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Klaus Kuhnke Archive

The Klaus Kuhnke Archive is among the leading specialist music archives in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Founded in 1975 by Klaus Kuhnke, Manfred Miller and Peter Schulze, the Archive is operated as a non-profit limited liability company. The City of Bremen has been a shareholder of the company since 1991.

The archival holdings and research facilities are located at the Faculty of Music and are open to the students and teaching staff of the University of the Arts. The collection provides a wealth of learning resources and is of special interest to students of our jazz programmes.

The archive promotes the study and practice of popular music, conducts basic research, and supports research in the field of music education as well as allowing interested individuals to access its holdings.
The Archive's collections include 9,000 volumes of music literature, 100,000 media items, 150 journals and numerous videos and DVDs. Listening and dubbing facilities are available on site. The Klaus Kuhnke Archive operates as a reference library, although short-term lending over the weekend is available. The Archive's audio media holdings have been indexed on a searchable database, which was made available for research on the Internet in 1995.