In the 1960s Jocelin Winthrop-Young began to compile the Kurt Hahn Archive. With approximately 140 metres of written records, it forms the central archive dedicated to the educator Kurt Hahn and Schule Schloss Salem; the oldest documents date back to the foundation phase of the School in 1919/20.


The collection comprises political and educational writings by and about Kurt Hahn (letters, memoranda, speeches etc.), and also material about Schule Schloss Salem, Gordonstoun, Outward Bound, United World Colleges, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Trevelyan Scholarships and information on other organizations which follow Kurt Hahn's ideas on education, such as Round Square and the Kurt Hahn Trust.


Since July 2012 the inventory of the Kurt Hahn Archive has been deposited with the District Archives of the Lake Constance District, which is also located at Salem Castle. Access to various documents depends on the specific stage of cataloguing and processing.




Kurt-Hahn-Archiv im Kreisarchiv
Brigitte Mohn M.A.
Landratsamt Bodenseekreis
Schloss Salem, 88682 Salem
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