Corporate Archive

Corporate History

Bertelsmann’s traditions and history date back to the year 1835. Since its establishment in October 2002, the Corporate History department has devoted itself to documenting the company’s history. The archive grew out of the work done by the Independent Historical Commission (IHC), which was commissioned to research Bertelsmann’s role in the Third Reich. As the central point of contact for all matters of company history, the Corporate Archive seeks out, stores and documents all meaningful sources of company history: files, correspondence, photos, presentations, posters and much more.