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Welcome to the camp, I guess you all know why we're here...

This digital archive offers exciting photos, press articles and other interesting documents about The Who that we want to share with other fans. The "Swiss The Who Archive" features 1'200+ items and is regularly updated. Various search access points will help you find your way through this archive and let you find all the images within.
The items in this archive have mostly been collected by Alex throughout the years and are now taken care of by Roger. Read the full story.

Usage guide

There are several ways to access this archive. You may browse the archival descriptions, where all items are listed hierarchically in a classification system. The granularity is rather wide - e.g. there is just a subfonds for "newspaper" where all items are listed.

If you want to research in more detail then browsing by subject or authority record will serve you better. Using authority records, you may find items based on which person (usually a band member) is tagged.

You can also list archival descriptions by choosing the subject you are interested in.

And of course, there's a search page that you can use as well.


There are certain archival descriptions, mainly the photographs in the fonds U.1 where only the watermarked preview image is available. If you would like to see the high resolution image, please send a request in order to get full access.

Copyright and legal notes

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

This Archive was made from the private collection of two Who fans. The purpose is to share the images with other Who enthusiasts. In case of copyright infringement please send us a message and we will remove the image.


If you share images from this archive, be it on the internet or on printed media, please state the origin of the images.

Suggested citation: Swiss The Who Archive,

Suggested citation if photographer is known:, photo by [name]


If you find an error in a picture description, if an image is not filed under the correct category, or if you have additional information, please let us know. Your help is much appreciated!

Web-Application AtoM

This website is created with AtoM, a fully web based archival description application that is based on International Council on Archives (ICA) standards. AtoM is an acronymn for Access to Memory. The ICA and its project collaborators are making this application available as open source software to provide archival institutions with a free and easy to use option for putting their archival collections online.