Literary estates and archives

In focus

Interesting holdings for which additional information is available on our website or that are the subject of ongoing or completed research projects or publications. This section is updated regularly.

Digitised literary estates and archives

The Swiss National Library digitises documents from the collections of the Swiss Literary Archives that are not subject to rights restrictions and make them available to the public on various platforms.

All literary estates and archives from A–K

List of all literary estates and archives of the Swiss Literary Archives in alphabetic order A-K.

All literary estates and archives from L–Z

List of all literary estates and archives of the Swiss Literary Archives in alphabetic order L–Z.

Literary estates and archives in German

List of the literary estates and archives in German held by the Swiss Literary Archives in alphabetical order.

Literary estates and archives in French

List of the literary estates and archives in French of the Swiss Literary Archives in alphabetic order.

Literary estates and archives in Italian

List of the literary estates and archives in Italian of the Swiss Literary Archives in alphabetic order.

Literary estates and archives in Romansh

The Swiss Literary Archives maintain a representative collection of manuscripts and letters from the world of Romansh literature. Here is an alphabetical list of the literary estates and archives in Romansh.

Individual documents in the SLA

Individual documents held by the Literary Archives within two stand-alone collections: the acquisitions of the Manuscripts Department of the original National Library, and acquisitions since 1991 that are not linked to specific holdings.

Audiovisual documents in the SLA

The Swiss Literary Archive’s collection of audiovisual documents comprises audio, film and video documents by Swiss authors in the country’s four official languages.

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