College Teachers at the Technical College in Berlin 1879 to 1945

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schröder, Wilhelm H. (Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Technische Universität Berlin)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Social Research
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Collective biographical investigation on the lives of college teachers at the Technical College (TH), Berlin-Charlottenburg in view of the following central questions: How did form and content of the position as college teacher develop during the period under investigation? In what way were concrete career patterns formed? To what extent can one differentiate between particular types of college teachers? To what extent can the knowledge gained be organized into more general contexts - in accordance with a scientific self-regulating model? Topics: Course of life in general, career course in general (doctorate, postdoctoral qualification, college locations, first appointment, emeritus status), specific college career course before starting at the TH Berlin, during employment at the TH Berlin and after leaving the TH Berlin (especially duration and type of position held), position within the scientific technical classification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1879 / 1945
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
A total of 1045 college teachers shown to have been employed at the TH Berlin between the years 1879 and 1945; everyone was considered a ´college teacher´ who was employed at a college in an independent scientific activity, where this activity could have been a permanent appointment or not, and either full-time or part-time.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Sources: a) Systematic investigation of printed sources: biographical reference works and collections as well as other general sources (especially scientific journals, college papers). b) Systematic investigation of archive sources: personal records from the college archives of the Technical University, Berlin; questionnaires from TH college teachers within the framework of the survey based on the decree of 13.12.1934 (Bundesarchiv Koblenz).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1045
    Number of Variables: 52
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8012 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schröder, Wilhelm Heinz: Die Lehrkörperstruktur der Technischen Hochschule Berlin 1879-1945. In: Rürup, Reinhard (Hrsg.). Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag 1979, S. 51-114, 592-610.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23