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GFFU / Vogt-Stiftung
Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf
IBAN: DE39 300700100304943400
Intended purpose: Spende Vogt

Vogt Archive & collections

Cécile & Oskar Vogt Institute of Brain Research

Our C. and O. Vogt Institute of Brain Research hosts the Vogt Archive, as well as several brain and brain section collections. Please submit a written inquiry if you want to use the archive and/or the collections for scientific purposes. For general questions about the archive and/or the collections our team is at your disposal at any time.


Chronology Cécile und Oskar-Vogt Institute of Brain Research

founded by Oskar Vogt, born on 06.04.1870, deceased on 31.08.1959, and his wife Cécile Vogt, née Mugnier, born on 27.03.1875, deceased on 04.05.1962
1898 Foundation of a Neurological Central Station in Berlin
1931 Foundation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Brain Research in Berlin
1936 Foundation of the Institute of Brain Research and General Biology in Neustadt (Black Forest), establishment of a limited liability company together with A. Krupp v. Bohlen und Halbach
1964 Acquistion - after Cécile's death in 1962 - by the Society 'Freunde und Förderer der Universität Düsseldorf e.V. (GFFU)'

The Vogt Archive comprises a brain and brain section collection as well as the estate of the researcher couple Cécile and Oskar Vogt. The Vogt estate consists of about 70,000 individual pages and includes the institute's files as well as patient records and scientific and private correspondence. In addition, there is a photo archive, a library with about 2,000 book volumes, and a collection of about 20,000 scientific offprints. The collections of Cécile and Oskar Vogt are stored in the Brain Research Institute on about 300 square meters.

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