Order of the Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Order of the Archive of the
In accordance with § 1 of the treaty of 8 th July 1992 (GVBl . Berlin p. 226) concerning the new foundation of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in conjunction with art. 5 of the treaty on the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the plenum of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities resolved on 17 th December 1993 the following order
(1) The academy archive is an academic facility of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. It incorporates all of the archival material and documents on the history of the academy in its various phases (including the art collection and special collections on the history of the academy), the private papers of scholars and autographic collections which have been transferred to the Brandenburg Society of Sciences since its foundation. The material and documents of the Academy of Sciences are holdings of particular value.
(2) The reference library of the academy archive is a section of the academy library.
§ 2 Management
(1) The academy archive is directed by an academically trained archivist who is a higher ranking civil servant. He/she is supported in his/her work by other staff members who are higher ranking civil servants (archivists and curators).
(2) The commission, elected by the academy plenum to deal with affairs relating to the library, the archive and publications, confers on basic issues relating to the presentation and development of the academy archive, in particular on issues concerning responsibilities, the structure, the budget, personnel and the provision of equipment.
§ 3 Duties
(1) The academy archive is obliged to secure, supplement and describe the holdings mentioned in §1 and make them accessible for academic use.
(2) It is furthermore obliged to take on and describe the historically valuable records of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and academically significant private papers of members, together with collected material of relevance to the history of the academies, and make these accessible for use.
(3) A schedule of responsibilities regulates the distribution of tasks involved with the care of the archival material.
§ 4 Use of Material
(1) In addition to the members and academic staff of the academy, all persons and institutions claiming to have a rightful academic or public interest in this material can apply for the right to use the archive. The director of the academy archive is responsible for authorisation.
(2) The academy archive is used in accordance with the regulations for users.
The provisions of the Archive Act of the State of Berlin (Berliner Landesarchivgesetz) apply correspondingly.
§ 6The archive order comes into effect on 1 st January 1994.