Our holdings of journals encompass periodicals that are literary in nature, relevant to literature and subject-specific. Currently, 15,300 titles in around 300,000 volumes and issues are recorded. The collection of modern literary journals since 1880 is among the most extensive and diverse collections in Germany.
Due to their value as a source for bibliographic, editorial and literary historical research, the journals in the library, both those already collected and those currently acquired, are also selectively catalogued according to their contents with special emphasis being placed on the registration of primary literary texts. Provided that journals are freely available in the Internet or are digitized and accessible through a licensing arrangement (Jugend, Simplicissimus, Merkur, Neue Rundschau or journals of literary Expressionism), a link to the full text is provided in the online catalog Kallías.
We currently subscribe to more than 1,000 literary and scholarly journals, licensed in digital form are more than 500. At present fifty-six selected scholarly journals (list of scholarly journals) and forty-two literary journals (list of literary journals) are being evaluated.
Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
Telephone +49 (0) 7144 / 848-301
Telefax +49 (0) 7144 / 848-390
Head of Department: Jutta Bendt