The special collection of the library comprises different types of research materials, such as archival documents, notes on interviews, posters, microfiches and -films, videos, and other types of data carriers. Stocks of Special collection come for the most part from bequests, donations and permanent loans.

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Höpp Stock

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Höpp was an East German orientalist and specialist in Islamic studies.

Krüger Stock

Dr. Horst Krüger was South Asia researcher.