Fonds BArch, R 8024 - Colonial Economic Committee (inventory)

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BArch, R 8024


Colonial Economic Committee (inventory)


  • 1890-1933 (Creation)

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354 Aufbewahrungseinheiten

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Kolonialwirtschaftliches Komitee, 1890-1933

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History of the Inventory Designer: Association founded in Berlin in 1896 by Karl Supf for the economic development of the German colonies through scientific investigations, publications, research trips and propaganda activities; since 1902 officially "Economic Committee of the German Colonial Society". In 1936 probably merged into the Reichskolonialbund. Inventory description: Inventory history The fact that an archive was set up in the Colonial Economic Committee is regarded as a confirmed finding. The Colonial Economic Archive, which was established at the Berlin Central Office in 1909, already had records of more than 600 colonial enterprises in its founding year. Due to a lack of documents, it is not possible to determine when the documents were transferred from these archives or the registries to the Reichsarchiv. For the period of the Second World War it can be assumed that the holdings, together with other holdings of the Reichsarchiv, were outsourced and taken over after 1945 by the Deutsches Zentralarchiv Potsdam (later Zentrales Staatsarchiv Potsdam). Due to the lack of old finding aids, no information can be given on war-related outsourcing losses. Archive evaluation and processing Together with the documents of the D e u t s c h e K o l o n i a l s c h e G e l l l s c h a f t , the holdings of the Kolonialwirtschaftliches Komitee are among the most comprehensive non-governmental records of the colonial movement in the Federal Archives. The first processing of the holdings has already been carried out at the Central State Archives in Potsdam. Usually a simple distortion occurred. The new revision resulted in minor changes to the share titles and the reclassification of the portfolio. Content characterisation: Trade, industry and economic relations with other countries; colonial policy; colonial societies, colonial associations, colonial banks, colonial enterprises. State of development: Publication Findbuch and Online Findbuch 2003 Citation method: BArch, R 8024/...

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Federal Archives (Archivtektonik) >> North German Confederation and German Reich (1867/1871-1945) >> Organizations, associations and commercial enterprises >> Foreign Affairs and Colonial Administration

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Rechteinformation beim Datenlieferanten zu klären.

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  • German

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Amtliche Druckschriften: <br />
Der Tropenpflanzer. 1897 ff.

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