We provide a range of finding aids that help you search the holdings of the Vienna University Archive. Some finding aids are available online, while some others are only available in the reading room. The team at the Vienna University Archive is happy to give advice regarding your research project.
The archive information system lists and describes holdings, file series and, occasionally, single files, documents and items from collections. An overview of the holdings is available under the Archive plan search tab. It is not a complete detailed index of the entire archive holdings. For an exhaustive research at the Archive you still have to use finding aids, indices, etc. in the reading room of the Vienna University Archive.
For the business files of faculties and the Rectorate, the offices have compiled file indices that serve as an important research tool. The Vienna University Archive has begun to digitise these indices and make them available online.
The Vienna University Archive keeps records of all students who studied at the University of Vienna between 1377 and the 20th century. The form in which student records were kept has undergone continuous change over the centuries. The most important sources for student records are:
Johannes Seidl, Von der Immatrikulation zur Promotion. In: Stadtarchiv und Stadtgeschichte. Linz 2004. (from the matriculation to the doctorate).
The Vienna University Archive has a reference library focussing on the history of the University of Vienna and the history of science. You may only use this reference library in the reading room. You can search the entire reference library via u:search.