The Foundation for Economic History Research within Banking and Enterprise was founded in 1994. The Foundation has no capital of its own, but gets its funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.
The main purpose of the Foundation is to promote research into the economic history of banking and industry.
To fulfill this purpose the Foundation compiles, organizes and administers records that originate from Stockholms Enskilda Bank (1856-1971) and the associated investment company Investor AB with subsidiaries, the Wallenberg family and certain foundations. The records are made available to scientific research within above mentioned areas.
During the years the Foundation has made records available for a number of scientific purposes to a number of scientific researchers.
The Foundation has completed the digitization of the records concerning Stockholms Enskilda Bank and begun to digitize the personal records.
The Foundation for Economic History Research within Banking and Enterprise compiles, organizes and administers records that originate from Stockholms Enskilda Bank (1856-1971), foundations like the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation and the associated investment company Investor with subsidiaries.
Family Members in the Management of the Bank
The Foundation also keeps records related to family members active in the management of the bank or executive board members: André Oscar Wallenberg, Jacob Agathon Wallenberg, Knut Agathon Wallenberg, Gustaf Oscar Wallenberg, Marcus Wallenberg sr, Oscar Wallenberg, Axel Wallenberg, Jacob Wallenberg, Marcus Wallenberg, Marc Wallenberg jr and Peter Wallenberg.
The Foundation keeps no records related to Raoul Wallenberg.
A Large Number of Records
The records are housed outside the city center of Stockholm in what used to be the stable at the former summer house of Knut and Alice Wallenberg. The Foundation keeps 2 000 linear meters of records. Three large digitizing projects have been initiated, one project concerning Investor, and one project concerning Stockholms Enskilda Bank has been completed, and one project concerning the correspondence of the managers is on-going. These projects have so far generated 8 million documents.
The Foundation has a Scientific Board. Members of the Scientific Board serve as advisors to the Board of Directors and give recommendations in accordance to the approved guidelines in connection with applications for access to the records hold by the Foundation.
Members of the Scientific Board
Professor Susanna Fellman
The Department Economic History, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
Professor emeritus Håkan Lindgren
EHFF Institute for Economic and Business History Research, Stockholm School of Economics
Professor emeritus Ulf Olsson
The Department of Economic History, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg