The archival holdings consist of approx. 5,000 metres of archive material and span a period of almost 200 years, from the founding of the Polytechnic Institute in Vienna until around 2010.
Director’s Office of the Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (1815 - 1866)
Rector’s Office of the Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (1866 - 1871)
Rector’s Office of the Imperial and Royal Technical University in Vienna (1872 - 1918)
Rector’s Office of the Technical University in Vienna (1918 - 1975)
Rector’s Office and University Administration of TU Wien (1975 - 1996)
(1815 - 2003)
(from around 1950 - 2000)
Examination and student indexes from the technical and commercial department of the Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (1815 - 1865)
Examination and student indexes from the Realschule and preparatory classes (1813 - 1865)
Main indexes from the Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (1866 - 1871)
Main indexes from the Imperial and Royal Technical University in Vienna (1872 - 1950)
Viva-voce records (1902 - 1997)
Post-doctoral records (1849 - 2005)
Examination records of State and degree examinations (1879 - around 2000)
Administration records from the Dean’s Offices
(A limited number)
For example: Student Union (HTU) records
from professors and other staff
from former students
Privilegien: approx. 5,800 patent specifications issued by the Habsburg Monarchy (around 1800 - 1852)
A collection of photos and pictures: Portraits of teachers, graduates, depictions of buildings at TU Wien as well as slides used for teaching purposes
A collection of plans: Plans of buildings at TU Wien, student drawings, template drawings for teaching purposes
Medals and commemorative coins
Publications: Course programmes, reports from the inauguration ceremonies of rectors, publications by lecturers and institutes, specific research on the TU archival holdings.
Archives of TU Wien
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