The Ludwig Wittgenstein Archive
The Wittgenstein Archive in Cambridge is dedicated to the study and publication of all aspects of Wittgenstein’s work. The Archive houses facsimiles of all his manuscripts (most of the originals are kept in the Wren Library of Trinity College, two manuscripts are in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, and the remainder in the Austrian National Library in Vienna).
The Archive also contains the largest extant collection of original biographical material, mostly photographs and letters, which over the years have served as the basis for many books, exhibitions and films on Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The objectives of the Archive are:
- to make available digital scans of images and photographs by and of Ludwig Wittgenstein for reproduction;
- to edit and publish the manuscripts of Wittgenstein, as approved by the heirs of Wittgenstein’s literary estate;
- to create a study centre in Cambridge where scholars, artists and others interested in Wittgenstein can consult material in an appropriate setting and where seminars and exhibitions can be held;
- to make available for scholarly use in other editorial projects the innovative editorial software, the text-critical tools and the expertise developed in the preparation for publication of the Wittgenstein manuscripts.