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The Rifle Clubs in the Rheinland and in Westphalia 1789-1939

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Plett, Walter M.
Publication Date
  • W. Plett (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Founding data of rifle clubs. Topics: List of rifle clubs with the attributes: club number, sources of the material about the club (club itself or archive), founding year, PLZ (of 1988), province, administrative district, district, city/part of town, club name.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1789 / 1939
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
    Rhineland Westphalia
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
    Rhineland Westphalia
Sampled Universe
Prussian Rheinprovince (today´s Belgian parts of the earlier Prussian Rheinprovince are omitted in more recent parts of the survey) including the clubs in Hesse, Hesse-Nassau and Rheinhesse. The Prussian Province Westphalia including the clubs of Lippe. Clubs on the territory of the FRG in the borders before 3. Oct. 1990.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census of 5541 rifle clubs in the Rheinland and Westphalia as well as 1772 rifle clubs in the rest of the federal territory.
Collection Mode
  • Evaluation of: Record books, chronicals, bibliographic reference works, city and regional historical literature, Festschrift, collected Festschrift of rifle clubs.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 7313
    Number of Variables: 12
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8112 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Plett, Walter M.: Die Schützenvereine im Rheinland und in Westfalen 1789-1939, In: Beiträge zur Heimatpflege im Rheinland, Bd. III, hrsg. von RVDL-Verlag. Köln: Rheinischer Verein für Denkmalpflege und Landschaftsschutz 1995.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23

Plett, Walter M. (1995): Die Schützenvereine im Rheinland und in Westfalen 1789-1939. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.