The foundation of the collection in the HfG-Archiv is formed by the Ulm School of Design own archive (Collection “Stiftung HfG Ulm”) as well as numerous donations and permanent loans from former lecturers and students.
Since the beginning, extensive bequests of works by former lecturers have been added, including Otl Aicher, Tomás Gonda, Walter Zeischegg and Hans Roericht. New material has continually being discovered through exhibitions and in contact with former members of the Ulm School, so that the collection is constantly being expanded.
Students, academics and researchers can work in the reading room of the archive. Here they may, among other things, consult the library of the Ulm School of Design as well as numerous finding aids and let themselves present files and dokuments.