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Archives introduce themselves - The Greven City Archive

By Archivportal-D

In the section "Archives introduce themselves" we present the various data providers of the Archivportal-D and link to their holdings. We are pleased that the Greven City Archive is included!

The municipal archive in Greven was established in 1989 as a municipal archive according to modern standards in the Greven town hall and today consists of three storerooms, a map room with an archive library and a visitor and office room in the basement of the town hall. Previously, there were only temporary solutions. Since then, the city archive has offered opportunities for family and local history researchers, schoolchildren, students, scientific researchers, as well as anyone interested in researching and viewing documents on site. In addition, the City Archive conducts public relations and historical education work. The archival educational offers are used by elementary school as well as by the various secondary schools in Greven.

Stadtarchiv Greven
Greven City Archive

The municipal archive has 800 linear meters of archival records:

  •     about 9000 previously recorded records from 1803 onwards,
  •     more than 3200 books and commemorative publications on local historical, regional and supra-regional topics
  •     over 100 hours of video recordings on Greven topics,
  •     approx. 15,000 photos, 8,500 of which are recorded,
  •     approx. 100,000 data entries from newspapers,
  •     over 130 deposits, collections and donations, and
  •     Maps and plans from 1828 onwards.
Stadtarchiv Greven
Greven City Archive


Contact details:

Municipal archive Greven

Town Hall Street 6

48268 Greven

archiv [at]

02571/920-358/ -458.

Opening hours:

Mon - Thurs: 08.30 - 12.30 hrs.

Thu: 14.00 - 17.00

Closed on Fridays

Appointments by arrangement are also possible outside opening hours.