Collections of the PDD

Sammlungen GS
© NL, Simon Schmid


The Prints and Drawings Department of the National Library contains collections of analogue photography, daguerreotypes, stereo photographs, negatives and slides on Switzerland from the 19th to the 21st centuries.


The Swiss National Library’s collection of prints includes image documents as well as iconographic and artistic works on geography, customs, cultural and political topics and people in Switzerland.


The Swiss National Library’s poster collection covers Swiss poster production from its earliest days in around 1860 to the present day.


The Prints and Drawings Department of the Swiss National Library contains art collections covering the work of Daniel Spoerri, Karl Gerstner, Serge and Doris Stauffer as well as artists’ books.

Historic monuments preservation

Architectural history, historic monuments preservation, archaeology, protection of built heritage and landscapes, and folk culture