The Alfred Escher Foundation professionally safeguards and makes accessible Escher's writings and other contemporary documents, objects, and primary and secondary literature, and ensures it is all available for academic research purposes. The Foundation's central project is to prepare its own academic editions of letters written by and to Alfred Escher, as well as to publish other source material and research works. The more than 5,000 letters from and to Alfred Escher have been published as part of a multimedia publishing project: the six-volume printed series and the digital edition of letters, representing the state of the art in digital editing.
The foundation offers an academic program for talented young researchers. This currently involves several dissertation projects exploring Alfred Escher and his influence in depth, thus making an important contribution to Swiss 19th century history.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joseph Jung (University of Freiburg i. Üe.)
Alfred Escher Foundation
c/o Zentralbibliothek Zürich