habilitation for Swiss history at the University of Basel. 1967–1991 he was state archivist for the canton of Basel-Stadt . In 1970 he also became an associate professor at the University of Basel. 1970–1973 he was head of the Historical and Antiquarian Society in Basel; 1978–1983 he presided over the General History Research Society of Switzerland. 1973–1991 he was the biennial editor of the Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde .
Andreas Staehelin was married to the English language specialist and high school teacher Adelheid Wackernagel, a daughter of Hans Georg Wackernagel .
- Peter Ochs as historian (= Basel contributions to historical science ; Volume 43). Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel 1952, (Dissertation University of Basel, Faculty of Philosophy and History, , 276 pages).
- History of the University of Basel 1632–1818 , 2 volumes, Basel 1957
- History of the University of Basel 1818–1835 , Basel 1959
- Professors at the University of Basel from five centuries. Portraits and Appreciations , Basel 1960 (editor)
- Helvetik , in: Handbuch der Schweizergeschichte, Volume 2, Zurich 1977, pp. 785–839
- The Wildt'sche Haus in Basel. (Swiss Art Guide, No. 583). Ed. Society for Swiss Art History GSK. Bern 1995, ISBN 3-85782-583-9 . (With Brigitte Meles)
- The history of the Basel State Archives. From the beginnings to the Rudolf Wackernagel era , Basel 2007 (posthumous), ISBN 978-3-7245-1488-6
- Martin Steinmann : Words of Memory to Andreas Staehelin (1926–2002), in: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde 103 (2003), pp. 5–10 ( digitized version ).
- Franz Egger : Stähelin [Staehelin], Andreas. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Obituary for Andreas Staehelin (PDF; 125 kB), in: Staatsarchiv Basel-Stadt, annual report 2002.
- Schweizerischer Zofingerverein, Schweizerischer Altzofingerverein (Ed.): List of Members 1997. Zofingen 1997, p. 25. (Available in the Swiss National Library , call number SWR 1338.)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Staehelin, Andreas|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 20, 1926|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Zurich|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 20, 2002|
|Place of death||Basel|