In 2014, Wilfried Altzinger (WU) who was in charge of Kurt W. Rothschild’s academic library and manuscripts, and Alois Guger (WIFO), the heir of Josef Steindl’s research library, manuscripts, notes and letters, assigned the scientific inheritance of these two great Austrian economists to the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. In return, the University Library agreed to file the objects, administer and present them in a separate room to make them available for interested scholars.

On 21th October, 2014 – the 100th Anniversary of Kurt W. Rothschild‘s birthday – the “Special Collection of Kurt W. Rothschild and Josef Steindl” was inaugurated by Rector Christoph Badelt, Department Chair Ingrid Kubin, Wilfried Altzinger, Alois Guger und Michael Katzmayr (WU Library).

An extensive photo-optical documentation of the opening ceremony you can find here.