History

Historical Archive of Deutsche Bank

Records of Deutsche Bank's and its precursors history

The Historical Institute has in its archive some 6,000 shelf-meters of documents, the earliest of which are from precursors of Deutsche Bank and date from the mid-nineteenth century. All source material belonging to the period from 1850 up to and including 1945 is available to the public for research purposes. Use of the archive is possible only by prior appointment.

The reading library on banking history contains approx. 8,000 volumes.


Archive collections available:

Institute
Period
Files
Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Berlin, Secretariat
1870-1920
4,500
Deutsche Bank Berlin, America Office
1880-1930
1,400
Deutsche Bank Berlin, Oriental Office
1887-1920
1,750
Deutsche Bank Berlin, Head Office
1920-1945
12,600
     
Subsidiary Banks
Deutsche Centralbodencredit AG
1870-1945
3,500
Deutsche Ueberseeische Bank
1886-1945
137
Deutsch-Asiatische Bank
1889-1945
750
   
Precursors
A. Schaaffhausen'scher Bankverein
1848-1929
1,600
Norddeutsche Bank in Hamburg
1856-1929
1,550
Hannoversche Bank
1856-1920
250
Rheinische Creditbank
1870-1929
83
Bergisch Märkische Bank
1871-1914
64
Hildesheimer Bank
1886-1928
28
Osnabrücker Bank
1888-1929
77
Süddeutsche Disconto-Gesellschaft
1905-1929
400
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