Brenner Archive Research Institute

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The Brenner Archive Research Institute is a documentation and research center for literature at the University of Innsbruck , which emerged in 1964 from the archive of the cultural journal Der Brenner .

The Brenner Archive was initially a department of the University's Institute for German Studies. In 1979 it was established as the university's own research institute through a contract between the State of Austria , the State of Tyrol and the University of Innsbruck. The Brenner archive comprises around 30,000 books and around 270 estates , partial estates and collections from culturally active persons and cultural organizations (publishers, literary prizes, etc.). The collections contain several thousand photos.

Important publications, complete editions and editions of the works of Georg Trakl , Ludwig Wittgenstein , Norbert C. Kasers , Christine Lavants , Grete Gulbranssons , Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlandos , Ferdinand Ebners , Christine Bustas and other personalities of cultural life have been produced at the Brenner Archive Research Institute .



  • Brenner studies . Haymon-Verlag, Innsbruck 1969–, ZDB -ID 528197-0 , OBV .
  • Walter Methlagl (Ed.): Afterimages. 25 years of the Brenner Archive, 10 years of the “Brenner Archive” research institute, University of Innsbruck. A documentation . Research Institute Brenner Archive, Innsbruck 1989, OBV . - Online (PDF; 7.5 MB) .
  • Annette Steinsiek (Ed.): The archive is alive! Finds from the literature archive and the Brenner Archive Research Institute. Research Institute Brenner Archive, Innsbruck 1999, OBV . - Online (PDF; 16 MB) .
  • Society of Friends of the Brenner Archive and the Brenner Archive Research Institute: Messages from the Brenner Archive. . (Appears annually). Brenner Forum , Innsbruck 1982 -, ZDB -ID 797718-9 . Online edition (up to No. 31/2013; accessed on November 13, 2013). (Online at ALO ).
  • Reports from projects in the Brenner archive. In: Johann Holzner (Red.): Timepiece - 100 years of “Brenner”. Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck 2010, ISBN 978-3-902719-67-6 , pp. 283-338. - Table of contents online (PDF; 40 KB) .

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