City archive in the "Alte Post


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Before visiting the City Archives, please make an appointment.
Visitors are requested to wear FFP2 or medical masks in the "Alte Post" building.




City archive in the "Alte Post

Theodor-Heuss-Ring 5

58636 Iserlohn

Telefon: 02371 217 - 1920

Fax: 02371 217 - 2982


As a place of "urban memory", the city archive - one of the oldest municipal institutions - documents the history of the city of Iserlohn and its districts. It continuously takes over documents from the city administration that have a lasting value. The holdings of the city archive, which begin in the 14th century, reflect in their entirety the development of the city of Iserlohn and its districts.
In addition to official records, bequests, company and association documents, newspapers, photographs and other contemporary testimonies are collected, organized, archived and evaluated.
Particularly noteworthy are the records of the noble house of Letmathe (documents from the 14th century onwards) as well as those of nationally known companies and families. Examples are the company Kissing & Möllmann with worldwide trade relations, among others to South America and Eastern Europe, as well as the family estates of Löbbecke, Möllmann and Nohl.

In a reference library, the city archive also has literature on local, regional and national history.
A series of lectures provides insights into the history of the city, and the results of the archive's work are presented in publications, exhibitions and guided tours.

Interested citizens can view the largely unique archive and collection material in the reading room of the city archive in the "Alte Post".
A microfilm reader is also available.
If the state of preservation of the documents allows it, photocopies or own digital recordings can be made.

Documents, photographs and postcards relating to Iserlohn are gladly accepted to expand the archive holdings.

Main opening times:

Day From Until From Until
Tuesday 08:00 12:00 13:00 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 12:00 13:00 16:00
Thursday 08:00 12:00 13:00 18:00


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