In September 1987 «club off ulm e.v.» appealed to its members, former HfG lecturers, staff, and students, and the people of the city of Ulm to support the development of a HfG Collection by supplying archived material of all kinds. The permanent loans which resulted from this initiative enlarged and enriched the archive’s original inventory. Numerous people formerly connected to the HfG, the Ulm Institute for Film Design, or the Ulm Adult Education Center (the Volkshochschule or «vh») currently have permanent loans in the HfG Archive. The ongoing expansion of the collections is one of the institution’s most important tasks. Materials can either be loaned on a permanent basis or donated.