The Archiv der Jugendkulturen
The Archiv der Jugendkulturen is a non-profit-organisation in Berlin that has been collecting documents and ephemera of youth-, pop-, and subcultural scenes since 1997. We are convinced that these scenes are an important part of cultural and social history and that their relics should be permanently preserved.
In addition to the archive and library work The following fees apply: the Archiv der Jugendkulturen is active in the field of educational work. The goal is to highlight the diversity found in youth cultures in a substantiated manner and raise awareness for political issues. The archive acts as carrier of original research projects, for instance on the digitisation of fanzines.
Library & Collection
The library and archive of the Archiv der Jugendkulturen contains a unique collection of youth-, pop-, and subcultural materials such as magazines, fanzines, books, textiles, posters, audio files, videos, buttons, stickers, and much more. We collect materials from scenes such as punk, techno, metal, football, skinhead, and graffiti as well as queer-feminist subcultural contexts. Our archive is also in possesion of special collections such as the former Kasseler Graffiti Archiv, the former Berliner Rock- und Poparchiv or the estate of Ralf Regitz, former CEO of the company „Planetcom“ (Loveparade, E-Werk).
Research in the Archiv der Jugendkulturen
Our library is a reference library, that means we do not lend books or materials. Our collection is however accessible on site. Materials in the archive are provided by our employees, books are freely accessible. We provide four work spaces with WIFI available in the library as well as a computer for research. Scanning and copying up to the size of A3 is possible in return for a fee. Before you visit we recommend researching in our OPAC http://jugendkulturen.faust-iserver.de as well as sending an additional inquiry to email@example.com.
The library can only be used by appointment. Please let us know in time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 / 612 033 16
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