Swiss Literary Archives

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Swiss Literary Archives

Bern National Library Collection-9.jpg
Archive type Literature archive
Coordinates 46 ° 56 '29 "  N , 7 ° 26' 59"  E Coordinates: 46 ° 56 '29 "  N , 7 ° 26' 59"  E ; CH1903:  600844  /  one hundred ninety-eight thousand nine hundred and twenty-two
place Bern
Visitor address Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern
founding 1991
Age of the archive material Focus 20./21. Century, but also earlier documents
ISIL CH-000001-5
carrier Swiss Confederation
Organizational form Section of the National Library

The Swiss Literary Archive (SLA) of the Swiss National Library in Bern collects literary pre-empties and bequests in the four Swiss national languages German , French , Italian and Romansh .

The archive was opened in 1991 and is housed in the building of the Swiss National Library (NL). The foundation goes back to the will of the writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt , who died in 1990 , in which he bequeathed his estate to Switzerland on the condition that a national literary archive be created.

When it was founded, the SLA took on the manuscript department of what was then the state library - today the national library. In 2017, the Swiss Literature Archive comprised more than 250 (partial) estates, over 60 author libraries , around 20 institutional archives (e.g. publishers) and a large number of archives of living authors.

The holdings of the Swiss Literature Archive are recorded in the HelveticArchives database of the Swiss National Library.

The authors represented in the SLA include a. (Selection):

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