Sorbisches Institut e. V. / Serbski institut z.t.

Bahnhofstr. 6
02625 Bautzen
+49 3591 4972-0
+49 3591 4972-14

Zweigstelle für niedersorbische Forschungen
Sorbisches Institut e. V. / Serbski institut z.t.
August-Bebel-Straße 82
03046 Cottbus
+49 355 48576-482
+49 355 48576-494

Abteilung für Regionalentwicklung und Minderheitenschutz
Sorbisches Institut e. V. / Serbski institut z.t.
Schloßkirchplatz 2
03046 Cottbus
+49 355 486448-0

Sorbian cultural archive

The Sorbian Cultural Archive is the only official archive for Sorbian collections and archive material. As with the library, it was also founded on the collection of the Maćica Serbska. It preserves documents important for historical research and current cultural practices and makes them available to users. Among the most important objects are the bequests of Sorbian politicians, scientists, musicians, writers and artists from Upper and Lower Lusatia. The records of Domowina, the umbrella organisation for Sorbian associations, from its founding in 1912 until 1989 are among the most important collections. In addition, the archive contains papers from Sorbian associations, including the Maćica Serbska, from student and school student associations, from choirs, from the gymnastics club Sokoł and from several cultural and educational organisations up to 1989. A highlight of the archive is it photo collection, photo bequests, and sound and film recordings. In addition to this material the archive collects PhD theses, newspaper cuttings, programmes and posters on Sorbian topics.

In the Virtual reading hall you will find all the offers of the Sorbian Central Library and the holdings of the Sorbian Cultural Archive at a glance.

Opening times

Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm,
Thursday 9 am – 6 pm
Friday closed.

Due to construction work in the stacks from April 8th to May 26th, 2024, users of the library and archive must expect, that not all books, newspapers, magazines and archive materials, that are to be borrowed or viewed in the reading room, will be available. Please inquire before your visit, if the objects can be presented.

Telefon: +493591/4972-33, -34

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