Cultural Place of Remembrance
The Theodor Fontane Archive (established 1935) at the University of Potsdam is a literary archive, a research institute and a cultural organization dedicated to Theodor Fontane, his time and his contemporaries. Today, it is a scientific institute of the University of Potsdam.
In 2001 it was admitted to the Federal Government’s »Blaubuch« (Blue Book) as a cultural place of remembrance of particular national significance. Since 2007 it is situated in the Villa Quandt next to Potsdam's Pfingstberg.
FontaneVR: the 3D interactive environment for literary societies
Research focus »Digital Literary Archive«
Virtual Exhibition: Tracing Fontane's Legacy
For more than eighty years, the Theodor Fontane Archive has been preserving, indexing, researching and presenting the most extensive authentic »traces« of Theodor Fontane. Since the end of 2019, these »traces« - thousands of manuscripts, but also paintings, drawings and photos as well as life documents of all kinds - can be experienced even more vividly by visitors of the archive: The mobile panel exhibition »Tracing Fontane's Legacy« allows you to explore the Theodor Fontane Archive - its history, holdings and activities - and a wide variety of life documents of Theodor Fontane.
Missing holdings and returns after 1945
[D]as Menschlichste, was wir haben, ist doch die Sprache, und wir haben sie, um zu sprechen ... .