from the collections Wilhelm Maßmann and Gerd Meyer
my business trip to Kiel I had at last the opportunity of paying an
- unfortunately only short - visit to the "Schleswig-Holsteinische
Landesbibliothek" (Regional Library of Schleswig-Holstein) in
its residence in the Sartori&Berger-Speicher – Wall 47/51,
right next to the "Schwedenkai".
was able to communicate the interest of the Ken Whyld Association
in preserving the large chess collections of public institutions to
the director, Prof. Dieter Lohmeier, and to Mrs. Christine Möhle
who takes care of the Kiel chess collection in an exemplary manner;
and I was pleased that the Kieler are quite aware of their "chess
Interested chess friends world-wide may sift through the stores of
the collection in Kiel by the online
which is meanwhile available. They are quite willing to keep up chess
literature as a focal point in future and to extend the collection
within the bounds of the (financial) means.
the conversion our particular interest was again emphasized to get
some competent advice or input regarding our database project from
the ranks of the Kiel library scientists; unfortunately the possibilities
of Mrs. Möhle as a part-timer are very limited at the moment.
photos show my two kind hosts as well as the "treasures"
from the collections of Wilhelm Maßmann and Gerd Meyer exhibited
in display cabinets, the entrance and the building complex of the
Sartori&Berger-Speicher on "Sartori-Kai" respectively.