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Corporate Archives

​​​​​​​​​Visit of the Corporate Archives, The Memory of Erste Group

​​​​​​​​​​After a fruitfull morning, Dr Norbert Bacher, Corporate Archivist of Erste Group Bank, took us for a visit of the Corporate Archives. The Corporate Archives are entailing the Historical documents from the Erste Österreichischer Spar-Casse's foundation in 1819 right up to the recent past. Certificates and records, balance sheets, company reports, minutes of meetings and correspondence take up half of the inventory.  ​A comprehensive media collection - consisting of audio, photographic and film material - and a large collection of objects complement the paper archives and round off our memory store.





​​​Corporate Archives provides a service to the organisation 

We work, on a project basis, together with a wide range of business areas, departments and branch offices. We provide information and historical materials, assist or curate exhibitions, produce texts, folders and Videos. Corporate Archives is open to all employees or on request to ​​.

Come and visit us, browse in our library, ask us questions. We will gladly take you on a tour of the archive. The Corporate Archives are also a place to which you can entrust your own valuable memories and “things" relating to the company's history.


​Facts & Figures

  • Approx. 95,000 archive items
  • Approx. 1.6 linear kilometres of storage
  • Approx. 85,180 inventory numbers issued,of which:
    • Written material: 24,749 inventory numbers (47.8%)
    • Fascicles/documents/certificates: 12,368
    • Printed matter 7,426
    • Manuscripts (meeting minutes/reports etc.) 4,955
    • Media: 13,722 inventory numbers (26.4%)
    • Audio: 183
    • Film: 385
    • Photos: 12,861
    • Stored data items: 293



  • Collection (Objects, savings boxes, posters, coin collection, promotional material, Pictures) approx. 12,000 inventory numbers (23.1%), of which
    • savings boxes: 4,206
    • posters: 366
    • historical  coins: 6,480
    • Digital archive: approx. 1,400 inventory numbers (2.7%)
    • Library
    • Approx. 3,000 books
    • History of Erste Bank und Sparkassen
    • Company reports
    • Legal history library
    • General topics: money, finance, banks
  •  Spacial resources :
    • Library: 334 m2
    • Depository/archive rooms: 710 m2
    • Mobile shelving system: 2.4 linear kilometres of storage