Eccles Archives & Kalliope Catalogue

After many months of cataloguing, the Advisory Board Meeting declared Eccles' Archives open since Octobre 2013. Since 2020, files can be studied at Sir John's own desk and brain-mind library section in the Düsseldorf Centre for the History of the Neurosciences Reading Room.
Application forms as PDF can be downloaded here.

Considering the online catalogue via Kalliope in advance  would be recommended, as the Eccles Archives are being filed via the internet portal Kalliope, cf.

Due to the history of Germany and Austria, personal archives are likely to be scattered round the country, thus in order to achieve an at least virtual common catalogue the online portal Kalliope has been created comprising by now some 20,000 personal archives with over 3 million files. Due to librarian bylaws to use the country’s official language, the portal is mostly in German, however some parts and the entries concerning the Eccles Archive are not. In case of any questions please do not hesitate to ask, preferably by email   <>

Archival quotations should follow the scheme UnivInst HistMed Ddf / JCE / 2AU-2058-1961-03-20 according to our citation guide.

For every donation or payment to the Eccles Archive, the following data are necessary:

Empfänger / Account holder: Univ.-klinikum Dusseldorf
(if needed: Tax-No. DE119432190 - postal address: Moorenstr. 5, D-40225 Dusseldorf)

IBAN:   DE94 3005 0110 0010 0015 50

Verwendungszweck / Reason for payment:  IA 701 320 803 Eccles


Bank:  Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf
(if needed, postal adress:- Berliner Allee 33,  D-40212 Dusseldorf)

These funds IA 701 320 803  are solely to be used for the needs of the John Eccles Archive (additional material or cataloguing staff).

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