The Stasi Records Archive
The archives are responsible for safekeeping, utilization and accessibility of all records of the Ministry of State Security. In addition to written documents, the archives also contain a large amount of stored audio-visual material.
In addition to written documents, the archive also contains a large amount of stored audio-visual material such as photos, slides, film and sound recordings. The documents consist of existing files that the State Security Service had archived earlier as well as material that the MfS was using in its service units just prior to the Peaceful Revolution in 1989/90.