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University of Basel

«Uni-Ein-Blicke»: The Swiss Economic Archive

Flyers, product information and annual reports: For over 100 years the Swiss Economic Archive (Wirtschaftsarchiv) has been collecting documents of Swiss companies. The event series «Uni-Ein-Blicke» invites employees and students of the University of Basel to take a closer look at the archive's collection. The guided tour in German as well as in English will take place on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

17 March 2014

The treasures of the Swiss Economic Archive consist of company archives containing original contracts, photographs, plans as well as handwritten letters and protocols. The archive also collects advertising brochures, printed annual reports, studies and newspaper clippings. For over 100 years the Swiss Economic Archive has been fulfilling its public task to collect and disseminate information. During this time the production and management of information has changed greatly: In recent years documents have been acquired digitally, stored long-term and disseminated online.

Sense and nonsense of archives

The tour gives students and employees insight into the valuable and compelling collection of the archive as well as into the current strategies to secure economic information. Sense and nonsense of archives in a digital age will also be part of the discussion.

An aperitif in the archive's lobby will follow the guided tour of roughly 45 minutes. The event is free of charge; however, the number of participants is limited.


Numerous departments, museums and institutions are gathered under the roof of the University of Basel and cover a wide range of subjects. Further institutions are either associated with the university or stand in close contact with it otherwise. The event series «Uni-Ein-Blicke» wants to give students and employees further insight into these institutions in order to better get to know the university, its partners and subjects.

Registration and further information

Registration for «Uni-Ein-Blicke» March 25, 2014 (deadline: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00 PM) >

Further information: University of Basel Rectorate, Events, phone: 061 267 24 24, email: event@unibas.ch

«Uni-Ein-Blicke»: Guided tour through the Swiss Economic Archive (Wirtschaftsarchiv). Tuesday, March 25, 2014, starts at 5:00 PM, followed by an aperitif. Schweizerisches Wirtschaftsarchiv, Peter Merian-Weg 6, 4052 Basel.

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