Documents of the Gurlitt Estate
The written documents and papers of Cornelius Gurlitt’s estate have been professionally catalogued and assigned reference numbers. These comprise about 25,000 documents of both a business and personal nature, e.g., business records and address books, catalogues, correspondence and approx. 2,400 photos of artworks and the family. An ongoing evaluation of these documents is underway and all findings are made available to support the research into the provenance of the artworks. A detailed finding aid has been created for a large portion of this collection of materials. Any documents that are chiefly business-related have been digitized in cooperation with the Bundesarchiv (Federal German Archive). Since April 2016, almost 2,400 digitized reproductions can be accessed in the reading rooms at the various locations of the Bundesarchiv (further information).
The digitized business papers consisting of about 22.000 documents of business or predominating business character can be accessed at the locations of the Bundesarchiv (Federal Archive) since July 2017.