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Archive Song and Social Movements

Logo of the Music and Politics Festival
The Berlin Archive "Song and Social Movements" collects reports from the GDR singer- and songwriter movement from the 1960s onwards. The materials that are managed by a non-profit organization show how difficult it can be to investigate cultural opposition between the extremes of supporting and opposing the state.



  • German

Name of collection

  • Archive Song and Social Movements

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 100-499
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 100-499
  • music recordings: 1000-
  • photos: 1000-
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international


Date of founding

  • 1991

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Access type

  • visits by appointments


Author(s) of this page

  • Sonnenberg, Uwe


Kirchenwitz, Lutz, interview by Sonnenberg, Uwe, July 20, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-06 08:34:16