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About the Letterenhuis

The Letterenhuis is the literary archive of Flanders. It collects and preserves manuscripts, letters, photographs and other documents by writers, poets, publishers and literary magazines from 1800 to the present.

This collection forms the ideal source material for researching biographies, text editions and literary or cultural-historic studies.

A summary of the collection can be viewed online in Agrippa, the digital database of the Letterenhuis. Documents can be consulted in the reading room.

In a permanent exhibition, the most important and most appealing pieces in the archive – including paintings, posters and sculptures – tell the exciting story of Flemish literature in the 19th and 20th century.