Erich Kästner Research Archive by Johan Zonneveld

The Kästner biographer Dr. Johan Zonneveld handed over to the IYL his research archive, which will be made available to research under the name "Erich Kästner Research Archive by Johan Zonneveld". In 2024, it is planned to set up an Erich Kästner Research Centre in the Erich Kästner Room of the International Youth Library Foundation and to enable specific use of the archive there.

The Kästner Research Archive includes books (primary and secondary literature by and about Erich Kästner); articles, original newspaper clippings, programme booklets, brochures, postcards, posters; copies of texts by Erich Kästner that only appeared in newspapers and magazines; copies of Kästner autographs; photographs; audiovisual media such as Kästner film adaptations, radio play adaptations, radio and television broadcasts and many more.