Institutional Topography of Administrative Detention in Switzerland, 1933-1980

The data set comprises five directories of correctional and detention facilities and institutions in operation in Switzerland. The directories are dated to 1933, the 1940s, 1954, 1965, and 1980, respectively. Based on those five directories, a sixth document was prepared: a complete index of all the facilities mentioned in the five primary sources. The data collected was used to create interactive data visualisations and a glossary, which provide graphic representation of the diverse – temporal, regional, social, gender-specific, and religious – dimensions of the institutional landscape in Switzerland (see Landing Page).

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Additional information

Title for URL of the dataset
Anstaltstopografie zur administrativen Versorgungen in der Schweiz 1933-1980
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
March 6, 2018
Modification date
April 26, 2018
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Temporal coverage
January 1, 1933 - December 31, 1980
Publisher Information
Unabhängige Expertenkommission (UEK) Administrative Versorgungen; durch die wiss. Mitarbeit von Dr. Ernst Guggisberg und Marco Dal Molin
Contact points
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
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