Economic documentation Documentation on companies and organisations, people, topics
Economic archives Company archives, association archives, archives of individuals
The "Freiwirtschaftliche Bibliothek" Literature on the free economy
Electronic grey literature - freely accessible
Search portal newspaper clippings - currently only accessible in the network of the University of Basel
Schweizer Arbeitgeber (journal) - accessible on impresso
Search portal SWA The catalogue of the SWA contains document collections, brochures, journals, archive material
swisscollections In this search portal for historical and modern collectionss in Swiss libaries and archives you find archive material and document collections of the SWA
swisscovery Basel In the search portal of the Basel library network, you find and order collections, brochures, journals, archive material
A selection of digitised sources
History competition HISTORIA
HISTORIA, the Swiss national history competition, honours outstanding works by young people between the ages of 14 and 21, that were written in the field of history.
The current topic for 2019-2021 is Historische Spurensuche - Jugend in Bewegung. There are several historical sources in the Swiss Economic Archives that would be suitable as a starting point for research.
What does business have to do with youth? In earlier centuries people did not live as long. To a certain extent, young people grew up more quickly. Entry into working life and the establishment of a household often occurred early. In other words, there were many workers and entrepreneurs, who by today’s standards, were still almost young people.
Read old German scripts
The ad fontes portal offers exercises and reference options for old manuscripts.
Guided tours in the Swiss Economic Archives
Would you like a taste of archive air? Examine original documents closely? Please contact us.