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Nordrhein-Westfalen Hessen
First posted on January 17th 2008, last revosed on March 14th 2008







The Land Rheinland-Pfalz was formed in 1946 by merging parts of the Prussian Provinces of Nassau (1944-1946) with parts of the Rheinprovinz (Rhine Province), with most of the Pfalz (Palatinate, hitherto part of Bavaria) and with the Rheinhessen area of Hessen (Hessen-Darmstadt) (all part of the German Empire 1871-1945. Mainz was chosen as the capital.
From 1945 to 1949 Rheinland-Pfalz belonged to the French Zone of Occupation in Germany; from 1949 onward it formed one of the 10 (since 1990 16) states of the Federal Republic of Germany.

As Rheinland=Pfalz, as a political entity, is very young, the amount of historical source material pertaining to it as this particular political entity is rather limited. On the other hand, a number of historical institutions receive public funding from the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, funding which is often tied to the condition that research and publications thus financed must pertain to what is Rheinland-Pfalz today. The results of such works, reaching beyond the year 1946 further back into history, are listed below.
The user of this page should be aware that publications dealing with the history of what is Rheinland-Pfalz today, but do not use the term "Rheinland-Pfalz" / "Rhineland-Palatinate" in the title, in many cases will not be listed below. For students of the history of the region prior to 1946 it is advised to consult the WHKMLA pages on the states / entities of whose territories Rheinland-Pfalz was composed in 1946.






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WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Country Profiles Article Rhineland-Palatinate, from Wikipedia
Article Rheinland-Pfalz, from Wikipedia German edition
Links, on History Category : Rhineland-Palatinate, from Wikipedia
Kategorie : Geschichte Rheinland-Pfalz, from Wikipedia German Edition
Zeitgeschichte Online, Clio Online German edition, search for Rheinland-Pfalz; German-language search engines
Portals Informationsportal für Geschichte in Rheinland-Pfalz und Saarland, maintained by Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz, in German
German Genealogy : Rheinland-Pfalz
Internetportal Rheinische Geschichte (until 1945 covers Rheinprovinz)
Organizations Kommission für die Geschichte des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz
Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Rheinland-Pfalz
Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz
Museumsverband Rheinland-Pfalz : Museen in Rheinland-Pfalz
Landesarchivverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz
Institut f&uum;r Pfälzische Geschichte und Volkskunde
Article : Verein für Nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionary
Timelines
Accounts of History Article Rhileland-Palatinate : History, from Wikipedia
Article Rheinland-Pfalz : Geschichte, from Wikipedia German edition
Article Rhineland-Palatinate from GenWiki
Article Rheinland-Pfalz from GenWiki German edition
Military Article Festung Ehrenbreitstein, from Wikipedia
Article Festung Ehrenbreitstein, from Wikipedia German edition
Economy Article : Rheinland-Pfalz : Wirtschaft, from Wikipedia German edition
Company History : BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Eckes AG, C.H. Boehringer Sohn, Debeka, from Funding Universe
Zwangsarbeit in Rheinland-Pfalz
Ethnography Zwangsarbeit in Rheinland-Pfalz
Lebenswege, German language portal on the history of Gastarbeiter (Labour Immigrants) in Rheinland-Pfalz
Religion Articles Rheinland-Pfalz : Religionen, Evangelische Kirche der Pfalz, Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland, Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, Bistum Trier, Bistum Limburg, Erzbistum Köln, Bistum Mainz, Bistum Speyer, from Wikipedia German edition
History of Regions Articles Fürstentum Birkenfeld, Katzenelnbogen, Kurmainz, Kurpfalz, Kurtrier, Pfalz-Zweibr¨cken, Abtei Prüm, Rheinhessen : Geschichte, Grafschaft Sponheim, Bistum Worms, from Wikipedia German edition
Local History Wikipedia articles : Alzey : History, Bingen : History, Cochem : History, Frankenthal : History, Idar-Oberstein : History, Ingelheim : History, Kaiserslautern : History, Koblenz : History, Landau Mainz : History Pirmasens : History, Speyer : History History of Trier, Worms : History, Zweibrücken : History
Wikipedia German edition articles : Alzey : Geschichte, Andernach : Geschichte Bingen : Geschichte, Birkenfeld : Geschichte, Cochem : Geschichte, Frankenthal : Geschichte, Idar-Oberstein : Geschichte, Geschichte der Stadt Ingelheim, Geschichte Kaiserslauterns, Koblenz : Geschichte, Kreuznach : Geschichte, Landau : Geschichte, Geschichte der Stadt Mainz, Geschichte der Stadt Montabaur, Geschichte der Stadt Pirmasens, Sankt Goar : Geschichte, Sankt Goarshausen : Geschichte, Speyer : Geschichte, Trier : Geschichte, Worms : Geschichte, Zweibrücken : Geschichte
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Rhineland-Palatinate
Geschichte der Wasserschutzpolizei Rheinland-Pfalz
Biographies on Germany Elektronische Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
on Rh-Pf
Others SWR, Die Geschichte des Naturschutzes in Rheinland-Pfalz, review of 2005 book

WEB-BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen List of Prime Ministers, from World Statesmen (Ben Cahoon)
Population Figures Germany, Historical Demographical Data of the Administrative Divisions Since 1950, from Population Statistics, by Jan Lahmeyer
Documents Historical Newspapers Links Kranten Historisch, from startpagina.nl, look for Historische Kranten Duitsland
Historical Newspapers from Rheinland-Pfalz posted on dlibri (28 titles digitalized)
Newsreels British Pathe
Wochenschau-Archiv (in German)
Archief Beeld en Geluid : Polygoon (in Dutch)
Propaganda Films George C. Marshall Motion Pictures
Image Databanks Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz, Fotosammlung
Image Databank, from Wikimedia Commons
Archival Deposits online Digitalisierte Bestände, from Landesarchivverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz
Archival Deposits Indices Archive für den Südwesten : Online Beständeübersicht und Findbücher
Constitutions, Laws Verfassung von Rheinland-Pfalz (Constitution of RP), from Verfassungen.de, in German
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Rheinland-Pfalz, Landesamt für Vermessung und Geobasisinformation
collections
Rheinland-Pfalz, hindsight Historical Map of Rhenania-Palatinate in 1789, by Thomas Hoeckmann
Landesverband Rheinland, Die Rheinprovinz : Regierungsbezirke
Rheinland-Pfalz, contemporary Rheinprovinz, Meyers 1885/1892, RetroBibliothek
Rhineland 1906, 1972, Probert Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Articles Articles Palatinate, Alzey, Andernach, Bingen, Birkenfeld, Coblenz (Koblenz), Cochem, Ehrenbreitstein, Ingelheim, Kaiserslautern, Kreuznach, Mainz, Neustadt-an-der-Haardt, Oberstein, Pirmasens, Spires (Speyer), Trier, Worms, from EB 1911
Articles Archdiocese of Mainz, Archdiocese of Trier, Diocese of Speyer, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914
Articles Bingen, Coblenz, Kreuznach, Mayence (Mainz), Speyer, Treves (Trier), Worms, from Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906 edition
Articles Pfalz, Alzey, Andernach, Bergzabern, Bingen, Birkenfeld, Frankenthal, Germersheim, Homburg, Idar, Ingelheim, Kaiserslautern, Kirchheimbolanden, Koblenz, Kochem, Kusel, Landau, Ludwigshafen, Montabaur, Neustadt an der Hardt, Oberstein, Pirmasens, Prüm, Sankt Goar, Sankt Goarshausen, Speier, Sponheim, Trier, Zweibrücken, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Articles Pfalz, Bergzabern, Frankenthal, Germersheim, Homburg, Kaiserslautern, Kirchheimbolanden, Kusel, Landau, Ludwigshafen, Neustadt, Pirmasens, Speyer, Zweibrücken, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Institutions Archives Archive in Rheinland-Pfalz, by Andreas Hanacek, in German
Landes- / Staatsarchive in Rheinland-Pfalz, from Forum Genealogy
Musea Museumsverband Rheinland-Pfalz : Museen in Rheinland-Pfalz
Liste der Museen in Rheinland-Pfalz, from Wikipedia German edition
State Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate, from FOTW

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies general
on Rh-Pf Rheinland-Pfalz, from Bibscout
Rheinland-Pfälzische Landesbibliographie, Pfaelzische Bibliographie (-1927), posted on dilibri
Kommission für die Geschichte des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, Veröffentlichungen
Online Libraries general Internet Archives
Gutenberg Library Online
Digitale Texte im Seminar für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Univ. Köln; many 19th century texts, mostly in German
on Rh-Pf dlibri, Dilibri ist die digitalisierte Sammlung von landeskundlichen Werken zu Rheinland-Pfalz sowie von Beständen aus rheinland-pfälzischen Bibliotheken.
Nassovica Digital, from Hessische Landesbibliothek Wiesbaden
Online Journals bigger scope Francia 1973-
on Rh-Pf Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Rheinland-Pfalz : Blätter zum Land
Rheinische Provincial-Blätter für alle Stände, vol.4 1837, posted on Internet Archive
Nassauische Annalen, published by Verein fuür Nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, vol.1 1827, vol.3, 1839, vol.4 1850, vol.5, 1858, vol.7 1864, vol.9 1868, vol.10 1870, vol.11 1871, vol.12 1873, vol.13 1874, vol.14 1877, vol.15 1879, Vol.16-17 1881, vol.17 1882, vol.18-20, vol.21-23, vol.24-27, vol.28-30, vol.31-33, vol.34-36, vol.37-38, 1907-1908, vol.37 1907-1908, posted on Internet Archive
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Handbook / Encyclopedia Entries Territorien-Ploetz : Geschichte der Deutschen Länder, Vol.1, Würzburg 1964, in German [G]