The Greenland Registry offers an overview of archival material pertaining to Greenland, residing in archives, museums, and other collections (hereafter: contributors), physically located within the Danish Realm (Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands). In the present context, archival material as such refers to unpublished paper documents, e.g., diaries, notebooks, manuscripts, letters, maps, and other records as well as journals, protocols, and registries from museums and archives. Many contributors also include photographs, and some include ethnographic objects.
The contributors provide registries and other information to the Greenland Registry’s database, and accordingly it is the contributors, who establish the level of detail and the scope. Hence the extent of information will vary, and thus the database holds both detailed registries, descriptions of collections, and brief headlines stating that the contributor in question holds “archival documents”, “photographs”, or “newspaper articles”.
The database also contains links to the contributors’ webpages, but without so-called “deep” links directly from the database to digitalized or photographed documents. If one wishes to explore the options of seeing the documents (physically or digitally), please direct the inquiry to the contributor in question.
The Greenland Registry is a continuous project, and new contributors and information on archival material are thus added on a regular basis.
Search the Greenland Registry here
Actualization of The Greenland Registry
The Greenland Registry is actualized through generous donations from The Augustinus Foundation, Crown Prince Frederik’s and Crown Princess Mary’s Foundation, 15th. June Foundation, Frantz Hoffmann Memorial Grant, Frederik Paulsen, The Greenlandic Foundation, and Knud Højgaard’s Foundation.
The Greenland Registry is in Danish, since most of the archival material is written in Danish. On occasion, news will be translated into Greenlandic, but for now the secretary is unfortunately not able to communicate in Greenlandic.
Questions concerning the Greenland Registry in general should be directed to project manager Lone Riis. Please feel free to reach out if relevant contributors are not mentioned in the database. Questions concerning specific information regarding collections or archival material should be directed directly at the relevant contributor.