Papiertiger, the archive & library for and about Social Movements, has its origins in the squatted 'KukuCK' - Centre ("Art and Culture Centre Kreuzberg") in Berlin / FRG. By merging several private book-collections, in 1983 the KukuCKs-Library was founded, which was registered as as a non-profit-organisation in 1984.
After the eviction of the KukuCK-Centre in July 1984 the library moved to the Cuvrystrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Also in 1984, plans evolved to build an archive to support the library. Following the slogan "From the movement for the movement", the planning was to collect, evaluate and make available to the public material from and about the different social movements. In May 1985 the archive and library were opened, now under the name "Papiertiger".
At the moment mounting up to about 10.000 books, sorted according to the sections of the archive;
Archive of articles and documents:
2.200 files contain leaflets, articles and publications concerning all sections of social movements since the 60ies;
Archive about countries:
About almost every country we hold material in the form of arcticles, leaflets and publications, to some extend since 1969.
But as an archive and library, and as an small association, we are also relying on help from known and unknown friends worldwide. We are always looking for free subscriptions of magazins or newspapers and of course other publications and will be very grateful. Funds (equipment and / or money) are always welcome!Our adress:
monday 14:30 h - 18:00 h
thursday 14:30 h - 18:00 h