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 of the educationalist, Kurt Hahn and the School, 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 Salem, Gordonstoun, Outward Bound, United World Colleges, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Trevelyan Scholarships and information on other organisations which follow Kurt Hahn's ideas on education: Round Square and the Kurt Hahn Trust.
Since July 2012 the inventory of the Kurt Hahn Archive has been deposited in the District Archive of the Lake Constance District at Salem Castle. The possibilities for utilisation will depend on the respective progress of the development. We beg your understanding.
The Office is open from Monday to Wednesday, 09.00 to 16.00 h; visitors are requested to give advance notification.