Between 2007 and 2018, the Document Collection of the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (DSHI) presented each month a particularly attractive or interesting archival document of general historical or political significance, as well as personal documents or archival records related to particular anniversaries.
The presented archival materials ranged from 18th-century genealogical books, writings, documents and records of well-known but also lesser-known personalities to small artistic works, pamphlets, manuscripts and official documents from the 14th to the 20th century.
The contributions thus not only offer an interesting insight into the almost exclusively unique holdings of the Document Collection, but also into the eventful past of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania themselves – as the Document Collection is the most important archive on the history of the Baltic states in the German-speaking world.