Architectural drawings and tape measure


Historical documents and objects from teaching, research, and administration.

Objects of Science

University collections are of great value for the communication of science. Through them, complex cognitive processes of scientific work and thinking can be made comprehensible for everyone beyond the boundaries of the university.


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Objects from collections of the University of Stuttgart

Map and Plan Collection of the University Library

There are approximately 7,000 architectural drawings and photographs in the map and plan collection of the University Library.
The collection includes works by Giovanni Salucci, Leopoldo Retti, Reinhard F. H. Fischer, Balthasar Neumann, Carl Friedrich Beisbarth, Christian Friedrich Leins, Wilhelm Linck, Erwin Rohrberg, and Rotraud Harling.
Large parts of the collection are digitized and freely available in the "Digital Collections“.

Digitization of Historical Documents and Objects

We digitize older individual works that are needed for research and teaching via our service of digitizing books on request.

We offer interested institutes project-based collaboration in digitizing and indexing their collections.
All digitized items are freely available and created according to standards required by third-party funding agencies for digitization projects (DFG, BMBF, Stiftung Kulturgut Baden-Württemberg, etc.).
You can find them in the "Digital Collections".

More Collections at the University of Stuttgart

The Computer Museum at the Department of Computer Science owns an extensive collection of historical, functional computers and calculating machines.
It relates the fascinating 350 year development of computers, beginning with Wilhelm Schickardt’s calculating machine and ending with the microprocessors that started a revolution and the beginning of today’s digitalization in the mid-1970s.


The collection includes gyroscopes with different functions and for different purposes such as marine and aeronautical navigation. Devices such as rate gyros, turn and slip indicators, gyro compasses, heading indicators, attitude indicators, as well as entire platforms are preserved, but also flight instruments such as magnetic compasses, airspeed indicators or variometers are part of the collection. That way it represents almost 100 years of gyro technology.

Collection (DE)

Part of the 162-piece numismatic collection, mainly from the Roman Imperial period and Late Antiquity, is used in teaching and serves to teach the basics of numismatics. Another part, the coins from the Pontos area, is used as a research collection.
The Stuttgart collection is part of the joint project NUMiD - Network of University Coin Collections in Germany.

As one of the oldest institutes in the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, ifag looks back on a long tradition and has a large collection documenting the development of teaching and the media used to communicate the teaching content. The institute manages three plan collections as well as an extensive image archive.

Collection (DE)

The Department of Mathematics has an extensive collection of mathematical models and instruments as well as the pedagogical collection of 3D prints at the LExMath.


At the Stuttgart University Archives you can find documents, photographs, digital data and bequests on the history of the University of Stuttgart and the scientific disciplines represented at it.

University Archives

Your contact person for the collections of the University Library

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Christiane Rambach

Academic Liaison Librarian,
Digitization and Conservation,
Public Relations

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