- Shelfmark: ISG Ffm V176
- Date(s) of creation: approx. 1817 - 1950
- Types of record: administrative documents, photographs, letters, research documents
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (Senckenberg Nature Research Society) was founded in 1817 by citizens of Frankfurt as the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft. Today, it is one of the most important research institutions in the field of biodiversity and is responsible for six Senckenberg Research Institutes and three natural history museums, of which the national history museum in Frankfurt stands out as one of the largest in Europe.
In the course of the DFG project, a total of 747 of the records kept at the ISG (Institute for the History of Frankfurt) from the years 1817 to 1950 were digitized. Documents dating from after 1950 are currently still partly protected due to the data protection provisions of the Hessian Archive Act or copyright regulations but can be searched digitally via the archive database Arcinsys and partly viewed in the ISG reading room (after applying for a reduction of the protection period, if necessary).