Dear Sirs and Madams,
The platform of historical political archives welcomes you on its website. The partner organisations, Karl von Vogelsang-Institut, Kreisky-Archiv, Wilfried Haslauer Stiftung and Verein für Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung, are pleased to provide you with an overview of the work of the organisations, events, holdings and archivs.
In June, 2011, Karlheinz Töchterle as Federal Minister for Science and Research, has announced the establishment of the platform in the Austrian Academy of Science. By the establishment of the platform of historical political archivs the pillar of the three-pillar-system was implemented, replacing the basis-subvention with regard to the in the field of non-university research institutions in autumn 2010. The within the platform pooled institues (the Karl von Vogelsang-Institut, Kreisky-Archiv, Wilfried Haslauer Stiftung and the Verein for Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung) follow up on their recent activities using their over decades acquired skills , international networks and their scientific resources.
Aim and object of the platform are to save the valuable research infrastructures in the field of political contemporary history of the entire 20th century, to preserve them and make them accessible . The archive holdings are accessible in a highly crosslinked , transdisciplinary research and the results are provided to the scientific community and an interested public .