This international-calibre central archive provides all interested visitors a look at Bank
By setting up this collection, Bank Austria is not only increasing the information available to its own internal staff, but is also setting up a service point for interested external persons such as scientists, historical researchers, students and the media.
Three thousand metres of Austrian banking history from 1855 to 1970
At a length of 3,000 metres, or the equivalent of roughly 30,000 archive boxes with written documents, photos, signs and audiovisual materials such as slides, films and tapes, the newly established bank archive contains countless historical documents on the history and activities of Bank Austria and its predecessor institutions from the founding of CA in 1855 through to 1970.
By establishing a central archive, Bank
The other is a preservation order issued by the Austrian State Archive in 2001 which placed records from 74 banks and companies from the period between 1933 and 1967 under protection in the public interest. The organisations named in this order include Bank
Long-term dissemination of knowledge and preservation of history
The establishment of the historical archive is also tied closely to Bank
The materials contained in the Bank Austria Historical Archive are undergoing constant physical organisation and are also being recorded digitally. All interested persons can view the records up to 1945 in accordance with the applicable conditions. Persons wishing to view materials in the archive must arrange an appointment in advance by telephone, e-mail or fax and must provide valid official photo identification before accessing the archive.
As many historical documents contain information that is protected by the
Contact and opening hours
Tel.: +43 (0) 50505 - 41053
Fax.: +43 (0) 50505 - 41328
Contact: Ulrike Zimmerl
Opening hours: by appointment