German Literature Archive Marbach

Katia and Thomas Mann visiting the Schiller National Museum (May 9, 1955). © DLA Marbach
German Literature Archive Marbach. © DLA Marbach/ Photographer: Chris Korner

The German Literature Archive Marbach (DLA) is one of the most important literary institutions worldwide. In its collections, it unites and preserves a wealth of precious sources of literary and intellectual history from 1750 to the present day. Since its foundation in 1955, it has served literature, education and research. With approximately 1,600 donations and collections of writers and scholars, archives of literary publishers and over 450,000 pictorial and figurative items, the archive ranks among the best of its kind in the world. It contains documents by Heinrich, Thomas, Katia, Erika, Klaus, Golo, Monika, Michael Mann and Elisabeth Mann-Borgese.



Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach
Schillerhöhe 8–10
71672 Marbach am Neckar